Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stevie



Here's some more asymmetrical goodness from All Saints, and an appearance from a very lazy looking Georgie. Just look at that sloppy posture; with all the sunny spots in which to lay around in the new place, Georgie has achieved new heights of laziness. For these shots she couldn't really be bothered to sit up straight and tuck her feet in, and in fact I thought she was going to slump on down to the floor.

The new top is the Bolly top; when I first took it out of the box I had a hell of a time figuring out which way it was supposed to go, so finally I went on the All Saints website to look at how it was configured in the photos. I'm about 80% certain I got it right. It looks gray here but it actually has tinges of acid-washed pink, which blended nicely with the soft shades of the 2 skirts. To give the outfit more of a colorful punch, I added a bright fuschia tank underneath the shirt.

With all these drapey, flowing layers I felt a little Stevie Nicks, which I guess isn't really a bad thing. If I grew my hair out and invested in a really large fan, I could do some fantastic photoshoots...

Top: All Saints
Necklace: Manu Lizarralde
Belt: Oscar de la Renta
Pink skirt: Anthro
Tulle skirt: Noa Noa
Shoes: Born

16 comments:

A-C said...

Georgie! She's F*ing adorable!

I love how this top allows for your snake tattoo to show. Just looks cool.

Chelsea said...

awww lazy georgie is adorable :) our cats change their behavior in the heat... sprawling out all over the hardwood floors looking like they're melting.

this outfit is fabulous... I, too, love that it's showing off your tattoos... and the color blocking is so cohesive from such different pieces!

also, the fan idea should become reality. short hair blows in the wind too :)

Healthy and Homemade said...

Oh wow that top does look complicated, it's gorgeous on you though!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog. Very nice! Can I ask: how do you take your photos? Do you have a photographer or a camera/tripod?

Michelle said...

Hey Audi, I have a question/post idea for you! What brands would you recommend for cute and yet comfortable shoes? I'm probably going to be getting another job soon where I'm on my feet a lot and it seems like you're always aware of these totally random-ass but awesome shoe brands.

Also, for some reason, the text is superimposed over the words on this post. I'm using Chrome - kind of makes it hard to read.

Una said...

Love the top - didn't see it on the site, but there's so much stuff, it's overwhelming... Can't wait for the next item to debut!

Just in case you or others are curious, I got my Allsaints order today and love two of the items, the Aglaea cropped jumper and the Sheena dress. Both are wonderful and quirky, although I had to order up a size in the dress. It's also shorter than I expected, which is fine for me at 5'1" but would be really more of a tunic on anyone much taller. The other item, the Remedy cropped trousers, are cute in theory but didn't work for me at the price.

Such a romantic yet post-apocalyptic vibe to their style...

WendyB said...

That doggeh leg sticking out is too cute.

Sal said...

Right or wrong, that top is utterly marvelous on ya. And hey! I have those silver shoes, too! Yet to wear 'em, tho ...

ReaderRita said...

That top is so interesting, it delights my eyes! I love it.
I have a question about the fabulous shoes- are they wedges or heels? I can't tell from the pix.
Love the whole outfit. It is very "Modern Goddess"...

The Seeker said...

You're indeed the queen of layers... love the way you do it.

Have a nice day

xoxo

Audi said...

Anonymous: I use a Canon Digital Rebel with a tripod and wireless remote. I also use a flash with a swivel head, which I bounce off the ceiling for more even lighting and less shadows.

Michelle: Actually Sal just did a post on cute and comfortable shoes: http://www.alreadypretty.com/2010/06/reader-request-comfy-sexy-shoes.html

For me it's really hit or miss with shoes; for instance my Modern Vintage boots are amazingly comfy, but my pumps by the same brand are torturous. I have very finicky feet so I have a hard time recommending any specific brand as 100% comfy all the time. I've had good luck with Tsubo, Fly London, and Camper; in particular I adore my Tsubo "Nabu" and Fly London "Jail" pairs. John Fluevog also makes some great shoes, but the fit is different for every style and you have to be careful with the sizing. When I'm considering a brand I haven't bought before, I make sure to read as many reviews as I can find. Also see my response to ReaderRita below about the Borns.

ReaderRita: They're heels; this is the Born Chantilly style, which is actually still available. In theory these shoes ought to be amazingly comfortable, and I'm certain that on normal feet they are -- they're padded all through the footbed, and the strap and top of the shoe are also thick and padded as well, with no rubbing. For some reason on me the the balls of my feet end up sore and burning by the end of the day, but I'm pretty sure it's just my weird-ass feet that's the problem. If your feet aren't super sensitive I'd recommend them, and in fact I would probably buy another pair of Born shoes because they're so well made; I'm sure that in a different style I would find Borns to be some of the most comfortable shoes I own.

Michelle said...

Thanks - I was looking more along the lines of cute flats, though. I've been having problems with heels lately 'cuz of my knees. But of course, not all flats are ok either because of that weird habit of making flats with no padding or arch support! Sigh. Back to looking.

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

You look amazing! I'm getting a very 1920s, flapperesque vibe from this outfit--with a very modern twist.

Love your blog!

AliciaInAlaska said...

Love this look! I'm always loving your layering, I'm inspired!

ReaderRita said...

Audi- Thank you for the info about the shoes; the reason I had asked is that I haven't had the best of luck with Borns, and I thought that if perhaps they were wedges, they might be more comfy... (I've found that to be true of other shoe brands- wedges just seem to have more support)
I have the burning-ball-of-the-foot-thing with some shoes, too- and have thrown "ball of the foot" pads in more shoes than I care to count (also, the Dr, Scholl's "open shoe gel insole" works great.) (And not just in open shoes!) - but sometimes in order to accommodate added cushiness, I have to stretch the shoe, which can change it's look. Sheesh.
I swear, if I win the Lottery, I'm going to have my shoes made specially for my feet.

angie said...

Love Georgie and love this outfit on you and you only!

You are like a walking work of art, Audi. You totally get proportion and how to flatter your body. Always edgy but with elegance and grace at the same time. Hard to achieve but you have that down.

Also love the tasteful bit of bra strap peeking out from behind.