So close


growing up, i never had crushes on the singer/star du jour. i wasted my formative years mooning over boys one row over in class. always someone accessible and real. their appeal was never weakened by the possibility of attaining them - that was their appeal. and certainly the implausibility of a successful touring musician landing in my lap was part of their lack of appeal.

fashion you lust after - is it usually "in your wildest dreams" or "oooooo, so close you can almost taste it"?

15 comments:

-h of candid cool said...

the stuff i lust after is slightly a bit more out of the reach of so close i can taste it. it has to be something i have to save up for.

my verrrry first crush was zac morris , saved by the bell.

editor said...

^^lol, truly -h? for some reason i find that very endearing.

greying pixie said...

Well, as I have always believed in having my cake and eating it, I don't see why lusting after a boy close at hand should preclude lusting after a more unobtainable type.

One thing I hanker for now is to meet up again with my first love. I don't suppose I'm alone in this little fantasy.

cybill said...

Fashion I lust after, would have to be John Galliano, I could only afford and wear it in my wildest dreams.

enc said...

Wildest dreams—my life doesn't call for "Fabulous," unfortunately.

fashionaddict said...

"oooo, so close you can almost taste it" definitely. I don't really to much energy on unattainable (like a Chanel couture evening dress), though I've been told I lack ambition...

fashionaddict said...

Oops, I meant to say "I don't really expend too much energy...".

greying pixie said...

Sorry, didn't read question properly. I guess I'm in the ooooo so close category as I usually do go into shops and try things on even if not actually intending to buy. I've been wondering if I should actually run up a debt to have a Junya Watenabe jacket this summer - still resisting but maybe not for long!

Iheartfashion said...

Once in a while, I get a hankering for Dior couture, but most of my lust is focussed on attainable stuff. (I never had celebrity crushes either)

editor said...

greying pixie, a. which jacket, do you have a link to it on style.com or some equivalent? drooling just at the thought. b. if it wouldn't take too long to pay it off, i'd wickedly say do it, do it. :)

greying pixie said...

Editor, you are the devil at my elbow! At the moment I'm sensibly waiting for the summer sale, if there's one available then I may consider it - I do believe in destiny with important purchases.

You can find the Junya Watanabe jackets on Style.com Spring 08 RTW. I really like the soft red one, but would probably buy the black one as it would be more useful. Sorry couldn't find a way of making a link.

It's not great going into debt but sometimes it's the only way. I bought my watch that way a few years ago and have never regretted it.

editor said...

is it the one that comes in blue, pink, red or black, and has gold (it looks like) trim? gorgeous. do you dare hit me with the price? the red is the best (black is always perfect, so it's almost a non-choice. it's always there, it's always right. red is something extra. how much sale/discount would sway you, precentage-wise? i use the destiny/fate rational too.

jackets

greying pixie said...

Yes, you've found it. It costs about £2,000 (sterling). Now you see why I hesitate! In the sale it will be half the price but that is still an enormous amount. I have yet to try it on, but I did see it in the shop in London earlier in the season and it is really beautifully made, almost like something out of the 17th century with layers of fabric and hidden pockets and reinforced areas and little holes left in the seams in places - in short it is exquisite.

My justification for a piece like this is that it would last me the rest of my life and would suit me for the rest of my life - ie. long sleeves, loose in the body, high neck, would go with skirts and trousers and be great for day and evening. Also it could be worn year round with a layer underneath in winter.

But on the down side is that 'just of reach' price! If I succumb I will let you know!

And another thing - I've noticed that Comme des Garcons' collection for next winter has some very nice jackets and they are usually much cheaper - should I risk waiting for that instead? Oh life is so complicated!

editor said...

that is an extreme amount for an extreme item. it is a jacket with no peer. i'm familiar enough with the CdG au08 collection to say that none of the jackets i've seen come to mind as a close contender. and your description of the piece...my mouth was watering ever after finishing half a pint of ice cream.
game plan: wait for sale, and still hope that even then it fits/looks/feels horrendous (i know, the odds are better of me winning the lottery).

a. said...

i am an ooh so close sort of girl, mostly. (like iheartfashion every so often i get a couture craving, but not too often.) when i was younger i definitely did NOT understand how girls could lust after guys they'd never met/seen in real life. for me, seeing/meeting someone in person is what does it... pictures do not. same with clothes usually, i think! heh. :-)