16 August 2012

Shiny Surfaces

In my previous post, I mentioned how color is not a big provoking element at the moment, so I'm forced to rely on textiles, specifically anything to do with iridescence or shimmer - not to be mistaken with sparkly. But since most shiny things that I own seem to be jewelry, I hastily found myself making an emergency detour for Zara, where I spotted a pair of women's brocade trousers that crossed the realm of high street and into high fashion having it vaguely resemble something that fell out of Haider Ackermann SS12. With the hype on shimmery pants still building up, I'd be the first few (guys) to jump on this provoking bandwagon. Though trousers are the underdogs of clothing, I find anything that can potentially highlight the groin region or distort thighs (which I find hilariously offensive) are such fun statements to make and more attention needs to be given to leggage. (These jacquard loom trousers are actually quite shiny in reality despite the rather matte look in the photos.)

So half an avocado and a double espresso later, I slapped on my Egyptofunk tee, brocade trousers, bisexual bi-textural PS1, and pony hair oxfords that I got for three pounds from Kit from Style Slicker at the blogger yard sale, I was ready to research how far people would accept seeing brocade on men and whether or not they'd 'join me on a weird trip'.
top BALENCIAGA, trousers ZARA, shoes & bracelet YARD SALE, bag PROENZA SCHOULER

49 comments:

  1. I L-O-V-E your Balenciaga t-shirt! It is amazing!

    p.s. So nice to meet you at the yard sale last weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks Jen, was very nice meeting you too, let's hang again soon! x

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    1. When I met my friend yesterday for lunch before the obligatory hug/side-cheek-kisses, she stopped and screamed "I have this too!" haha!! We should get a gang together and pose! :D

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    2. OMG! Pelayo has it too. I think I've unwittingly bought into this season's rottweiler...

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    3. Arghh... I think I'm kind of the same size as him, we mind as well just join closets... haha

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  3. OMG those trousers are gorgeous and that PS bag... <3

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  4. Can't believe those brogues fits!!!??? And that Zara brocade trousers looks stunning on you, I want a pair too.

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    1. They're a teeny bit snug in the toe area (pointy), but yep they fit! As long as it's anything from 39 to 41 women's I can squeeze my feet into them haha

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    2. I am SO JEALOUS you can fit into women's shoes!!

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  5. You look so funny in that last picture haha. I absolutely adore the brocade pants, so cute! I come bearing great news: I have an interview tomorrow for a women's magazine internship. I'm so nervous and excited!

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    1. Oh wow that's big news, best of luck babes! You'd do great ;D

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  6. cant believe those are from Zara, they do look way more expensive than that!!!
    cute last picture hahaha :))) love your dose of humor

    http://blushandbrunch.blogspot.com

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  7. Boy, you have a hot bag collection! It was so lovely to meet you at the yard sale, I've featured you on my blog post about it so take a peep :) Keep in touch and maybe I'll see you at LFW! xxx

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    1. oo! Thanks for the feature, was really nice to meet you too! Let's definitely keep in touch! xx

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  8. oh nathan, you always look so good (even in your last picture which i love)

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. enter my new international jewellery/accessory giveaway to win one of two prizes!

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  9. Hey Nathan!
    Very tasteful outfit! :)
    Like it so much!
    Check my blog, if you want we can fallow each other ;)
    Cheers! All the best!

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  10. Looks amazing! vive les textures ;)

    Rena x
    http://electricdress.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. It is often good to receive style tips like yours.
    @paquetevistasbi

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  12. love this outfit! The balenciaga shirt is perfection!

    http://lavieenliz.com

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  13. you look so stunning and awesome with the rad pants and bag! <333

    Letters To Juliet

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  14. amazing top!!!! i want for me...
    fran

    showroomdegarde.blogspot.com

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  15. Your Balenciaga t's!!! Your PS bag! I die. :)

    www.fashiongentrix.com

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  16. EGYPTOFUNK!!!! That is IT!!! I frikken love it. Those brocade pants are really working for you too. X

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  17. Great shoes for that price. You're good at finding good stuff at a real bargin. Cool!

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  18. Le look est tres cool!J'aime bien le sac!

    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

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  19. awww I'm so obsessed with this t-shirt! btw your last picture is hilarious :) xx
    http://www.surfaddictfashionista.com/

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    1. Aww thanks, a little hilarity shall always be an essential accessory here x

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  20. Love Love your pants!
    Nice shoots!

    Hugs
    JK
    htt://mrkanerule.blogspot.com

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  21. love your style
    what about following each other?
    OXXOXO
    Marie
    have a look at my blog
    INTO THE GROOVE

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  22. Beautiful outfit! We adore your pants. It looks perfect with your shirt.

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  23. Great outfit! Every piece of your look is really amazing!
    Follow each other on GFC and FB? Hope you like my blog!

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  24. Hey nice blog :) can we follow each other?

    http://areyougonnabemygirl.tk/

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  25. amazing photos!love that shirt!

    wanna follow each other?
    uuum..
    cheers!

    http://fashion-babel.blogspot.com

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  26. wooow, love your style!
    i love it when a guy has such great sense of style,
    so gonna follow you (on gfc and bloglovin!)

    hope you'll also visit my blog and follow if you like :)

    xofemke.
    www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

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  27. Who are your sunglasses by? Loving 'em!

    SHould be going to the flower market around 4, I'll whatsapp you!

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    1. It doesn't have a brand, it's simply a boutique find from Hong Kong :)

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  28. very interesting tee with the print of the Egyptian Pharoah, almost a little science fiction-esque with the modernised elements. And those prints on your pants are pretty unique:)

    P.S. I actually miss the warm weather in Northern hemisphere - was back in HK during July but it was like typhoon and more typhoons and there was no way i could leave home. meh.

    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, the print is actually a bit bumpy, the words are textured making them actually 3D haha. Oh my god I was also in HK during July, we should've met up! haha

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  29. Love love love everything about this outfit!

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  30. Hi,

    May I know what size did you get for the balenciaga tee?
    Thanks a million for your help!

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