Embroidery is a trend that I am so into right now I am actually dreading its premature end.
It is just so *happy*. It adds excitement to everything that it touches — denim, footwear, jewelry – you name it. This past weekend I was on Nantucket for an epic summer kick off at Figawi. Which, if you follow me on social media, you are painfully aware of – I apologize for the newsfeed overload. BUT while I was there I wore a LOT of embroidery – including but not limited to my denim jacket (which you have seen here and here). Wearing this type of embroidery all over the island (as opposed to in NYC where people are so used to fashion in all of its forms that they could see someone walking down the street in a dinosaur costume and wouldn’t think twice) made me realize something.
Embroidery, in the way that I like to wear it, with the more is more mindset, is peacocking.
I was walking down the streets of Nantucket and was being stopped ALL the time with question about my jacket – Where did I get it? What is it inspired by? Where did I get all of the patches? Did I make it? Can they buy one? It was so crazy – I felt like I was walking around with a sign on my head that said: “COME!! TALK TO ME!! LETS BE FRIENDS!!” It turned into a sort of joke by the end of the weekend. But it also made me realize, that my favorite form of fashion at the moment is 100% without a doubt peacocking.
So, naturally, this realization made me wonder: is that why I love the trend so much? In my mind (since I am immersed in fashion and see an overload of style imagery on my news feeds everyday) embroidery seems to be everywhere. But to many, many people who aren’t as buried in this genre of content, embroidery is *loud*.
To be honest, I’m not sure what the answer is. But for now, for me, it’s embroidery or nothing.
Hope everyone had a stellar MDW. Summer 2017, let’s do this. xx
Wearing: Zara Embroidered Denim (similar pairs here, here and here), Club Monaco Asal Sweater (similar here and here), Rebecca Minkoff Box Crossbody (also love it in white), Zara High Vamp Flats (similar here, here and here), Le Specs Sunglasses (also love these and these), Nars Lipstick
Jewelry: Seaworthy Art Deco Hoop Earrings (similar here, here and here), Belliza Knight Crystal Pendant Necklace (similar here and here), Shourouk Love Beaded Bracelet (also love this one), Belliza Knight Evil Eye Bracelet, Lionette Lennon Bracelet, Miansai Cuff, Vintage Cigar Bang ring (similar here), Rebecca Minkoff Peace Sign Stud Earring, Bing Bang Crystal Shard Stud Earrings, Bing Bang Tiny Geometric Stud, Number ’13’ Stud Earrings Found on Etsy, Steven Alan Gold Bar Stud Earrings (also love these ones found on Amazon)
Photography by Lydia Hudgens