10/17/2011

"you're doing the blogger pose. all of you stand like that."

So I was invited to this event at Barney's (yes, we actually have one in Chicago), lured in by the promise of free champagne. It was a signing to launch the new book The Eye Has to Travel by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, whose book chronicles the iconic career of Diana Vreeland. I really admire strong women who have a distinct point of view in their creative work, so this was really exciting! I certainly advocate for any event in which inspiring women's professional work is celebrated.

I also met Simon Doonan! Platonic love is real, I promise you, because I fell head first into it when he realized how down to earth he is. He joked that I was doing the "fashion blogger pose", or Standing With My Head Awkwardly Cocked And Shoulders Hunched Into My Temples. I probably blushed and explained it's because most fashion bloggers struggle to wear high heels in public, but really, we all know it's because we are socially awkward creatures who are terrified of humanity. WHICH IS WHY WE BLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE. Ha. It's funny because it's true.


Lisa Immordino Vreeland signing copies of her book.






Simon Doonan!

Couldn't resist sneaking a photo of these incredible Mary Katrantzou scarves...

photo courtesy of a mailbox on chicago avenue and self-timer!!! CREDIT PROPERLY OR THE MAILBOX WILL BE PISSED
...and here's my outfit. Kept it pretty casual. Topshop sweater, thrifted sheer blouse and bag, Proenza x J Brand jeans (ebay), Alexander Wang boots (ebay), Eleven Objects bracelets gifted by the brand. I never wear bracelets ("arm party"?...uh, no) but these are the only ones you'll ever see on my wrists. 


I'd been looking through thrift stores for ages for a sweater like this, but came up empty every time! You'd think that Goodwill would have a gazillion black nubby cropped sweaters like this but surprisingly, I never found a single one that I liked. Finally I had to bite the bullet and get this one from Topshop. I love the texture variance and ribbed neckline, and it has pockets!!!! My buttons, which you can't see too well are from the SlutWalk and Depeche Mode's Music for the Masses.

17 comments:

THE DIVINITUS said...

i liked barneys in here, more cameral than in ny. btw, any RO in chicago? never wondered... :)

meagan said...

@the divinitus YES! there is a ton of rick owens at the chicago barney's. in fact, while i was there, i saw a leather and denim funnel-neck jacket and thought of you :)

Lydia said...

An event celebrating Diana Vreeland AND a meeting with Simon Doonan?! Score. I love the title of this post. So true.

Amy Creyer said...

hahaha I can totally see you eye-rolling every time I write "arm party" on my blog. It's an obnoxious phrase but that's what the trend is called, unfortunately.

Michele said...

Looks like a great event. And lol at the fashion blogger pose, I thought the typical blogger pose was the HANGING YOUR DESIGNER BAG FROM YOUR T-REX ARM, or the STARING AT THE GROUND AWKWARDLY pose, ah there are just so many! Love your sweater btw:)

Meagan said...

that mailbox is one hell of a photographer

Kim said...

Love your outfit. Def love those jeans too. xx

Sheena said...

I need to start with your sweater which is so wonderfully textured and looks so comfortable. Loving the entire outfit!

It's great that you got to meet Simon Doonan! Glad to hear that he is so down to earth. He's always appeared to have a wonderful sense of humor.

wobblinbetty said...

ooh I'm loving the Diana's board and her quotes...and your jumper too! I had a similar scarf and it's so soft...
xx

Roma said...

simon doonannnnnn! He is so rad i remember when i got the selby book for hannukah i literally stared enviously at his picture for hours. haha. You look so groovy megan! I love your sweater so much, especially with your pants *_*

Lucinda said...

What! A jumper with pockets? That sounds like the best piece ever.

Justalazymorning said...

Cuteeeee!!
xoxo

STOP IT RIGHT NOW said...

What in the what is going on with our Givenchy glasses. My face is needing some rehr!

meagan said...

I know right!! I called to bug them about it and they said just said they should be coming soon and that they'll call when they are in stock? they didn't give menan estimate on how long it would take, grrrrr.

Claire said...

This sounds like a awesome time!
Is it just me or is that sweater the most perfectly fuzzy texture that I have ever seen?
I'm not usually one to wear things on my wrists but those bracelets! They're beautiful.

Brandon said...

If I ever visit Chicago anytime soon I am dying to go thrifting with you! You always have THE most awesome bags from your thrift-expeditions. I read your blog and I am struck by just how honest and hard working you come across.

Mat said...

that jumper does look pretty good, not what comes to mind when i think of topshop (i work there, it's not ace)