I read this the other day, on Garance Doré’s site, and man, there is something about a listed inventory of items that makes me want to immediately mimic it with my own version. Maybe all those years playing the old SNES rpgs, endlessly unequipping and re-equipping, are what did it. It’s an itchy nerve, and a deep one. I have to imagine standing in front of my closet in the morning, comparing the stats of my t-shirts. Like, +2 cold resistance, or immunity to sleep magic? Hmm.
So needless to say, I have no right to be telling anybody what my “top ten ‘style accessories'” (I needed to sandwich all the quotation marks I possibly could in there) are, and least of all with any sense of authority. Especially in contrast to sexy Emmanuelle Alt. Even though I think about my clothes way (way) too much. But’s it’s too late, is the problem, and I’ve gone and done it already because I couldn’t stop myself, and now I have the gall, the insolence, to post it here.
1 – Shoes: Zeha oxfords
2 – Socks/Stockings: Mostly none, but black wool men’s dress socks from November to February
3 – Trousers: Narrow (but [if possible] slightly roomy) black jeans. My favourites are by Acne.
4 – Dress/Skirt: I don’t own any of either, but we’ve discussed the possibility of a onesie dress.
5 – Jacket/Coat: Ok, this is a bit unfair, because the coat I drew up above I don’t actually have. Or rather, not in the colour and fabric I’d most like. Anyway, if life had any meaning at all, I’d own a navy wool Siren Suit jacket by Borne, this designer out of New York that only existed for a few years (as far as I know). This is the best jacket ever. Really. I don’t want to be one of these people who makes insane, hyperbolic statements about items of clothing, but I would SACRIFICE FIVE THOUSAND KITTENS to have one. I mean, writing books and making art is all well and good, but my real ambition in life is to find this designer, and implore her, weeping, with fists full of cash, to make me another one, please, just one more.
6 – Underwear: Cotton Jockey bottoms (cheap), and nice French bras (expensive – I’m a weird size, and it’s a bitch finding ones that fit well).
7 – T-shirt: Well-worn men’s white cotton t-shirts, altered on the side-seams (ineptly, by hand) for a nice, loose-narrow fit.
8 – Sunglasses: Whatever cheap (soon to be sat on and crushed) pair I’ve bought on the spur of the moment at the start of summer.
9 – Accessories: Lark handmade leather wallet. Though really, if I’m being honest with myself I should say a muffin from Our Town Cafe.
10 – Absolute basic for an evening: A nice woolly onesie, obviously.