Fashion week inspired clothing– moving from the runway to the streets of LA. This idea was birthed by Bobo while the both of us were engaged in a conversation via Facebook messenger. Immediately, I was in. (Check out her blog here! thisfashionfiend.com)
On the day of the shoot, we had initially planned to go to 7th and Figueroa where Macy’s was located, but as we were on the Expo line going towards downtown, I saw the perfect alleyway more suited to the theme we had storyboarded. In the midst of inspiration, I declared hurriedly to Shiku, Bobo, and Aaron Ashby (who was filming our shoot for a film project) to get off the train. After a few minutes of scoping out the area, Shiku began to snap away.
Originally, I was leaning strictly towards Ralph Lauren’s Military Girls collection, but I was so enraptured by the off-runway photos popping up on my social media, that I had to throw some street style into the mix. All the while, I made sure to maintain the militant aesthetic. My aviator camo jacket with the fur lining (fur fur fur how I love fur–faux fur that is), beanie, and harem pants combined all together achieved this look effortlessly. I have never felt more like a New Yorker!
Bobo’s Note: Olivier Roustein took us by surprise this spring with his – ahem – less than ostentatious collection. Of course, it’s still Balmain, so there was still more than enough glitz to keep us satisfied. “I wanted to explore something casual and sporty.” Roustein played around with textures but maintained the Balmain signature beading to give us an unpredictably laid-back silhouette. Inspired by this collection, I paired a chiffon overall with a rough-meshlike crop to create an effortlessly edgy look.
Bobo’s Note: Let’s start off with Barbara Casasola. She’s elegant. She’s unusual – but it’s the ease of this collection that keeps me wanting more. Not afraid to experiment with masculine textures and trim silhouettes, she added a touch of effortless androgyny to this Autumn’s fashion week. In true Casasola style, I paired a tailored, vintage jumpsuit with a classic top hat to bring you my very own high fashion look.
The second half of the shoot was a little bit more challenging, but surprisingly I had more fun with it. We had to switch locations and outfits, and by the time we were prepped to model the second half, the sun was going down. Luckily, Shiku’s photography and editing skills helped to save face. Here, I wanted to blend in with the straightness and angles of my dress as I posed for the camera–nothing too playful like my counterpart Bobo. While I didn’t emulate a specific designer in this outfit, Micheal Kors’ Breton tops seemed to match the most with what I was going for. However, the overall theme of stripes and asymmetry within several collections inspired me. I love love love a print that can make my eyes think.
Shots of us Together.
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