I met my friend for a drink last week, wearing short, baggy, denim overalls, a 90s-inspired bikini top and my new Adidas slides. I thought I looked cute enough, and considerably sexy with all that skin showing. But as soon as I opened the door he blurted out: “Oh! Howdy Farm Girl! What are you wearing?” I went: “What? It’s cute!” He didn’t think so: “You look like you don’t want to get laid!” (I think Leandra coined the phrase as “man repellent”.)
Now, before you get upset with my friend, I must warn you, I take his advice to heart because we’re close. He’s allowed to tell me things like this. He actually loves my little fashion outfits but where he‘s from dungarees are worn by backwards teenagers at a strip mall. So “if you’re gonna wear something like that, you should put on really amazing heels!” he compromised. OK, point taken. I wasn’t exactly trying to impress him, but I could have made an effort for this straight man, purely as exercise. The shoes come off later anyways…
Vintage denim dungarees by Paul & Joe; Striped, cropped top and skirt by Nicholas; White ‘detachable bustier top’ (part of a dress) by Hannah + Kaelen; Bright red ‘Adilette Trefoil’ slides by Adidas; Red and black mules by Celine (at Bergdorf Goodman); Gold headphones by Frends; Silver ‘Clubmaster’ mirror sunglasses by Ray Ban; My vintage gold elephant earrings at Barbara Trujillo Antiques in Bridgehampton (Thank you Lisa Salzer!); Vintage mesh shopping bag.
Photos by Felix Wong in Bushwick.