Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I made my last trip to Melbourne two weeks ago and it goes without saying that I paid a visit to my favourite place - Camberwell Market. The weather was crisp, the people good-looking, and best of all I found someone selling hand-cut kimonos for $25 each. Naturally I had to snag one.
Hand cut kimono; Sussan vest; Damir Doma 'obi' belt; BlackMilk Cathedral leggings; Rick Owens boots
I admit I'm not wearing it the traditional way due to the lack of details, but in my head I knew it'd make one hell of a dramatic silhouette. When I walked on the streets I felt like an Asian assassin, even though my mission for the day was just to attend trade and runway shows for work purposes ('twas fashion week here). Needless to say with my piercing smoky eyes, religious-themed leggings and billowy kimono, some people looked at me like I'm the confused farmer cousin of Beelzebub.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Some days I want to look like a nun, or a vampire, other times I want to look like a cyborg, simply because I finally own one of Junya Watanabe's best biker jackets, in fact one of THE best biker jackets in the world. Aesthetics-wise, of course. It won't save my life in any crash so thank God for a ridiculously cautious boyfriend.
Junya Watanabe biker jacket; Geoffrey Beene shirt; Blackmilk Liquid Silver leggings; Phi boots
I was hesitant in putting up the photo below because I look like a happy eight year old kid here. No that is not the look I would like to endorse in this dark blog because The Rosenrot is all about being sad, depressed and lonely. I jest. But the Junya jacket begs to be shown off in all its glory so here is the full frontal photo.
I admit the fit is not really as majestic as the back, possibly due to the angle, or the under shirt, or the person wearing it. With that said I'll think of other ways to wear this really cool jacket without looking like 80s washed out groupie.
Now here are some pictures of Junya Watanabe's Fall 2007 collection, just so you know why they are my favourite, which ranks way up there with Rick's best seasons. Imma be Ash Ketchup who'll catch all the biker jackets, eventually. Not only is Junya able to deconstruct such a classic piece of clothing in numerous creative ways, it's hard to believe that each one of them is vegan-friendly. The texture of my jacket could have fooled anyone into thinking that they're stiff goat or cow, but they're in fact 100% cotton.