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...

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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.


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FYI MOMENT:
"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."

2 comments:

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!