Merona fedora with DIY rings and ribbon added, Forever 21 ruffled top, Anthropologie wool bow vest, Vintage U.S. Navy boiled wool men’s pants
In October of last year I received an email from an editorial assistant at a major U.S. magazine. I mean, major! They wanted some photos from me, as a style blogger, to illustrate my take on menswear for women, which would potentially run in a small feature in their January 2011 issue. I was floored and so incredibly honored that they had reached out to me, of all people!! So I put together some looks, shot some photos, and sent them. For months afterwards I kept it to myself for the most part…but kept muttering to myself under my breath: “OMG I’m going to be in ______!!!!” And then I squeeeeed a bit. Okay, I’m still 5 years old in some ways.;-)
Well, sadly in the January issue they decided not to use any of the photos I sent them. Bummer. It happens! But ohwell, at least I now have a couple neat photos I can share with you! (And a couple of DIY items in there as well…)
Just my ideas of a feminine take on “menswear” (though as I was going back through my photos, I decided to poke some fun at myself and add silly titles).
RyRy wool camel coat, Steve Madden cashmere scarf, boys’ silk bow tie (thrifted), Victoria’s Secret shirt with shoulder-ties, silver Tiffany Atlas ring, Forever 21 houndstooth vest-belt, Banana Republic wool pants (thrifted), Alloy velvet heels.
Lil Tot’s suspenders, burnout cotton tee, Forever 21 tank watch, Jeans Warehouse glen plaid shorts, cable-knit socks, Maison Gilfy foldover shoe booties, cigarette case as purse [no, I don’t smoke and never have; I just like the tiny case as an understated purse]
Boiled wool hat with feather detail, Tommy Hilfiger silk striped tie (was my dad’s), burnout cotton tee, vintage vest, pants (thrifted), and red velvet shoes (thrifted), DIY vintage pocket-watch necklace pinned to vest
Lil Tot’s diamond-detail knit sweater-vest, thrifted Barney’s New York men’s shirt made into a ruffled top, Guess velour belt, Wet Seal pinstripe capris, vintage perforated-detail oxfords and clutch (thrifted), DIY half-scoop leather gloves
Are there any looks that you could see yourself wearing? How do you interpret menswear into your own outfits?
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