Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Dexter's Laboratory

White isn't a colour I usually invest in; with it blindingly haunting and reflecting the snow chill of Winter, I also struggle to get enough grit and texture out of the pallete. Maybe I'm just stuck in childhood eyes, when white would entail a shapeless tent of a t-shirt that drowned me and screamed a lack of imagination with a simple sport tick or logo nervously hiding on it. But my 'vegas gambling' ways on the ebay slotmachine landed me with some vintage tops from the poptastic Dexter Wong. His aesthetics electrified the 90's club kids scene, putting a cocktail of psychadelic drug colours and sci-fi designs into the nightclub crowd. I love the white top below which feels like frozen silk structure from space, with sharp triangle teasing panels of mesh that look like barbed wire. With this playful pop, I guess I've realised that white can work with my style when structure is embodied rather than texture. I've also featured some unconventional ways with white below from Braille and Neil Barrett. The poncho looks like a parachuting concord, and the trousers look like the inside of a lava lamp; absolutely magical to the eye. And seeing as I'm on the Dexter Wong dancefloor, one of his iconic spikey jumpers had to be embedded, showing that his sci-fi structure works across all the colour spectrums.





16 comments:

  1. you look great as always, I totally love your sense of style

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  2. love your look, as usual! great style! :)

    G

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  3. I have always loved white as you can add splashes of colour with it. Love the braces and the belt!

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  5. The simplest of your looks are always the most inspiring. Well done, always.

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  6. Visited your blog ages ago and lost the link, just found it again via lookbook and I'm so pleased!

    Love the look, your hair is amazing.

    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  7. lovin those spikey jumpers. he is very iconic, thank you for sharing this!! always love to get a diff perspective on fashion from the opposite sex. gorgeous photos!

    <3, Kathleen.

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  8. You look great as always! Love this outfit!

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  9. wow wow wow!
    greaaaat pics (:

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  10. The outfit is amazing. I am starting to like white more and more. I also like your hairdo.

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  11. I usually tend not to invest in white items that often but they can definitely be pretty sharp - as your outfit proves!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you for your comment :)

    Even though white may be a simple color, there's still many ways of dressing it up, and your outfit looks just great :)

    Lubna | elle VOX

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  13. amazing in white

    anna x

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  14. thanks everyone! another shoot with lightning white on show soon...!!

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  15. That t-shirt is really interesting, I love it with the suspenders and belt, and how those two pieces add the only brights colors to your outfit! So glad I discovered your blog, I really like your writing style, and I've been really interesting in men's fashion lately, so it's perfect. Following you!

    Cheers,
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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