Monday, November 22, 2010

International


This was a fun outfit because it brought so many unique items together; I also enjoyed wearing it because it's been awhile since any of these pieces (except for the boots) has seen the light of day.

I love how the strong shape of the leather vest is highlighted against the dark brown background of the silk shirt. Coincidentally, the shirt has some ruching on one side that creates an asymmetrical hem; the ruching happened to be opposite the longer side of the vest, which made the lengths match up perfectly. The shorter ruched side also allowed the cute column of buttons on the skirt to show; I actually had to turn the skirt around and wear it backwards to make this happen, but since it looks the same in the front and back it didn't really matter.

I figured since I had so many one-of-a-kind items in the outfit, it was only fitting to wear my hand-knitted linen socks from Latvia, along with the boots I brought back from Prague. The vest was handmade in Finland, the skirt is from the UK, and the shirt was made by a local SF desinger, making this quite the international look.

Another thing to note about this outfit is that it is essentially monochrome. The matching hues of the shirt and boots give some continuity to the outfit, while the buttery-beige vest, herringbone patterned skirt, and light beige socks bring in both a variety of shades as well as some textural elements.

Shirt: Lemon Twist
Vest: Attila Design
Skirt: All Saints
Socks: handmade in Latvia
Boots: Bata
Ring: Wendy Mink, via Gilt

17 comments:

Cel said...

That vest is fantastic! It's so unique, and flattering.

- Tessa said...

All I can say is WOW! (And that I still love your playa light colored hair.)

shams said...

What a very very cool vest!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Love the fall of your skirt.

A-C said...

This is such an "Audi" outfit! Love the shape of the vest and the different textures of all the different pieces. Super jealous about that skirt, WANT!

WendyB said...

Did you see the asymmetrical look that Willow Smith was wearing the other day? She's got your style!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Wowza! That vest is fantastic!

Sal said...

Woot! I wore my Lily vest last week, too! Love how you paired yours with a rich group of neutrals.

ashe mischief said...

I love how such simple pieces and colors can create such a bold and strong visual! This may be one of my favorite looks of yours ever.

tinyjunco said...

ooooh yeah.

did you hear that a black bear has been spotted up in point reyes recently? this outfit has such a wild west/frontier vibe to it - perfect to welcome a bear back to the bay after over 100 years! you're in tune with the nature devas on this one, Audi!

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Secret Squirrel said...

WOW! was my reaction too. You look fabulous in that outfit.

tweal said...

Nice blog, there are some really great outfits on here. I'm loving the yellow dress in a few previous posts, and the vest in this post is so unique.

Kelly said...

The vest is obviously the star here, and it's awesome - but I also wanted to way that I really love the way that skirt hangs.

Jennifer said...

I love the look of the vest, but wonder how it wears during the day, does it fall off your shoulder?

Sheila said...

That vest is incredible!

zzzzzoe said...

This is breathtaking. Like some of your previous commenters this is maybe my favourite of your outfits - and there are a hell of a lot of strong contenders!

ReaderRita said...

Oh, that is just so incredibly super cool. Gorgeous!