Thursday, May 15, 2014

Leather = Better

In an age where vegan products abound and the term 'cruelty-free' is more popular than Kim Kardashians impending nuptials on Google search (okay, probably not), leather, fur and other animal sourced materials seem to be a luxury reserved for the morally depraved. Now my opinion on the matter shall remain null and void, but there are definitely some benefits to donning leather. 

The first, and most important, is that leather equals cool. It always has and always will, no matter how hard Stella McCartney campaigns. So long as there are still pictures of James Dean smoking a cigarette in a black moto jacket, leather will be cool. In a more modern context, let us consult Kate Moss in a second-skin leather pant. Go ahead and try finding something wrong with that image. This is why I decided to invest in a clean, ivory I.R.O. Paris leather vest. It transitions beautifully into all seasons and adds just a dash of enigmatic attitude.

I decided to pair it with a breezy pair of silk Mason by Michelle Mason trousers and my favorite Schutz sandals. And obviously only an industrial backdrop would have been correct for my leather topper obsession. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Graph Paper Silk

After winning a little Equipment France contest via Instagram, I didn't think twice about using my gift card prize to purchase this silk grid-print shirt. I'm in love with its minimal simplicity and black and white color palette. While I plan on wearing it with absolutely everything, on this particular day I paired it with some leather track shorts and wedge shoes. 

(Photos by Theresa Balderas)

Sunglasses: Miu Miu / Top: Equipment / Leather Shorts: small brand
Shoes: Aldo / Bag: Sandro Paris "Absinthe" Bag

Sunday, May 4, 2014

NYC with a Touch of Southwest

Now that we're having an occasional warm day from time to time here in New York, I take every opportunity to wear ensembles that don't involve 700 layers of clothing. So I used this day to finally wear the little printed Blu Moon romper I got at Planet Blue in Malibu forever ago. 
I'm looking forward to wearing lots and lots of easy summer rompers and dresses in the upcoming months.

(Photos by Theresa Balderas)

Romper: Blu Moon / Shoes: Aldo