28 August 2014

Corset Complex

Again, I'm manically rifling through my closet - which now pans out into the living room/kitchen territory - looking for something fresh to wear. Of course, my definition of 'fresh' remains cheekily-ambiguous and often equivalates to a new item of clothing. So after scanning my wardrobe from every possible angle, but with futile results, my eyes somehow ended reverting to my breasts, and a most titillating (lol) thought came to mind: perhaps I should wear something that highlights my breasts chest, or at least the lack of it. Oh yes, yes, yes ladies... I've taken one risk-kay step forward in sartorial-offense by provoking my way into corsets. Say whaaaa? No, say corsets! Cross calf-hair whipstitched corsets to be exact, thank you Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos! So much for normcore. Surprisingly, layering this hairy bodice over a buttoned shirt didn't feel as restrictive as one would've guessed, but then again I don't possess D-cup boobs that in this case would compress my lungs rendering me out of breath around Shoreditch. So there are benefits to being flat chested, I mean, I have to see the bra as half full over half empty, just basic optimism. Now with my torso delightfully styled and all my vital organs safely intact, then comes the bottoms. Personally, the only trousers that could seamlessly and unpretentiously compliment such statement upper body attire would be these vintage mom jeans, since boyfriend ones could cheat on you. I refuse to bid this summer farewell just yet, and it's still considered sandal season, so I went out and found Sally, who you know, sells seashells by the seashore. I kidnapped and forced her to sew those bloody seashells on my seashoes. Okay that doesn't make sense, I mean my sandals. So what you're seeing on my feet are the craftsmanship of Sally's slave labor, you like? At this very point, I now find myself so deeply enthralled by any tops that approximate a corset or bustier without the obvious implications of a typical bra. So besides having unresolved inferiority complexes, I've also - through no fault of my own - developed a not-so-classic case of 'corset complex', whatever that may be.
  

shirt PUSH BUTTON
 corset PETER PILOTTO
bracelet DRIES VAN NOTEN
belt ZARA WOMEN
 jeans LEVI'S
 sandals DRIES VAN NOTEN

51 comments:

  1. Love the way you styled the corset and the corset itself is beautiful. Nice handy work Sally, hope to steal you one day.

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  2. Thank you for the nice comment! Your style is amazing! :)
    Greetings! :*

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  3. Ooh, how fun! Love the proportions of this outfit. Have a great weekend, Nathan! xo

    -Jen

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  4. always love reading your posts and checking you out. you're so dynamic in everything you do. i envy this!

    mon | http://www.monsemble.ca

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    1. Glad you like the writing style Monica xx

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  5. ahhh love this outfit!!that corsetttt :O

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  6. Love love love this outfit and the way you combine shirt and corset!
    I follow you! <3

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  7. I like your photos and the sandals are OMG, so cool!
    Follow you

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  8. Very original and funny. I hope - this is good element for figure. Very nice sandals.

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    1. Thanks Kobieta, there isn't one word from your comment I don't love, even 'element'!

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  9. Awesome photos! Love how you styled this corset!
    ~Mel

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    1. It sure was a challenge, I was thiiiiis close to wearing NOTHING underneath it, maybe I will for fashion week.....

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  10. Oh Nathan, you are tremendously cool. White shirt classic, goes with anything, the corset is the cherry on top, making the outfit original and unique, the jeans give a bit of a retro vibe and the sandals compliment the rest of the ensemble. What makes it even more work is the attitude...which you have plenty. Great photos, keep it up, xx. Claudia T. www.thefittingshoe.com

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    1. I appreciate your kind words Claudia. Corsets are always the cherries on top, as long as you layer them.

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  11. Great photos! What a cool place too

    XX

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  12. Well sometimes I want to have smaller breasts so I can pull off more high fashion stuff! Haha... Nice meeting up with you Nathan...! You are such a delight. Love that corset on you. Now I want one too though... so many things on my list I cant keep up anymore

    Looking forward to catching up with you next time!!

    xx
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    1. Like I said in my post, I'm glad I'm flat chested lol (duh), but there's also so many different curvy looks a woman with bigger breasts can pull off better than one who doesn't possess them, so you win some, you lose some. Now you see the complexities of my corset complex, haha.

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  13. The look I chose yesterday was also 'a corset style'!!
    Love yours,too!
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    1. Oo! Now I'm thinking I'm really into bralettes too... thoughts?

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  14. cool style!

    -kiki
    http://riskinovianti.blogspot.com/

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  15. Nathan, thank you once again for a lovely comment on my blog :-) As I checked your several looks, you have such a unique style. The corset is gorgeous and I totally love the way you styled it!

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  16. Gosh Natan! You haven't forgotten me (senti-chic moment). I'm loving your genderbending fashionality and finding your lesbian chic in it...corsetting might upset the 1st wave feminists but the 3rd would salute this choice when Born male. I've been going more feminine lately because I'm not a Cara that wants to eat burgers and wear caps: it ruins my blowdry. I wanna be the UK Dolly with eyelash extensions again ;)

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    1. The way you've put it provoked a proper chuckle out of me. Genderbending seems like an old concept to me, so by simply applying the 'feminine' approach to fashion would perhaps be the best and most honest engagement with it I wholly approve! xx

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  17. Such a cool and stylish look with the denims!

    Thanks for following - it´s a pleasure for me that I already follow on bloglovin <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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  18. Great outfit, the jeans are so amazing!
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  19. Amazing stitching detail! xx

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    1. It's like American football meets bullet-proof vest.

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  20. the way your dress up is beyond amazing!
    i'm your new fan now
    following your blog gorgeous <3


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  21. Such an original vest & sandals!

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