If your not too exhausted by fashion week yet (or rather fashion month), try binge watching these thought provoking and entertaining fashion documentaries. As many of you know, I am a devoted fan of documentaries and I love more than anything these days is propping my feet up on the couch, stuffing my mouth full of buttery popcorn (and dropping it on myself, I might add) on a rainy day with my tea on hand, ready to watch these eight films on the exclusive fashion industry. Some of them you might have already seen, which is totally fine, but maybe you want to re-watch them for the hell of it. Enjoy your day of relaxing and playing hookie while satisfying your style cravings.
List: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, L’Amour fou, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer, The September Issue, Mademoiselle C, Bill Cunningham New York, The Future Of Fashion With Alexa Chung.
Happy Binge Watching!
On this particular occasion, I like to knock down the walls fearlessly yet hesitatingly and step outside my comfort zone and experiment with a look that feels a bit foreign to me. Anxiously feeling like I’m naked or vulnerable in some type of way plagued me while styling this look. I feel like Heidi on the prairie looking for her dog or something, and my hideous mom jeans got me feeling like I am the ultimate man repellent. I scored this vintage find from Asos Marketplace, your one-stop-and-shop place of all things vintage selling 60’s, 70’s, 80’s 90’s pieces (one of my favorite online vintage shopping sites). My one happy place I troll through at 3am dozing off with a leftover piece of chicken from dinner in my mouth (hey, don’t judge) and a cigarette in my other hand. It’s hard to keep my cool in a getup like this, however I was a brave big girl so I buttoned my blouse, hoisted up my acne jeans, added my new toy accessory-my Gucci belt, Miu Miu loafers in toe and patted myself on the back for donning this vintage inspired look. I think the fun of fashion is…you got to experiment and play around, that’s part of the sartorial game. Knowing what works and what doesn’t. We forget to play with our clothes and accessories, we take fashion a bit too seriously sometimes. I still don’t know how I feel about this ensemble. Nevertheless, kudos to me for daring to try.
With fall officially here and the warm weather days coming to a close, you will have more down time to read out in your hammock for the time being or when it gets cooler, hunker-down underneath a warm blanket and read by the fire. Either way sounds pretty good to me, as long as I have a compelling read. I read How to be a Parisian wherever you are (by authors Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Sophie Mas and Caroline De Maigret) at the beginning of the summer and couldn’t’ put it down for a second (such a fuckin scintillating and comical book). A funny and witty delight it was, I was extremely curious about what makes french women tick. Surprisingly enough, I was impressed and puzzled at the same time about how french women conduct themselves, how they spend their days, fashion advice and what their like as mothers as well as girlfriends’ and wives. All these fashion savvy books are designed for that hardcore fashion girl looking for any kind of inspiration with a number of images and stories. These should keep your fall very interesting to say the least…..
Here is the list of a fashion girl’s guide of reading material: #GirlBoss By Sophia Amoruso, Grace By Grace Coddington, Helmut Newton’s Polaroids, Arthur Elgort: The Big Picture, and lastly Vogue:Like a Painting.
Keep me posted guys on which books you like or thought was interesting (or not). Also, I’m glad to receive any recommendations you might have as well (are we starting Oprah’s book club here or what?!) Happy reading!