Thursday, October 1, 2009

White Pant Pantomime

What better way to ring in the new fall season than with the eradication of the antiquated idea that white pants past Labor Day is some kind of fashion faux pas. Yes, people still think this is true... But I guess it's lucky for me that people around here still believe that because at the end of the summer season these J Brand jeans were on sale for $29 and I couldn't have been happier. The belt pictured here is the vintage belt I mentioned in the "Skirting the Issue" post. It looks like it has been hand made by braiding thin strands of metal and the ends have been sautered together for a very unfinished look. It fits in well with the industrial vibe I've got going on with my accessories recently. Very cool find.

I thought the serpent ring pictured here was particularly fitting as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has her pin collection, aptly named "Brooching It Diplomatically" displayed at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Albright would be the first to tell you, accessories aren't just fun, they convey meaning. After Saddam Hussein's government called her a serpent, she wore a beautiful gold snake brooch on her lapel during her next meeting with the dictator. How awesome is that? The exhibition features 200 of her favorite pins she wore during her diplomacy work. And when the curators said she wouldn't get her pins back for two years while the exhibition traveled, she took that as the perfect excuse to buy more pins. A woman after my own heart.

Metallic top w/puff paint details, vintage. White destroyed denim pants, J Brand. Black open-toe booties, BCBG. Woven metal belt, vintage. Black fedora, Forever 21. Green serpent ring, found in potato salad section at Rayley's. Thanks Jer...

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