Dream Coat

Friday, January 30, 2015

Is there anything more luxurious than an oversized, cream Alpaca coat? Note to self: must explore more winter white palettes... Check out this one by Beijing based NEEMIC.

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The Uniform

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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On most days, my uniform consists of some version of the above: a tee or button down, sweater layer if it's super cold, utiliarian black jacket, jeans and a pair of flats. While cleaning out my closet, I re-discovered these rad Margiela wedge boots. 

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The bag is a blue suede beauty by KARA- I discovered the brand while shopping at new Williamsburg spot, Concrete + Water. The jacket is a soft cashmere blend peacoat with the most flattering drape when left agape by Tess Giberson. I am a minimal jewelry person- but when I want to feel kind of fashion-y for a change, I wear a few stacked favorites from Sandy Leong and Jennie Kwon

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What's your go-to uniform?

Credits: Jacket by Tess Giberson // Shirt by GAP // Jeans by Madewell // Rings by Sandy Leong Jewelry and Jennie Kwon Designs // Bag by KARA // Shoes by Martin Margiela (Photos by Will Foster)

That Creative Spark

Monday, January 26, 2015

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I was on the phone with my Dad one day when he asked "Deanne, do you have any hobbies?" Which made me pause.

My leisure time is very precious to me- and I often spend it in the company of friends or my family. Having my own business is fulfilling and also deeply engrossing, but it doesn't count as a hobby.

Years ago, when I was working in law and disenchanted with my profession, fashion blogging was my hobby.  I started this blog over 6 years ago to launch a freelance writing career, and it became a more personal outlet- a place for me to share up and coming talent in the independent fashion world, and slowly, to share experiments in personal style. I am so grateful for Dream Sequins because it gave me the foot in the door. I left law to work at a PR agency, and two years ago, left that agency to found my own!

So for the past two years, I have been working and keeping my head down, but also feeling like a piece of me was missing. That creative spark. I knew I had to return to Dream Sequins, but didn't know what to write about other than being another frazzled new Mom in sweats. And while I respect Mommy bloggers, I didn't want to start writing about baby fashion or making baby food.  I simply wanted to reclaim my own space again.

So here I am, Dear Readers. Dream Sequins is my hobby once again, and I'm excited that the New Year will bring new features for the blog, including more market research (we need to uncover that precious indie talent in the world) and original interviews with the raddest people I have met in the industry. And yes, more outfit posts, too.

xx D

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Credits: Hat by Club Monaco // Coat by Ann Demeulmeester // Top by Parkchoonmoo // Leather Shorts by Alexander Wang // Shoes & Bag by Rachel Comey (Photos by Will Foster)

If Dame Vivienne Westwood had a fashion blog....

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I would read it everyday.  Religiously. Image via Hollywood Reporter.

Dream Jacket: Rick Owens Calfskin Biker Jacket

Friday, January 23, 2015

Rick Owens Calfskin Biker Jacket - the perfect black leather piece

My last leather jacket purchase was in Middle School. I remember saving my money to buy a stiff boxy number from Nordstrom and wanting to feel legit James Dean cool.  Unfortunately the cut was all wrong for my body type and super feminine wardrobe so the desired effect fell quite short of Rebel Without a Cause.  

Lately, my style has embraced more of the androgynous look - and I've been jonesing for a leather jacket purchase.  But which one?  My dream pick of the day is this buttery Rick Owens calfskin piece.  The perfect slouchy layer for grey days... What's on your dream list today?

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