Leather and Tulle

I love mixing textures. I think it adds more substance and depth to an outfit. I believe, the more, the better! I also believe that its even more interesting when you mix textures with different stylistic approaches behind them. Tulle is usually categorized as a romantic look, whereas leather is deemed edgy. Mixing romantic and edgy materials together is an acceptable clash these days! You’ll notice that I also mixed a gold chain with a long strand of pearls. Same idea! Romantic vs edgy. Who will win the race?

I absolutely love tulle skirts. I have way too many of them and they take up way too much space in my closet. I’ve tried many different skirts from many different companies and Space 46 Boutique is my favorite! “Any day is a good day for a tulle skirt” is the best mind-frame when in the market. Who says you can’t wear one while laying on the couch and drinking a bottle of champagne? Nobody.

While we’re on the topic of leather, its also a great time to bring up the difference between vegan leather and leather. What the heck is vegan leather? And, is it more eco-friendly than normal leather?

It’s often indistinguishable from the real thing, and is much cheaper to manufacture than leather–even though designers, like Stella McCartney, inflate the price. While a few vegan leathers are cork- or kelp-based, the vast majority of faux leather has been around for ages, and is made of scary materials like polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane and textile-polymer composite microfibres.

In other words, generally speaking, ‘vegan leather’ reeks, literally and figuratively, of petroleum.

Photography: Kristine Cramer Photography

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Jacket: too old to remember (leather gets better over time!) | Skirt: “The Carrie” from Space 46 Boutique | Shoes: Valentino | Location: SOIREE CENTER

“The doubters are just dreamers with broken hearts.” -Atticus

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