Nebraska's winter season still has a solid three and a half months to go, but I can't help but look forward to spring. I've been scouring thrift stores for vintage suits that I could transform into the matching shorts-and-blazer combo I love so much, and I finally found a winner with this red linen one. I sliced off the pants into slightly dolphin-style shorts and left the hem unfinished -- the fraying compliments the fabric, in my opinion. This would also be perfect with a graphic tee and Converse, a la Elin Kling.
As a journalism student that graduated college in 3.5 years, I never took the opportunity to enroll in art history lectures, drawing classes or music courses. I wanted to get a degree and get out of town as soon as possible.
Although I may not be an expert on the subject, I do appreciate talent in the visual arts, particularly after graduation. Over the years, I've managed to discern that I have an inclination towards modern art that doesn't shy away from its use of color. Whether it's abstract expressionism (like Willem de Kooning) or pop art (Warhol, of course), my eye tends to wander towards pieces with a bit of whimsy.
Naturally, when I stumbled across Malika Favre, an incredibly talented French illustrator based out of London, I was immediately intrigued. Her work is minimalistic and bold, as she tries to pare down the subjects to as few lines and colors as possible to portray the idea. While her pieces certainly have the "pop" I love so much, there's an underlying edginess in her work. I am particularly drawn to the Hide&Seek series, though I know her more sexually-charged illustrations get a lot of attention on the internet (naturally). I'm not the only one to have noticed her, of course -- she's been commissioned by the New Yorker and VH1, in addition to collaborating with Volcom on a limited-edition collection of clothing that I can't seem to get my hands on.
For more information on Malika, check out this interview with the artist.
colin stuart pumps/"how music works" by david byrne/forever 21 bag
I don't know if it's me trying to fill the void left by the complete lack of snow here in Nebraska, but I can't get enough of anything in a sleek in a shade of white. This white leather moto jacket is making me seriously question the important of groceries and rent.
Old Navy polka dot tank, high-waisted Gap shorts, Target boots, vintage bag.
Spent a completely magical weekend at a local winery + lakefront campsite with all of my favorite females. From stumbling upon a pair of llamas to consuming more smores than I'll ever care to admit, I have to say it'll be hard to top this trip.
I'd wear looks #1 and #6 exactly as they are. Perfect prints and inspiring color choices. I'll be looking to this collection frequently as I seek to really narrow and define my sense of style - hopefully an achievable goal!
express top, forever 21 shorts, steve madden wedges
I wore this outfit out on a date with a super good-looking guy and the zipper on my shorts broke while I was in the bathroom. Spent the rest of the evening nervously shuffling around with my left thigh way more exposed than I intended.