Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane Inspiration

Image 1: H&M fedora, Zara velvet suit, COS white t-shirt, ASOS oversized bow tie

Image 2 & 3: Mango denim shirt, Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo silk scarf, COS jeans, Zara studded bucket bag, Zara shoes

Image 4: Zara parka, COS black t-shirt, COS jeans, Zara studded booties

Image 5: Zara striped t-shirt and denim jacket, Topman shorts, Adidas Stan Smith


I once came across a quote that went 'One who wears the crown, bears the crown'. Sometimes I wonder if we actually choose to don it, or we were forced to. Some may argue that we indeed could have made a choice, whether to partake in something that we want to or not. Yet, others may agree with that whole predestined ideology; that sometimes we have no choice but to bite our tongues and accept our fates. Should we conform, or should be bring out the inner rebels in us?

How to Be a Saint Laurent Girl (If You Don't Have the Money)

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Don't any of you - when you walk past billboard ads and/or retail outlets with ceiling-to-floor posters of models clad in that brand's clothing - just go, "Hey, I really wanna be a *inserts brand name here* guy/girl!"

Sometimes I do. Actually no, most of the items I do that; especially when I walk past Saint Laurent stores or halfway whilst flipping through fashion magazines I go "OMG!" that startles everyone and they start questioning "Hey what happened are you ok?" and I will, without hesitant, reply "I am so in love with this Saint Laurent ad! I wanna be a Saint Laurent girl!"

I don't know what is it, that Hedi Silmane controversially rebranded the house with a new name by eliminating Yves and just retaining Saint Laurent as their new house name, or that his designs successfully and paramountly inculcated the idea of 'grunge glam'; having that western, downtown girl that freely exhibits her bursting personality and wild side whilst concurrently retained the former YSL Parisienne edginess.

I think, or I have to correct myself, that it is the fact that both the aforementioned reasons was why I am particular drawn towards the brand. I wasn't pretty much attracted to it before Hedi Silmane took over. But now, I am willing to starve (ok, too extreme and much of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean) just to afford a simple bracelet.

So for any of you out there who wanna emulate the Saint Laurent look, but do not have the financial stability or capability to pull out your credit cards or dig your wallets to check out a whooping four thousand dollar leather jacket or a thousand dollars for a feather cuff (omg? but chic though), here's what I would suggest:


1: Source for a Saint Laurent look you'd like to emulate. I took three looks, two from Pre Fall 2015 which you can find in my previous post here and here, and one from Fall 2015.

2: Go to high street stores and do your similar sourcing. Hint: Zara right now is the epitome of Saint Laurent.

3: Buy them (obviously)!!!

4: Wear them out and parade your chic Saint Laurent girl vibe at an affordable price on the street.

5: Share the trick with your girlfriends if you're feeling generous.

Look 1: The Man Repeller x Patterson J Kincaid muscle tank, Zara velvet suit and buckle sandals
Look 2: Zara navy blazer and studded booties, Muji striped t-shirt, COS jeans (self-ripped), Monki bag
Look 3: Topman houndstooth blazer, Zara 'Rolling Stones' tribute t-shirt, Uniqlo shorts

Images all done by Imran

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Image from top to bottom: Amlul x Superga raffia sneakers, Cheap Monday patent metallic brogues, Topshop camo wedge sneakers, Repetto 'Zizi' red toned brogues, Adidas 'Stan Smith' mesh sneakers, Topshop pom pom brocade slip ons, The Man Repeller x Superga velvet sneakers

All images done using iPhone 6, edited with VSCO Cam

Style Muse: Gilda Ambrosio

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