GRUNGE for a Northwest Winter (we invented it for a reason...)

 ...the reason this season is the rain! here in the great mist green of the northwest we always need the layers, always needing boots and always needing a hood or a large scarf to pull over your head to keep those droplets off. But all of these challenges are no excuse to dress like a perma-hiker or a slob, Grunge takes effort or at least thought to how you put these elements together. Bad Ass and ready to conquer the slippery asphalt with a fierce style.
note: more pants!

It is now Grey

The angular style lines
 of these masculine cuts creates looks with a 
great street vibe and grunge rhythm.

 It is no coincidence that 
grunge style and culture was born of the North West. 
The dim lit sky and constant drizzle makes one moody and swathed with layers, 
femininity fades as you suit up in your masculine like armor all putting on a bad-ass front to battle the slick grey sidewalks that match the sky. 
All that said grey can be the most beautiful spectrum of in between-s
 (think tweed, perfect lines of black and white that trick the eye into seeing grey)
and drive us to our creative core.

take on grunge,
 just oozes with sex appeal. 
This photo tantalizes and blows my mind, 
a favorite!

Dries Van Noten Winter 2013 and 2012


                                                            Women's winter 2012

                                                                  Dries Van Noten  
is the master of textiles and print mixing.
 His extensive 55 look collections exude the confidence of an understated genius. 
The combinations are very art house yet wearable. 
All of these images come from his web page: Dries Van Noten so please explore all of his beautiful shows!

The Green and Grey of It

In keeping with the style theme of the "new neutral" these wardrobe building piece are even better in alternative greens and greys. The clean and polish is there but with a bit more of a tomboy, masculine twist, army green is the ultimate modern girl neutral.

New Neutral

This image (shown above) began my love affair with Valentio. His dresses are clean with the perfict balance of femmine with and edge. Build your wordrobe around one of these dresses and you can't go wrong.
Newtral: for a New Year.
After all the glittery tensile, red and green, the overall sensory overload, lets clean the plate with some wardrobe building neutrals. Chic in their simplicity. They also allow the wearer to be that much more creative with their wardrobe. It’s all about the versatility that can re-inspire you to wear what you all ready have in your closet.