Sunday, December 21, 2014

the secret wardrobe life of wardrobetales no. 2 (melow edition)











once upon a time, i would not have been caught alive (or dead) wearing one designer/label from head to toe. now, my preference is for wearing one designer/label from head to toe. currently, there are three designers/labels that i wear head to toe. kaliyana is one. rundholz is another. the third is melow.

with one exception (the plain turtleneck), everything i am wearing is melow by melissa bolduc. my footwear is by john fluevog.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's a lot to take in here. I guess one thing that strikes me is that these Melow looks have a certain *delicateness* to them that the Kaliyana and Rundholz don't. (Or is it the Fluevogs versus the Trippens? Or, was there something in Melow which drew you to Fluevogs over the Trippens?) Which opens up contemplating the distinctions and the commonalities amongst these three labels. I'm going to go noodle this over in my mind for a bit...

wardrobetales said...

i feel a bit of like i am betraying rundholz and kaliyana when i wear melow but i can't deny being drawn to melow. i feel the same about my trippens when i wear fluevogs. i think that i paired fluevogs (instead of trippens) with my melow outfits because i wanted to make the melow outfits more different (than they would be on their own) than my rundholz and kaliyana outfits. or, perhaps, wearing the melow outfits made me feel different, than i feel when i wear my rundholz and kaliyana outfits, driving me to wear fluevogs (instead of trippens).

Anonymous said...

Re betrayal: You're being a little hard on yourself! I wear a lot of Rundholz, but Melow and Kaliyana I am aware of only through your blog and then their websites. (I live in U.S. not Canada.) It seems to me that you've cultivated a look particular to you, using their labels. I don't necessarily see your "look" on their websites. This is all the more impressive when you are wearing a sole label. (In fact, when I first went on Kaliyana's website I turned to my people: "People, this company should really give this chica a cut b/c she's doing amazing things with their clothes and is pretty much the best ambassador they could hope for.") So, when I was contemplating contemplating (!) the commonalities of these designers, it was part thinking about what it is that you've pulled from each of them to create a cohesive wardrobe in which your outfits (across designers) seem more connected to one another than they do to the particular label itself. That there seemed something distinct (more delicate) in the Melow was not to say they were unconnected from the rest, just a slightly different shade. So, if you *did* have a goal to make them more different using the Fluevogs: success! P.S. I actually found your blog a while back through a Trippen search as I am a little bit obsessed with them and I'm always excited to see other people wearing them too. Cheating on them with other shoes: that is a concept for which I do understand feeling like a betrayer!