As much as the 90s have been coming back in the way of Doc Marten’s and Nirvana love, I’ve been noticing snippets here and there which really quantify what I remember from the decade. My mother always used to ask why I dressed like a potato sack. I couldn’t explain why, it just seemed right. Minimal, buttoned up, a little on the conservative side. These days when stripper shoes are worn on the runways and skirt lengths are all over the place, I’m really delighted to see what people can do bu mixing things up.
This season, I barely got in at the Nicole Miller SS2011 show, after thinking she was showing up at Lincoln Center, I noticed at just a few minutes before showtime she was in Soho instead. Silly me. But it was well worth the mad rush, as I loved how she combined the buttoned up look with sheer-sheer long skirts with long slits. It was very sexy and leggy.
The other day, I had the honor to meet Nicole Miller herself at her boutique in Soho, she was delightful! Explaining why she went with this juxtaposition, she said, she’s not so much into the ‘lady look’ so she really wanted to mix up buttoned up look with the very sheer long skirts. The sheer giving the impression of long, without the frump.
And here are the ladies, Erin and Lani from Sugarrockcatwalk. I love them! They’re so sweet, and if you are into NYC sample sales, you should check out their site. They list them all!
And of course, it was so nice to run into Yuli from Style Coalition. She’s a force to be reckoned with!