I have never hunted for a fashion find harder in my life than I did to find these damn sneakers. Long story short, I saw a similar pair on Instagram, didn’t know who made them or where I could get ’em so I rolled up my sleeves, put my serious face on, and took to the internet – as you do when you’re in need of immediate answers. I took some wild guesses as to who would even sell such a shoe statement and of course, OF COURSE, Zara ended up being the final answer. Come to find out though after this purchase that the ones I really wanted were Prada, but I think I much prefer Zara prices… over Prada’s…. but needless to say I am all about metallics and platform sneakers right now. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion this is one of those trends I’ll look back on in 5 years and wonder wtf I was thinking, but for the meantime, obsessed is an understement. The joy these shoes bring me are similar to the joy those “Dorthy’s red slippers” knock-offs gave me as a kid, I want to wear these shoes everywhere! And so I will! I wear them most with a pair of distressed skinny jeans and a simple tank or tee – these shoes make a pretty big statement alone, it’s wise to (literally) let them shine and keep it simple up top.
The mural featured today was done by hands down my favorite street artist, D*Face. I’m a Culver City native and I’ll take the long way home down Washington Blvd to catch a glimpse of his “Going Everywhere Fast” mural where I’ve done many-a photoshoots and projects in the past (the beginning of my anniversary video was shot here!). D*Face is an English multimedia artist with murals in cities all over the world, LA being one of those lucky metropolitan areas to see a few. This particular mural, located at Pico and Federal Ave in West LA, is called Rear View and features a view of a landscape at sunset from behind the windshield of a car. D*Face is known for his stylized, pop-art-esque images that frequently feature blondes, skeletons/dead celebrities, and pop culture references so this is the more unusual mural out of the few we have here in Los Angeles.
Photos | Tommy Garcia Photographer
Details | Jacket: Zara Overcoat with Faux Leather Sleeves | Top: Topshop (similar, with pocket) | Pants: Free People (old, and I distressed them myself) | Shoes: Zara Metallic Platform Bluchers | Sunglasses: Quay Kitty | Lipstick: Bite “Pomegranate”