Friday, February 13, 2009

Shades of Greige

This shirt from Filipino designer Nins Evangelista has been lying unworn in my closet for months.  Somehow, every time I attempt to wear it, it comes out as too earth-motherly, if you know what I mean.  I decided to try out the combination of gray and beige (which I had previously thought of as rather "off"), wearing the shirt with a pair of stone wash gray Cheap Mondays I just got.  I think the combination of gray and beige made it look fresher and more urban.  

shirt by Nins Evangelista, Casio Calculator watch, cuffed Cheap Monday jeans, Miu Miu laceups

close-up of the hand-painting, stitching, and applique detail on the shirt

Thanks to Brook and Lyn for her sweet mention of this blog as her new obsession.  I swear she's the hottest new fashion blog of the moment.  My use of the combination of gray and beige might just have been inspired by her.

gray and beige by Brook and Lyn: she epitomizes ultrachic experimental asian New York style!

And on a side note, allow me to share my new toy: the Panasonic Lumix LX3, which was used to take the pictures just posted.  

I don't know much about photography, but if you're looking for a camera that takes clear, crisp photos but aren't too keen on the bulkiness of a DSLR, you might want to try this one out.  It boasts a ton of customizable functions and an intelligent automatic function that takes stunning photographs without you having to tinker with levels at all.  Case in point: 

A photo of a flower in our backyard, taken with the automatic function.  No tinkering, and no photoshop enhancing done.

All you fashion bloggers out there, what camera do you use to take your pictures?  I'd like to know!


Pret a Porter P said...

that shirt has a lot beautiful details on it. i like the mix of grey & beige.

that camera is pretty cool. my mother just bought a canon dslr, but im not that tempted to "borrow" it, because i just dont like tinkering around too much. i like my technology to be as simple to use as possible.

i like how the picture came out with the flower, and that you didnt have to fool around with settings.

right now im using a casio ex-s10.

my only complaint, i have to adjust settings to take indoor photos otherwise they come out very noisy. but i can save my own settings so that i dont have to always manually go and change them.

PUG and PIPS said...

My partner has a Panasonic Lumix too. Such a great little digi. Anything with a Leica lens is really good quality.

Laura x

that'd be dope said...

the grey and beige scheme looks great on both of you! I just found my way hear via brook&lyn, this is a very inspiring space. ill be back often for sure!

fred said...

I love your Cheap!
Grey´s the new summ color?¿
I love it.

E. said...

I love Brook&Lyn, too. She always looks so composed and well-coordinated.

As you can maybe tell, I'm a bit shoe-crazy. Trying to tone it down a little, though! :)

thatstrangeboy said...

congratulations on your new acquisition! its a really nifty camera!

Jacky said...

Love you shoes there

Unknown said...

The Shirt looks great on you! ;0) im happy. -nins e

Unknown said...

The Shirt looks great on you. Im happy ;0) -nins e.

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