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Sep 21, 2014

After Two Five x Jovana Filipovic
After Two Five x Jovana Filipovic
After Two Five x Jovana Filipovic
After Two Five x Jovana Filipovic
After Two Five x Jovana Filipovic
After Two Five x Jovana Filipovic
Photos by: Andrej Micajkov | Taken at: Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily

This dress rocks. And, conveniently, I found a location to literally show precisely that.

It is a custom made one-of-a-kind item by Jovana Filipovic, and I cannot possibly explain how incredibly excited I am to finally share it with you. The bronze-chocolatey-gold material has this subtle, impeccable texture, and if you've been hanging around my After, you know how attracted I've been lately to both neoprene and sheer fabrics in geometrically proportional amounts.

And then comes the feeling of having something tailored specifically to your body... It is beyond compare. You pull the zipper up and you get a perfect fit down.

So, if you've been thinking about ordering a tailor-made piece, go for it, NOW. If you already have, please share! I'd love love love to take a peek.

SOUVENIRS

Sep 20, 2014


My Kind of Souvenir:

50 YEARS OF VOGUE ITALIA PHOTOGRAPHED BY STEVEN MEISEL.

Absolutely Breathtaking Fashionable Insanity.

ONE SKIRT TWO TOPS

Sep 4, 2014

Zara Nude Skirt | Oasap Top | AfterTwoFive.com
Zara Nude Skirt | Oasap Top | AfterTwoFive.com
Zara Nude Skirt | Oasap Top | AfterTwoFive.com
Zara Nude Skirt | Oasap Top | AfterTwoFive.com
Zara Nude Skirt | Oasap Top | AfterTwoFive.com
Zara Nude Skirt | Oasap Top | AfterTwoFive.com
Zara Nude Skirt | Oasap Top | AfterTwoFive.com
Photos by: Andrej Micajkov

My obsession with leather and faux leather and anything leather looking may be slowly coming to an end, as my obsession with hand-cut neoprene and sheer fabrics in unexpected places takes the lead. I got this cool cut skirt on sale at Zara, only to realize that the tag said "Do not wash. Do not iron." Well, that's inconvenient, especially for a piece of fabric that's nude peachy and, thus, extremely attractive to dust, dirt, and all that jazz. And so I left it hanging on my rack, and gave myself some time to think about the proper course of garment care action, only to come back to the idea that I really have to wash it, and wash it again each time I wear it. If there's one advice I can give on washing a delicate garment, it would be putting some mild detergent, or even shampoo in a bowl of cold water, and then placing the garment in there for an hour or so, and then carefully washing the detergent off. Also, I've come to learn that sensitive fabric softener really helps the ironing part. In case you were wondering how I take care of my delicates.

On to the tops. These are probably my two favorite new pieces, so interestingly basic and so extremely easy to style. The shirty white one is such a convenient mix between a polo, a tee, and a shirt, that I can wait to wear over and over again in more ways than I can count. The sleeveless one is a neoprene/sheer/abstractly painted match made in heaven. The two together really bring out the range of basic wear of the skirt.

And no, this look is not meant to be groundbreaking. It's just meant to show you that if you take a few very minimal pieces with an unexpected twist, you will most definitely project a sense of a cool cleanness, and effortless style.

Skirt + Mules: Zara | Top I: Oasap, Click Here | Top II: Oasap, Click Here