High on Shoes

Ralph Lauren “Celia”, Gianvito Rossi, Malone Souliers “Maybelle”, Saint Laurent “Anja”, Roger Vivier “Tres Vivier”, Rene Caovilla, Bottega Veneta, Bottega Veneta, Maison Margiela, Area, Saint Laurent “Kiki”, Gianvito Rossi, Miu Miu, Manolo Blahnik “Hangisi”, Le Silla, Jimmy Choo “Lavish”, Jimmy Choo “Lavish”, MISBHV, Attico, Amina Muaddi “Adowa”, Jacquemus “Camil”, Yeezy

TBT — Senior Year


Emily, Kalpana, and me. Rules of Etiquette jumpsuit. Jessica Simpson pumps. Apt. 9 belt. Photo by Travis W. Keyes

I cannot believe that almost a year has passed since I graduated. Here I am with my friends Emily and Kalpana at an event for the Epson Digital Couture Project. It was a Tuesday night, at 5:30 or 6:30, when I received a text from Kalpana asking if I would like to go to a party she had been invited to. I love surprises, so I said yes right away. The party was at a huge industrial space in the Meatpacking District, walking distance from my dorm. Kalpana introduced me to her friend Emily, whom she had met through modeling. It was a great night, and we have all had fun together since.

That jumpsuit is one I had looked at day after day in the Savvy department when I worked at Nordstrom, and finally bought when it dropped to half price. What drew me to it was that while it’s attention-grabbing with a bold tribal pattern, the fit is relaxed and extremely comfortable. It’s like a onesie that you can do more than sleep in. I also love the duality of the print with its colors reversed — seeing two versions of the same lines reminds me of looking at a photo and its negative. I placed a belt between the two sections to accentuate this and paired it with matching pumps.

When I look back at my past, it feels a bit charmed. It’s funny, how one can go through the present without seeing the good, and go through the past without seeing the bad.