It is a huge fashion faux-pas that I am about to show you an image from (gasp!) a Fall/Winter 2010 collection but newsflash, world. It is fall/winter 2010 right now and this blog is about paying forward realness to the public. So as much as I enjoyed writing poetic prose about turbans and floral print harem pants during fashion month, it’s time to get real. Real fancy, that is!
It should be no surprise to you by now that I have an unhealthy obsession with Proenza Schouler, cue the copyright infringement failwhale located at the bottom of this screen. You’ve likely heard me say “I would trade my first born child to obtain ownership over the entire collection…” yadi yada yada deal with the devil bla bla c-section. While that’s all fine and true, reality bites, with shark teeth. So here’s the next best thing: post about getting the look without proverbially breaking le bank.
When I livestreamed the collection last February I lady-bonered so hard but this word did not yet exist in my lexicon so instead I said things like “OMG,” “the holy grail of suicide chic” and “I’m dying.” I wasn’t actually dying
Now it can be yours, watch and learn:
First things first: put on your best suicide face. You can’t do Proenza F/W 2010 without it so get your morbid juice flowing. The next step would ideally be: stop eating so that your legs look like stems coming out of a skirt but I don’t condone anorexia or bulimia so stuff yo’face with a Twinkie, girlfriend.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll need:
A white button up oxford. Try the Lands End catalogue for chaps, it provides a real bang for your buck, $19.50
A grey cardigan. Taken from the little chaps at Zara, $19.99
A high waisted leather mini skirt. From Zara again, $99.00
Then it’s up to you to accessorize with matching red shoes and lips. Should you want to emulate me down to the shoe though, a little birdy told me my T-strap Christian Loubooties are on sale at The Outnet. I can’t help you with the bowtie, sorry. It’s my dads and he wore it to his wedding in 1986.
Now you’re ready to engage in your final step:
And dance around in your Proenza outfit because it only cost you $140.00! Hooray! Man Repeller score point!