I am certainly taking a cue from Titanic this morning with this look. It’s totally a bit of Edwardian era style from the early 1900’s…super soft, flowing fabrics. Pre-World War I. Elegant shapes. Ruffles. Corset, cinched waists. But of course, my own modern spin on it. I totally also see tiny bits of the 30’s and 50’s in here as well. Totally something I could have sworn my grandmother wore on the front porch of her Los Angeles home, based off all the blurry black and white film photos I have in my scrapbook. She had incredible and elegant style…I was so surprised when I heard it was my grandfather who actually had a lot of input in the dresses and clothes she went shopping for. Everything back in the day accentuated the woman’s body. Extra feminine. High waists were always cinched. Skirts were always slim and below the knee. Here’s my modern take on this very vintage inspired look.
There’s something about Marni that I’ve always loved. It’s the prints. It’s the unexpected silhouettes…like this boxy little jacket from the Marni x Yoox collaboration. It’s something you’d find in your grandmother’s closet in Beverly Hills, but with a cool youthful spin. Somehow these tailored little jackets add a touch of glam to every casual look. I took these quirky pieces out to the grassy fields of the valley of Los Angeles. I’m always dressing these dry fields with splashes of color from my wardrobe. I’m always painting the town. These are the hills I’d ride my bike through as a kid. Where I’d lay out and get a tan. Where I’d ride off in my car after going through the local drive-through. It’s the place where you always dream of escaping…to go somewhere bigger and better. If it weren’t for these boring valley streets did I feel such drive, such motivation, and such courage to get myself out there. To create. To live. To love. I take my slight valley gal accent to every city I end up traveling to with pride. Once a Cali girl, always a Cali girl.
// Marni x Yoox jacket, Vintage skirt, DKNY tights, Dr. Marten boots //