So just FYI, this post is about a week past due. I've been so swamped with work that I haven't had time to breathe. Not breathing has caused an oxygen deficiency in my brain, leading to my inability to post a new update, even though I found my new model a week ago. But enough about my nutritional deficiencies, lets talk about my new model!
If you know me well, or even if you don't, you're probably aware of the frequency at which I visit a certain coffee establishment. For some reason, my work gets completed a lot quicker when done whilst sipping on a venti americano ;). As I was midway through my 30 pages of typed homework (and ready to ask someone for some spare rope), I see a blue bird fly into my surrounding forest full of crows...
Everyone, meet Faith. Faith is one of the lovely workers at my usual destination for java. This charming barista happened to walk in on her day off and caught my eye. Everyone that was there (including me) was wearing blacks, browns, forest greens.... all dark colors. Faith offered to us a refreshing turquoise that was pleasing to the eye, and also a hot color for the Spring fashion season. Turquoise is back as one of the upcoming seasons colors to wear. Actually, turquoise was named Pantone's 2010 color of the year. Of course, designers may not exactly adhere to this hue for their collections, but it does influence their color schemes.
Faith got her cool colored dress from a surprising place.... her home. Her dress was designed and sewn by her mother. This surprised me, as it did have retail appeal. Plus, her mother's choice of color couldn't have been better. The dress is tied on the waist with a black scarf. Similar colored garments were seen in spring '10 collections of Derek Lam, Versace and Proenza Schouler. The silhouette is not really one that is seen on the Spring runways, but is associated more with the fading Fall '09. Since it's still a bit cold out, but the new fashion season is starting, it made sense to me to wear a fall garment with a hot spring color.... just to be ahead of the curve. Props to you Faith.
Faith also shows us two other colors that are in this season... black and white. Well, it's a no brainer that black and white are always on the scene to some degree, but a white is one of the featured colors of Spring. Faith features this color with her vintage purse. Another part of the outfit that's vintage is her boots. Boots are not a trend for spring, but since we are straddling the fence between the seasons, i'll let it slide ;). Faith finishes her relaxed look with her wavy hair relaxed on her shoulder. This style, paired with her cool colored dress is a winning combination for a relaxing day off.
When sitting and talking to Faith, I found out about her unusual fashion philosophy. "I like to be outdated," she told me. She justified that when dressing out of date, it gives you a look of originality. I really respected this idea. This showed me that when she does get dressed, it's not just a random bunch of clothes, but rather a well thought out idea. Just like everything else in life, all actions should be well thought of before executing.
You can find Faith's look or similar ones in several places. Here are my suggestions....
Dress: BCBG, Macy's, JCPenny
Scarf: American Apparel, Target
Boots: Charles David, Aldo, Nine West
Purse: Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Kooba
Well this concludes my first post that's transitioning towards the Spring season. Thank you so much to Faith, the latest "love ur LAbels" model for lending me your time... and a few pics ;). Keep on being original and keep on being gorgeous. As for the rest of you viewers, originality is key. Take the new trends and make them your own. Do this, and my fashion GPS will point me in your direction. I just hope I remember my camera...