So last Saturday, I had a shoot with photographer Edric Chen. We were set to tackle the “great” outdoors (ie: Ateneo Dormitory Campus) but it started raining. Not that it was bad or anything, we both agreed that the atmosphere was pretty suitable for the theme and it was pretty reminiscent of London (grey clouds, rain drops, and puddles). I can’t speak for my curled hair and foundation though, I think they didn’t enjoy the light drizzle. Though I must say, it pretty much fit our peg: the Karlie Kloss’ Vogue China editorial–you know, the one that made her look like a British bag-lady (yes, I’m aware that Karlie’s American).
So I prepared outfit sets based on the editorial–huge knitted cardigans, beanies, woven hats, sweaters, floral dresses, belts, accessories, heels, socks, more socks, and definitely more socks! If you’re familiar with Asian fashion or Japanese fashion, think of the Mori-girl (or jungle girl) style. It has a bit of an organic-hippie feel.
Here’s the dilemma: I couldn’t come to the shoot wearing something random and unrelated to the shoot because my clothes no longer fit the bags I stuffed it in, so it means that I had to take the thickest knit top I had and wear it. Next, it was probably thirty degrees outside so I can’t, at the same time, step outside the house decked like it’s about to snow. Given that, I had to compromise–so I wore an oversized pullover and paired it off with denim shorts.
Then I figured, “Hey, this isn’t that bad of an outfit!” Definitely not Mori-girl enough but I thought, why not make it a bit edgy? So I added my Rihanna-Balmain inspired booties, and the thick multi-chain necklace to override the soft look. I’m pretty satisfied with how this one turned out and trust me, I do go around the malls looking like this! <3
Light Grey Knitted Beret: Promod | Dark Grey Knitted Pullover: Donna Karan New York | Denim Shorts: Diesel | Silver Multi-chained Necklace: Girlshoppe (for less than $5!) | Grey Socks: H&M | Black Multi-Buckle Wedge Booties: Sinta (I mislabeled the pink cut-out oxfords I had from the previous post, which I’ve corrected already!)
Photo by: Edric Chen | Makeup and Hair by: Kris Bacani and Dimple