Monday, January 31, 2011

Friday, December 4th. Lovely holiday party at the Riot Room.

The New Riddim
 The Lovely holiday party was the (2nd) best holiday party of the season (The Hooligan Holiday party is ALWAYS the BEST holiday party of the season). Highlights include: getting to see the New Riddim, which is one of my fave bands in KC (and possibly the entire world), having an opportunity to wear my shortest sequin dress without wide-eyed stares, and capturing, on-camera, the final, fleeting, moments of fall (in outfit form), before winter's frosty breezes forced everyone to wear less fun clothes when they go out on Saturday nights.

     I think Caitlin's floral romper with grey tights and layered cardigan and leather jacket is the epitome of the end of fall dressing. I love the dark, muted color palette of the floral print, paired with tights that bring out the lightest color in the print. Her ivory cardi makes the tank top more fall-friendly, and the leather makes the entire outfit appropriate for walking/bike riding in the elements.

      Her accessories and attitude elevated the romper and boots combo to a festive party look. Gold metallic clutch, two long strands of pearls and red party beads add just enough punch without over powering the floral print.

gold metallic clutch

Riot romper room. Worn-in fall boots.

    I wear fur. I'm okay with it. I should add that the only real fur I own is probably older than my mother, and if I were to purchase more fur in the future it would only be vintage fur; because as okay as I am with wearing something that used to have a beating heart, I don't agree with the way most fur was, and still, is farmed, inhumanely killed, and all the other bad stuff that comes along with it. So, if it's been dead for awhile and I'm not contributing directly to the fur trade, then it's okay. Ah, the righteous beauty of vintage.

   This is my friend Sarah. She has great personal style, and she wears fur. The Lovely holiday party was a mixed bag of fall/winter looks, and Sarah is my example of a great winter look. It's young, fun, glam and warm.

Sarah's vintage weasel fur stole

Alive with the glory of style

Sarah and stylish friend.

Jessica- leather piped bustier, black hot pants, leather jacket. Sarah- Printed dress& vintage fur.
I love this photo, not only because Jessica looks soooo super cool, like a way cooler version of Olivia Newton-John after her makeover scene in Grease, but because it's a plain-ol' cute friend pic. It makes me happy that I could capture two stylish people, enjoying each other's company, and just being friends.

Vintage sequin dress (altered) & trench, Forever21

My outfit for the holiday festivities- A vintage Sak's dress that I shortened to within an inch of decency, a trench from Forever21, black tights, and a vintage black doctors bag. I find that dressing up in this manner and carrying the doctor's bag really helps when I am trying to get folks to pose for my style blog... It gives me the air of legitimacy...

Saturday, October 30th. Nara, downtown Kansas City.

Coleen's sequin legwarmer disco ball effect
I love Halloween because there are costumes. Even if you have to work, you can still dress-up and enjoy the holiday. I spent Halloween weekend working at Nara. For those of you who have never been to Nara, I highly recommend it. The sushi is AMAZING, the bathrooms are out of this world (they should be in Architectural Digest), and there is a DJ playing on Thursday through Saturday night (and they are all beyond talented and fun). It's like going to a really cool downtown club, but there's no cover and the food is the main focus.

Coleen's sequin legwarmers are perfect for Halloween at Nara, because a disco ball is the one thing that place is missing.

80's aerobic instructors, ready to take you order.
 I dressed up as Daria, from the animated MTV series. I wanted a costume that involved more than undies and animal ears, and I just bought a pair of Dolce Vita for Target combat boots that I wanted to wear ASAP.

Even Daria loves Chanel and designer collections at Target!

Dolca Vita for Target combat boots. Knee socks, Target.