confession time: when i go to the kaliyana store (bricks and mortar not online), if i happen to be wearing kaliyana (and most times i am since i wear it quite often), sometimes, i end up not liking the outfit that i wore to the store. i decide, when i return home, that something in my outfit was just a little, well, off. is it something about being surrounded by all those kaliyana clothes that makes me feel this way? or is it all those incredibly tall, slender, faceless mannequins perfectly decked out in kaliyana outfits that make me feel this way? i always thought that mannequins were supposed to give a shopper ideas, not make the shopper feel somehow inadequate.*
*i recently saw the most daliesque mannequins. their legs were very long (relative to their torsos), as thin as a person's wrist and more hyperextended than i have ever seen on a human being (and i have seen some very hyperextended legs in my lifetime to date). when i saw these mannequins, i thought, "those clothes look so good on those mannequins, but those mannequins are so ... unreal. what's the message here?"
i am wearing the alpen top, the delphi scarf, the l/s manifold dress and the balloon pant by kaliyana. i am also wearing a sweater dress by lauren vidal (via kaliyana) and a down vest by rundholz (black label). my boots are the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.