Look who’s wearing the trousers

I’ve never been able to do the androgynous, tom boy look very well and my ratio of skirts to trousers (US speak: pants) is about 10:1.  This is just purely because I hate trying on trousers and finding that perfect fit whereas I can grab a size 8/10 (UK) skirt and know I’m getting the right one.  But, I like to challenge myself so with the trousers I do have I came up with how I *think* I’d wear them….

Arrogant Cat olive velveteen oversized waistcoat, Jens Laugesen sleeve and sideless cream long top, vintage olive baggy cords, Buddhahood pointed olive ankle boots // Karl Lagerfeld H&M black sequin jacket, Stussy white t-shirt, Kitterick black skinny tuxedo trousers, Nike cream and black pony hair hi-tops

M&S white shirt, Dickies black wide trousers pulled up high, H&M white belt, vintage Lanvin tie, Fiorucci white pointed flats with lace up detail // A.P.C. men’s olive trenchcoat, Preen oversized grey jersey hoodie, H&M cream satin waistcoat, vintage blue braces, Levi’s straight cut jeans, white leather Converse without laces

Uniqlo stripy blue shirt, Topshop satin navy tie, vintage grey bomber jacket, Jens Laugesen navy skinny trousers with satin panels, Office navy suede brogues // vintage yellow and grey stripy t-shirt, Topshop wide cropped trousers, vintage black braces, stripy blue tie, Undercover black beaten up boots

(Background pics taken from Dazed & Confused May 2006 ‘Solitary Man’ editorial shot by Roger Deckker)

Look who's wearing the trousers

I’ve never been able to do the androgynous, tom boy look very well and my ratio of skirts to trousers (US speak: pants) is about 10:1.  This is just purely because I hate trying on trousers and finding that perfect fit whereas I can grab a size 8/10 (UK) skirt and know I’m getting the right one.  But, I like to challenge myself so with the trousers I do have I came up with how I *think* I’d wear them….

Arrogant Cat olive velveteen oversized waistcoat, Jens Laugesen sleeve and sideless cream long top, vintage olive baggy cords, Buddhahood pointed olive ankle boots // Karl Lagerfeld H&M black sequin jacket, Stussy white t-shirt, Kitterick black skinny tuxedo trousers, Nike cream and black pony hair hi-tops

M&S white shirt, Dickies black wide trousers pulled up high, H&M white belt, vintage Lanvin tie, Fiorucci white pointed flats with lace up detail // A.P.C. men’s olive trenchcoat, Preen oversized grey jersey hoodie, H&M cream satin waistcoat, vintage blue braces, Levi’s straight cut jeans, white leather Converse without laces

Uniqlo stripy blue shirt, Topshop satin navy tie, vintage grey bomber jacket, Jens Laugesen navy skinny trousers with satin panels, Office navy suede brogues // vintage yellow and grey stripy t-shirt, Topshop wide cropped trousers, vintage black braces, stripy blue tie, Undercover black beaten up boots

(Background pics taken from Dazed & Confused May 2006 ‘Solitary Man’ editorial shot by Roger Deckker)

Life of a Model during Fashion Week

Take a young and innocent model put her in the whirlwind of the four fashion weeks and the resulting pictures just makes you envy her.  Jalouse’s editorial of Cristina Cosio during the course of all four fashion weeks brings out the green eyed monster in me. 

New York Fashion Week (Photographed by Benjamin Nitot, Styled by Jennifer Eymere)

<<Immediate Departure

11:00 Saturday 4th February – Paris Charles de Gaulle airport boarding for flight AF1503 to New York. 

Lacoste Show>>

20:00 Saturday 4th February – Backstage prior to the show.   

<<Dinner Chic

22:00 Monday 6th February – Leaving for a meeting at new restaurant Morimoto at Chelsea.

With Marc Jacobs>>

20:00 Monday 6th Febuary – Marc Jacobs compliments Cristina with ‘Gorgeous’.  Is this addressed at the dress or the girl?

<<With Diane Von Furstenberg

20:00 Monday 5th February

Celebrating the history of the dress with a party at the DVF studio at 389 West, 12th Street. 

Jet Lag>>

05:00 Friday 10th February – Irritated by the photographer. 

A star is born…>>

22:00 Friday 10th February – Lagerfeld Part, photographed by Patrick McMullan.

Beautifule>>

20:00 Thursday 9th February – Zac Posen show at Bryant Park.

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London Fashion Week (Photographed by Benjamin Nitot, Styled by Anne Sophie Thomas)

<<Heading towards Knightsbridge Hotel

11:00 Thursday 16th February – A rest in a cosy and modern place.

Vintage Shopping>>

16:00 Friday 17th February – Before two shows, a stop in the vintage boutique Rellik.  (Love her outfit here!)

<<Colette Party

23:00 Friday 17th February – Sitting at Piccadilly

Bedroom Dilemma>>

20:00 Saturday 18th February – Prada or Alaia? That is the question (I’d gladly take on that dilemma!) 

<<The Emma Cook Show

14:00 Friday 17th February – Premier agency rang, time for the incognito look (I quite like the girl sitting next to Cristina’s incognito look too…!)

Boy George’s Party>>

03:00 Sunday 19th February – The temperature rises up a notch. 

Vanity Fair Party>>

23:00 Saturday 19th Febuary – The night is young….

Doesn’t LFW seem like more about partying than about fashion?  No wonder Londoners are famous for falling out of nightclubs. 

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Milan Fashion Week (Photographed by Benjamin Nitot, Styled by Isabelle Peyrut)

<<Max Mara

10:00 Thursday 23rd February – The show is ready to commence. 

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti>>

15:00 Tuesday 21st Febrary – A gathering of paparazzi around Cristina in the gardens of Porta Venezia

<<Bottega Venetta

16:00 Tuesday 21st February – Arriving at the show at Viale Piceno, 15-17.

Miu Miu Boutique>>

14:00 Thursday 23rd February – A shopping break at 3, Corso Venezia.  (Oooh..me wants that sparkly bag!)

<<Mascarpone Break

22:00 Thursday 23rd February – Dinner at Al Girrarosto, 31 Corso Venezia. 

Just Cavalli>>

21:00 Tuesday 21st February – Backstage at the show with Julia Dunstall.

Goodbye Milan>>

Reading magazines in the car before two shows and shopping on Via Montenapoleone

Departure for Paris>>

19:50 Tuesday 23rd Febuary – Boarding for flight AF1108 from Malpensa to Charles de Gaulle.

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Paris Fashion Week (Photographed by Benjamin Nitot, Styled by Laure Ambroise)

<<Musee Beaubourg

21:30 Thursday 2nd March – Meeting up with her friend Irina before the Yves Saint Laurent show.

Petit Palais>>

21:30 Sunday 5th March – End of the Louis Vuitton show.  Cristina awaits her turn to go and say hello to Marc Jacobs backstage.

<< At Regine

01:00 Tuesday 1st March – At the A.P.C. fashion week party (I surprisingly love her Louis Vuitton dress… )

In the kitchen of Paris Paris>>

02:00 Monday 27th February – Cristina and Terry Richardson in a competition of funny faces.

<<Grand Palais

20:30 Tuesday 28th February – Kissing John Galliano.  (He looks quite scary up close…) 

Le Baron>>

02:00 Saturday 4th March – A rest on the shoulders of Jarvis Cocker.

First meeting with Ellen Von Unwerth.

Listening attentively to Ariel Wizman. 

Ah…the life of a model just seems too fab if these pictures are anything to go by! 

No, you are mistaken!

I was walking around Brick Lane the other day and I was stopped by a frighteningly fashionable guy (he was wearing neon yellow pants with neon pink trainers and a sequinned hoodie – he looked like he had stepped off the pages of Wonderland…in fact, he could well have been the guy in Wonderland!) and he just brusquely asked, ‘Ann Sofie Back?’.  Now I was thinking he couldn’t possibly be mistaking me, Chinese girl for a Swedish avante garde fashion designer.  So then he pointed to my skirt and I immediately got what he was asking – as in, whether my SKIRT was by Ann Sofie Back.  It wasn’t.  I said ‘No no…it’s from a Hong Kong independent designer.’  After that, crestfallen, frighteningly fashionable guy could no longer spare un-stylish me, who doesn’t own any wonderful Ann Sofie Back, any more of his precious time and off he strided towards a whole pack of neon-clad dudes.

Mjfaux This has been happening A LOT lately.  My Ebase skirt being mistaken for Marc Jacobs, my Tashi (Japanese designer) skirt/harem pants being mistaken for Preen.  I take it as a compliment only because as much as I would like to own the more expensive labels mentioned, I also like buying things that are great designs in their own right even if they’re not labelled or pricey.  I like my cheap thrills as much as I like buying more expensive things.  I don’t weight one over the other.  Most of the time, people are very nice about it and don’t make you feel embarrassed that you’re not a label wonderkid and you take it as a compliment.  But sometimes, like said impossibly hip, neon guy, they make you feel about 3 feet tall because you’re not deemed cool enough to be part of their hip and happening gang.  Amazing, how a tiny piece of fabric sewn at the back of your clothes can affect how people see you.  Well….at least amongst the fashion pack of London.