Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Funny Prints, Wide Legs and Platforms

Two years ago some random person told me I looked like Zoe Saldana I am positive I look NOTHING like Zoe Saldana- but I was wholly grateful for the compliment. It's like giving me an even BIGGER compliment which is "Hey you know who you remind me of...I can't put my finger on it...Oh WAIT that actress Thandie Newton!!! Yeah that's it!"
2 insanely beautiful women with impeccable style. The truth is I look like myself and that's just fine by me, but in researching my post today I found this lovely photo of Zoe rocking some very cool high waisted Hippie style.
A La 1969- I am certain that I was born in the wrong fashion era, but I am holding on strong and bringing back every ounce of my vagabond style.
Now I would think that most people would be over the high waist looks- some may say they are "Mom pants", or give to much discomfort. I on the other hand think they are one of the most FLATTERING articles of clothing in fashion, and I love that they keep resurfacing. From BDG high rise colored denim jeans @ Urban Outfitters to these summer version of the Level 99 Sierra brand that I am wearing from Anthropologie.
Even the first Lady Michelle needs a little "high" fashion every now and again.
Retro Style.....I love the lightness of a top in the breeze. The simplicity of a printed scarf wrapped carelessly around ones neck. The fine texture of applique and natural stones. I love the density of color in a fine skirt and then when they turn it's chain reaction of good feelings it gives my senses.
Stevie Nicks
To quote the American writer, Galett Burgess: BohemiaTo take the world as one finds it, the bad with the good, making the best of the present moment—to laugh at Fortune alike whether she be generous or unkind—to spend freely when one has money, and to hope gaily when one has none—to fleet the time carelessly, living for love and art—this is the temper and spirit of the modern Bohemian in his outward and visible aspect. It is a light and graceful philosophy, but it is the Gospel of the Moment, this esoteric phase of the Bohemian religion; and if, in some noble natures, it rises to a bold simplicity and naturalness, it may also lend its butterfly precepts to some very pretty vices and lovable faults, for in Bohemia one may find almost every sin save that of Hypocrisy. ...His faults are more commonly those of self-indulgence, thoughtlessness, vanity and procrastination, and these usually go hand-in-hand with generosity, love and charity; for it is not enough to be one’s self in Bohemia, one must allow others to be themselves, as well. ...What, then, is it that makes this mystical empire of Bohemia unique, and what is the charm of its mental fairyland? It is this: there are no roads in all Bohemia! One must choose and find one’s own path, be one’s own self, live one’s own life.Wow.....
My outfit:The aviators, corduroy's and belt are from Anthropologie, the shirt is a body suit from American Apparel circa 2010, necklace from market in Belize, and the bag is my most prize possession a 1970's vintage bag from Morocco bought on Portobello Rd in London.