wang x hm.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TUESDAY. While cutting, sewing, configuring thises and thats for my Halloween costume this year, I've a calendar at the back of my head that includes visiting H&M downtown November 6th when they open their doors to Wang adorers.
What I've always appreciated about Alexander's designs is that he considers the whole person and daily activities before deciding fabrics and shapes. My first Wang purchase was 5ish years ago. It was the simplest black tank top that was so perfectly flowy, comfortable, and lightweight that I would go to bed in it, roll over for a mild yoga session at the university gym, and throw a sweater atop with the tank peeking underneath as my lazy option for classes.
My first and main love while looking through his lookbook for the H&M collab is that gym bag, mostly because I'm in need of a gym bag and this timing couldn't come more relevantly. I've already got a good hooded, warm, waterproof jacket, a staple form-fitting LBD, and a good yoga mat... Though we'll see where my luck falls. Not one much for branding, but I wouldn't mind the "Wang"ed out grey body con number, too...



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jacket: A | X  | Tshirt: H&M (mens) | Pant: All Saints 

THURSDAY: On a quick grocery errand in the International District with a good girlfriend yesterday. Once I picked up the essentials -- ramen packs, inexpensive veggies, and bulk soy sauce -- we went for steamed and pan-fried potstickers and ice-cold beer.  Ergo, keeping everything low-key in the white T and black everything else combination. Not a bad way to spend the hump day.  


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dress: vintage

Reworking an old dress has been on my hobby list since middle school. Even if it's nothing more than extracting shoulder pads and utilizing a belt. Slightly crumpled silk and large knobs for buttons. The latter of which are excused from their gaudy size by way of matching the dress entirely. Arrange a man's slouchy beanie atop, in case the altered suitdress isn't casual enough. 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tank: Zara

 Familiar with those white tank, messy pony, and butterbeer days? This is the day the Lord has made. I love the tighter knit of this slightly silky tank that gives this staple a 1-UP from its ribbed sisters, who come pre-folded in department-store packages. And although I swore I'd stop showing bra-straps -- since I'm not 16 anymore -- this dessert spot in Ballard called Hot Cakes had its heat cranked for abstruse reasons so the blazer just kind of took itself off... Excuse made.


Friday, October 10, 2014

FRIDAY. When nature offers gifts, I like to incorporate them into my living space. This usually...if not always... means dead things in my house just casually thrown together with proper, man-made things. Driftwood on IKEA coffee table on cow hide, example. Was doing a Halloween-inspired photoshoot by a lake an hour out of the city completely riddled with tree stumps and debris like this. In faded grey colors I couldn't not.



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