Vintage Vendredi: Suede x Suede x Suede

by Leandra Medine
March 25, 2011
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I could have just named this post “Suede Cubed.”

Hi party people. Remember this installment? Before you answer, I’ll just take the liberty of refreshing your memory. I intended to, every Friday, feature another garment handed over to me from the fantastical treasure chest of a closet that splits its time–in true Jewish grandmother spirit–between New York, Florida–and here’s the fancy kick–Cannes, France. 

Heck yes the last of the closet division means free accommodations should I ever attend the Cannes Film Festival.

In any case, the garment that gets the VSquared (get it, get it? Vintage Vendredi. Where was all this math savvy in high school? I was always this math savvy) treatment today found it’s way over from a closet in New York.

 jacket: Vintage, t shirt: Club Monaco, suede pants: Rag & Bone, cuff: Young&Ng;, ring: Rachel Rachel Roy, sting ray imprint cuff: WGACA

It’s orange, it’s suede. It’s perfect. Let’s talk fabric blocking.

I am essentially hitting two birds with one stone because I’m color blocking and fabric blocking. As evidenced by the title of this post though, there’s one more element of suede to come in to play. I’d never cheat you little flamingos, so here it is.

shoes: Jimmy Choo

Yes I needed a pedicure but for the sake of a good photo, I waited until after the shoot so to match my nail color to my shoe color. Also, I do appreciate a few imperfections and on this day, chipped nails were it.

I have another surprise for you…

I matched a DIYed turban to the corduroy chair that I knew would play a key role in the art direction and formation on this blog post. This is intrinsic shit, guys. Things don’t just happen.

A little history about the shirt: my grandmother is the fanciest Turkish woman to walk planet earth. The point of that though was just to tell you that she is Turkish and thus bought the shirt in…Turkey. When I stole it from her home, it was sitting among an entire rainbow of different colored suede button ups. I wanted to take a green one to wear with purple pants but then I remembered I didn’t own purple pants. I do now though, so Suede Cubed may or may not make a comeback in the coming weeks.

The point of this installment was fabric blocking though. So I chose orange to wear with red to look like Fall while preaching Spring’s arrival. So multi-layered and dichotomous, eh?

Ultimately, this post seemed like a timely follow to yesterday’s post. Celebrating the importance of different generations of fashion and personal style is sometimes overlooked, even in a world where vintage clothes are far more valuable and lucrative than those brand new, so taking a few moments to highlight some of the colors, shapes and fabrics that tugged at the heartstrings of the women that came before we did just seemed like a proper way to ring in the weekend.

Here’s to hitting menopause.
All photos by Naomi Shon, duh.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11559325754312043870 Inside my head and wardrobe

    i love the pink with the orange it goes really well ! love this entire look

    http://myheadandwardrobe.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    Love the turban! My favorite head piece. Sweet kit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03596153861213431752 percentblog

    Ooooh, this is one of my favorite looks yet. The bright colors just make you look so approachable… to anyone without a y chromosome.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18265420991342432233 Mrs. C

    I WANT those leggings!!!! NOW NOW NOW!!!! Loving these colors and suede together!!! What do you think of some of my Closet Confessions?

    http://www.mrscapretta.com

  • http://rebeccadurhin.blogspot.com/ rebecca

    your outfit is just perfect. love the way you dress, look and write… I'm really glad I finally found your blog! regards from sweden.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15417726004049228398 Vicki

    Oh Man Repella, you never bore me! Luv dizzzz

    http://thepickygirlblog.blogspot.com

  • CK

    those red suede pants are amazing. want.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11679162276353158466 Traveling Lipstick

    Woooh nice, and not even that man repelling, but although you color block they match! Ha! They are still harmonic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14073793137784988332 Megan Hattie

    I love it! All! I bought a black suede vest last weekend, haha. I love these colors, especially the shade of the jacket and the pants, with the loooong zipper! Fantastique

    Cheers!
    –Megan//themartiantide.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Love that you dedicated this to your grandma. It's nice to see you serious every now and then. Though, lol, the menopause part was a great way to end!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09739251167444138491 Fashion Agony

    You know how to mix fabrics and patters! Love that jacket and your bracelets so much!

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Love the orange is a great color. I have to get on the diy head turban thing.

    http://www.fashionablecollections.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273517365832446003 TheFashionAddict

    This look is so cool. I love your suede pants, the colour is wonderful!

    http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    man repeller, i have such a crush on you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14548517494434374923 jessica january

    that cuff is redonkulous. i looooove your raspberry suede trousers! the zipper detail is amazing!

    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    great great head piece and orange coat! stunning girl.

    http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    Perfect color combo doll, love all the suede combined…how lucky are you to have such a fashionable gma?

    XoXO-Kelli K
    http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01925901907158074840 Maria Maliki

    amazing colours

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17115423516641338460 The Foolish Aesthete

    Absolutely love the texture and colors! I am inspired to mix red and yellow today due to your post.
    http://thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14995359867235049519 Ola

    LOVE your outfit!!!!

    http://eatthatart.blogspot.com/

  • Pooper pants

    Man repelling must have a reverse effect on the vaginal sort, because we all think you're the jam.

    In keeping with the idea of finding fashion inspiration in the past, have you ever seen Marlene Dietrich in "Morocco?" She is the ultimate icon in sporting menswear:

    http://www.mtv.com/photos/rihanna-and-other-women-who-rock-tuxedos/1610646/3857163/photo.jhtml

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06303665587576888183 Nomadic D.

    You're turkish?! So am I! We could be long lost cousins or something! Or, like, not related at all. Sorry, just got carried away there for a second. Back to reality, your pants are dope and that shirt/jacket (shacket?) rocks.

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10456155196741471087 Danish Demeanor

    Totally in love with the orange jacket – amazing.

    http://www.danishdemeanor.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11286149288842617111 Ofelia

    love the color blocking!

    xoxo
    Glass of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17307750287416918321 Closet Fashionista

    Love love love this! Those pants are amazingggg! As are the shoes and the top, haha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

  • Anonymous

    The green chair is the perfect foil for your gorgeeeoouuss outfit!

  • Anonymous

    love your colorblocking

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06094090468430929003 Tailored Beginnings

    love the colour blocking.
    & the way you put together outfits.

    sososo inspiring! LOVE IT

    http://www.tailoredbeginnings.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11824440493038509210 Vfriedrich

    I heart you for putting on the tangerine! XO Valerie

    http://www.imstarvin.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    That orange suede shirt stolen from your Turkish grandma is priceless! Love the fabric blocking and how you matched you turban to the settee. Can't wait to see another Suede Cubed post with those delicious purple pants.

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14379815840112190010 Nino Eliava

    hahahaah =)) my second toe is longer just as urs =))

    http://trivialinsanity-n.blogspot.com/

    love ur oufit

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03901306439061441467 mlane

    those shoes are bombass. I need them. Also digging the matching nailpolish :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13436918763087465761 MYRMECOPHILA

    I love the shoes!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09425659695595722180 Alexa

    That is a badass zip on the trousers. Am lusting after it now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00327583752787289125 Fiona McG

    I sincerely believe in the concept of dressing for the ladies versus dressing for the penis.

    This is defintiely one for the ladies cause I LOVE this. Especially the trousers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13669881570957693944 Karen Coelho

    Hi,
    I am Brazilian and my name is Karen! Love your blog. He is magical and I speak for all his friends here in Brazil. You are beautiful, the looks are perfect and the way writing is sensational!

    Congratulations … I invite you to learn a little of what we have here in Brazil!

    kisses, Karen

    FASHION POINT K
    http://www.blogmodak.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17027545463605336820 CoutureLook by Jane

    you are precious.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14516528983787209048 Nikki

    The orange and the pinkish purple from your pants clash in a very lovely way ^^ x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09629805023048822032 Britney

    Guuurl, you sure know how to dress!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10367155562528555483 Molly Marler

    holy shit. where have you been all my life? brilliant. really. gorgeous. see you tomorrow. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15489924120764844553 Maycie After Five

    My god! Those pants are killer!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11718472949540554292 JustChiffonandDandy

    Those shoes…..that cuff……..that turban….faint.

    http://www.justchiffonanddandy.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04227582975197396762 Carnivorous Seaweed

    must say your personal outfit choices get better every post.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    love the outfit! the colors together are amazing and those shoes are great!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.the-arriviste.com arriviste

    MR, you are a sartorial genius.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11898310510768398033 Natasha

    i would never have thought that so much suede could make me feel so happy.
    x

  • http://inspirationisallweneed.tumblr.com elettra

    Those pants are to die for! And paired with the vintage shirt are a perfect combo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08107223367018940482 Gabrielle

    So good…the colors of all that suede really mesh well together!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00151857033683848670 Luiza

    These purple suede pants are perfect! I want them :))

    LOVE,
    Luiza from Lifestyle Philosophy

  • Anonymous

    your writing is really exceptional.

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    Breathtaking shoes!

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