ok, so i’m not going to lie to you – i have been meaning to post pictures of these pieces since i was back in new york and if the truth be known i have not worn them since miami (and the kids there did NOT understand the look i was going for) although they were all very well accepted in new orleans! the kids of mexico city df are much more conservative than i could have ever imagined – the one exception that i’ve seen being the all too dark goth/punk scene. nothing floral about it. i am hoping with all my heart that i can bust these numbers out again in the new week once we hit the pacific shores of mazatlan and puerto escondido. we just arranged last night to meet some friends from home (2 mates of sammy’s: dougie and chaz) who have driven down from canada to mexico, in mazatlan and to road trip with them around the coast to puertos – i’m hoping that there will be power in numbers and i can wear these florals proudly!
#1 this was my one and only opening ceremony purchase, a silk playsuit that was more than half price – i figured i was making money getting it plus you feel kindy naughty wearing it our in public as it feels oh so good!
#2 joel bought me this awesome top for my birthday from an amazing vintage shop in brooklyn run by some insanely cool japanese kids. it’s rayon and also feels fantastic on. looks great tucked into my black high waisted jeans.
#3. i picked this shirt up from a vintage clothing store on staten island – a little island a short ferry trip from manhattan that apparently has a similar stigma as perhaps tasmania. from what i heard not many new yorkers actually venture off the ferry in fear of the locals… which makes it a gold mine for cheap vintage clothing – this was only US$8! although this floral print is eye catching none the less what really cinched the deal for me was the fabulous back button tails-esque detail. I have also seen this detail used on the current chloe sevigny range for opening ceremony.
#4 and the last little devil in my floral obession i picked up for a steal in another vintage store in brooklyn near prospect park that was owned by a lovely carribean lady. as soon as i saw it i was reminded of a rachel comey top that i saw earlier in nyc that i feel in love with. although they are or significant differences in quality the look is some what (mildly) similar….
ooh, and all these photos were taken on the roof of our apartment block in mecxio city, df.