3 September 2008

"When you put it on...something happens"









It almost feels like autumn, yet the summer is relunctant to relinquish its grip. As such dressing for this time of the year is an odd art. You either carry on with your summer wear, start your autumn wear, or a fusion of the two. Personally I feel that this choice depends heavily on the day and your own personal styling, there are no real right and wrong answers. The palette I decided to go for is most probably more reminiscent of spring, with the lighter shades complementary to one another and the fresher weather and sun of that time of year.

The jacket I am wearing was a cheap find on eBay, originally from the 1980s. The Members Only brand was established in 1975 and introduced to America in 1979. The brand gained fame in the '80s due to the introduction of their iconic Members Only Jacket in 1981. However more recently, since 2004, the brand has undergone a revival from those times. The modern brand creates garments, using the old 'flavour', if you will, yet with a definate contemporary feel. Their newest designs have been supported by the likes of Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Paris Hilton (admittedly not the greatest advertisments...).






Currently playing: I Used To Love H.E.R. - Common

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38 comments:

  1. That outfit is nicu <3

    xoxo

    hidzume.blogspot.com

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  2. Love this post the outfit and the photos= amazing.

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  3. Love the photos, they are strangly inspirational. Those outfits are amazing!

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  4. that red is great on you, it suits your complexion perfectly!

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  5. I love pap style shoots. This one is good. I remember there was a great one in Marie Claire once, and I never like their shoots much!

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  6. Just came across your blog and really like it, youv'e got great style and your hair is supercool.

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  7. you've got all the right ideas but the shoes gotta go I'm thinking.

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  8. I keep coming across Members Only jackets at the local thrift. It's like an 80's band cleaned out its closet.

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  10. Love the burgundy/blue combo on you. Great necklace. The stylish duo below too, great photos. I wear contacts, but when I wake up (and before bed) I don glasses. On my most tired days, I have been known to wear glasses for a full day. Being near sighted sucks. >< I LOVE FERRIS!

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  11. members only. i always wanted to see one really up close. really. it felt like fall here today too..but the afternoon is really warming up.

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  12. very smart jacket indeed, you look ready for action!
    (and i'm so glad you appreciate the foxy jumper, my heart skipped a beat at the ironic loveliness!)

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  13. Nice job rocking the Members Only, DK!

    Thanks for reading my project :)

    Oh, and those couple photos are quite exquisite and their occupants really enviable . . .

    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. I love the color pallet! So British and stuff.

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  15. great members only jacket!! i used to sport one myself all the time in high school... i wonder where it is now..

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  16. i need a members only jacket. haven't seen or discovered the perfect one yet. but this looks great on u. the blue tone fits u perfectly. i am crushin on the man on the photos. he looks soo hot!

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  17. These are great colors and I really like the detail shots for some reason...

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  18. I'm loving that outfit. Great colors. I also loved your thoughts on the transition from summer clothing to autumn clothing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I hope to see you visit again soon!

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  19. This look is brilliant.

    M.O. isn't news to me, I was there when it hit the big time here in the US. V. popular with the disco crowd. They're trying to re-launch now, with much hipper styles. I think it'll work.

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  20. This is my first visit to your blog, and I have to say that I am mighty impressed! You have great style and you write about very interesting topics. Keep up the good work!

    I love the colour combination of your outfit so much!

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  21. I'm ready for the Members Only revival- your outfit was perfectly styled!

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  22. wow. the pics are amazing...=) with what for a camera do you take your pictures?? They are so nice.

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  23. you're outfit is awesome, i'm loving the colors especially the jacket AND the union jack pin! you look like albert hammond jnr in a fabulous way!

    i'm trying to con my bf into finding a similar jacket right now, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  24. awesome outfit and i love the jacket! great photo shoot too!

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  25. You look so cute in Member ONly jacket... I absolutely adore a fact that they are back in style, and their lather jackets are to die for... P.S. the photos of the couple are supper hot :)

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  26. i am in love with ure hair
    great photos :]

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  27. Now that I know Paris wears MO, I might retire my vintage bomber.

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  28. amazing close up shots! Great jacket you got there

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  29. again cool pics! i love all of those looks and your detail shots.

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  30. cool jacket. could I borrow it? :P

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