I am and always have been a goody two shoes. I'm the guy at the party like, "Is that a marijuana cigarette? Oh, no thank you." Not to say that I don't know how to have a good time! You can totally find me on the weekends at Le Bain...in the bathroom eating a sandwich on the toilet. (I kid!) But my first real taste of rock music came from my babysitter, who introduced me to No Doubt and Garbage when I was seventeen. (Joke! I was a tween.) I also vividly recall my mother busting in on me listening to Alanis Morrisette's You Oughta Know (in which Morrisette drops the "f-bomb") back when Jagged Little Pill first came out and I bought it on cassette tape so we could listen to it in the car which did not have a compact disc player.
This is all to say that by no means can I claim the grungy vibe of this look and last week's to be inspired by live Nirvana recordings (b-sides), skateboard culture or whatever. It's mostly reminiscent of Larisa Oleynik circa The Secret World of Alex Mack. I like that the shirt-around-the-waist look is sort of akin to a skirt/kilt (or maybe it's a makeshift skort?) for those of us who haven't converted. And, of course, my new shoes are cuter than anyyyythingggg. photos Kelly Kollar.