Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring Awakening

A photo taken by Elizabeth at the Nylon x Topshop party. Mom's custom made jacket, Diana Orving top, Missoni dress, Vivienne Westwood x Melissa shoes, vintage turban, Slow and Steady Wins the Race sunglasses and bag, Triskaidekaphobia necklace, Iosselliani ring.

My Mom was recently kind enough to give me a bunch of her old spring jackets that she no longer wears. Even though I love hand-me downs (they make up half of my wardrobe), I still have issues with wearing the same exact clothes as my Mom, for fear that it might be age inappropriate. As stylish as she is in her own right, her wardrobe will always be filled with Mom clothes in my mind. One of the pieces she gave me is an asymmetrical white jacket with a non-functional zipper detail that she and my Aunt had custom made in China. They both have about half a dozen versions of the same jacket in different colors, and when she offered me this one (which was too small for her), I initially demurred. Still, as soon as I put it on, I realized that it fit perfectly into my wardrobe, and even reminded me a tiny bit of Ann Demeulemeester. I also picked up a long, cream-colored coat that she bought in London years ago, but never wears. I can't wait to wear them for spring!


Mansfield coat from my Mom, Comme des Garcons x H&M blouse, Phi bra, Prada skirt, Chanel boots, Triskaidekaphobia leather ruff collar.

-Tiffany

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9 comments:

white mice said...

the nice thing about getting mama's hand me downs is that if you are an impossible size (too petite or too damn tall) she probably has some awesome custom in her closet. I've officially been banned from my mom's closet because I keep stealing some of her old designs from college (amazing 80s sequin and lace dresses she made in design school). It least your seems generous and boy does she have great stuff!!! Lookin' Good!

pink horrorshow said...

My mom wears too many conservative things for me to borrow, but every once in a while I'll find a gem from the 60's and 70's that I steal, haha. I love that bustier over the shirt!!

Insomnia said...

The jacket is very cool!
I love the contrast with the background in the first picture!

Laura said...

beautiful!! i love the long lenght coat!! xo

Caddy said...

Cool hand me downs! I love getting hand me downs as well. :)

Amy said...

I love the coat from your mum and that amazing leather collar! I wish my mum cared about clothes.

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Amanda said...

i've taken so much rad stuff from my mom! i love the mansfield coat on you...bummed i wasn't around this weekend to do the topshop photo thing

Lani Love said...

i love everything about that last look! the colors, the drama and freshness, oh and your pose!

vint junky said...

The cream coat is amazing, i'd be thrilled to grab that kind of hand-me-down
xxx