Hat - Jumble sale about 6 years ago, £1
Cupro Shirt - Charity shop
Jeans - Had since I was 18
Shoes - TK Maxx
~ Listening to - Fleetwood mac, Landslide ~
So this is the outfit I wore yesterday to go see the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition at my favourite, the V&A. I felt like channeling a bit of his aesthetic, with a rather gender neutral outfit. The exhibition was great, I enjoyed seeing so many of his pieces up close, particularly since you could walk around them and see the back/ sides of the clothes, which is rare in many fashion exhibitions. Some of the techniques, especially the gathering and pleating, are just incredible. The sculptural quality and sheer inventiveness of his work always inspires me. Also how he mixes up traditional mens/womens wear and blurs the lines between the two. I have been thinking about gender neutral clothing a bit recently and I found this article pretty interesting, girls in blue and boys in pink being a lot more recent than I realised. It actually used to be the other way round. Speaking of blue, the blue shirt that I'm wearing is made of Cupro, a lovely fabric that looks and feels like washed silk but is actually made of reprocessed cellulose, like tencel and rayon. It's such a bright colour and feels so cool in warm weather. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.