1.25.2011

I6L - Six Items or Less : Day 10 out of 30 - 2nd Mardi



Gold square aviator sunglasses, Armani Exchange; White shirt/dress, ebay; Gray angora skirt, Vintage; Leopard tights, no idea; Brown Merino socks, dkny maybe; Beige wool coat, Vintage; Olive green suede and shearling boots, Latitude Femme.

1.24.2011

I6L - Six Items or Less : Day 9 out of 30 - 2nd Lundi

Black acetate sunglasses, Prada; Golden necklace attached to sunglasses, my mother's; Blue silk scarf, old; White shirt/dress, ebay; Black tights, DKNY; Black flats, Tahari diy-ed deconstructed; Navy silk dress, Mint by Jodi Arnold.

1.22.2011

I6L - Six Items or Less : Day 7 out of 30 - 1st Samedi


Black square sunglasses, Burberry; Black silk and leather sash, not sure; Black tights, DKNY; Blue silk dress, Mint by Jodi Arnold; Black leather shoes, Frye.

 

1.21.2011

I6L - Six Items or Less : Day 6 out of 30 - 1st Vendredi


Black acetate sunglasses, Prada; Camel wool hat, Vintage; Pearl studs, very old purchase from high scool; Gold necklace, mom's; Beige belt, Valentino; Red leather purse, very old thrifted; White shirt dress, ebay; Blue silk dress, Mint by Jodi Arnold; Black and camel fur and patent leather shoes, Franco Sarto.


 

1.20.2011

I6L - Six Items or Less : Day 5 out of 30 - 1st jeudi




Black acetate sunglasses, Proenza Schouler; Yellow silk scarf, worn to death Oscar de la Renta; Blue jeans, very old Ann Taylor; Blue silk dress worn as blouse, Mint by Jodi Arnold.
 
So, instead of putting together a coherent few sentences, which may not happen in the current state,
here is part of the lyrics to the current hit "Little Lion Man" as performed by Mumford and Sons.

1.18.2011

I6L - Six Items or Less : Day 3 out of 30 - 1st mardi

 
Black acetate sunglasses, Prada; Tiny shiny earrings, Israeli?; Red silk scarf, old; White cotton shirt/dress, ebay; Black wool/cashmere cardigan, Vince; Black tights, DKNY; Black pumps, Frye; Blue silk dress, Mint by Jodi Arnold.

1.17.2011

I6L - Six Items or Less : Day 2 out of 30 - 1st lundi



 
Black acetate sunglasses, Prada; Red leather bag, my mother's; White shirt/dress, ebay; Black tights, DKNY; Grey angora skirt, vintage Belgian; Black pumps, Frye.

1.16.2011

I6L - Six Items or Less : Day 1 out of 30 - 1st dimanche



Black acetate sunglasses, Prada; Golden necklace attached to sunglasses, my mother's; Blue silk scarf, old; White shirt/dress, ebay; Black tights, DKNY; Black flats, Tahari diy-ed deconstructed; Navy silk dress, Mint by Jodi Arnold.


1.12.2011

Proposal for The Minimalist Wardrobe Project: Pt. II - I6L Chosen pieces

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Hello!

So, I spent the last 3 of my daily 6 waking hours per day making collages and trying things on. IIt' is a trange feeling when you are doing something and look at the clock and it's three hours after you thought you'd be done!
The challenge is exciting but also intimidating. Yes. "Mari, decide only six items which you will wear for an entire month for all your various activities, from working, to studying, to traveling, to meetings, to little nieces and nephews and errands and chores indoors and outdoors. "

Mes chers lecteurs, thou shalt know that most of the items from the tiny capsule have been chosen! Yay! Right? Ehem. Well. Making sure of one's choices may take the natural-high out of this one, but may save some headaches later on. Alors, let us examine a thing or two before engraving the choices in stone, lifting the anchors, and untying the ropes, and turning on engines for cette voyage. Oui?
If you read the previous post regarding my indecision, the skirt and jeans were chosen as the two bottoms. The skirt is just soooooo comfy and warm and hugs my body in a very feminine way. The jeans were chosen because they are the most casual piece in the capsule, are the only non-near monochrome piece (the dress is a very dark blue) and thus are very unique. The trousers  would have definitely been my choice if the silhouette were slimmer and cleaner.  
Allright! Ready. Set. Go...

1.08.2011

I6L Clothing Challenge: 6 Pieces or Less

Sooooo. Hm. Imagine that your wardrobe is taken away for a month for some sort of inspection and you are only allowed to keep 6 garments other than coats and underwear, having no option for replacing the taken pieces, and these 6 had to last you a month, at least, which would you take?

Hello, mes chers. We are doing it! Oui, les six pieces have been chosen, mostly.  On the previous post, we took inspiration from some superbly stylish women from around world and brainstormed a rough idea of the tiny capsule. It is winter. In New England. And, we have to look mostly professional at work,  be comfortable enough to play with/babysit kids, and attractive enough on the weekends, and put quality to the test by having to do laundry more often. As for laundry, some of us cashmere and silk lovers know to extend life and looks by hand-washing and flat/line drying. The plan is to make use of long underwear to extend life in between laundering and to provide insulation on these snowy days.

Speaking of snowy, mon premier choices were cashmere et soie. Mon silk undershirts have been keeping me, tropical bird that je suis, warm for several North Eastern winters now. They are the detachable lining to most if not all clothes worn per moi for late fall, winter, and early spring... Half the year, almost every day. Excellent secret weapon.



La premier choice was a pretty cashmere cardigan in black from J.Crew, but it has these lovely sequins and bow pattern that everyone will notice by the fourth time it is worn within a month. Comme ca, il n'est pas practical, right? Then the

1.04.2011

Proposal for The Minimalist Wardrobe Project: Pt. I

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Images via StreetPeeper, Altamira, and Elle

Dear Readers,

What would you think if I told you that I am volunteering to participate in the S6L (Six Items or Less) experiment? Would you think that this is a public fashion-suicide letter? Perhaps a plan to murder my dress-up and shopping excitement? It could be all of this. Or maybe better. 

This letter may, however, be more similar to a birth certificate or a proof of pregnancy (from Ms. forever auntie hahaha, but I digress), if you will bear with me. This is very moi-ish. Yes, Quite characteristic. Je plan to embark on a super exciting project! Can and will we be able to wear only 6 pieces of clothing.. for a Month?

Even when we do not include shoes, accessories, underwear, or winter coats, it is still enough to stop any normal person (let alone this clothes-horse) stop and rewind. I know of Luckymag.com marketing a genius 10-piece based month of outfits with the label "In Add Minus". I think that they did a great job. However, I can only use 6. So far, here is the plan: a