I bought this harness a while back with few intentions of wearing it (I got 50% off everything at BCBG while I was working at Hervé Léger) until Ann D and Haider convinced me.
Cinched waists were everywhere on the fall runways and streets, but not only that, it's a classic style that dates back decades. There has been an influx of belting outerwear that makes it oh so fresh. It's finally warming up a bit in Dallas so I thought I'd try out the spring iteration of the trend.
As much as I'd like to despise Paris with all my heart (fucked up ex boyfriends/Parisian men in general and shitty club/music scene equipped with masses of underaged girls) I have to say Paris is the only fashion week that turns out the glamor that I've been craving this whole month.
I'm having a moment and it's with knits with sleeves too long for their own good (as seen at Haider, Acne, Céline and probably a lot more). It's very contrasting paired with cropped/cuffed skinnies (a la Haider and Marant) and evokes a new form. Clearly, I want to embody the Haider woman, her comfortable boyish-yet-womanly charm. I like to think I'm partially there but it's difficult to ripen in a world where aesthetic is so dynamic.
By no means is this a YSL classic, Le Smoking. However, this is as close as I'll ever get. I'm usually not a blazer wearing kinda girl, and the blazers that I do have look more like moto jackets. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, the typical run of the mill blazer is just not my thing... Until I saw this Céline blazer in all it's lapel-less glory.
Talk about sleek.
It's actually so sleek that paired with casual pieces, it suddenly becomes grown up and sophisticated. So sophisticated that I wore this to a wedding last week and felt overdressed.
But I gotta say it was a pretty casual wedding... So many bolo ties, cowboy hats and boots...