Sunday, 16 November 2008

HIDING IN BLACK

I don’t like leaving home - and seldom do - without being properly dressed and with my hair fixed. But sometimes when I’m really busy; have a lot of freelances jobs to work with and in the same time need to take care of errands around town, or if I have to go to work at strange hours I need to prioritize the comfort in my way of dressing. Even though I might feel like it, I still don’t want to go out looking like I’m about to fetch a pizza on a hangover Sunday afternoon in my pyjamas adn a hoodie. Instead I go for a rather classy and incognito look, which makes me feel a little bit like being in disguise or like I’ve managed to fool the rest of the world that I look good :)

What works for me are the following : I wear all black soft clothes, I put something on my head, I add som detail.

The past week I’ve been living in my black “uniform” ; wearing a pair of comfy velour leisure pants that look like a nice pair of black trousers (which I still don’t own btw) if and only when combined with my black sailor style jacket. I hide my messy hair with my beret or with a black scarf and do a quick make up - a more strong than pretty look; just two sleek and thick strokes of black eyeliner. (I’ve been doing those since I was fourteen so I can get them perfect in five seconds) And then I match the red stripe of my vintage sneakers (yes you read it right; sneakers!) with my mittens and give the whole thing a sailor-ish touch with my anchor bag (which fits things like my calendar, a lot of papers and so on).

In the end it’s actually the jacket that makes the whole thing work so I avoid having to take it of. Illusion ruined, I’m in my leisure wear underneath.

15 comments:

janettaylor said...

I cannot imagine it! Sneakers? :D Cute post!

xoxo: Janet

a cat of impossible colour said...

Ah, the mysterious Lady in Black! Straight out of a Bond film. :)

mateo said...

super cute!!!!

Fashion Therapist said...

Great post!!! The drawing's so cute.

Dotti said...

Hahaha, how I know that... :)

Kate said...

You should never underestimate a good black suit. One has gotten me through at least 5 interviews.

Marina said...

Nice blog... Are you interesting in a link exchange with my blog :
Bottes pas cher
Marina (from France)

mothersvea said...

hmm I have to get a jacket like that too now ;)

esme and the lane way said...

Marvelous! I am definitely 'fooled' !!! :D

Nanó said...

Snygg illustration. Jag beundrar ditt sätt att teckna på datorn. Använder du illustrator?

Five Foot Nothing said...

Black...it's always the colour for fashionistas. It's adaptable and looks professional at the same time. You got to love Coco Chanel for making the LBD a classic.

Miss Urbanita said...

Amazing drawing!

Miss_Red said...

Beautiful drawing, I always slip back into my 'black' outfits when I'm rushed because I know they work :)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Nanó : jo, illustrator. Jag är lite lat och utnyttjar de färdiga penslarna en massa. Ibland scannar jag in tush teckningar och konverterar dem till vektor bilder och modifierar dem lite sam tfärgar dem i ill. också (label: pencil/vector drawings)

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