Mar 20, 2009

The whimsical trend: GIVENCHY SS 09 Leggings

The Givenchy SS09 shorts-and-leggings combo is highly talked about in the blogosphere, evident from the following findings:

1) Sam Sparro of the 21st Century Life song fame rocked this look very early on So You Think You Can Dance Australia
2) This guy on Jak and Jil (love the hi top combo!)
3) Latest issue of VMAN

The real deal from Givenchy...







































































Well well, this immediately calls for a DIY project! All I needed was a pair of leggings/ tights. Okay I have to admit that I totally found out that leggings end above the ankles, and tights, on the other hand cover the feet completely. I mistakenly bought tights, as a result they had to be snipped above the ankles so they can be pulled up to the knees.

After a mere minute of cutting... voila, here's my own little attempt on the look. I combined different dark shades and textures to give the outfit some essence. However it occurs to me that some improvement, at least stylistically can be done here. Maybe the boots and upside down cardigan can be replaced with some other unexpected items. Poor styling aside, I was excited to experiment this look, even just for blogging sake only!

Taxi cardigan, Bershka sequined vest, Cheap Monday sleeveless top, American Athletics chinos shorts, thrifted boots, snipped black tights
If you ask me whether this is the trend that I'm clinging on to this season, I'm afraid nay is the answer, because....

I don't have the balls to wear tights/leggings on the street, especially in RUSSIA in broad daylight, unless it's a small get-together with close friends like I did in this pic. Bwahaha!

13 comments:

Twobreadsplease said...

I love the outfit, it looks so good! Thanks for the comment. xx

sharinna said...

first of all, thanx for dropping by! the acknowledgment of someone actually reading even a post on my blog really2 made my day. =)

hmm, actually, biology is one of my favorite subjects in school(science have been a favorite subject of mine since i first had it in primary school) only i can't see myself doing it for a long a period of time. n yes, fashion n art is my true passion ;).

anyways, thank you so much for ur advice! i do appreciate it =)

Eleh said...

wow. got to love these pictures. never knew man could look this good in leggings. the pink one is insane eh!

naboonies said...

@twobreadsplease: Thanks,,, no problem!

@sharinna: I wish you the best of luck in whatever you choose to do.

@Eleh: lovely ya! the pink one is surely outsatnding...

O-man said...

1st one: Kinda nice.

2nd: Acceptable but the colour is pretty flat

3rd: Trying too hard. Aku nampak jantan bbulu pakai kt Msia akan ku baling dgn batu bata. BUAHAHAHAHA

Ca said...

The only thing that comes to my mind about this trend is that the whole look must be in one colour. Besides this; just have fun! Haha, that's what fashion and trends are about.

Sydnie said...

I actually like this look! It looks good on you, too. Who cares what everyone else thinks? ;)

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

nge said...

"I don't have the balls to wear tights/leggings on the street, especially in RUSSIA in broad daylight, unless it's a small get-together with close friends like I did in this pic."

YES! THAT IS SO TRUE! I BET YOU WON'T EVER WEAR THAT OUTFIT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD except IN KKM MEETING!!! wahahaha3

p/s: ok sdar aku da komen da?

nge said...

@Sydnie: he cares what everyone else thinks! haha3

khalid said...

this style surely works during monsoon season in malaysia,no?

p/s:aku dh comment gak k.. huhu..

naboonies said...

@Oman: HAHA what's wrong with guys with hairy legs? It's a given kan.

@Ca: fashion is Fun and flirty. HAHA

@Sydnie: Thanks, like Nge says sometimes I do get self-conscious. It's not easy to wear/look different, especially in this ex-Soviet country!

@nge: what meeting? it's PARTY time la haha. Thanks for the comments, keep the nice words going :p

@Khalid: Yes, when there's flood everywhere. But wait, there's a style of pants called floodwater by Thom Browne too...they're a pair of usual pants but the ends are really2 short, ending above the ankles.

Tq for commenting guys!

lilienblaueleuchtreklame said...

I really like it! You have to check the collection from Damir Doma :)

Horatio said...

You may have erased what I said before, but I'll say it again. Leggin's for guys = big hell no!

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