Monday, April 4, 2011

Invincible

It isn't often I wear black from head to toe, but I figured it was time to give it a whirl. If you look at the window behind me you can see what a black and miserable day it was, and my mood when I got up wasn't a whole lot better, so I figured my outfit should follow suit.

Monochrome looks, whether they're black or some other color, are always more successful when the individual items have interesting detailing and differences in texture. For this outfit I started with my new Helmut Lang blazer because the draping at the waist creates a great silhouette. I added the chiffon top underneath because it gave the outfit some softer edges and also brought in the subtle dark blue pattern. The black leather trousers and studded boots added glossy texture and silver hardware.

I finished off the outfit with my Wendy Brandes swear rings, just in case there was still any doubt about how how I was feeling that day. In the end I think all the black actually improved my mood, because I felt rather invincible; my entire lower half was shielded against the driving rain and the rest of my outfit was closely-fitted and impervious to the high winds.     

Blazer: Helmut Lang
Top: Noa Noa
Trousers: Pepe Jeans
Boots: All Black
Rings: Wendy Brandes

18 comments:

Charlotte said...

I don't know about your mood but you look absolutely radiant. I so enjoy reading your blog. Thanks.

Deja Pseu said...

Love it! That jacket is amazing, and Wendy's rings are always just the thing.

The Nightmare Child said...

That is a commanding outfit. Very authoritarian.

Nyssa said...

I wear all black outfits quite often. Such outfits are intimidating, and when there is a class full of 15 year old freshmen staring at you, a little intimidation on your side helps a lot, especially when you master the "angry, silent glare."

shams said...

You look amazing and I have coveted that Helmut Lang blazer since you first posted it.

Rad in BK said...

That Helmut Lange blazer is pure magic. You do in fact look invincible.

WendyB said...

I like how New York-y you look, especially with rings from this New Yorker.

Lindsay said...

Ohhh, that blazer! What a find! This is very un-Audi (being head to toe black, and all) - but I LOVE it! I'm glad you went full force punky. :)

Stunner!

notSupermum said...

Black suits you, you look great.

Magatha-May said...

you look fierce in that all black do. Fabulous. I'm actually channeling an all black outfit today. 7/8 black jeans, a ruffle tank and a ribbed long line cardi.

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

Woman, you look phenomenal! And your clothes have such detail and structure that I didn't even notice the all black, just the great shape and style!

Love the rings!

Erin said...

Kickass and super-tall!

Sal said...

Even black nail polish!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Amazing look. It is really intense and stunning. Loving your hair too.

angie said...

You look better than Trinity from the Matrix! Love the subtle textures in this outfit :)

Kari. said...

wow -- you look amazing in this picture. just had to tell you.

kelli(q) said...

You are just so FIERCE. All the time. What nail polish are you wearing? Such a spectacular black.

Audi said...

kelli(q): The nail polish is Black Lingerie by Revlon.