My relatively new Samsung washer decided to stop breathing out of the blue. While waiting for a new washer to be delivered, I had to make the laundry mat my second home. Have any of you ever sat there and done five loads of laundry? I have mad respect for my cleaners in NYC; they come and pick up my clothes for a wash + fold and then they deliver it the same day once it's finished- it's totally magic. I remember freshman year in college, I attempted to do my laundry and it was such a waste of time, that I couldn't fathom why someone wouldn't just pay the $12.00 that it costs to send it out. So, while I was at the laundry mat for what seemed like eternity, I just so happened to have accidentally coordinated my outfit to mirror a lovely late 60's early 70s gal, in which I fit in perfectly.
Denim is one of my favorite layering pieces for late fall and winter. It reminds me of being breezy in the spring and summer, but adds a sense of neutrality and warmth to any outfit. Denim is one of those fabrics that allows for you to have this free spirit and look instantly bohemian chic, without a lot of work. Layering it on top of a sheath also allows for you to hint evocatively at the shape beneath, without totally giving it away. The fluidity of layers works with even the most somber of skin-tones, as it creates depth and intrigue off the bat. This coat and dress belonged to my grandmother. Being a lady of style, she had the majority of her wardrobe custom made in Seoul in the 60s and 70s. My grandmother, who is 5'1 in height and 90 pounds in weight, has left me her wardrobe, or what is left of it, from an era in which I adore. Fortunately for me, I am taller in height, but unfortunately for me, I am larger than 90 pounds so slipping into a few of her sheath dresses are quite a challenge and require some extra hands and assembly. But boy, do I make it work!
While at the laundry mat, I totally brought a boombox to listen to some old jams, while getting clean (well to be fair, it was really just my iPhone 6 bluetoothed to a set of Bose portable speakers, but one can imagine that it was something more old-fashioned, right? Work with me, here!) I created a playlist called El Diablo sometime last year with some of my favorite soulful tunes from this era of the 60s and 70s and I added in some groovy tunes from todays world. I had "I'll take you there" by The Staple Singers on repeat as I folded my whites and danced around. You know, just a totally normal day in the life of Coco Zaza.
Coco is wearing a Vintage Leather and Fur Coat, a Vintage Geometric Sheath Dress, Abercrombie and Fitch Denim Top (similar, I buy all of mine oversized and usually opt for a Large), Suede Over-the-knee Boots, Vintage Earrings.