Me Wants It: Asymmetric Hemlines by Cavalli &The Row, 50′s style by L’Wren Scott & Moschino & more!
Have you seen (or read) The Lord of the Rings? If so, you may have guessed that the title of this series, “Me Wants It”, is a reference to the character Gollum. That poor, poor creature’s life was destroyed the moment he first laid eyes on THE ring. Yet, for as long as he lived, he could never get it out of his head.
“We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us”
I am not quite as bad as Gollum. “Me Wants It” is about the things I am coveting each week. Most I can’t afford, and many I am out-sized of. Thankfully, my life goes on – quite happily – without them. However, I do like to look and find inspiration for my real purchases!
This weeks edition of “Me Wants It” focuses on asymmetric hemlines. I didn’t plan it this way. In fact, it was quite accidental. It all started with this Cavalli gown. I was first drawn to the printed silk, but that hem is what finally did it for me. Cascading silk layers. Animal print. Perfection.
This black crepe dress by The Row is already sold out on net-a-porter. I can see why. It’s simple. It’s elegant. And that asymmetric hemline makes it distinct.
Then there is this Rick Owens leather jacket. It’s in a great color for the fall. The ribbed jersey trim and asymmetric hem give it a unique look, while the slightly distressed leather just looks touchable.
I don’t really want to think about winter, because Cleveland winters are cold, grey, dreary and dull. I think this Markus Lupfer twill tartan coat would be a nice way to combat the winter blues. Although the color and pattern aren’t anything out of the ordinary, that hemline just makes it fun!
Now, here are a few symmetric hemlines that are equally covet-worthy:
Love the 50′s hourglass silhouette and dark blue color of this L’Wren Scott metallic jacquard dress. So sexy.
I am also a firm believer that you can never have too many pencil skirts in your closet. This Bouclé wool-blend pencil skirt by Moschino will work for day and evening wear.
Now, moving on to the things that I could fit into to… First up are these Belle by Sigerson Morrison Cuffed Convertible Boots. I missed buying the Ash Olivia Suede Fold-over boots before they sold out last year. These remind me of them a bit. Similarly, ever since I saw the ever-stylish Jessica of What I Wore wearing the Coach Karolina Heel in Natural in I have been kicking myself for not buying them before they sold out. Now I am hunting for the perfect pair of nude sandals or pumps to elongate my legs. These Brian Atwood’s are out of my price range, but I adore the touch of black. They would be perfect for the Fall.
And finally, for a bit of fun. At first glance this jade and pearl-embellished ring by Mawi looks pretty tame. But a closer look reveals a skull hiding amongst the pearls!
I don’t know why, but that skull just makes me smile. Maybe because it is so unexpected?
Where do you find inspiration for your “real” shopping? Magazines? Online? Elsewhere?