photos by Kate Sands
Sunglasses - Army Surplus// Asymmetrical top - vintage// Jeans - thrifted// Heels - Zara//
I wore this tunic/vest when "modeling" (I use that term very loosely) for my friend, Landon Antonetti, on one of his school projects several years ago about an urban assassin a la Beatrix Kiddo. Now, every time I wear it, no matter what I've paired with it, I feel really...powerful and kind of like I can take on anyone or anything and basically be just a total badass. It's funny how we can imbue our clothes with secret powers: that crisp white blouse that you wear for interviews because it makes you feel invincible; that floral spring dress that immediately transforms you into a more feminine version of yourself; that little red dress takes you from cute to GOOD LORD. I personally think it's a wonderful alteration that is inherent in fashion in general; the option of becoming whoever you want based on what outfit you're wearing, trying on different personas - especially when you're still figuring out your own personal style.
I love this outfit, and the odd gender neutrality of the top and pants matched with uber girly curly hair and super high heels. Today, I portrayed a woman comfortable and confident in her own skin (who's ready to beat you up if you cross her path).