More Stuff I Like, Then

I was asked by the blond babe known as Rackk and Ruin what clothes I do like, so I looked through the images I’ve kept for inspiration (i.e., to make me feel sorry for myself.)

These two photos were styled by DisneyRollergirl for Reiss, and they struck me immediately as the way I want to look. Casual, tomboyish, classic with a twist.

This tartan wool biker jacket fits the same criteria. I wasn’t surprised to discover that Susie B actually owns this jacket by J.W. Anderson.

I like this Ruffian look for Fall: Ladylike tomboy with some offbet sexy elements.

I like this look from Sonia Rykeil. It combines my nun fetish with my schoolgirl fetish.

Simple soft black leather. Works with everything. Add a green leather jacket and some python boots, you’re good to go.

Just a great androgynous look I’d like to borrow. Not the hat, duh.

This painted leather jacket is the holy grail if you see it up close.   I’m letting my sister paint one of mine in the same colors and hoping it will work out.

JF and Son are   really on to something that speaks to me. Simple but dramatic,   boyish but sexy.

The shoes make this Louella outfit. Those shoes say, “Fuck you, I have silver winklepickers, bow down to me.”

Finally, just like every sucker, I’d like to imagine myself an Isabel Marant woman, carefree in butch jeans and boots with a casual $3,000 fur coat thrown on as an afterthought.

See? I’m not just about mocking bad fashion. I have my own hopes and dreams of leather, cashmere, Patti Smith, Keith Richard, Catholic schoolgirls, demure nuns and decadent furs.

Suggestions, insults, insincere compliments?

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30 Responses to More Stuff I Like, Then

  1. Heidi aka Fuzzy says:

    Mmmm, that JF & Son and Sonia Rykel? Yes, please!

  2. P says:

    I have those silver winkle pickers, and I love them. Good call on the Reiss image with the red creepers, also.

  3. I love DRG’s second look for Reiss – I used to have red creepers from a shop called Robot on the Kings Rd in my Catholic girl school days!

  4. Dru says:

    The androgynous look is amazing….is it from one of the Japan Fashion Week shows?

  5. Dru says:

    ^I’m a dummy, I just scrolled back up to the pic and yes it is.

    I remember Queen Michelle’s gold oxfords with much affection (and some envy)- metallic shoes that aren’t sandals are always fantastic.

  6. Ash says:

    That plaid coat is going to haunt me forever. i love it! Your taste is superb!

  7. Cricket9 says:

    The tartan jacket, the tartan jacket – how I can get my paws on the tartan jacket? I would even curate or snag it, yes, I would sink that low.
    We like similar clothing, SW, and a lot of women do, and yet, why is it so difficult to find something “tomboyish with a sexy twist” and not pay arm and leg, while frumpy “ladylike” stuff is everywhere? Sigh…

  8. David Duff says:

    Good grief, ‘Sis’, I worry about you sometimes!

    Mind you, the coat on the first girl was nicely tailored.

  9. candy says:

    You have good taste in clothes!

  10. “Suggestions, insults, insincere compliments?” This line just made my morning. THank you Sister. Also, that second outfit you posted with the boyscout style shirt is sooo my cup of tea. I need a pair of berry-red boots in my life. Also, if i were rich i would wear loads of Isabel marant and Helmut Lang. That “paper-bagged” leather dress is pretty awesome as well. Thanks for the post!! xx Molly

  11. Esme Green says:

    I like your style, it’s consistent and classic and it’s definitely shit you should have.

    After years of knowing my own style, I seem to have deteriorated into the shitty Mum territory of jeans and fleece… depressing.

    These images lift me out of my doldrums!

  12. liz says:

    I like to imagine I dress like a mix of images, 4,6 and the last image. But that’s more of what I want to dress like than what I actually dress like. Today is patent black winklepickers and a white spring dress with red lipsticks all over it because I haven’t had enough time do laundry. ah well.

  13. Ann says:

    That shit is indeed all you.

    And that plaid coat is one of the most amazing pieces I have ever seen.

  14. Crystal says:

    I was just waiting for the Patti Smith mention haha. I’d wear every single one of these jackets. Maybe with a fuck the clock t-shirt underneath

  15. Nickie Frye says:

    The painted leather jacket is very interesting.

    I thought you didn’t like leopard fur?

    I usually like the whole tomboy/menswear look on others, but when I put it on myself I feel… well like a manish tomboy. Meh. I actually did my version of tomboy today on my blog. That’s as far as I can go, darn it.

    I’m seeing a lot of metallic footwear lately. In fact, just now I spied some critical gold boots on honestly…wtf. I like, but can’t afford. Gonna have to settle for a ghetto DIY version with a can of spray paint. 😉

  16. Sonja says:

    Love the J.W. Anderson jacket – been looking for a place to buy it on-line, to no avail.

  17. susie_bubble says:

    I’m with you 200% on the Meadham Kirchhoff jacket! I especially love the one with the Care Bear painted on the back….

  18. Dave C says:

    “Casual, tomboyish, classic with a twist.” That’s every photo I’ve ever seen of you – you don’t need any of the pictured clothes to achieve that look! Not to mention Ruffian schoolgirls and androgynous nuns! So don’t feel sorry for yourself. Anyway, your lovely hair would make me weep with envy if it wasn’t already identical to mine. Hugs and red wine. x

  19. Cricket9 says:

    Sonja, the damn jacket seems to be gone from every site I looked at. How frustrating. Maybe it’s time to reactivate my dormant sewing skills, or find a seamstress – apparently they do exist in Ottawa. I’m developing a fetish for things made from woolen blankets – almost stole a blanket (black, yellow and orange stripe, leather handles) tote bag in from a woman in Home Depot.
    The painted jacket will look great, I’m sure.

  20. I quite like “casual, tomboyish, classic with a twist.” My preferences are similar, and I add a dark(ish) element sometimes- although not dark enough to be “goth”. (For one thing, I’m too old for that and not keen on looking like the walking dead.)
    It’s interesting to see what appeals to your fashion sensibilities.
    My favorites here: first photo, tartan biker jacket (in fact, the entire outfit), what the man is modeling (sans silly hat) and last image.
    I once owned a painted tuxedo jacket. I’d still have it if it hadn’t been painted in glittery rose motifs.

  21. Aja says:

    Insincere comments? Hahaha!!

  22. Constance says:

    Anything Marant becames my style.

  23. Suspended says:

    Picture 6 has been stretched so much that it angers me.

  24. Sister Wolf says:

    SUspended – I will fix it for you, it’s my fault at resizing.

  25. Sister Wolf says:

    okay, fixed. Much better.

  26. Marky says:

    You need that tartan wool biker jacket more than any other item above. Imagine the lipstick you could wear with it!

  27. Erika says:

    The schoolgirl/nun look equals good. I do believe you are working looks that are in your target.
    P.S. I met Jeffrey Campbell today and thought of you. I didn’t tell him you thought his shoes were ugly. He is actually quite good looking and personable.Plus he is a man, and he makes shoes. That may make him perfect.

  28. Tricia says:

    LOVE the creeper look, and that tartan coat.

  29. james says:

    Interesting to see what you do like! the painted leather jacket is heavenly.

  30. rollergirl says:

    ooh yes casual, classic, tomboy with a twist is me to a tee! Thank you for the compliment. BTW, the coat is a man’s coat if anyone’s interested.

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