4/07/2011

"real" is simply electric signals interpreted by your brain







I bought the new issue of POP Magazine specifically because while flipping through it at Quimby's, I noticed this hauntingly beautiful spread (and not just because my friend is in it, haha). Jacquelyn Jablonski is in tough, tailored pieces in a black and blue palette while seemingly stranded in a post-apocalyptic desert. Obviously all of these things are highly appealing to me. The styling itself is a little dystopian with its found-in-a-bomb-shelter modesty and unfinished hems that suggest that perhaps the garments and world have seen better days. The setting reminds me a lot of the scene in The Matrix where Morpheus explains to Neo how the surface exists in its current state - a devastated world devoid of color and beauty with a desperately scorched sky.

I'm especially intrigued by the styling in the second-right image; the sheer turtleneck with the bra over it. This feels so painfully obvious to me now, as I look at it, and I wonder why I haven't thought to do something like this before. Fashion editorials are at their best when they can inspire the viewer to capture the pictured beauty with their own wardrobe.

13 comments:

wobblinbetty said...

Oooh, great post hun! totally agree with you on the second right look but all the spreads are highly inspiring xxx

t said...

Great spread!

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Meagan said...

balhahahgaibalg I want to subscribe to POP soo bad. It's so magical. Deadpan stares are the bomb.

meg // morningmidnight.com said...

loving the pops of turquoise against the grey/navy/black... definitely an inspiration for this summer.

Amy Creyer said...

Last time I shopped at Ikram one of my favorite sales associates, Felicia, styled me in something similar. I bought the leather Maison Martin Margiela strapless bra she had me try one to layer over my sheer tops. It's one of my favorite looks and will be easier to rock now that it's warming up. I get cold easily in sheer tops.

Lucinda said...

I'm a secret fan of navy or dark blue with black so thank you for sharing this. I once tried layering a bandeau over a sheer top but I couldn't make it work because I needed, erm, more support. Maybe I just needed a strapless bra.

bianca said...

great photos

Rosenrot said...

Hi Meagan, you might like to know that size 39 is indeed available

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meagan said...

@rosenrot thanks so much, unfortunately that is far beyond anything I could ever possibly afford.

Claire said...

great post!

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wobblinbetty said...

ahah loving your latest comment! and yes, those heels are pretty naughty indeed ;)

carlijn said...

lovely style! xoxo

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Lois Farrow said...

That shoes/socks combination leaves me feeling all happy inside