Oh laaaaaaadies, it’s that time of year again!
You’ve seen me turn porn to prunes, sauce to suede, a bandaged skirt to an ostensibly bandaged weener but have you seen me try my hand at a mating call best described using not words but leather pants and a sheer, polka dot body suit topped off with crystal leopard print pumps?
I am practically the 17th Kardashian sister.
It occurred to me last weekend when I slipped into a white mini sheath dress and said to myself, self, I don’t think you need any accessories tonight but how about a pair of pumps that my perception of that which is man repelling has become hideously guised by the recent minimalist approach to dressing that I have unwittingly taken (can you believe I actually defended black a few weeks back? Why didn’t you say anything?) but no more. Layers shall prevail.
In celebration of the past and as a toast to the future, behold: The Renaissance. I can argue that the resuscitation of Man Getter to Repeller is a cultural movement too, can’t I? For your viewing (and thinking) pleasure, it should be.
What started as an outfit utilizing a bodysuit from Kate Young’s collaboration with Target and J Brand leather pants metamorphosed into what I can only imagine to be the librarian equivalent of a fashion week outfit. Jane Eyre, houndstooth, protective under layers and all. But how?
Quite simply by closely evening out the number of layers that would cloak the initial garments. Where I used a white Comme des Garçons blouse + rolled up sleeves to cover the bodysuit without actually covering it, so too did I try my luck with wearing a F/W 2011 Miu Miu peplum as, you know, a peplum.
Accessories continue to function at the brush strokes that paint an unidentifiable canvas which is where the Dannijo choker and rosary come into effect, chased with an Olympia Le Tan clutch and shoes from the same Miu Miu collection as the peplum. It ain’t fashion (sorry, fAsHuN) without a jacket over my shoulders so there’s that, too. Apple strudel.
Kate Young x Target bodysuit, J Brand leather pants, Casadei pumps, Comme des Garçons mens white shirt (and on sale!), Miu Miu peplum ($260 on Yoox), and open toe booties, Dannijo necklaces, Olympia Le Tan clutch (once more, ka-ching, on sale), Stella McCartney blazer.