Tag Archives: aesthetics

What I Wore: 8.17.08

These are the only shorts that I own! I got my first pair of lederhosen at three years old when my parents returned from Europe in 1984. They were gray buckskin with red straps and heart-shaped pockets!

Lederhosen were always a staple in my family since I’m mostly of German and Austrian decent. We would visit the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, Washington almost every year in the 80s and dress up.

Shirt, Nordstrom
Cardigan, Isaac for Target
Key necklace, gift
Socks, Forever 21
Lederhosen, vintage
Wedge shoes, Dries Van Noten
Purse, Miu Miu

I found these shorts on Ebay last year; they didn’t come with the traditional straps. They belonged to a lady that visited Germany in the 1950s when she was 12 years old. I love clothing with a history. When I wear these, there’s always a bit of a bulge where the flap is because lederhosen are normally worn by boys and men. Oh well, it’s a small price to pay!

Dries Van Noten Wedges

Last week I finally tracked down an incredibly hard to find pair of gray patent wedges from the Dries Van Noten Fall 2007 RTW collection. There’s no denying that they’re strange looking and it took me months of contemplation before I finally decided that they were a go.

Now, I feel silly for waiting so long! Always trust the power of Dries. These shoes are shockingly comfortable because there’s a hidden one inch platform built into the front. Also, Dries has a way of using only the softest leather to line the shoes so you never feel any seams and they wear forever since the seams are triple-stitched.

This is my second pair of shoes from the Fall 2007 collection (a third is on the way!) and one of my favorite details is the sturdy tread that was featured in this line.

As you can guess, these shoes are not for the faint of heart. They will get you stopped in the grocery store by elderly women and talked up at parties. Some reviewers have called these shoes homely and orthopedic, but I have to disagree. They are like sculpture for the feet and I’m all for wearing my art!

Another girl who wears the Dries wedges totally effortlessly is Jane of Sea of Shoes. I never knew that mustard patent could look so cool!

What do you think of the Dries wedges? Edgy and fun or clunky and ugly?

The Week in Pictures: 8.15.08

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

Finally, I’ve had a chance to work on some new art. Hopefully I’ll have some pieces to share next week. Besides that, it’s the same grind of freelance; luckily, I adore all of my current clients!

My dad has the best taste in shoes! I hung out downtown last Friday with him and his girlfriend and couldn’t resist snapping his Kenneth Coles. I wish I could get a pair in my size….

At the end of the night, we found a photo booth in the lobby of the Ace Hotel. I love how he’s completely obscured in the first photo besides that massive company ring. Haha!

A few night ago, Lee and I were lamenting that our deer head looked a little sad; he was missing something. After adding a scarf, I think he looks much more regal!

I’ve been wearing my grandma’s belt a lot lately. It must be from the 40s or 50s. The entire back is also colored links.

I’m loving my current desktop at work. The big black heart is very design that kills!

How was your week?