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Warrior Princess

June 22, 2010
tags: editorials, exotic prints, , mixed prints, patterns, sebastian kim, , vogue germany, warrior paint
by Sonia

Clothes made up of exotic prints and textiles are some of my favorite pieces to shop for. I love the rich colors and assortment of fabrics that somehow all manage to mix beautifully together. Look back at just about any Dries van Noten runway show and you’ll be blown away by the mish mash of patterns and hues that when put together  become a seamless silhouette.

• Dries van Noten - Spring 2010 •

The editorial spread  from the July issue of Vogue Germany featuring Jacquelyn Jablonski  by Sebastian Kim only reaffirmed my obsession with mixed prints. Between the brilliant colors, the mouth-watering jewelry and the intense face paint, the inspiration in this spread is endless! Now if only it was “appropriate” to wear warrior-esque face paint on a daily basis.

photos via coutorture & fashion gone rogue

Tribal Instincts

April 26, 2010

My initial topic for this post was going to be my “spring wish list”, but once I started gathering items together I noticed that everything seemed to fall into the same category: tribal prints.

Perhaps I’m drawn to these clothes because I don’t consider my style to be extremely girly. As much as I love floral prints and bright patterns, I sometimes find that they look a bit cheesy on me. Feminine silhouettes adorned in tribal fabrics is the perfect way for me to add an edge to my outfits. I primarily enjoy buying these kinds of prints and patterns at vintage and thrift shops, but they aren’t always easy to come by. Thankfully, these primitive prints are all over stores these days. Here are some of my favorites:

  1. Aztec Print Hareem Trousers - $70
  2. The Wanderer Cape - $58
  3. Samantha Pleet Baha Jumpsuit - $250
  4. No. 6 Ruched Bodice Dress - $285
  5. Pendleton x Opening Ceremony Boxy Blazer - $495
  6. Osborn Black Candela Jazzie - $98
  7. Animal Parade Bag - $328
  8. Wildfox Cowboy Baggy Beach Jumper - $108