Wednesday, December 26, 2012

You Can't See Me: Camo Picks

I'm often wishing that I didn't have such a brightly colored backpack. Whenever I'm tryna straight dodge and weave to stay out of someone's view, they see me. Basically, I wish I had some camouflage. Camo has been trendy for a while now, but I'm really just starting to hop on the bandwagon. I wore my brother's camo shirt earlier in the year, but now I'm feigning for some camo duds of my own. Most of these are on the pricey side, but dat's life. 

Bape Vest. I couldn't do a post on camo without including a pick from the eternally cool Bape. The camo lining is a nice addition to the typical navy vest. And the funnel neck is a nice bonus, too.


Rogue Territory Drake Camo Tote. You can never have to many totes, men and women alike. Also, it's made in the USA. 


Word. Notebooks. For all you writers and wannabe writers, you need one of these for the moments when strokes of genius catch you off guard. Small enough to fit in your back pocket, stylish enough to whip out anywhere. Not a writer, just pretend. 10 bucks will get you 3 of these lil' notebooks. Also, made in the USA. 


Rogue Territory & Baldwin DenimA pick for guys and a pick for gals. Both pants are made in the USA. Camo pants are good for days when you only wanna wear a white tee -- they make that white tee a hundred times more interesting.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Wish List: Steph G. 2.0

Well, well, well...it seems like Christmas is less than a week away and I have yet to let you know what I'm hoping will find its way under my tree. I realize that I actually don't need a thing for Christmas, but nothing's wrong with a little material lust. Ya dig? Let's get to it.

Claude Demure loafers. I've been feeling loafers a lil' too hard for the past three or four months. These will put ya out 160 bucks. Even though it's (finally) getting cold, I've been going sockless in my pennies and leopard loafers. Dumb? Just a little. But, looking good is a must. 



Mansai Brass Screw CuffNeed. New. Arm. Candy. And this is the piece to take my wrist game to the next level. It's simple, but still has an intriguing design.


Madewell dotted pinstripe shirt. No joke, I've been trying to cop a polka dot for four months since I saw one at Gap. This one is awesome because it's also pinstripe. You can't really see it in the photo, but the mixing of two prints that most would never dare to do, polka dots and stripes, makes this shirt the ultimate polka dot shirt to cop. And by cop, I mean buy, not steal.


Chester Mox Chesnut Wiry Flap Wallet. I used to a wallet similar in size to this one, but then my mom gave me a new, bigger wallet, but now my new, bigger wallet is full of stuff I don't need. I'm feeling like it's time to revert to small wallet days. Also, this wallet is made in the USA out of leather from Horween Leather Company which is housed on the north side of Chiboogy. *cue USA, USA, USA chants* 


Penfield parka. I don't know why I like parkas so much, but I do. I've seen a lot of small women wearing them this winter. Like short women, with chelsea boots and big scarves. Looks good. I'm not a small woman, but I'd love a parka. This Penfield one is never in stock, so I don't know if this is even a feasible option. Here's to dreaming (and the restocking of this jacket...). 


J. Crew geometric print jeans. No list is complete without a little J. Crew. Pants are probably my favorite clothing item to buy. I have too many pairs of pants, and ones in shocking colors or prints always catch my eye. These fit the bill perfectly. I like obnoxious clothing. 


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Have a great holiday season.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wish List: MK

Hey there. Well, I think I'd like to start by saying it is an honor to finally be able to write a post on this blog. With the holiday season fast approaching here is my wish list, so if you would like to truly be a great friend, or have a fast way to my heart, pull out a notebook and a pen and get to writing.

This being a wish list, I'm going to start with the outrageous. I think a watch is one of the most important pieces of a man's wardrobe, it holds him together in desperate times. So, I felt it fitting that I include my dream watch. Breitling is a watch brand renowned for creating timepieces for aviators, my father has one of these bad girls and it is truly beautiful. Maybe one day I'll be rich enough to have one of these.



Well seeing as though I have already bought almost every item at J. Crew, there are still a few items on their website that make me a little sexually excited. Having a fresh pair of kicks is always important, lately I've been trying to bring in the dress shoes to make 'em casual, and frankly the pair I have are uglier than sin, so I was digging these suede wingtips. Not necessarily winter wear, but when it gets a lil' warmer anyone would look great in these bad girls. Classy.
One more item from J. Crew! They have probably the coolest selection of swagged out sweaters than any other store I have browsed to date. This one fits the holiday season very well, plus I love Christmas and I feel like it’d be something perfect to throw on those cold mornings when you don’t know what to wear.


Chubbies. Despite sounding like a colloquial term for a male half erection, I love these shorts. Pretty much the definition of frat, and before I start sounding like a douche, I'll just say Mrs. Kelly won't let me have a pair of these. She claims they're a bit too short, and granted showing a bit of leg may be unwanted by the older folk, short shorts are in. Soooo in.

I want a puffy jacket, Fratabronia is that brand too. I was looking at a really hipster dude on the bus today and he had one of these, I was liking what he was wearing, not that I want to cop his swag, but I want to cop his swag.  I don’t know what else to say, but it’s a pretty neat jacket.

Last, but not least this anorak from Orvis. Orvis is the kind of brand your grandpa wears, but in a cool way, its classic, yet down to earth and country feeling… if you can feel that from a brand. Anyway, I love this jacket, I don’t really have any waterproof jackets, and am a total sucker for anything that was modeled after military stuff. It's good looking so I could brave the elements on those rainy day Chicago days, but tough enough to bring on my hunting trips with mah pops.


Well, I guess this is all I can think of for now. Thanks for reading everybody! Happy Christmas and Hanukah and Kwanzaa!

XOXO- MK

XD

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wish List: Gabi

As we get closer and closer to the winter holidays, I’ve realized how much busier I’ve gotten–
as I’m sure is the same for anyone who happens to read this (thanks in advance). From looking
for the perfect prom dress in school, trying to write any supplement you can, pretending to do
your homework, and fervently checking any and all social media for news of everyone else’s
acceptance– December can get a little bit hectic. Don’t worry... I’ve compiled a master luxury
gift list, mostly of things I can’t even dream of purchasing, so you don’t have to do any extra
work! We can all afford to get a lil wistful this time of year, so take note (and 5 minutes) to just
hang out and window shop.

THE WISH LIST:

The Alexander Wang Rocco Duffle
Obviously without room for a laptop, 5 star, or large pencil case, this bag screams I’ve got
nowhere productive to go and I’m going to look bad as hell getting there.... This black leather
duffel with brass cupcake studs on the bottom has been an object of desire for 2+ years,
somehow no one close to me has mustered up the $850 that it takes to take one of these bad girls
out for a spin... It’s big enough for a camera, a wallet, and a sandwich (maybe a small one) – but
it’s the perfect day bag. It transitions from cross-body to handbag in .5 seconds, and looks good
either way. It’s also a limited resource in danger of becoming extinct...... because Alexander
Wang is now taking Nicolas Ghesquiere’s place at Balenciaga! (therefore buy now as opposed to
when you’re an established adult).


The Goyard Trunk
On the topic of college, on the first day, nothing’s going to say “I’m the child of an oil sheik/
Nicolas Sarkozy/French Diplomat/African Prince” like a Goyard Trunk. One of these lil bad
boys will lock away all of your sweatpants for about $150,000... If you would like me to craft/
hand paint anything for you for $150,000 please let me know and I’ll happily run out and do so.



Cartier Tank Watch
Nothing like a beautiful piece of French machinery in classy black and gold...




Fiorentini and Baker Eli Boots
These boots are laid back cool... I’ve seen them on some people around town, and they are the
ONLY short boots that anyone’s looking good in. They wear like nice leather, they look like
nice leather, nice leather will last forever, blah, blah, blah, bottom line– if you’re trying to be
anyone...... INVEST IN THESE BOOTS.


GIFTS:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wish List: Ashton 2.0


First post as an official member of all worn out. Swag. So y'all know you have to blow it up, right? ...no shame.

So, the year goes by and you continually add items to your list of greed: 'I really want this Mom' or 'Dad, buy me these.' My list always happens to be an endless list of brand-names which aren't within my realm... But I guess that's what the holidays are for, right?

Jokessss

But really. I would just love to be showered by Hermès watches and LouB loafers but that's not happening. To say the least a lot of my items gives me a glimpse into that lavish world which I sometimes think I live in and I want to give you a glimpse into it as well.


I really wanted to change it up this year but that just didn't end up happening.  So as usual love me some watches:

This one has convinced me that once I put it on I'll just turn into Scott Disick. Thank you, Diesel.



Hermès Orange. What a beautiful color.


I also run into the problem of wanting things that aren't really school appropriate but the sad part is I have nowhere else to wear them.


High class dinner party?
'Higham' dress loafer from Aldo.


Weekend getaway with the homies? (S/O to all my homies. You're a homie if you're reading this btw.)

Herschel Supply Co. 'Strand' Duffel Bag

These honestly always end up being the favorites on my list.


And can't forget the cold weather usuals. Ik ya see me rawking the scarves but probably have never seen me in a hat. I've literally never worn a hat despite where we live. Chi-town love. I kinda love this beanie doe.

Levi Cable Knit Beanie

Also, I want some Patagonia and I really want a new vest so voilà!





But really the ultimate item that I'd say is the best compromise from lavish to reasonable would be a nicely equipped Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. That's a darn good exchange for the $150,000 Mercedes Benz G550 I'm really in love with.

 (Please excuse the colors.)

So there I go again making that list of way outta my league items. And it's even the item I think is feasible. Which it turns out is just another item to add on to my non-feasible list.



Oh boy. I already fear the list I'll be conjuring up for next year. #pettygod
Signing off til next time


I'm diffffrentt

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Get It Right, Get Tights

The weather has been awesome. And every time I think it's finally going to be cold for good, it gets a little warm. I find myself slipping on skirts and dresses for their last hoorah. It's not like I have a lot of skirts and dresses, but ya know, tryna get the best out of the one skirt and one dress I have.

On that note, I'm not much of a dress wearer. But, I bought a pair of lace-ish tights for my Halloween costume, but that costume never happened, so I was stuck with some tights. It was going to be around 55 degrees, and I wanted to test these tights out. Yes, I test out clothing to see if I like it. Don't you? You don't? Oh. 

Any who...check out these photos of my tight wearing courtesy of Ally Almore. She's awesome, make sure to check out her Facebook page and give it a like. Like I thought I looked good, but I didn't think I looked that good. Ally made me look that good in these photos. She does werk. 


Peep these things: my backpack, probably the dopest thing I own; my reusable water bottle, I love the earth; and my penny loafers, definitely my favorite shoes.

Want a view of this awesome outfit from the front? You got it.


So, it turns out that I really like tights. I think they're the most interesting part of my outfit. I was two seconds, well, two minutes from wearing a pair of gray tights, I'm glad I made that switch. Try a patterned pair out if you haven't already. You'll like the way you look, I guarantee it. My goal for post-Thanksgiving shopping this weekend is to pick up some mo' dresses and some mo' tights. Werd.

Make sure to like All Worn Out on Facebook, and follow us on Tumblr. We takin' over. 


Monday, October 29, 2012

Dress Code 2012


Okay, so, I'm really excited about this post. I've literally been waiting to put it up. (I was working with another blog, so I needed to make sure it broke there first.) Check out the full post here over on Style Bias.

About two weeks ago, I went to the annual Dress Code fashion show that features designs from students of the The Illinois Insititute of Art-Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, International Academy of Design and Technology- Chicago and the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I had never been to a fashion show before so this was a fun intro. I got a ticket to the sold out show thanks to the Hive Fashion Network (thanks!). Also, thanks to HFN, I have some super crazy, cool collabs coming up. I'm. Too. Excited. So, I'll keep the blog updated as everything happens.

I took some of the best photos I've ever taken at Dress Code. I love these photos. If you hate them, then, uh, I don't know what to tell you. Check 'em, yo.

Click to enlarge them!

Designs by Brynne Putney.

Designs by Alicia Bauman. Rahhhh this photo doe.

Best looks of the night from Lane Spodek.

Designs by Lane Spodek.

Oh, and we are on the tumblrnet, so get at us: all worn out.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Homecoming: Part 2

 ¡Mas fotos!

The girl in the silver dress aka Roce with the girl in the blue dress aka Annie turning up da heat. Hot mamas. And we have Kristen, and Pateese (Beyonce...) showing off some trends this season: lace and peplums. On point.

I had to put this photo up. I can't even describe how good they look in this picture -- they all just go together. These ladies are Shanell, Destiny, and Micha.

And the lovely two behind this blog: Stephanie and Ashton.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Homecoming 2012: Part 1

One-three! One-three! One-three! 

The closing chants of homecoming loudly reminding me that I can now say that I'm a senior. Crazy. Time flies. This was my last high school homecoming. The last time I will wear orange and blue under the Friday night lights of a winning football game. The last time I will scream-sing with my best friends to awful One Direction songs on my school's makeshift dance floor. Oh, and let's not forget the fashion. Of course, there were some hits and some misses. Thankfully, more hits than misses. My friends do werk.

Dominique! Check the make-up, hair, shoes, and fit of the dress. Amazing choices. And she's an amazing poet. She'll be performing alongside Yo-Yo Ma at the Chicago Humanities Fest this coming Sunday. Get yo tickets here. 

Eleanor, Dominique and Dani.
Eleanor and Dani are working the shorts. I'm not even gonna front, I'm usually not a fan of the shorts and tights combo, but these two made me a believer. 

Gasca, BNew, MK, Kray, and Adrian!
All of my favorite guys looking quite dapper. Take notice...they're all wearing ties, their clothes fit, and they're not afraid of playing around with color. Well done, gentlemen.

Aaaaaaaaaaaand all worn out is back. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

DC Street Style: Part 2

More photos from DC!

This is my friend, Sumner, looking super cute in an eyelet dress.





Sunday, August 5, 2012

DC Street Street: Part 1

Stephie G. is in D.C. Wooo! I've never taken street style photos before, but I decided to try today. I was touring memorials and stuff with my summer program and decided to give it a go. There were so many people taking pictures that no one was paying attention at all so I could be a super creep. I have no clue who these people are, so if it's you and you don't want to be on this blog, email us.





Thursday, July 5, 2012

Les Beau Goss


On the surface, my fascination with menswear may appear haughty and superficial but at its most basic and uncovered core I am intrigued by its ability to be none of the above. In an industry where the most influential designers and photographers are males, menswear receives much less praise than does its female counterpart. And why is that? Menswear does need the pomp and celebration that womenswear puts on—despite the fact that the majority of women will never see fit to wearing their designs. What makes menswear and its blue chip boys so elegant is the absence of the constant competition and cattiness found in womenswear. This absence is translated into the clothing which appears not only effortless and suave, but as works of art that can be taken directly from the runway to the street and worn with “comfortable sophistication”. What most people do not realize is that no one in the fashion industry is more humble and healthy looking than a male model ;). The laid back environment of both the show and the collection are translated onto the models which allow them to enjoy what they are wearing and thus they create an aura of pleasant sophistication. 


And now, as Men’s fashion week spring/summer’13 comes to a close I am sure we all wonder what life is really like for the models that walk them. Whether they are strutting down the catwalk to the tune of “No Church in the Wild” while donning hip hop inspired apparel—see Frankie Morello ss’13—or simply relaxing backstage while their hair, and yes, makeup gets done we must step back and ask ourselves....WhAt ARe ThEsE DuDes rEaLly LiKe?!


Rest assured, not every male model is a Zoolander searching for every opportunity to strike that Blue Steel pose. Instead most of them are in school or simply taking the time off to enjoy the wonderful opportunity the fashion world has, in their eyes, randomly graced them with. To really get a glimpse inside the life of a male model, I interviewed the Belgian beauty: Pieter Roziers


At 21 Pieter finds himself studying architecture, a choice that occurred after his brief stint with civil engineering proved to lack creativity. With this, he finds himself currently entranced by drawing and painting, which are mediums he often uses for his classes. Outside of school, Pieter always find the time to hangout with his friends, party, and enjoy his favorite music. He cites Converge, Trashtalk, Queens of the Stone Age, and the Foo Fighters amongst his diverse list of favorites which spin around hard core, electronic, and rock. When discussing his hometown of Leuven, Belgium one thing comes to mind: Beer. For those of you who haven’t seen the “From Belgium with Pride” commercials, you are missing out on the most attractive beer commercials, in my opinion, ever made. I am speaking of none other than Stella Artois brewed in a place Pieter calls home: Leuven. 


But, on to what everyone wonders about models in general: how were they discovered? Pieter was fortunate enough to have been scouted twice; the first time he was stopped by a man while shopping at a mall in Antwerp with his mum. The man handed him his card asked to snap a few pictures, and encouraged Pieter to contact him. However, at the age of sixteen Pieter was a volleyball star in the making with three major games a weekend. Bottom line: there was no time for modeling. Fast forward to December of 2010, while attending a Soulwax—an alternative rock, punk, acid band from Ghent, Belgium—concert, he found himself being scouted by the same guy. Two months later, Pieter finally decided to give it a try so he went to the agency and stumbled into his first test shoot in April. He has now been a full-fledged model for over a year and is represented by ULLA in Brussels (his mother agency), VNY in New York City, Nathalie Models in Paris, and ELITE Model Mgmt. in London. 

As previously mentioned, the menswear industry is generally very laid back— peep this fun montage: Boys of Fashion Week Spring/Summer'12 by Justin Wu. Because of this the models often have the freedom to express themselves on the catwalk in order to promote the attitude evoked in the collection. Take Frankie Morello and Dsquared for example, run by a fun group of guys, their shows are the ones the models look forward to the most. Whether they are playing the 50’s schoolboy or the gigolo on the beach, these shows always promote humor and youth. Among Pieter’s favorite modeling experiences, he cites the spring/summer’12 collection from A Child of Jago which featured a Rock n Roll vibe where the models were free to promote a badass attitude.



Looking into the future, Pieter hopes to travel to New York City and Tokyo: “big cities are a special atmosphere.” But in the meantime, Pieter uses fashion week to reunite with his model friends—Matthew Bell, R.J.King, Milo Spijkers, Ward Malfait, and Lessandro Reyniers— who see every show as a big hangout.


Follow Pieter on twitter @PieterRoziers or check out his tumblr: http://pieter-r.tumblr.com/

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Cheers!

Montana Fredrick
 @princessdumonde