Its not always about your face. It’s about the fashion. I think thats why you sometimes see the use of masks or “veils” in fashion. You know, don’t look at my face, look at this really groovy outfit I have on! Maison Martin Margiela’s Fall 2012 Couture show was filled with models wearing sequined and beaded face covers, and you know what? While looking at the pictures, I couldn’t take my eyes off the clothes. Google it, see if you feel the same, I am thinking of trying it my next runway show. Please, let me know what you think.
I originally purchased this jacket a few months ago, back when everyone else did, the week Ladies Who Lunch released it. I couldn’t make a decent picture out of it, so I tucked it away as an item to try and restyle later. I have an entire folder in my inventory labeled “Things to Try Over” because I am an “accidental” model at best, I have to feel it to be able to style it. Knowing I had a photoshoot with Skip Staheli, and also knowing he would be able to take whatever I style and make a gorgeous and usable piece of art with it, I pulled it back out and worked with it a few days. What I found from this, nothing is important to this style but the oversized coat. Everything else should be minimized, including my face. Once I figured that out, I darkened the face, further hid it behind hair, wore less clothes elsewhere, just turned the focus to the unique coat and let Skip do his thing. I really like what Skip created, what do you think about the result?
Coat: Ladies Who Lunch, “Beast Shrug”
Hair: .:EMO-tions.., “White Feather”
Shirt: [sYs], piece of “Ynuit pullover” (undershirt)
Pants: Zaara, leggings (as a hint, I wear these, and the [VG] beater from yesterday a lot because they are modify so you can change their color, if you are looking for two rock solid base pieces)
Gaiters: [sYs], “Ynuit”
Makeup: The Plank/Plank Couture
Lips: Miamai, “Dark Desires”