Velvet t-shirt: Zara (sold out, buy similar here)
Belt: Gap (sold out, buy similar here or here)
Necklace: Oasap (buy here or similar here and here)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Coltranes (sold out in silver, but buy other colours here or here)
SHOP THE LOOK:
When I first found out Ghesquière was leaving Balenciaga, my world (or at least the image of Balenciaga in my mind) came crashing down. Was it the end of the fashion house? Whose insanely slick tailoring and funky (but not overtly funky – more like a conservative-funky) colour combinations would I sit on my bed with my laptop and gawk at on Sunday mornings and cry about not being able to afford on Sunday nights?
Everything turned out better than I thought, because not only is Ghesquière starting up a brand of his own (it’s about time), Alexander Wang is taking over Balenciaga. At first I said, “That is so random” and “How is that even going to work,” but these thoughts quickly evolved to, “Wang can handle it,” and “I’m so excited to see what a casual/edgy Asian streetwear designer does for an almost-century-old Spanish luxury brand.” How is he going to reinvent the bubble skirt… again? Is he going to shy away from predominantly black/white/grey collections? What in the hell is he going to work with that’s not remotely close to a solid-coloured jersey or knit? These and many other questions that flood my mind shall be answered as soon as the spring runway hits again next year.
Anyway, here’s my homage post to Ghesquière and my toast to the future with Alexander Wang. See how I’m wearing the Jeffrey Campbell ripoffs of the Balenciaga cut-out boots that I got on sale? Ok I realize this homage doesn’t look as sincere now, but pipe down, I’m a starving university student. Please forgive me, shoe gods.