Firstly, let me apologize for the slight delay on posts, I've been occupied. I'm aware of the necessity of improving on organization skills, but I can't help but envy anyone who possesses a PA (shout out to all personal assistants in the world!). As I type this, I'm seated on the Eurostar just six rows of seats away from Stanley Tucci (Nigel from The Devil Wears Prada) on 'our' way to Paris. Yes, I'm certain that's him after awkwardly locking eyes twice while we stood in line at Caffe Nero. Can I be Anne Hathaway for just like two minutes? Okay, back to reality, which is a cramped window seat full of my overfilling bags and croissant crumbs all over myself, how chic. Speaking of chic, I do in fact have something prepared for those of you who are more interested in obtaining styling inspiration than my uncomfortable, crumb-infested French journey. Recently, I worked with The OUTNET - the mecca of online shopping - who provided a few pieces to progress with a mini-editorial styling shoot. My penchant for novelty accessories and shooting my looks in front of graffiti murals is perhaps the best way to put a personal spin on these styled looks. A total of four, with graphic backdrops and thrifted neckerchiefs sourced from Brick Lane (aren't they fetching!) as the common thread that metaphorically ties the shoot together. I can't help but be a little bummed I could've spread the shoot into four separate posts; then again, that will be cheating, sort of. Witness as I provoke the industrial rundown regions of London, and my love for disheveled locales meets subversive styling, a true editorial fit for any provoker.
Alrighty then, are you ready for a rapid narration of not one, but four looks in thirty seconds or less depending how quick you can read?! Go! Outfit number one's pretty self-explanatory: printed canvas Acne culottes may seem like the focal point, but my gummy bear love clutch would beg to differ. Look two is when you cross a skater boy with a milk maid. Talk about functional fashion, I not only can skate off at any moment, but also milk cows in these Mih jean dungarees; and whilst we're still on the topic of cattle, let's move onto my third farm fresh look aka. The Hackney Hillbilly. Same denim, different shades. If I committed a fashion faux pas of wearing a denim jacket with denim trousers, then that's faux sure the case here (that was not a pun). I love an off-beat ensemble as much as the next weirdo, the disconnect in this look appeals to me since it forever oscillates between an 80s vintage mood but with a modern embroidered book clutch and patent loafer sandals; all hail the clash! And finally the look du jour (since we consider provocativeness as a grading system here on The Provoker). This frilly Chloé pleated organza top once housed a giant cupcake, but now I've taken over. No look is complete without grungy jeans, and Junya Watanabe perfected the DIY-esque fringe hem cause ma' ankles also like to party, party, party! Swoosh! And because pairing the look with burgundy pilgrim chunky heels makes no sense, I went with it, not just cause they're Miu Miu, no... I'd never do that.
photography by Annissa Mawinda and Christine Adelina
shirt PUSH BUTTON | neckerchief VINTAGE | culottes ACNE STUDIOS (HERE) | sneaker AMERICAN APPAREL | clutch CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA (HERE)
bandana VINTAGE | sunglasses KAREN WALKER (HERE) | shirt THEORY (HERE) | dungarees MIH JEANS (HERE) | sneakers BALENCIAGA
jacket THEORY (HERE) | neckerchief VINTAGE | cardigan CHANEL VINTAGE | jeans WRANGLER | loafers 3.1 PHILLIP LIM | clutch OLYMPIA LE-TAN (HERE)
neckerchief VINTAGE | top CHLOÉ | jeans JUNYA WATANABE | heels MIU MIU
Special thanks to The OUTNET team for this styling collaboration.