Fashion/Music Mash-Up : Last Train To Paris : Part II
I'm back with Part II of my Last Train to Paris Fashion/Music Mash-Up . . . if you thought Part I was good, wait until you see what's next
Christopher Kane lace jacket, 895 GBP
Halston leather mini skirt, $449
Yigal Azrouël mini skirt, $420
So this guy is back on his scattered thoughts tip. This woman he's singing about seems to know how to push his buttons, yet he realizes that she doesn't love him anymore. She does, however, lure him in and use him as the object of her lust and he doesn't mind so much, but he realizes the emotional toll it's taking on him. Despite the dark nature of the song, the beat is a pulsing dance floor banger, so I selected high energy colorful pieces. The stand out pieces for the ladies are the Balenciaga biker jacket and the Christopher Kane lace biker jacket toned down with black skirts, leather and one with interesting draping detail. The love lorn gentleman is in a Paul Smith two toned silk shirt, Balmain jeans and McQueen oxfords. If you're gonna be a man being trod underfoot, at least you can look good doing it.
Alexander wang dress, 214 GBP
Lanvin leather sandal, $1,695
Fendi black sandal, 360 EUR
Looking For Love
The tag line for this song, smoothly sang by Usher says, "She say she looking for love, but all the girls in the club know what's up, she say she undercover though and this is what she wants." This woman is a man-eater and there are no two ways about it. The gentleman in the song believes that he's luring her with his reputation and cash flow, but it seems that's what she wants him to believe. This woman just picked the best out of the bunch and she plans to attack with the weapon that brought Marc Anthony to his own knees. For this look, I went with sexy skin baring dresses for the ladies from Gucci and Alexander Wang, sky high strappy sandals from Lanvin and Fendi complete their looks. This superstar dude is in the coveted Balmain bomber jacket, Acne jeans and Harrys of London velvet moccasin loafers.
Hudson Jeans hudson skinny jeans, $187
Mid rise jeans, 38 GBP
Christian Louboutin suede high heels, $995
Nicholas kirkwood shoes, 695 EUR
Acne Striped top
Burberry Brit Steadman Straight Jeans | MR PORTER
Acne Broadway Leather High Top Sneakers | MR PORTER
This is one of the most real songs on the release, in my opinion. The man confronts feelings of having messed up and is desperately trying to tell the woman that he can't lose her, he needs her, and pleads with her not to go. He acknowledges his mistakes and offers her his heart. This song is his cry out basically, so I kept the mood of the clothes kind of dark with some blues involved. The ladies are in tough leathers by Balmain and Burberry with blue heels from Nicholas Kirkwood and Christian Louboutin. This broken man is in an Acne top, Burberry jeans and Acne sneakers.
Marchesa silk chiffon gown, $2,324
Brian atwood pumps, $1,820
Gianmarco Lorenzi silver peep toe heels, 1,119 GBP
Richard James Silk and Linen-blend Suit Jacket | MR PORTER
Richard James Silk and Linen-blend Suit Trousers | MR PORTER
Yves Saint Laurent Lace-Up Brogues | MR PORTER
Hello Good Morning
This song right here is a braggadocios anthem where the ladies and the gent are letting everyone know that they've arrived. They're showing off and not humble in the least bit about it, they've got great style, expensive clothing, fancy cars and a lavish life...hello, good morning indeed. For this look, I went high fashion...Marchesa for the ladies and Richard James for the gent. The ladies are in long gowns with embellished details but the bling goes down to their shoes, Gianmarco Lorenzi on the left and Brian Atwood on the right. The gentleman is outfitted in a white suit by Richard James and Yves Saint Laurent brogues.
Rick owens jacket, $2,240
IRO sequin pants, $574
Burberry Prorsum stretch pants, $1,495
Brian Atwood high heels, $595
Brian Atwood high heels, $775
Yves Saint Laurent jacket
Lanvin suede boot
Rag & bone Straight Washed Jeans | MR PORTER
This track here is one of my favorite songs on the whole release. The chorus is pretty honest in that the guy is saying yesterday he fell in love and today feels like his funeral. This woman that he was falling for took his heart and smashed it to pieces but for some reason, he can't quit this cycle of going after what isn't good for him. He says, " I wanna be clean, but I can't get rid of her." Been there, been there...anyways, this look I kept earth tones...in the middle just like the feelings of the song. The ladies, although clad in a muted tone have spiced it up with sequined pants by IRO, Brian Atwood heels and a Matthew Williamson fringed jacket, just to name a few pieces. This guy, who seems to be quite down, again, is wearing a Yves Saint Laurent Utility Cargo Jacket, Lanvin suede boots and Rag & bone jeans.
Lanvin one shoulder dress, 2,930 GBP
Alexander McQueen platform heels, $2,960
Christian Louboutin platform heels, $825
Rag & bone Straight Washed Jeans | MR PORTER
Rick Owens Distressed Leather Jacket | MR PORTER
Gucci Side Zip Leather Boots | MR PORTER
It seems like going home has a way of restoring someones whole being. This song celebrates going "home" and the cleansing effect it has on someone. Home doesn't have to be a physical place, it can be a memory, a smell, a taste...anything that centers you and restores you back to center. Diddy uses this song as a sounding board to exorcise his demons and I can't even blame him, sometimes you have to let the world know how you feel. For this look, I felt a free flowing mood so I put the ladies in long not so formal gowns from Lanvin and By Malene Birger and shoes by Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin. This free speaking gent is in a Rick Owens leather jacket, Rag & bone jeans and Gucci boots.
Versace crop top, 830 GBP
Versace silk skirt, 930 GBP
Charlotte Olympia high heels, $895
Christian Louboutin high heels, $895
Brooks v neck sweater
Balmain leather pants
Rick Owens Black Leather High Top Sneakers | MR PORTER
Loving You No More
This song talks of a love that's almost obsessive . . . the songs starts off saying, "So hard to breathe this air that we call love,". Love is a consistent theme on this release but not the happy, saccharine love that we most often see..this is that hard fought, battle scars, I hurt you-you hurt me, I still love you type love. Volatile, painful love...phew...that's a lot huh ?!? I took the literal approach to this song about this tumultuous love and used a lot of red. The ladies are in Versace, red never looked so sexy and I punched up the looks with Charlotte Olympia & Christian Louboutin heels. This eternally lovelorn gentleman is wearing a Brooks Brother v neck sweater, Balmain leather pants and Rick Owens sneakers.