WHEREDYA GET THAT OUTFIT?
It’s from all over. This bow tie and necklace are vintage. Black sweater and hat are H&M. I love these pants, but they are unfortunately from Forever 21. I think this is their third year. So they are near the end of their life. They are so comfortable, and I love the fabric. But as everyone knows, the clothes at that store are not well-made. I’ve had to stitch up at least three different holes in them. It’s worth it because I have never seen any pants like this. I think they look really fashionable. But 3 years is definitely a record for clothes from that store. Their clothes usually don’t last that long.
I love the pants in combination with the long button down shirt. Talk about “power-clashing!”
I found this shirt in a small vintage store in my hometown. It was only five dollars! I think it’s actually a woman’s dress from the 80s. It had shoulder pads in it when I bought it. But I think it looks really high-fashion as a man’s tunic. And it has a black and white tropical leopard print on it! What’s not to love?
How would you describe the style of this outfit? What is the fashion statement?
That’s a tough question. My style is definitely eclectic. But I think all of my looks have a 1920s or 1930s element in them. That’s why I have the bow tie and the gold bolo necklace today. And the leather shoes. So it’s vintage mixed in with a lot of modern, wild, clubby elements. And yeah, I love prints! So I would describe this look as: 1930s-inspired club kid. Maybe?
Sounds good to me! Why do you like the 20s and 30s?
I think that era was really elegant. The materials were high-quality, the designs were modest but fashionable. And they really had a flair for layering and accessories. So it’s perfect for winter! Also, fashion at that time (especially the 20s) was really revolutionary. Much more so than now, I think. They came up with crazy textiles and beautiful new shapes all the time. Fashion trends were actually newsworthy in those days. I think we’re more in recycling mode now. And obviously I’m recycling vintage trends too, but with a lot of admiration!
Why did you choose to wear this today?
I’m going to a party tonight after work so I needed something that would really transition from day to night. I love black and white patterns, because even if they are really wild, they still look kind of reasonable. I think this outfit stands out, but not too much. I feel very comfortable, but also elegant. And I feel playful, but also serious.
I love that. Enjoy your party! Thanks, Sasha!
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A little fashion profile of moi for Be Fluent NYC (where I work). I wore this outfit to the drag race premiere in NYC!