Here she is. The literal queen of the world who looks like she stepped directly out of a Wes Anderson movie. This is my best friend of going on 15 years, and she has one of the most unique and inventive styles of anyone I know. I don’t know anyone who can pull of monochrome or the mixing of prints better than Coco, or someone who can actually wear a purple beret and purple coat (see outfit three!) and look like she’s ready to conquer the world.
outfit one // 90s overhaul
tank // thrift Old Navy, jeans // h&m, shoes // Dansko, glasses // Harry Lary’s
outfit two // stars in eyes for Paul McCartney
shirt // homemade, skirt // thrift, shoes // Clark, glasses // Harry Lary’s (p.s. Coco mad this shirt for the Paul McCartney concert she saw last year. So as she said…”THIS SHIRT WAS IN THE SAME ROOM AS PAUL MCCARTNEY”)
outfit three // monochrome magic
beret // American Apparel, coat // thrift, dress // thrift Gap, shoes // thrift Blundstone , glasses // Harry Lary’s
outfit four // top sets make a comeback
cardigan & top set // thrift, shorts // American Apparel, shoes // Dansko, backpack // Jansport, glasses // Harry Lary’s
After we spent the afternoon taking pictures, we headed over to our favorite neighborhood coffee shop, Cupcake, ordered our coffee, chai, and a strawberry balsamic salad and sat down so I could ask Coco a few questions about how she sees her style.
Three words Coco would use to describe her style are glam, psychadelic, and retro…and I couldn’t agree more! Coco’s style is such a fun mix of trends that we all see now-a-days while adding super retro trends like midi skirts, or 90s mom jeans. Her favorite store is Savers (a warehouse style thrift store) which is where she’s able to find most of her fab retro clothing items, but she also loves American Apparel…and as you all well know almost all of AA’s items have a retro vibe.
For about the past four years, Coco has been head over heels obsessed with David Bowie. How cool is she. Who else has pictures of David Bowie hanging in their room. (ugh, I want to be Coco when I grow up.) This being said, it was not a surprise when I asked her who inspired her style and she answered, without hesitation, that it is definitely David Bowie. Adding to this, she also loves and is inspired by the entire 60s and 70s decades which, I’m sure you could see, is totally apparent in her style.
Another answer Coco gave without hesitation was that her purple fur coat is her favorite clothing item. But I mean, how could it not be. That coat wins every award ever for best coat. I would die for that coat. She also adores her glasses. Again, that’s a given! She loves their pink color, and even giggled admitting that her glasses have become a part of her identity. She said that she has become one with her glasses.
I then asked Coco what her favorite season to dress for, and she answered with a statement that I think will ring pretty true for most of us! In the summer, everyone wishes they could layer with their sweaters and scarfs for the fall, but in the cold months all we want to wear is a romper and sandals. She said, though, that she’s content dressing for summer at the moment. She loves her dresses.
On the red carpet, Coco said she would wear a David Bowie style jumpsuit with go go boots, and a tiara. For anyone who hasn’t been introduced to the greatness that is David Bowie, heres an example of the jumpsuit and go go boot look she’s talking about:
FINALLY, my favorite question of all. I asked Coco what song has the same vibe as her style. Once again, David Bowie for the win. The song that Coco decided on is Moonage Daydream.
p.p.s. here’s a picture of me and Coco in first grade to prove to you that our 15 year long friendship is in fact true. (and it’s just an adorable picture)
until next time, lovelies!