Ch-Ch-Changes

by Leandra Medine
April 27, 2012
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Brought to you by the weekend in Palm Springs that changed everything. Well, not everything but some things…like my hemlines and the fact that if I don’t have fringe coming off my arm the day feels 60% less efficient than it would under reverse circumstances. And that sixty percent gets things done. This got me thinking though. Before I left for the Desert–see a style cue cultivated there, here–I had been pretty much exclusively clad in low rise jeans of the pure denim and white varieties, muscle tees or billowy button ups and fucking awesome fairly cool heels–see: On Feeling Blah, but then I arrived at Coachella, and that’s where flower crowns, ethereal anything, white linen, lace, eyelet, denim, and utility topped with the obligatory suede bootie reigned. It was like Isabel Marant had been dubbed the unofficial sponsor of the festival and everyone had gotten the memo(randum.) But then I came home, and when that happened:

photo by Bridget Fleming

The same fringes followed me, even more of that denim, infused by the muscles tee from before and some bandana printed tiers of Isabel. I even went so far as to add a pair of dangling earrings. This is a hobby I haven’t yet penetrated, mostly because I don’t trust myself in anything that hangs from my face. Can you blame me? I’m still not sure about them, I think they might drive the look to lose some polish. Ultimately though my point is that I saw a change. Change, I tell ya. Not the same. And then I got to thinking about how quickly an aesthetic can be altered. My ride down festival express likely won’t last as poignantly for very much longer than say, a week or two (update: I wrote this on Wednesday, today I wear burgundy skinny pants, a white t shirt under grey sweater with leather sleeves topped by denim vest, nothing on ears,) but I think a little bit of the bobo (part bourgeois, part boheme,) may stick around. The wheels of integration are in motion and I suppose that’s how style phases come in and go out.

I may just be exercising my idiot-chic again though, so: thoughts from the audience?

Maje jacket, The Kooples chambray blouse, Acne muscle tee, Etoile Isabel Marant skirt, Isabel Marant sneakers, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Proenza Schouler purse, Dannijo earrings, MR Dannijo iPhone case. Coca-cola can, not a product placement though I wish it were–I hear they pay well. Note: I did in fact, just switch out the previous iPhone image for a fancier one snapped by Bridget Fleming of Downtown from Behind. The coca-cola sentiment is no longer applicable.

REPLIES
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00658307537388232224 Natali

    Great skirt and sneakers! I envy you on your awesome style!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10003424305424367126 Brigadeiro

    Oh, how brilliant are those Isabel Marant sneakers??? Gorgeous colour way, and you built a wicked outfit around them!

    xx

    http://brigadeirochoc.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    The sneakers – I guess this is happening. All the hot girls are going to wear those sneakers. Should have kept my LA Gears from grade school. ;)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07076311168951043227 style sprite

    I love the earrings! Paired with the southwestern fringe and sporty kicks, it's perfection!!
    chloe

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07223258500634535006 welcome to my jungle

    I wanna have your closet! Great as always!

    xo,
    Dani

    http://www.welcometomyjungle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    Love the skirt! A note from the audience–you could be in a CLOWN suit and still pull it off :)
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Vanessa Mooney Giveaway on Wear Abouts!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15723983852442803526 Luna

    Sneakers! Feeling the BOBO.

    Luna
    http://www.theredtrousers.com

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

    love the look!those snekers are too awesome

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    I love this outfit.

    Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06569563852426205282 Aurélie and Angelo

    Lovely ensemble! Love that red skirt with the blue denim and fringed jacket!

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06971762459111948831 wkay

    Oh I like this.

  • http://www.bybabou.com Clara

    I totally agree with the fact that it like Isabel Marant was the unofficial sponsor of the festival! While going through the pictures on the internet it was: Dickers boots, Sneakers,…all Isabel Marant!
    You look amazing no matter what you wear change oor no change!!
    Is it really considered a change when those clothes were already in your closet though? Or is it more like closet rotation/ re interpretation?

  • http://www.elasticpantcity.com Michelle

    I love how you made the Coachella look so New York.

  • Anonymous

    Look at the quad action

  • Anonymous

    I've been following your blog for a while. This is one of the rare outfits which,IMO, does nothing for you. Oddly enough though,I really like the earrings.
    It seems as if Isabel Marant is sponsoring/gifting every fashion blogger on the planet right now. As a result, I'm getting tired of seeing her wares.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    Funny you should say that–Isabel doesn't even give discounts out, let alone gift. Not to me, at least. I think it's just sincere enthusiasm…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14883863709947541759 Yuka

    yes, i like it! def a good mix of styles.

  • http://openid.aol.com/patworfka143 PattyP

    Look at that tan! Loving the outfit combo. I think the sneakers really offset the colors of the outfit!

    -patty from miami

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11356533311410794424 Kim Braun

    I love your outfit!! You look great :)

    http://thefashionrobot101.blogspot.de/

  • http://adahliavolk.com Chrissy

    Change is always a good thing. I would call it evolving, more so than anything else. xx
    adahliavolk.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07059499136811807327 CINCHED AT THE WAIST

    were goin through chaaaaaanges – the song

    thanks for inspiring, like always

    xoxo
    cinched

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16635886066676813383 Rebeka

    You looked amazing at Coachella. You should keep some of the style alive! Especially since it's getting warm, and shit.

  • Anonymous

    Funny how much you lie.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05360589461116418871 amber.thegirlone

    kinda sorta mostly think this rocks. and i am not trying to be ironic in the use of "rocks."

    -amb

    http://amberthegirlone.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    !? Honest beaver (eager?), pal.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11421261385085190178 Karoll Gonzalez.

    I loved his tennis and Jaquet!!!!
    Style Girl!!!!
    Kisses the Brazilian Girl… Karoll.

    http://karolisthenewblack.blogspot.com.br/

  • francesca

    talking about man repelling, did you see that Grimes launched a collection of ever-so-ambiguous-but-so-ambiguous-its-kinda-cool capsule jewlery collection?
    what should we think?
    http://pitchfork.com/news/46326-grimes-launches-jewelry-line-with-pussy-rings/

  • francesca

    *this maybe should have gone to the previous post on the vagina-looking jacket

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16463938394811959878 Genie

    I like that you were 'inspired' by the Coachella event, it's refreshing to see a blogger who is as recognized as you are, admit to being susceptible to different styles and pieces. Maybe instead of a phase it's more of a fusion between old and new. Well, whatever it is I think you look freaking amazing, so there ya go.

    xoxo,
    Genie

    http://www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08189730389331663836 Aisha Jimoh

    That skirt is sooo cute! I literally cannot even describe how much you inspire me! You're hilarious, smart and such a great role model! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Great outfit, love your jacket!!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04693594595591675881 UrBoySense

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  • http://www.phoandchips.com Bridgid

    Well you know what they say – you can take the girl out of the festival, but you can't take the festival out of the girl! haha nice outfit – those kicks are rockin! ;)

    B x
    http://www.phoandchips.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17432174261302352489 Ruth Logan

    Love your outfit, reminds me of a female, modern John Lennon weirdly!

    Ruth xxxx

    http://theclothesimin.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    Wanting your sneakers!! I have been dying for them for probably a year now. You look so chic and cool. Very effortless.

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • céline

    Hi Leandra!! I'm one of your french readers (parisian one).. I'm totally in love with all your looks especially this one: you rock!
    I'd like to know if you could tell us the brand of the silver bangles you were wearing on your arm party (on the coachella's pictures)? THKS

    XO

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09943125131354949803 amarabubz

    ugh you pair everything together so wonderfully and it works so well! please give me your wedged trainers!

    http://www.confessingfashion.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    Hey! Those are dannijo! You should be able to find them on http://www.dannijo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    Holy clitoris.

  • http://www.sickcitywindows.com Dani

    It's totally happening. I see wedge kicks all over now. Seriously- all the fuck over.

    d
    http://www.sickcitywindows.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06489302387923064210 Angeles Almuna

    You look awesome, so chic, so you and effortless …and that it's the way to put everything together…with honestly…love your blog! and your words!
    Kisses

    http://www.angelesalmuna.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12096945446454486618 Bellachic

    Not a fan of this style at all…but once again, love your writing!
    http://www.bellachicstyle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05758538135902991276 La Source Du Jour
  • http://carethewear.wordpress.com Cristián Pavez Díaz

    I love this style!! Mostly the jacket, purse and sunglasses!!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

    http://carethewear.wordpress.com
    Twitter: @cristianpavezd
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/uywe6X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10390844332836603223 FASHIONFED

    Your quirky style is amazing! It's a huge inspiration to me to try new things!

    http://www.2fashionfed.blogspot.com

  • http://mysweetnothing.com Denada

    Great post. As the brilliant Brazilian stylist Felipe Veloso explained of his ever-changing look (hair, clothes, accessories, everything): "It's funny because everyone is always telling me what looks is best on me but they miss the point — I'm not searching for a look that is authentically me; I am always changing."

  • http://mysweetnothing.com Denada
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02421360487758924601 Twins

    A Coachella girl lost in the City!!!
    It is so funny how we are influenced by the world around us!

    Greetings from Monte Carlo xx

    http://www.addict-to-twins.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    Awesome jacket!

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

    FIRST DUTCH VOGUE GIVEAWAY!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02903640722114840583 My Style

    love your style! you're like "i will wear everything i want and fuck the world"…amazing!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05350623985606709190 Kara

    Classic style what's not to love about Isabel? Would love to hear your tips on shopping New York..
    http://www.fabulousforthefabulous@blogspot.com.au

  • céline

    Thank you very much. they are awesome.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    Lovely to see a different ensemble with those sneakers.

    http://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16470560341150718917 Nathan Moy

    ahhh!! loving the PS bag!!!! and how cute is ur mood of ur outfit, effortlessly cool like 'i dont give a damn!' lovely dear ;)

    xx nathan.niche

    -FIND YOUR NICHE-
    http://style-niche.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02853753997297949718 dictionary_of_fashion

    Love these sneakers :))

    P.S. Enter my giveaway: http://dictionaryoffashion.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-first-giveaway.html and win a dress… :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09654195110070113239 Bohemian Chick

    Yep, I had the LA Gear shoes, too. But I can't get myself into this look. My size 10 feet in sneakers with a short skirt? Not gonna happen. I just don't love the look, I don't care who is wearing it.

  • http://www.thefashionguitar.com THEFASHIONGUITAR

    Nice look with the IM sneakers!

    XO Charlotte

  • Anonymous

    So lucky you are !! Love the picture !

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  • http://wnyfashion.blogspot.com WNY

    Your bag is so cool!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16047443954388518124 AmyArisse.
  • Lisa

    LOVE your shoes…as well as the effortless cool of your outfit, i would never think to put those items together

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    I can't imagine you in dangly earrings.

    Also, those suede booties will now hereby be referred to as coachella booties. And also, can everyone stop wearing them? K thanks.

    And muscle t's + fringe are what my fashion dreams are made of. ROCK ON!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    PS- your hair has a post coital sex kitten look- looks hot! But also, I know that it was super windy that day… soooo….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06523344171012029494 Maria at inredningsvis.se

    LOVELY PICS:)you look AWSOME… I really like your blog and I will happily follow.

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00529559263104583300 Petey

    Hey now! Did my comment get censored just because I don't like those Isabel Marant sneakers and think they look like ski boots and will definitely repel any straight man for 5 miles? That's not nice! You look adorable from the anke up!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02173453161137562316 Jannine Frend

    Dear Leandra, looks like you´ve just been *Coached* (as if said by the ever gorgeous Ashton K).
    nobody rocks those sneakers quite like you! i´ve seen replicas all over the place here in Italy. you´ve started somethin!
    XO jannine
    http://fashionistArg.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03314846709272554358 Annie

    wow, you do rock those wedge sneakers!

    X. Annie
    http://www.anniwear.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00012636037171937103 fashionfeigner

    eww Anonymous- that just bugged me on your behalf Man Repeller! If there is anything this lady is good at, its tellin it like it is.
    LOVE the honesty. Keep doing what you do & let the haters hate.
    http://www.fashionfeign.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05067701668011838605 Isoara

    A fresh new styling of super famous Marant sneaker. MR gives fresh stylish touch to every piece. http://www.why-dont-you.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00832340726848873899 Chila

    Amazing, I really love this look,the mix, everything!

  • Anonymous

    old you kicks Bobo's ass

  • http://www.megustaonomegusta.com Me Gusta o No Me Gusta

    I took a pic of you this day!!! It will be soon in my blog!!!
    Hope you like it.

    Kisses!

    http://www.megustaonomegusta.com

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05758538135902991276 LA SOURCE DU JOUR

    Love the sunglasses!

    check out http://www.lasourcedujour.com.au – essential source for australian style.

  • http://astimegoesbuy.me/ astimegoesbuy.me

    I like the jacket, fringe and all…but then I come from the time when that was originally in style…well not like Daniel Boone…but the 60/70s!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01916009543612899148 tuttepazzeperibijoux

    love this outfit, love the pictures, i have a blog about jewelry, jewel are my passion obsession, ciao elena http://www.tuttepazzeperibijoux.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10500725380439580214 kilimcigirl
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08492015698669757739 Window Shopper
  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com servinupstyle

    Oh my, if only I had your closet!
    You pull this off unbelievably though! Who would have though that someone could be, essentially, dressed as a cowgirl but still look polished?! I can only imagine what my teachers would say if I wore an outfit like this to my high school…

    -Hannah

    servinupstyle.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    The outfit would've been so much cuter/cleaner without the fringe jacket, but still amazing!!

  • francesca

    http://www.lookk.com/bernstock-speirs/popup-store let's go crazy for these pleaaase!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07866686108562101243 Lizbux

    I love this look! I wish that I could style myself like this, every time I attempt boho sheek I look a mess :( I really like the trainers too, I think its a cute day to night outfit.. I like that this seasons ladies shoes trends include a lot more sporty styles. This is good for me because I really can't walk in heels!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09290294991274780488 sandra freckled

    YA PUEDES EMPEZAR A VER LA NUEVA COLECCIÓN DE COMPLEMENTOS EN MI BLOG! ESPERO QUE TE GUSTE! ESTAS INVITADA AL PROXIMO DESFILE! BESOS!!!

    http://www.sandra-freckled.com/2012/04/l046-m-i-l-i-t-r-l-o-o-k.html

  • Anonymous

    This doesn't look fresh at all. It actually looks like you're trying too hard. You've fallen into the "I'm so different I look like everyone else trying to be different" category. More imagination please. I do like the jacket, though.

  • Anonymous

    "Sheek" really!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02351869206880031770 Yevgeniya Yelkina

    loving this look for you. and those are the first sneaks ive ever considered wearing, so kuddos on their rep

    xx
    Yevy

    http://www.hypnoticfascination.com/

  • http://suelovesnyc.com Sue

    I really have to say, you totally inspire me :)! Love your style – both: fashion and writing. Would be nice to meet you, when I am in New York for Fashion Week in September.

    Hi from Germany,
    Sue

    http://suelovesnyc.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02641524108306861481 FashionFlirt

    Great outfit, love it! :)

    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.de/

    Jasmin

  • http://popyactually.com Popy

    A very inspiring look!
    Amazing jacket, on my wishlist ;-)

    Popy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16697896850140610707 Constance
  • http://www.aidylpaidyl.blogg.no Lydia

    You look great!

    - L

  • http://www.manrepeller.com Christina

    I'm with fashionfeigner. Anonymous: Go away, don't come back another day.

  • Anonymous

    Like what you do.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02511359376604054020 Beatrice Balaj

    Super sick sneakers!

    Xo,
    http://www.sacosha.com/

  • Anonymous

    like the outfit love your writing …….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04807511829913689422 KIM

    dude awesome! u make me wear my IM sneakers different everytime… thanks for the inspiration!!

    X

    KIM

    http://kimdolman.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03032226995355480821 Laura L.
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    Very nice post. Thank you for sharing Look Homme 3

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