Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Deliberately destroyed


p1.jpg picture by stylebook18p2.jpg picture by stylebook18

The Rodarte Fall 08 Collection was definitely on my mind as I slashed and pulled yarns apart from this sweater that now resembles some sort of torn spider web. I had to wear it over a leotard because it kind of had holes in appropriate places, but other than that, I'm kind of impressed with my shredding skills.

Wearing vintage self-destroyed sweater, vintage geometrically patterned leggings, Bebe platforms, and American Apparel leotard

137 comments:

Bambola said...

So you should be! It looks fantastic. Could wear it over patterned leotards/onepiece swimsuits too.
Great job! I wish it were Winter to try something similar...

Francesca said...

your shredding skills are incredible indeed! dang, now i want to shred apart one of mine. soon to be diy =]

prettyinpistol said...

haha, creepy goth makes its comeback! i read in elle that this style was getting recycled.
looks good!

amused said...

I am *Loving* this look! ...but i'm a sucker for patterned leggings =)
Also, what time were these pics taken? the lighting is so moody!

one last thing, can you link to my blog? i'm still quite new and not completely sure what that entails- but would appreciate it anyway! Thanks hun X

http://amusingat.blogspot.com/

Monikapolitan.com said...

aww you've been looking extra cute and happy in your photos these days. I'm loving them even more as the days go by! Thanks for always posting fabulous outfits!

Anonymous said...

Another blogger was talking about doing this just a few days ago. Rodarte inspiration abounds! I know I'm inspired. Just need to find the right sweater.

The leggings are cute. I'm a sucker for anything graphic or black and white. Put them both together and mama likey.

You're giving serious face in that second pic!

syd vicious said...

Good job, it looks comfy!

xopinkgreen13@aim.com said...

do you think you could have a whole post on recreating some of your FANATSIC outfits with less expensive clothing

like where to find heels for under $100
or great clothing under $50 or $100
that would be great

you are so gorgeous, i love your blog, i check it every day after school :)
it makes me happy


i love your clothing/ style

silvia said...

i've totally never thought of the leotard thing before. i always wondered how people pulled off shredded things without any unneeded amount of awkwardness..

any way it looks great & i love your leggings!

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

Really creative. How did you do it?

bonokat said...

this is such a simple yet detailed look; so complete!!!
i love it!

~kathy

Nini Nguyen said...

The sweater looks great Karla.

Anonymous said...

I like the sweater...a lot!

My only critique is that with the sweater falling off the shoulder, leotard, and crazy patterned leggings together...it's a little much.

It's a replication of the 80s, not a reinterpretation which is what I'd rather see you do! Just my thoughts, it's your style and your blog so do what you want :)

elle said...

you are so genius.

elle said...

killer leggings

TEXTSTYLES said...

shredder à la teenage mutant ninja turtles ain't got nothin on you!
and those leggings are intense.
loves it
loves it
loves

*bisous*

Sophia said...

that's hot.
i'm inspired.
xx

KEREN said...

That is one wicked outfit.
I love the leggings and the sweater's great.
;)

Annie said...

i love this outfit, the legging, the sweater, your hair! it just all goes together perfectly. :)

Brigadeiro said...

Great job! :)

Jen said...

I think this is my favorite outfit.
You look GREAT in them

zoeumlaut said...

LOVE IT. wish i could pull it off, maybe i'll try a DIY... :)

thanks for the inspiration.

oh, by the way: i saw a bride coming out of a church the other day and as she was getting into a limo, she pulled up the hem of her dress and she was wearing those jessica simpson architectual (or whatever) platforms that you have in black, she had them in the kind of aligator white.

thought of you, and thought i'd share it. :)

GoldDustGirl said...

I really like the bold print with the shredded sweater texture. Nice!

Sunset said...

Your face structure is amazing, seriously! And I know, I don't think any of us can get our minds off that Rodarte... the sweater looks fantastic!

Champagne said...

I just it when people have fun with fashion. It makes my heart grow warm.

The Stylish Wanderer said...

gorgeous karla. love it. no back picture. :P

caylee said...

you deconstructed it so perfectly!

that second picutre is so fun =)

meghan said...

How did you destroy the sweater? I like that your style is now starting to go in a different direction again

Midnight traveller said...

Once again you get it so right! And I love the second photo. It's so spontaneous.

PS: Can you post some of the stuff you do at uni some time? I'm so curious!

You're blog makes my day
http://www.midnightravel.blogspot.com/

geri said...

you look beautiful karla! i happened to attempt the same thing and i've been living in the sweater.

Jennifer said...

Great outfit! I love this sweater!

chauss said...

great job with the sweater!

adele said...

i loved the slashed sweaters! i'm impressed with your slashing efforts, it looks very good. and i liked that you paired it with graphic leggings instead of the black tights that usually go with this look.

Carlita said...

Love the leggins :). You look so beautiful with short hair because it really opens up your face.

Maya said...

I just found some leggings similar to those. SISter hand me downs. You look FAB.

Krystal said...

Love this xx

PUG and PIPS said...

nothin' like a good shred ;)

bare.peppermint.fashions said...

cool idea! i love the outfit!

pigeon.toed said...

i've had rodarte on my mind as well. great job on the diy sweater!

Anthem said...

Very fashion forward, love it! You have a beautiful face too :D

janettaylor said...

I love leggings! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not trying ot be mean but I must say I do agree with some of the comments from previous posts. Your style is just so much less effortlessly chic I think anyone could put together what you've been wearing recently and to be honest it's not even that nice!

You are a beautiful girl nonetheless, I love the hair :)

Nita-Karoliina said...

i like the whole look :)

Anna-Maria said...

I've been looking for a sweater to destroy as well. You did a great job, the sweater looks amazing!

Mode Junkie said...

amazing. i must try this asap. loving the hair!

Miranda said...

that great that your destroyed sweater turned out so well! gorgeous

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lisa said...

you are cool!

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Love love LOVE the sweater, and it looks amazing with the leggings!

PS: congrats on the American Apparel campaign, it looks great! Though I prefer the way you style yourself here :)

Laura Oceanía said...

lovely leggins...

i love the difference between both pics, in the first you look mad at the spectator, at the second one so happy, hahaha

nice sweater too,
of course great outfit Karla

Love from Spain

Lorituela

Ines said...

i love the sweater!...
did you destroyed it yourself?sooo well done!
kisses from Spain!
muaa

The Stiletto Effect said...

great, great look :)

Vintage Tea said...

I love the sweater. Well done
x

Anonymous said...

nice leggings!

Viktorija

HoneyBunny said...

that's a great job! it looks good on you! I love your shoes!

TeeEmCee said...

HOT leggings - must be eighties vintage?

Shredding is looking good too. Style remains!

miky said...

that is osom!!! how did you shred it?

Aless & Rocío said...

I love love love this outfit! You look gorgeous!!!!!
xxx

selly octavia said...

love you style...

ennui said...

you look great! qtqt

Anonymous said...

I'm loving this! You're too lovely.

Michael Oats said...

Ey! Take a look at my last shoot!

ALLURE (Pictures of my last exhibition)
Photographed by Michael Oats.

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Mad Hatter said...

you look great, love those leggings

Bella said...

you´re so pretty and i love your haircut.

Tonia said...

LOVE the shredded sweater, don't love the leggings (they look a size too large), would love to see this paired with black opaques or skinny jeans and some overknee boots.

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jasmine ldn said...

love this outfit, loving pattern leggings these days, good look.

jasmine ldn said...

please please please consider doing a closet video tour of your shoes and outfits, that would be insane.

The Vogue Society said...

Cute ......I love those shoes!

Fashionista at Play said...

Very cute look Karla Karla! :-) Love the black and white.

Sofia said...

you make this sweater look amazing!!

FJ said...

You rock the short hair and I Love your blog, but not a fan of this outfit. It sort of makes you look like a homeless person who found some nice shoes.

Margeaux said...

Love those leggings!

T MNSTR (tiana) said...

Shredding is fun.
I got carried away with a Tshirt once. Couldn't wear it.
Your result is very cool!

...love Maegan said...

love it.

Ursula said...

I love your outfit. The sweater with the leggings is so unique. Great job with the sweater.

Martha said...

The sweater is amazing, kind of like a topshop creation that i wanted but better. Could you possibly give me some tips on shredding a jumper like that?

The Dark Bohemiian said...

t'es juste magnifique karla

C.B. said...

The jumper is perfect. Topshop had it around November, but run out from the shops tooo quickly i couldn't buy one :(

Gossip said...

oh myyy, you're just sooo beautiful!

and your shoes are gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

i hope tacky is what you are going for. you are going to look back on this and think wtf

saray said...

love your leggings

Demi said...

wow, it looks amazing! and i lovee those leggings!

xx

val said...

you look homeless...& stupid

Amanda C. said...

I'm truly baffled in why people would think you have the slightest shred of style; you look trashy & like your trying too hard & are starving for attention....well your still a child, hopfully youll grow out of it

Esmée said...

I always like your outfits, but i really don't like the legging this time...
But like your haircut;)

xxx

La Mode is Rad! said...

The sweather looks awesome.

Poster Girl said...

I bought a sweater like that at Topshop a few months ago.

K said...

did you cut your hair again? i like it. :]

Kay said...

I've seen so many bloggers do the whole shredding thing (myself not included... I couldn't pull it off) but they all look the same. I love how you've managed to get a totally different spin on it, it looks so much more classy and artistic.

D said...

ah
great leggings! i like this look a lot

x

Brooklynfluff said...

The sweater also reminds me of the shredded Alexander Wang one, very nice!

Erica said...

you look awesome!

Christing said...

the sweater is amazing! such a great look! will def give shredding a try!

would love it if you checked out my blog!

www.fashionhedonism.blogspot.com
xxx

Zoelissima said...

Gorgeous jumper (I'm british, it's what we call them over the pond)! I'm wimping out and waiting until Topshop's Rodarte copies come out, but you wear this so well!

xxx

Winnie said...

I like it so much better knowing the sweater was DIY-ed. Looking great.

Isa said...

karla, you´re a genius!
I always admire your beauty and free spirit but this is so avantgarde!

xxx
Isa

KD said...

Gosh, I LOVE it!! Not just the sweater but this entire outfit.

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Isabel said...

This outfit is fucking amazing.

Hippy Chic said...

cool leggings, and vintage-AWESOME. Have a great night. Jess S.

Jack Daniel said...

your most beautiful platforms. the others are so and so.

Lydia said...

Job well done! Those platforms are so lovely.

camerafilmroll said...

The vintage geometrically patterned leggings actually looks like the Sprouse for LV neon leggings when I was browsing through your website! Haha.

Anonymous said...

I like your poses. You don't look pissed off all the time like all the other girls with "fashion" blogs.

vix said...

^ I like that you smile too. I think it shows that you have a great personality. And your hair looks so great in this set of pictures. Pretty girl!

vic said...

love your hair! and the tights as well.

vic

http://therefugex.blogspot.com/

Fashion Tidbits said...

it looks great. i'm sure you'll get a nice breeze too

Anna Pope said...

I love the leggings with this look. It sort of gives a simple, comfy outfit that pop it needs :)

Pixienish said...

Fantastic! Tres chic ;)

nikkimoose. said...

real cute ma

Markét a Tereza said...

Bravo Karla! Great job! I love this sweater

mtcloset.blogspot.com

indie said...

I tried to do this aswell but didn't have such good luck nor skills, damn :D

Anonymous said...

the shredded sweater is OK but it looks SO BAD with those goofy leggings which are not chic at all but just stupid. the look is made even more awful by the shoes, which are fine in other contexts but do NOT work with this look at all.

you look way too 80s - the point is to subvert the 80s pieces, not just look like you are actually from the 80s. and your haircut is EXTREMELY 80s so you need to be really careful how much 80s stuff you pile on.

there are a lot of ways you could make this sweater work and be totally avante-garde but you're not doing it at all.

please give those leggings back to the homeless child you stole them from.

Anonymous said...

To those whom leaves the most silly and envy message:

This is Karla'scloset blog not yours so she can wear whatever she wants. If you like what she wear then leave a nice comment and if you don't than just exit the site.You can't tell she look bad or her sweater don't go with her legging. I think Karla have a great fashion style and she wear them it confident even a paper bag will look good on her. I think this is great great outfit on her. I love the sweater, the pant, the shoes and her hair. JUST DON'T HATE.
I LOVE YOU KARLA.

giggleness said...

amazing look.
sweater and pants are so amazing. i really want them :)
xx

Fashion Gossips said...

Great Sweater!

Flashes of Style said...

What is better than big comfy sweaters? This certainly is reminiscent of Rodarte. I really want to try this now!

Jajababy said...

LOVELY! I have those same shoes.

Who What Wear said...

We love this sweater. Very Rodarte- well done!

WWW.WHOWHATWEAR.COM

alis said...

I was just browsing the AA site and saw you :) Congrats, they made a great choice by featuring you :)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you get it so right, other times not. I'm not liking this look, I do think you're trying too hard to look like something you're not, and it doesn't suit you. To anonymous 7:37..."If you like what she wear then leave a nice comment and if you don't than just exit the site.You can't tell she look bad or her sweater don't go with her legging." YOU ARE SO WRONG, Karla puts her outfits up here in a public domain, and lets us comment, good AND bad. If she didn't want us to, the comments would be turned off. She puts her outfits up so we CAN compliment and critique, you need to get over it and stop trying to protect her. I'm sure she can handle it, she gets 99% positive comments anyway. Grow up.

Yess said...

Dear Karla:

How is it that you can make such 'vintage' (read: dated) fashions look so smokin' hot?

That makes me want a pair of floral leggings. So so bad.

Love,

Yess

Anonymous said...

dreadfully tacky



ew

Anonymous said...

the fugly leggings ruin it

Anonymous said...

Hello Karla!
I'm a portuguese girl and I've been following your blog for a few weeks. I love it! Of course, you've heard this a million times. But I think that you have a great fashion sense and so much confidence!
The way you dress is kind of new to me, because in my country, Portugal, people don't dress very well. So sad.
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

as usual is obvious is the same hater that writes the same stupid comments under "anonymous" in EVERY post. "you're trying too hard" "starving for attention"... you're the stupid one. Karla
is so popular ALL over the world. If she was "trying" too hard, Amer App, Teen Vogue, Allure, Urban Outfitter, etc. would not look for her. Do some research BEFORE you open your mouth! I admire her for not wasting her time on people like you!

Rosenrot said...

Hi Karla,

I just came across your blog a few days ago. I must say I love those Bebe heels. I have been looking all over for the perfect pair of platform pumps with chunky heels, and you've incidentally ended my search for it.

Just a question though, are they comfortable to walk in? Can you dance in them? Thanks for the great help!

Rachie-Pie said...

love the leggings!

SATORI said...

Karla dear,

I concur with some of the other readers. Sweater shreddin' tips please? :)

xoxxo
r

Anonymous said...

anonymous 12:01 needs a life

Mimi said...

I think the leggings are totally cool.

Linda Famularcano said...

You are a Fashion DIY genius, love this outfit, its so chic (^_^)

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

LOVE those leggings! So cool! And a perfect match with teh shredded sweater.

~ Montreal Fashion Minds ~

Http://www.montrealfashionminds.blogspot.com

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

LOVE those leggings! So cool! And a perfect match with teh shredded sweater.

~ Montreal Fashion Minds ~

Http://www.montrealfashionminds.blogspot.com

sarah said...

i did this to a sweater in november, but haven't tried it since because it was HARD! or tedious... or both! yours looks great! and i love your leggings.

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beverage manufacture said...

Haha, cute! That's a good idea, who knew putting tears in clothes would be fashionable- hello torn jeans!