Thursday, June 18, 2009

How iconoclastic.

I can honestly say I have tried to convince hundreds of male customers to throw in the towel when it comes to rules: mix small stripes with large stripes, gingham with polka-dots, paisely with plaid. If the Japanese have been conquering this technique since the days of the kimono, it's a wonder why a lot of us have become so reserved and shy in our pairing choices.

My friend Jessica loves to mix. She loves collages, she loves moodboards, she loves styling photoshoots, she loves entering Stylist contests and winning second runner-up at Edmonton Fashion Week (although I would have vouched for her to take home the big prize). She loves mixing clothes, stirring up the old and new. She loves London for its cultural fusion. The fact that she's a mix herself --- half Native, half Chinese --- explains her part cool, part gregarious personality, and her obvious ability to pull off splashy combinations of patterns fearlessly. No rules on her turf.

picture taken from J. Yee

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