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15 posts from December 2008

December 29, 2008

A NEW PIECE OF VINTAGE KANSAI FOR THE ARCHIVE//"the aviator skirt"

This is one of the things that arrived in the mail this week from eBay, and I have been seriously excited about this vintage Kansai Yamamoto skirt. My mom and I are both avid collectors of Kansai Yamamoto and when we saw this skirt on eBay, we had to have it!

It's not something that I would want because I wanted to wear it all of the time, but more because it's typical of Kansai Yamamoto!

It's just one big square of knit fabric that has been tye-dyed and screen printed and has a hole in it for the waist.



^Here you can see the bizarre 'Kansai Plane' design. It also has a pocket.

Obviously this aviator skirt is the perfect match for my Junya Watanabe flight jacket from Fall 06.


I never mentioned, that when I was in Philadelphia I got to visit Kansai Yamamoto's exposition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was really cool, they had a video of his runway shows from 1971-1973 and they were amazing! Incredibly theatrical. I think you can watch them on Youtube (search Kansai Yamamoto) if you are so inclined!

I won't bombard you with tons of pictures of the exhibit but here are some of my favorites:
  

I have another eBay find to share! I'll try to post it tomorrow.

December 28, 2008

ALL TIME IDOLS//elusive perfection



This photo from Jak & Jil perfectly captures one of those rare moments where someone briefly enters your line of vision out of nowhere and their look is so completely beyond this world that that one image you have of them in your memory stays with you forever. 

I can only think of a couple of times this has happened to me, where I have seen someone that looks so damn cool, that I uphold them in my mind eternally as a superhuman style icon. 

Imagine how bad-ass this chick must have looked at Paris Fashion Week, amidst the Balmain divas and the Balenciaga girls....it's kind of like she showed up there in her see-through lace granny dress, old jeans, and work boots was just like, "F*ck you, fashion!" 

All that being said, does anyone know who this fleeting vision in lace actually is?

December 26, 2008

WHAT I WORE YESTERDAY//some new X-MAS/BIRTHDAY presents

**I am bursting with Christmas cheer as you can tell from this photograph!**
This is what I wore to our Christmas gatherings yesterday.

I am really excited about the new Prada bag my mom got me for my birthday!

 

To be honest, at first I didn't know if I liked it.
But I thought about it some more and decided it was actually really, really cool. It's leather patches made it look like a dinosaur and the double zipper even sort of resemble the teeth of a T. Rex. It's actually a really wierd bag-definitely not the typical purse you'd expect from Prada.
The prehistoric Prada bag??
It's just the sort of bag for a non-bag girl like me. Thanks, Mom. 

I am also wearing a shearling and suede jacket by Richard Chai. It is a very inky black that is a little bit green. You can actually do a lot of different things with the collar and various zips and snaps but I like it best this way. Definitely one of the best birthday buys ever! 


(* Some very exciting things just arrived in the mail from eBay this weekend and I can't wait to blog them-hopefully I can do all that this weekend!*)

Hope you had wonderful Christmases yesterday :)
xox Jane

December 24, 2008

LAST MINUTE "X-MAS SHOPPING"//(yeah right jane, in your dreams!!)

I was alerted by Jak and Jil this morning that Luisaviaroma had gotten there spring shipment online!! To pre order. Sigh.

I did a little imaginary Christmas shopping in my head.

GIVENCHY COAT

  

DOLCE & GABBANA BELT

BALMAIN DENIM MILITARY JACKET 
* look at those shoulders *


A VERSION OF THE GIVENCHY COWBOY BOOTIE

BALMAIN  STUDDED SANDAL 
*oh my*


ANOTHER ANN DEMEULEMEESTER BOOT/SANDAL SIGHTING 
* yes I stalk these shoes *



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On an unrelated note:
Today I am wearing my chrome wedge Marni peeptoe booties from Fall 2007.
Definitely some of the best shoes of that season.


And thank you very much to the people who sent me such nice birthday wishes yesterday! :)

Merry Christmas everybody!
xox Jane

December 22, 2008

VINTAGE KENZO HAREM PANTS//yeah vintage kenzo!! lucky find!

I just got these velvet pants in the mail today from eBay
They are vintage Kenzo! That is really special. I am so excited to have a piece of vintage Kenzo in my wardrobe.
I feel pretty passionate about these pants! But who wouldn't?

I wore them to get sushi tonight-worn with a lace tank top from Old Navy, a Yohji Yamamoto cropped jacket, a vintage belt with two interlocking mice, and my Miu Miu dragonfly pumps

See the mice?




Oh and in other news,
My mom has launched her blog! Please go check it out!

also, an interview at Lookbook.nu
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
xox Jane

SOOO INTO THESE SHOES//love givenchy spring 09

December 15, 2008

THE INSPIRATION BOARD//



On this inspiration board: clippings from an old issue of Paris Vogue, clippings from an excellent issue of Dazed & Confused (from this August??), a picture of Joanna Preiss, a still from Barry Lyndon, Yoshitomo Nara, a shot that Hedi Slimane did for Dazed & Confused..there are probably some more things I'm forgetting.

ANOTHER OUTFIT//sorry for being so boring just posting outfits


Wearing a rabbit fur felt hat, a thrifted 80's jacket with bows and nipped waist, Y-3 wool pants, Givenchy lace up peep toes, and vintage Givenchy bag

If my posts are kind of half-hearted this week or I don't reply to my emails it's because I am busy studying for my finals!
But after finals comes Christmas break, and I can't wait...

Jane

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