2008-05-27

Kenzo Styling

Today for the first time in a while I felt a surge of creative energy and promptly raided my closet to throw together a more interesting outfit. I really do love to throw together prints. Although I am a big fan of minimalism, I tend to gravitate towards the eclectic more because it's so much easier to achieve with what I have in my closet at the moment. I really would love simple, well-tailored pieces as well, but alas I am a thrift-store addict and my closet has taken on a life of its own.

Belowen asked how my first day of work was. Would anyone like to guess where I ended up working for the summer? A big hint: I wore yellow tights yesterday and the obligatory red vest on top turned my outfit into something more Ronald McDonald inspired (wait! no! Don't guess McD's! I'd rather drop dead!). Another hint: I spend too much time there anyways.

So my first day actually went pretty well. It was a full workday and I watched training videos and answered questions for half of the time. The other half I spent bagging and putting things back on racks and consoling frustrated customers who stood in line for a long time (we had a huge sale day and the lines were incredibly long). Still, I felt comfortable there and, along with my internship at a local marketing firm, it makes my summer feel quite fulfilled.



So my outfit today was a mishmash of colors and patterns. It reminds me of the fall 2006 Kenzo collection, a favourite of mine. I seem to refer back to old collections very often. I guess whatever mood I'm feeling from moment to moment can't always be captured by the most recent collections.


Images from style.com

15 comments:

Amelia said...

I love the floral top/dress. Great pattern-mixing. Do you work at a thrif store?

yulanda said...

Value Village?
Love the outfit.

Marina said...

Value Village I'm guessing?
Perfect place.

I love the print on the collar/lapel of that vest. Or is it part of the dress?

Fruchtzwerg said...

your outfit is great and your shoes are divine! May I ask you where you get them?

susie_bubble said...

Wow amazingly well matched, those prints...

Belowen said...

If I knew what Value Village was, I probably would have guessed that too, lol. The first few days of work are always boring but tiring I find. Best of luck with it all, I've just re-entered the workforce after my extended maternity leave, it's not easy finding new outfits for every day, and I would love to be able to wear some of the unique stuff you wear, but I have to tone it back for a more corporate feel!

the_kitten said...

wow your outfit is really wicked! Amazingly mis-matched!

Ash1314 said...

like the mismatched look :)

bi-style said...

I love the floral prints, your dress is very amazing, I like it!

pinkrock said...

Mismatched?? i dont think that at all, the pieces go really well with each other. Killer shoes.

A & E said...

i love this outfit. its in a rank of its own!! Its great the match/mismatch. The floral dress is also balenciaga-esque. =P

Zad said...

I love this kenzo collection!!! AND your outfit!!

-h of candid cool said...

your styling here is really amazing

Gypsy Bride said...

I'm a new reader from Toronto. Love your blog. So happy to see someone else is into Kenzo and, more importantly, recreating Kenzo from Value Village scores! :)
Nicely done.

Sabrina said...

Oh man! I have to wear this outfit again sometime. Thanks for reminding me of it Gypsy Bride!