6/25/2012

we used to talk on the phone

(secondhand fever ray t-shirt, venessa arizaga necklace, thrifted skirt, margiela shoes)

Believe it or not, I dress casually sometimes! This is my standard dressed-down outfit: band tee, easy skirt, interesting shoes. I'm obsessed with this paisley skirt I thrifted a couple weeks ago; it strangely has an Art Nouveau feel to it, maybe because of the colors. This Fever Ray tee is one of my most beloved articles of clothing I own because it has in incredible story and I don't believe I've shared it on this blog yet! Earlier this year I visited NYC for a long weekend to see some friends. My flight home from LaGuardia was delayed by several hours, so I wandered the terminal in search of some grub. As I examined some not-appetizing food from a mini deli, a gangly fellow wearing this Fever Ray t-shirt accidentally bumped into me. I remarked that I loved his shirt because Karin Dreijer Andersson is one of my biggest creative inspirations (and let's face it: Karin Dreijer makes Lady Gaga look like Sheryl Crow). At that point this guy said "oh, you can have this shirt if you want, I don't need it!" and proceeded to strip it off in the middle of the airport terminal! I was too stunned to say anything except "holy shit thank you oh my god!" Never did catch his name, but if he ever happens to be reading this, please know that this t-shirt was a wonderful gift and I am truly thankful!

The above photograph doesn't really show off the holographic finish on these Margiela shoes very well, so one this does so a bit better. They are rainbow explosions in the sunlight and always make me swoon. Iridescent is my favorite color.

6 comments:

Allison said...

So many great things in this post! The story behind that shirt is really great. It's nice to have a t shirt you can wear every day with some nice memories attached. Those shoes are incredible! I need more iridescence in my life. And that Fever Ray video is hilarious and cool at the same time.

Isabel said...

Hyperventilating over this outfit. Yes, it's casual but so intricately put together oh my GOD. The shoes are boss, as is everything but I just really like Margiela right now.

Hvit said...

I'm probably just nerdy at remembering detail, but I think you HAVE told us that story before. Nonetheless, I liked hearing it again, because it's very surreal and also amazing- I love it when strangers are kind, even in a crazy way. (Especially in a crazy way!)

The shoes are AMAZING. Just- amazing. Plus- with the socks. Just perfect.

Goo Girls said...

iridescent is my favorite color too!!!!!!! margiela & iridescent in the same breath is a thing of beauty

Low Couture said...

UM, the outfit is absurdly good. YES on the v original take on paisley.

and all my best articles of clothing have stories so much better than: "i went out and bought this at this store."

passion for style bring to us, beautiful clothing. and when it's free....

x Peter @ http://low--couture.blogspot.com

Magnet said...

I've actually read the story about the t-shirt before, maybe in the interview questions I asked you? Anyway, huh, you do casual SO well lady. So much better than most. Well, at least in my opinion.