July 5, 2011

Peachy-beige and Mauve

This is the second installment in the series "My Summer Look: Minimal Hippie." Boring-ass part one happened yesterday while you were drinking Budweiser and playing volleyball. (Although, really, the first instance of the look was publicized a while back, brought to you without the stupid introduction. (It also appears that this is the summer of monochrome.))

On Saturday, Michael and I walked to Golden Gate Park. I didn't feel quite so much like a tool requesting photos of my outfit since the place was swarming with tourists. This was taken after we sat on the steps watching countless DSLR-wielding visitors stop to pose with a nearby bonsai tree on a pedestal.

These fools in blue were on their way to the little tree statuette to get their vacation pose on. I think they add some nice contrast to this shot.

LOL, literally.

Looking back, this outfit seems to be about bringing together lovely colors with hideous names. I bought these vintage mauve gaucho pants in Berkeley last weekend. The peachy-beige silk top is from a vintage shop in St. Paul, MN. See by Chloe plastic sandals also used, also from Minnesota.

The look and feel of a skirt, only... pants.

Other pant option...

Fun with shadows...


And just because the gentleman behind the camera doesn't want to be seen, doesn't mean the world shouldn't know about these kicks. Vintage "Vanosaurs" complete any casual look.


"In 1856, while trying to synthesize artificial quinine, 18-year-old chemistry student William Perkin instead produced a murky residue. Fifty years later, he described the event: he "was about to throw a certain residue away when I thought it might be interesting. The solution of it resulted in a strangely beautiful color." Perkin had stumbled across the world's first aniline dye, a color that became known as mauve" (emphasis mine).

-From the hyperbolically titled Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World, a top ranking book from the category "Should Have Just Been a Wikipedia Page."


Hard Liquor, Soft Holes said...

i love a good gaucho.

chuck n. said...

seeing as i hate looking like a damn tourist in my own hometown, i only take my outfit shots in my backyard. i prefer looking mindlessly vain in private! hahaha

anywho, how's san fran? (i feel so cool using that abbreviation)

totes loving your simple "hippie" style by the way!