Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shape-Shifting

I really liked this outfit - it was comfortable to wear outside in the heat, and in the air-conditioned office, and there was a bit of a Samurai Warrior vibe to the pants and belt.  If only my wrist guards shot laser beams, I would have been prepared for anything.  I bought the pants at The Sentimentalist; they had originally been purchased in Paris, and I liked the unusual shape that blurs the line between skirt and pants.  Confusing people with your clothing is fun, as is clothing that allows you to change it's shape, like my vest....

The vest has drawstrings along the side that allow you to raise or lower it, just like blinds.  It even has drawstrings in the hood, although I have yet to figure out what purpose they serve

vest - consignment store in Toronto
vintage glasses, belt and pants - The Sentimentalist
necklace - Mallory Knox (whom I posted about a little while ago)
wrist and elbow supports - physio supply store

14 comments:

  1. I love those trousers. They look great and look comfortable too. I think I had the belt in the 1980s. =)

    Very cool vest too!

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  2. So, if you lower the drawstrings on the jacket...would it reach your ankles? Admiring the "skirt."

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  3. Haha, funny Terri! I love that vest/jacket. So unique and edgy. I'm loving that red belt too. I don't normally wear belts but I sure could make that one work. I thought about this post today as I was browsing my local vintage shop belts.

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  4. You look bloody gorgeous! Love the festoon blind inspired hoodie, quirky skirt and those ace Gladiator sandals. Confusing people is always fun. x

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  5. One of my favorites on you, although there are many. So many unusual shapes and asymmetry rolled into one ensemble, with the belt and necklace adding just the right amount of color.

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  6. You look so cool! Playing with shapes is not something I'm good at, I realise I tend to stick to a very usual/conformist silhouette, so you've made me think about that... I love the blind-drapey effect on the hoody. xxx

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  7. You've done it again. I would wear this exactly as you've put it together. I love this look. It's reminiscent of the stuff I wore in the eighties but totally current, as far as I'm concerned. Can I shop your closet someday?

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    1. Jean, you are welcome to shop in my closet if the opportunity ever arises!

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  8. This is a fabulous look for you Shelley, love all the lenghts, textures, shapes -

    What happened to your wrist?

    Ariane xxx

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    1. I'm suffering from a reoccurance of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome in my right arm, which unfortunately doesn't seem to be improving.

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  9. Those are the most fabulous pants! The visual interest in this outfit is unending. Actually, your wrist guards add a special punch to this look. The hood drawstrings are meaningful in their fun-ness!

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  10. Oh honey, we can fight the borings together ... you as a Samurai warrior, me as Ali's side-kick. What amazing pieces, what fun to draw the curtains up and down on your jacket:)). The red belt is perfection!! The support bands need some laser lights for sure and YES to creating confusion YAY!!! xoxo

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  11. I absolutely love this look on you - clean, unexpected lines and colours, interesting shapes and a fabulous overall effect - samurai rock star chic! Sarah xxx

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  12. Great look- you are a fashion warrior via "Samurai vibe" and all. The lines are clean and the color is strong. Jedi samarai more like.

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