BAM! That’s how you do a jump shot, ya’ll – nothing but rim! (Rim is like the distance between your feet and the ground, right? Ungh, beskitball.) Today’s post is eXtra special, and not least because the title references our dearly departed 30 Rock – it’s my first fashion giveaway! But we’ll get to that after you’ve finished reading all about the hot vintage nana I’m wearing. First up: the coat. It’s a turn-of-the-century duster, a garment worn by men and women “to protect their clothes when riding in open motorcars” that I got when shooting at the Manhattan Vintage Show. It’s a heavy linen and, as the pictures below attest, the detailing is impeccable. The pockets have little envelope flaps and the sleeves have these beautifully chunky cuffs, plus it drapes like no other. I feel very Comme des Garçons-ish in it, with a whiff of unfussy Margiela brilliance.
The scarf, while not vintage, is a very gorgeous silk infinity scarf from French brand Meilleur Ami. I like the way it adds a pop of color near my face, so you can really appreciate the cerulean hues in my eyes. Pairing the coat with my boyfriend jeans is an easy way to transition something over a hundred years old into a modern wardrobe – just say it’s grunge. The shoes are my vintage Dr. Martens, and the supercute striped socks are the special item YOu CouLd WIN! Scroll down for details…
GIVEAWAY!Nigel Knox was nice enough to get in touch with me about their product line, quality socks with charm and spunk. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had trouble finding socks that have a lot of personality and are equally well made. The most fun pairs I’ve collected over the years have by now sadly deteriorated, but I look forward to many a happy morning padding around the apartment in my Nigel Knox socks. The line is made in Italy in a variety of high-end materials; the pair I’m wearing here is merino wool. Nigel Knox and I are inviting you to take your pick of another “stryped” style, the Barnaby, in whatever colorway you’d like!
Here’s how to enter: “Like” *fruitpunch on Facebook and then leave a comment below – it’s as easy as that! A winner will be picked randomly and announced via Facebook (and mentioned here, in the comments.) Feel free to share this in any way you can think of – the more, the merrier!