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22 posts from March 2009

March 10, 2009

hidin in a pillow fort




wearing Comme des Garcons nylon skirt, beaded shawl from Urban Outfitters, tuxedo bib from Andersen & Lauth for UO, and my Ann Demeulemeester lace up sandal boots.

Sooo excited about Comme des Garcons Fall 09, gotta do a post on that soon!

March 08, 2009

PREVIEW OF THE VINTAGE STORE :)





LOL, goofing off in the chairs in the middle of shooting...

I don't know precisely when Atlantis Vintage will be up and running-but mark my words, it will be soon!

Hey also, thanks so much to the person who found the entire National Geographic article on Tibetan nomads-I would have loved to post the whole article, but I didn't want to entirely dismantle a magazine that was school prooperty!

My internet connection was out all today so I have some catch-up to do on Fashion Week!! And homework...sigh...
xx jane

March 05, 2009

inspiration-natty geo style!!

I hardly do any coverage of Paris Fashion Week here at Sea of Shoes, because I know most of you probably check that out at Style.com or The Fashion Spot for yourselves! Plus other bloggers give plenty of coverage to the cream of the crop!
It's so exciting waiting every morning for new pictures of the shows-is Ann Demeulemeester tomorrow? I don't even know!! Better check the schedule.

Well instead of the great stuff thats hot off the Paris catwalks....tonight I will offer up something a little different, to refresh your eyes maybe, in case you're tired of fashion week coverage.

I found the picture below when I was flipping thru old National Geographics in art class. So excited to find this picture!! Wow!! Had to cut it out and scan it.

It is of a Tibetan Nomad...from National Geographic Vol. 175, No. 6-June 1989

Steampunk


Incredible! I wish I had taken the whole article out, but it was really long. Amazing nomadic civilization but this guy's get-up is out of this world.

His glasses are so steampunk:

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HAPPY PARIS FASHION WEEK EVERYBODY!
xx jane

grocery shopping....blah!!

Wearing a thrifted polyester sundress, Lucky brand ombre cardigan, soft buttery wrap belt by unknown designer, and Emanuel Ungaro branch heels.

I look sooo natural and laid-back in this picture....NOT!! Sometimes it is so hard to not look like a freak in front of the camera! You only have ten seconds between the time you press that button and the time the timer goes off and snaps you!! 

I didn't go anywhere today. Wait thats a big lie, I went to the grocery store to buy tea tonight!! Sometimes life is so boring! But that is high school in suburbia, right?! 
But hey in Paris its burning! Wish I was there!!

Even when life is dull, nothing puts a spring in your step like a sick pair of shoes!!

Tonight those shoes would be.....the Emanuel Ungaro branch heels.

March 04, 2009

new thrifted leather pants

Yesterday when I left for school my mom was getting all excited because one of our favorite thrift stores was having a leather sale. She was like, "I'm going to get us sooooo many leather pants, Jane!!!" 
I wish I didn't have school so I could have gone too!

But when I got home from school my mom had bags and bags of leather pants. LOL.

Some of them turned out to be definite 'no's but this pair was a definite keeper.

(Also keepesr: cute oversized leather shorts and my mom got this amazing pair of leather culottes that look SO good with her Ann D's)



Leather pants worn with patent Alaia studded gladiators, a borrowed wool coat, AA tank and Alex and Chloe deerhorn neckace+my own cross


pics of other finds to come soon!

Gotta go to school now but maybe some of the leather pants my mom got will make it to the up-and-coming vintage store :)

xx jane

March 03, 2009

Thanks Vogue Girl Korea!

I'm very excited and honored to be featured in this month's issue of Vogue Girl Korea alongside 9 other amazing bloggers!

Stealing  Tagh]
(I totally stole the first two scans from Taghrid! Sorry, miss!)

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Here were my answers to the interview :)

1 Briefly introduce yourself. What's your name? Birthday? Location? Job?
My name is Jane Aldridge, I'm 17 years old, and I live in Trophy Club, Texas. I am currently a junior in high school.

2 When did you first blogging and why?
I started blogging one summer when I was bored. I wanted my blog to be like a style diary where I could show things that I like and the outfits that I wear. It's fun to photograph your outfits because you can see how your style evolves over time. Where I live, people look at me like I'm an alien because of how I dress. It's funny to me that people on the internet embrace my style!

3 What is your signature style?
I'm not sure that I have one! My style can be really random. I always love flashy vintage pieces mixed with fabulous shoes. Beautiful shoes are a constant in my style.

4 When and how did you come about establishing your own style and look?
I have always collected beautiful clothes and I think that my style changes as my wardrobe expands-a certain piece of clothing can inspire me to dress in a whole new way.

5 What is your fashion/styling rule?
Always have fun and don't take fashion too seriously. I try to stay away from most trends too. 

6 Explain how you get dressed in the morning, step by step.
I have so many clothes and it's hard for me to wear them all, but I try to give everything in my closet equal circulation. I usually start with one item: a certain pair of shoes, a skirt I haven't worn in a while, or a jacket I just got at the thrift store. I like to match things according to color, so my closet is color coded. 

7 What is your key fashion item?
My key fashion item is a flattering high waisted, knee-length skirt. Any color, preferably in silk or organza. They're the easiest thing to wear for me.

8 And what's your favorite way of styling the item?
With crazy belts and playful shoes. I like to wear a green organza skirt I have with a lion head belt and Miu Miu dragonfly shoes.

9 Explain how you mix and max color palette.
My favorite colors to wear are beigey-nudes and soft pinks. These colors look good on me and they go with a lot of other colors. I love flashy neon colors too!

10 Who's your fashion icon and why?
My fashion icon is Tina Chow-her style was eclectic but at the same time she always looked so elegant and timeless. She was very passionate about collecting vintage haute-couture too, and had an exquisite collection of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, and Madeleine Vionnet. I admire her passion for beautiful clothes.

11 Where do you shop? What are some of your favorite shops and why?
I shop a lot on eBay for vintage clothing. You can always find something amazing if you look hard enough, and it's fun to collect cool vintage clothes. My favorite vintage designers to collect are Kansai Yamamoto and Kenzo. Buying shoes is harder: to track down just the right pair I get in touch with the brands directly, or buy online from overseas.

12 What are some things you keep in mind when you shop? Do you have any shopping rules?
I try to never buy anything that looks trendy or cheap-quality. Other than that, I'll wear anything that catches my eye. I love to go to thrift stores and pick up something really crazy.  This has led to me buying way too many clothes-we just had a closet built in our garage to hold all of the vintage clothes my mom and I buy.

13 What's your most recent purchase? Can you give any tips on how to wear it?
I recently got a shearling and suede black bomber jacket by Richard Chai. It has an aviator feel to it and it looks very tough. I like to soften it by pairing it with feminine, high waisted skirts and strappy, whimsical shoes.

14 What's your favorite show from 2009 S/S collection? Has this show affected the way you dress in any way?
Martin Margiela's 20th anniversary show was so incredible. The way he consistently challenges the preconceptions of fashion is inspiring to me. I appreciate the ideology behind his label.

15 If you can buy one item for the summer, what would it be?
Every pair of shoes from Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009!

Thanks again Vogue Girl Korea-what an honor to be featured among some of my favorite bloggers too!
xx jane

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