Minimalism and shit

April 26, 2012

by Gracia Ventus
When I was sixteen, I dreamed of being a scientist whose mission was to cure major diseases. I held on to that dream as I did my national exams, and then entered junior college to further my education in the field of science (and taking up a special art program at the same time). Three weeks into slightly-more-advanced biology I decided I had no interest in knowing what is inside a nucleus, nor put up with pretentious artist-wannabes, therefore I jumped ship and entered a design school.

Fast forward almost ten years later I found myself looking like a technician in a Jil Sander lab coat and sunglasses that could have passed off as safety goggles. It was from the same season that made every blogger in the world do that shredded tee thing (myself included). I did it with a sweater and posted a photo here many years ago. It’s actually quite lolworthy but don’t bother searching for it because it’s buried underneath lots of crappy experimentations. 

If it wasn’t for this ingenious twist I wouldn’t have looked at the dress twice. My only gripe was that I’m not gung ho enough to bare my bum. Sorry folks.

Jil Sander dress; Rick Owens boots; Henry Holland for Le Specs sunglasses


8 thoughts on “Minimalism and shit

  • Alexandra

    by Alexandra on April 27, 2012 at 12:37 am

    the detail on that dress/coat/hybrid-thing (whatever it is!) is incredible.

    everybody else’s girl

  • inkarlcerating

    by inkarlcerating on April 27, 2012 at 9:33 am

    YOURE UNREAL!!! haha i love u. i used to dress up otherworldly but now im stuck with t shirt , jacket and pants because manila is in deep hell weather. anyway. youre inspiring! love u

  • Wedekind

    by Wedekind on May 2, 2012 at 1:19 am

    thats amazing. the coat is as epic as it could be!

    Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

  • Semicosmic

    by Semicosmic on May 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    This outfit is ridiculous and I mean that in the best way possible. The way you put things together is truly incredible. This outfit is so beautiful. Love that detail on the dress, holy cow! The shoes are as equally amazing.

  • little moon lover

    by little moon lover on May 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    awesome proposal.. though I agree.. I wouldn’t bare my bum either with that shredded coat..but must agree it is amazing.. a really unique design on that.. very creative, I had not seen it yet.. if it only came in black…. now that I’d consider..
    anyway.. how cool is it you went from sciente to design school.. I stumbled upon business and marketing before getting into fashion design.. as long as you find out what you really want, it’s all worth it, right?
    cool post

  • Le garçon avec les lunettes,

    by Le garçon avec les lunettes, on May 5, 2012 at 3:44 am

    love shoes so much!!!!

  • Mila

    by Mila on May 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    hey, i featured you on my blog. hope that is okay :)

  • Prêt à Porter P

    by Prêt à Porter P on July 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

    lucky you to have that coat. I remember when gilt groupe had it on some crazy clearance, but I lost track of time and missed the opening.


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