[COAT TALES] THE COCOON

12.10.2012

coat Uniqlo // leggings Urban Outfitters (seen here) // shirt thrifted // shoes Y-3 // cap thrifted

Today's post is all about taking some sartorial inspiration from the ladies. I picked up this wool-blend cocoon coat at Uniqlo, operating under the influence of Céline's oversized cocoon concoctions from AW'12, showing up in ads and eds all over right now. The sporty thing has been #trending in a big way, I think partly due to the omnipresence of those Nike sneaker heels, or, "sneels," and Lord knows everybody is still crazy in love with snapbacks thanks to Supreme's continued prominence at the forefront of mainstream style consciousness. My shoes are secondhand Y-3 from Tokio 7 and the hat is actually a thrifted Kool cigarettes cap, the green 'K' a subtle reference to those trés cool (punny! sort of?) Kenzo x New Era caps. I'm wearing the vegan leather leggings I picked up at Urban Outfitters last year (seen here) and a thrifted graphic tee in the same blueberry hue we discussed last week.

But what am I reading? 032c is a Berlin-based publication that came onto my radar about two years ago. They've been going for a decade or so, but I wasn't convinced to pick up a copy until I was piecing through their current issue and read the following in regards to the, "ducktail hair, washed-out complexion and bleached eyebrows" of the Balenciaga AW12 menswear campaign:

Aesthetic modifications tend to stay within the boundaries of familiar human physiology. When genetic engineering - in the context of being able to mold our image - becomes widely accessible in the future, there will be a point of departure where personal improvement drifts outside the accepted parameters of our anatomy.

Hot damn if I don't love a cerebral take on the psychosocial implications of the styling of a high-fashion campaign. That initial appetite-wetting was further appeased on getting cozy with the pub, which features in-depth articles on everything from urban planning to the complex family history of one of America's most prolific graphic designers. In short, I highly recommend it. Also, it goes with my outfit! Let's take a look at some of the other inspirations for today's look:


01 Karlie Kloss by Roe Ethridge for Acne Paper. I think, aside from the Daria-fronted seasonal campaign, this is my favorite image featuring that Céline coat. The styling...parfait!
02 Blogger Sandra Hagelstam of 5 Inch And Up. Hagelstam's looks are often athletics-influenced...here she is making an oversized basketball jersey look sexy, and not like Snooki thinks she makes oversized basketball jerseys look sexy, but in a real way.
03 Blogger Zanita Morgan of Zanita. Baby girl wears a snapback like nobody's business!

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