Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dose with Ma

Editor's note: Guest blogger alert!! Noah from Soft and Jewey went to Dose Market for the first time today, and he shares highlights from his day. Hit him up on twitter, and follow his blog. He's the bomb. 
This year, my mom received the best Mother’s Day present in the world. It was me. Lauri and I, along with my dad and brother, were at the Dose Market Sunday morning for some well-mannered frivolity and money-spending.

Ethan "The Punisher" Feingold

So, with Stephanie busy for Mother’s Day, and those other lovely ladies who write for this blog (their names escape me) otherwise preoccupied, I decided to take matters into my own hands. By “my own hands” you understand that I mean my shady Android-phone-camera-taking-abilities. Here is a brief glimpse into the clothes of the men at Dose Market.

One of the recurring themes I noticed as I walked through the aisles of Dose was a penchant for hats. Particularly, those ascot/1920’s newsboy looking hats. In fact I saw two total strangers with basically the exact same outfit; grey cap, grey cardigan, wool tie, etc.

The man in the center runs a local bike factory/coffee shop called Heritage on Lincoln and Wellington. The men on the left and right are currently  unaware that these pictures exist.

I am entirely confident that I could not pull off a single aspect of that outfit. As I strolled around, I noticed a familiar face; Chicago Bulls basketball player Kyle Korver! How lucky was I to see one of my favorite Chicago ballplayers! In the same Dose Market as I! And look, he’s selling v-necks with a couple women....wait, what? Ohhhh, it’s his brother Klayton Korver.

Seer Outfitters is the company Korver works for. The shirt says “Better Together”, a tagline for one of Seer’s ongoing campaigns to help children. Plus, their work helps kids in the States, which is in a way refreshing to see.

Korver took the time to chat with me (meaning I aggressively got his attention). Besides the fact that he knew All Worn Out’s very own Steph G (SHE’S FAMOUS) he also taught me some valuable lessons. Omaha is statistically one of the hardest places for a black youth to grow up. He lives on the North Side. He’s been in Chicago for about a year. So really just one valuable lesson.

It says abide. Please don’t ask me why because I don’t know. 
Sometimes you see someone so perfect you have to physically stop them and ask for a picture. This was one of those sometimes. This man’s beard, combined with the fit of those jeans, makes his head look really big. But he has that hipster look going and the beard really does complete it.

"I smile for no man."
I kind of felt like Steve Martin out there, what with all these guys wearing pink. Pink Panther. Get it? He was in that movie. Please laugh.

It’s about time for this post to end. You’re busy, I’m busy, and these goldfish aren’t going to feed themselves (if only!). I’ll leave you with a few bites of an interesting company that my mom works with, The Workshop CoOp. They have nothing to do with men’s fashion.
The company’s mission is to provide women in Guatemala with fair wages and the opportunity for them and their children to become educated. Leslie Thomas, one of the co-founders of the Workshop, was extremely busy with Mother’s Day sales and family and stuff. I did, however, manage to snap a quick pic of her in action. Man, I am too good.

Their main focus is bags like the ones pictured above (and below) but they’ve considered expanding into backpacks. Exciting!


It's rough on these streets.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fashion Prom

So last night was awesome. The Met Ball is definately one of my favorite events of the year. It's the one time where everyone just gets dressed for the sake of capital F fashion (see Florence Welch or Chloe Sevigny) and seems to have fun. While there were some major lewks (thanks Brad Goreski for that one), here are my favorites.

Via Fashionologie
Best Dressed: Kate Bosworth
She's workin a Prada (as were most of the attendees), but she manages to make it modern, fun, theme appropriate, and she looks pretty without looking like she's just wearing a costume. The dress is not wearing her, which is a problem with so many celebrities when they try to go anywhere but a nude sparkly column. She is also rocking one of the biggest trends of the night, dark berry lipstick, without looking stupid (see Camilla Belle). And a topknot! Basically I love her and everything about her look.

Via Fashionologie
Lana Del Rey
LDR looks like the most fashionable vampire ever, and I love it. She's also wearing the berry lip, which I guess I now have to try. The dress itself is something like chain metal, which is an interesting way to bring sparkly on to the red carpet without wearing the normal, boring, celeb approved gown. I also like this cape infinitely better than the one the Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Oscars (I WAS NOT a fan of that look, or her for that matter).

Via Fashionologie
Shailene Woodly
Well, if you can get Christopher Kane to bring you as his date, you must have something going for you. And she has the admiration of my man George Clooney. But those are only two of the reasons I love this girl. She is very fashion-y, but never fails to look effortless, which is something I totally admire. She never looks like she's tth-ing (trying too hard). If you read my marathon f/w recap, you know how much I loved the newest Chris Kane collection as well. Basically, what I'm trying to say is I love both her and her clothes immensely.

Via Fashionologie
Lena Dunham
I think this list has just turned into a list of my major girl crushes, but whatevs Lena Dunham rocks. She also manages to look event appropriate and so her at the same time. She is definately rocking the Oberlin chic. Plus I love love love the addition of her pink pumps to that beautiful emerald mullet dress. And Hamish Bowles was escorting her! That was probably the most fun couple of the night.

That's all for my recap. If you want to see all the looks, go to The Cut or Fashionologie. Also, two other things: Nina Dobrev was wearing my prom shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I got one of my favorite Chicago bloggers, Chi City Fashion, to tweet at the blog @all_worn_out! So basically it was a big day in my fashion blogging life. That is all.