Who’s That Girl? Zoe vs. Maya

Every week Amil Niazi styles the Robber mannequins and then takes you on a sartorial spirit quest, finding the stories buried in the silk and wool. Each week, check out her modern fairytales and then vote for your favourite!

Solange Knowles is in town but obviously you already knew that because you are womyn of the wyrld and all your bookmarked blogs are about who’s doing what and when and where!

So in honour of this most beautiful pattern-clasher and super songstress, this week’s mannequeens are like, whoomp there it is!

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Don’t you love the name Zoe? For a really long time I pronounced it Zo and I kind of like it better that way but I’ve come to appreciate the longer version with the dangling eeeeee’s at the end too. In my mind every Zoe looks like Lisa Bonet and is so laissez-whatever about life but not in a burnout kind of way, in a hakuna matata kind of way and when she wears a dress over pants it’s not Commercial Drive hippie it’s avant exotic beauty. JK I hate the word exotic to describe a human being. We’re not in a  petting zoo, am I right? Anyway, none of us can actually be Lisa Bonet because I have seen her in real life and she literally floats in a cloud of patchouli-scented Nirvana, BUT we can some of us be Zoe in this Minimarket Ebone dress ($325) and Filippa K stretch jeans ($229, $115). Seriously, dress over pants, it’s here, it’s freer, get used to it.

Spirit animal: Duh, Lisa Bonet
Power song: You Can Get It If You Really Want by Jimmy Cliff

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Truth talk, layering is harder than it looks. Yeah, best-case scenario you just took two or more amazing things and turned them into a rainbow of rad but worst-case scenario you look like a pile of clown-school costumes that were abandoned after the clown school foreclosed because the economy, stupid! It’s a razor thin line between do and don’t is what I’m trying to say, so you should approach with more zen and less zest. Like Maya here. Sure she could have just worn this Wren cut-out dress ($359) on its own and killed it but one last lazy peruse of her closet and she’s like yup, popping this Wood Wood Jemima top ($175) on and grabbing my baby and going. Yeah, that’s right Maya has a baby. AND she still finds time to mix patterns like a pro. If her name wasn’t so chill you might want to hate her but she also keeps amazing candy in her purse so forget it, be her best friend instead.

Spirit animal: Solange obviously
Power song: Bad Girls by Solange

So who won you over this week, Zoe or Maya? Scroll down for the poll!

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