THE SWEATER OF JOY
Monday, 14 February 2011
Let me introduce you to the Sweater of Joy. I picked him up in my absolute favorite vintage shop in New York (where I am currently), Daha Vintage on Orchard Street. He was a mere $45 but has become a constant source of pure, unadulterated happiness. I like that he straddles the border of Navajo and Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat (last reference courtesy of my Mum when I skyped the sweater to her). And it turns out others appreciate his jaunty stripes too - today I lost count of how many compliments the sweater received - everyone from designer Stacey Bendet and the hotel bellboy were feeling the Navajo vibe. The joy is UNIVERSAL, I tell you. I think my gleeful expression says it all.
I'm channelling Proenza SS11 by pairing this badboy with a more conservative camel skirt and over-the-knee boots (plus leopard coat, just in case there was any chance I didn't already look enough like a bag lady).