Sunday, February 13, 2011

before the season's over

Earlier this month on Groundhog Day, Chuck the groundhog predicted an early start to spring. Judging by next week's weather forecast it looks like he might be right (he does after all have a winning record of 6 out of 8 years!) Knowing that spring might be around the corner forces me to wear fall/winter items that I neglected to wear during the season, like this Helmut Lang hooded scarf from his F/W 2002 collection. I can hardly wait until all the snow has melted and the temperatures climb up to the 50s and 60s, but it would have been a shame to let the season pass without wearing this scarf at least once.

vintage helmut lang

vintage helmut lang

This scarf/halter top hybrid is more than five years old now. Some of my readers might remember it from my Stylediary. Here is a back view and runway picture of the scarf (Stella Tennant opened the show wearing it) to give you a better idea of what it is. Flipping through old Helmut Lang collections is so nostalgic for me, it always reminds me of his quiet genius and brilliance as a clothing designer.

helmut lang



original Helmut Lang by Helmut Lang scarf (Century21 Dept. Store/NYC) // Martin Margiela nude bodysuit (yoox.com) // Balenciaga pants with ankle zippers (Joan Shepp basement sale/Philly) // Christian Louboutin pointed-toe pumps (eBay.com) // Hermes collier de chien cuff // BCBG (Repossi knockoff) gold knuckle ring // Alexander McQueen warrior skull ring (saksfifthavenue.com)



14 comments:

  1. Excellent! You really do have a wardrobe to die for!

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  2. awesome scarf.

    the black and gold highlights are the best. i'm such a sucker for the cdc cuff and the viking-ish skull ring.

    are those the new loubs?

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  3. Fantastic piece. Helmut Lang was one of the first designers I fell in love with, and he just got better and better with every collection. I still love looking through pictures of his past collections.

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  4. I love black + gold. That scarf looks very interesting, I like how you styled it here. That bcbg ring is beautiful.
    Vagabond NYC has a couple of HL originals, they have an ebay and a seperate e-shop, the prices were pretty good (>$200).

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  5. You have the most amazing pieces ever!

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  6. Great outfit! I particularly like the accessories - the Hermes cuff and the gold knuckle ring.

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  7. Amazing scarf! To tell you the truth I'd never guessed that it's scarf!

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  8. Your accessories made my heart beat faster! Excellent taste.

    Kisses,
    Froso from Style Nirvana

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  9. All of your accessories are damn perfect. I'm so amped for this Friday. 63 degrees!?

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  10. the camel and black color combo is so simple yet strong. lovely paired with all the jewelry

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  11. "A lamb fur vest was on my fall/winter list for the longest time." Do you know what "mulesing" is?
    http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/wool-industry.aspx

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  12. You have such beautiful accessories and I want to have your wardrobe!!!

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  13. i seriously drool over your collection of items!

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