This is the jacket that wins me friends.
Case in point: At the NextNewNetworks party during social media week, I caught sight of Abiola Abrams, author/BET-TV personality/female-empowering-Harlem-repping-intellectual-superstar from across the room.
Of course, I didn’t know any of the above about her when I first spotted her.
I was just noticing her fly tutu [see pic below!], took a look at my jacket, and thought to myself, “Man, this would look GOOD on her!”
Abiola was all about it [Note below] How hot are those structured shoulders?
More evidence that the jacket always fits — all you need is open-minded attitude served with a smile.
I absolutely love this shot. We look so happy here! Abiola said some special words to me that night when I shared my dream to become a voice in vintage fashion through Internet TV.
“You’ve got it. I can tell it’s you. It’s shining through,” is what she said.
Thanks for the inspiration, Miss Abrams! Can’t wait to invite you to visit the SDV showroom for some more vintage fun. Vintage tutus?! Gotta find you one!
Abiola gets posey-with-it for the camera. LOVES!
THE LOOK: The Jacket That Wins Me Friends
THE JACKET: Sammy Davis Vintage
THE EARRINGS: H&M, circa 2006
THE NECKLACE[S]: Crystal – handmade – Renegade Art Fair, McCarren Pool Park, summer ‘07. Heart necklace – present from Mama D, circa 2007
THE LEOTARD: Worn for a Halloween costume one night in ‘08. Now, worn for life.
THE DENIM: High-waisted denim, Forever 21, ‘08
THE FLATS: Marc by Marc Jacobs rip-offs, Rampage brand, Marshals, ‘08
OH. But the jacket love doesn’t stop there. See pic below!
I reworked even more magic into this friend-making-piece when paired with fake-leather leggings [I guess that makes ‘em “pleather”] and the same all-in-one-top leotard.
My girl Mariel from Preppy with a Twist is probably laughing at just how different we both look right now. Difference is beautiful, people!
And oh yeah … I was featured on Bobbin Talk, too!
I just won so.many.friends.with.this.jacket! And I was thinking about selling it on Market Publique. Should I spread the love?
Oh, I threw some boob-cleavage in there for good measure. Hope you don’t mind.