Monday, 1 February 2010

Free People Jacket + TuTu Dress

Dropped by The Edison in downtown LA the other night. The venue is actually underground with unique historical power & water machinery decor. Dress code (nice!), no dance floor (boo!), perfect for chatting in twos or groups. Too bad it was pretty filled up so we couldn't snag a table at the last minute.


Jacket from Free People. The high collar and ruffles make it a little Victorian, but its not too frilly and feminine with the military buttons.

Just love the rounded opening of the jacket too.


military ruffle jacket: Free People
lace dress: twelve by twelve from Forever 21
flower leggings: random


Anddd have you heard of Vika Gazinskaya? This Russian designer, with an insane haircut btw, that does really futuristic collections. All of her pieces are quite geometric and play dramatically with shape and volume. Most of the pieces have a cocoon shape to it, very high fashion-esque. Also, Vika's personal style is so versatile--pop, vintage, minimalistic, sophisticated, chic, she does all of the above.

Look at the shoulders...and the nude shoes!!! Perfect color combination.


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In one of her own designs.


This dress by Vika Gazinskaya instantly reminded me of Fleet Street!!! LOL my uni peeps know what I'm talking about, right?!!?! It looks like a penguin suit!!!



Omgg I wish I was insanely tall for one day so I could try on this column dress. I love the roll in the back, a lot like a Japanese obi (taiko musubi?) Some of the pieces have a pop-cartoon-ish feel to them.



When I Google'd Vika, her name pops up under the suggested keywords with her BFF Miroslava's name..."Vika Gazinskaya and Miroslava Duma". OMGGGG wouldn't that be sooooo so cool if your name showed up with your bff as a search term???

39 comments:

  1. you look amazing. I'm totaly in love with your look!
    X

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  2. Love your look!I should buy nude shoes,haven t find yet.Have a fab day!


    Nuheila

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  3. love the colour of the dress.

    if there's a style muse i must choose, it's Vika. her creations are impressive.

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  4. i love the high collar and ur leggings ^^

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  5. Wow, I love how you've mixed those two looks! You look chic as always, dear!

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  6. Cool images. I totally love your outfit and your jacket is amazing xoxo

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  7. That outfit almost looks like it has steampunk influences - I love it! I've heard loads about Vika but not seen all of these images before, great shout!

    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

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  8. My god, I love your style! And those were some truly inspiring pictures!

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  9. I love the Edison! I had my birthday there a couple of years ago. Did you get some absinthe?

    Also, Thursday -- wanna do the Kelly Coutrone book signing in Westwood??

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  10. Gorgeous outfit, love the jacket, the skirt, the tights:)!!

    thestylestrutter.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  11. You have a great blog!
    Best of luck! ;)

    Follow me if you want on http://ptitevalentine-be.blogspot.com/

    x Valentine

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  12. love the ruffles!!! the pictures are so inspirational.

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  13. Love the new header ;) btw, new goal :D :D

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  14. That white jacket is heavenly! I also adore your big puffy skirt and those pretty lace tights! Fabulous outfit. :)

    PS. Your header is so cute!!

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  15. Great look for going out! I have your same jacket in black and love it! Vika and her designs are so cool. Thanks for posting the pictures!

    xoxo
    FashionEye

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  16. I have that same dress and I didn't know how to wear it... until now! nice blazer-dress combo.

    ps. I would love it if you had time to check out my newest blog, http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love your new pic header & outfit luv :) Mon Mode Blog

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  18. Cute jacket and great inspiration! I love the header too, it's perfect for spring :)

    Regarding the photo in "The Lady in Red" post...it was taken at Tokyo DisneySea.

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  19. that white ruffled jacket is so gorgeous!!! me want! =D

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  20. just found your blog from christine's blog love thursday! how awesome is it to be her final feature? well i must say, that tutu is DIVINE. love it's feminine proportions and beige color.

    very cute! looking forward to your next post :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  21. Love:
    1) Your white lace
    2) Vika's designs
    3) Nude shoes with a super-bright dress

    Awesome post. Spread the love! :)

    xoxo sweety

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  22. tha f21 dress is too gorgeous for words - jealous!

    Stay safe and chic darling,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  23. wow, i really love your outfit!!
    and these spreads are stunning.

    great blog!

    check out- thesocialcode.tumblr.com

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  24. I am literally salivating over that Free People jacket. You styled it so perfectly!

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  25. I love your outfit, that jacket is amazing.

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  26. your outfit is lovely (:
    i hope you don't mind, but i've tagged you in a post on my blog.

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  27. I'm in love with that jacket. Amazing.

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  28. I love the military ruffle jacket! :)

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  29. I love your dress with the lace leggings!!! SOOOOOooo pretty and unique use of textures and layering ;)

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  30. Patty!

    I really do love love your gorgeous skirt with that blazer too! Woww,I want to steal the whole outfit away:)
    And yayyy thanks for your package you sent me with the skirt,I LOVED it a whole lot!!

    Woooo,you do the smokey eye look very well<3

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  31. I totally wanted that jacket when I spotted it on the FP website. It's so cute on you! And yeah, the Edison is such a beautiful venue.

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  32. The white flower leggings and white jacket do go beautifully with the tutu dress. Your taste in choosing clothes that compliment each other is excellent.

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