Black Biker Jacket Rick Owens (buy here)
Black Draped Blouse VAVE Shoe Repair
Black Faux-Leather Pants Dotti (similar here)
Black Wedge Boots Rick Owens (buy here)
Black Bag Alexander Wang (similar here)
Jewellery All Alicia Hannah Naomi
I’ve been having issues with my lens all week so Monday and Friday were the only outfit shots I managed to capture (such a bad blogger).
Acne pistols were the boots du jour this week for pretty much everyone so I stuck to my Rick ankle boots all week. I only wore my Rick biker jacket twice but a photographer accused me of wearing the same outfit all week (!). It got me thinking about those of us with capsule wardrobes and how best to keep our ensembles interesting.
Fashion weeks worldwide seem to be the time that self-proclaimed fashionistas parade their entire closets around in the hopes of getting snapped by a street style photographer. Some editors and bloggers are lucky enough to receive clothing and accessories to wear from designers and stores – others shop savvily from chain and thrift stores to bulk up their wardrobes. The darker end of the spectrum even sees some fashion addicts driving themselves into debt to stay current and different as they travel the circuit.
I have disdain for calling what photographers do outside fashion week “street style photography”. I don’t know any woman who slips her neon yellow, body con maxi dress to go down the street. It’s non-representitive of how people really dress on a daily basis and creates a false sense of essentialism for regular fashion consumers.
I’m not sure what the solution is as far as fashion week is concerned – photographers seem to hate black unless you’re Kate Lanphear; none of my black-wearing buddies got “papped” despite rocking some excellent ensembles. But I am keen to investigate ways to keep my own all-black interesting on a daily basis without having to accumulate an impractical amount of items in my closet.