Burn These Bones

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Posted in themes by burnthesebones on 09/08/2009

My efforts to expand into horizons beyond the color black haven’t exactly been going so well (more on that in another entry) but here is one of those attempts:



Everything is from the summer clearance section of Zara (as you might be able to tell from the dressing room!) except the lambs fur vest which is current season, and the SSWTR shoes.

I really love the vest, though I feel rather pompous when wearing it, perhaps due to its voluminosity? Hopefully that’s something I’ll get over soon.

The awesome collages that Yui at A Slowboat to Mediocrity created are also providing inspiration on ways to wear vest casually… here is are some examples, and do go check the rest out on her site!



Her outfits have a streetwear inflected vibe, which is a bit of departure for me- though I definitely would make an exception for one of Mishka‘s eyeball sweatshirts!


Continuing the quest to diversify and lighten up the wardrobe , I’ve looked towards Julius’ S/S 2010 c0llection as a point of reference.




Trying to move away from that singular asymmetrical draping effect that’s so prominent now, and towards something more soft and…Grecian? The use of drapery has somehow become heavily associated with the dark and “edgy” and tormented, which is all and well but I’d like to challenge myself challenge to take this sartorial motif that I enjoy so much and turn it around…we’ll see how this transition goes..in due time of course!

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  1. Style Odyssey said, on 09/08/2009 at 10:25 AM

    that white draping is sublime….love it.

  2. amanda said, on 09/08/2009 at 1:52 PM

    LOVE how you layered the zara pieces. i feel you with the vest- i thought the same thing when i tried it on. i’m actually good friends with all the mishka guys (and my boyfriend is their architect-in-residence, did the brooklyn store) so i get some cool pieces here and there. i don’t wear them enough as i grew out of the streetwear vibe- but there are definitely pieces like the eyeball sweater (that i have in cream w/ blue/red eye) that look dope jazzed up more fashiony i guess… i can’t wait to pull it out soon

  3. Sophia said, on 09/08/2009 at 9:15 PM

    the draping is so beautiful, though, especially in dark palettes, heavy, gloomy, romantic, tormented. so good. the fur vest is awesome, completely a fall staple item. this is all making me itch to go to zara before it’s too late for their fall 2009 selection!

  4. Estelle said, on 09/09/2009 at 2:59 AM

    i love those zara garments and the grecian vibe! i know how hard is it to stop wearing black? i swer i try but everytime i feel a bit too clown-ish.. mmm funny how some people just would NEVER wear black ad we’re stuck with just the one colour..

  5. divinitus said, on 09/14/2009 at 12:07 PM

    I do like Julius idea.

    The fur collages… yes, please Burberry Prorsum “Goat Coat” [as pictured on one of them] … uber pricey but perfect – was on my wish list as soon as I saw it…

    Unfortunately [in my area or web-world] there is no cheaper alternative to that long hair, long sleeve, simple, gorgeous piece… šŸ˜‰

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