Look of the Week: The Long Skirts of Summer

Earlier this season I sent a message to my Twitter peeps, asking for a summer alternative to jeans that weren’t shorts. As longtime readers know, I find summer fashion to be slightly torturous. The consensus answer was long skirts, an edict which I happily followed when I wasn’t wearing the same dang pair of cutoffs I usually have on. As it turns out, long skirts were really kind of the perfect recommendation. They’re very elegant-feeling, and if you find a nice silky one, it feels like you’re wearing fancy pajama bottoms in a strange way, which I am all for.

Rick Owens Is My Newest Literary Mentor

I try to make clothes the way Lou Reed does music, with minimal chord changes, and direct. It is sweet but kind of creepy… It’s about an elegance being tinged with a bit of the barbaric. – Rick Owens If I could make a book that read like this, I would be so thoroughly happy. I’ve always had a fondness for Rick Owens’ clothing; a skirt of his was one of the first “designer” things I ever bought, and it has lasted nearly ten years and I love it. I dream of owning a jacket of his like this. One