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.
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.