I’ve been in Israel for 3 plus years. That means I’ve had the opportunity to dress up for Purim for the past 3 years.
Finally, a daily outfit post! It’s been so long since I’ve posted one because I just haven’t had time or energy to take pictures. And of course, there are always those days where you feel like dressing like crap and don’t want to take pictures of yourself no matter how good you look.
In my last post on what fashion trends could Israelis take from Americans, I wrote that I usually see trends happen in Israel first. Well, this is usually true when it comes to Euro fashion. However, as you noticed in my last post I wrote about what Israelis could learn from Americans. Well, there are quite a number of fashion trends and tips that Americans could and should take from Israelis, who look to Euro fashion capitals like Paris and Milan for inspiration more so than their US ally.
Author: Beverley Paris
On my continuing search for style in the holy city I decided it was time descend on American Apparel to check out what’s new. I know, it’s not exactly an Israeli brand but I thought a reasonable compromise as it’s my favorite place to shop in Jerusalem and I believe it’s owned by a Jew. I was wearing my oldest, most faded pair of skinny jeans and an American Apparel tunic dress (if you’re going shopping somewhere I find it helpful if you wear an appropriate piece from the brand in question. You don’t want to overdo it but you want to show respect), my favorite Anthropolgie ethnic scarf and of course my tsumori chisato for She Umera eye bling.
Latex Leggings: American Apparel, Graphic Tank: H&M (New York), White Tank: Topshop (Tel Aviv), Black Vest: Ann Taylor (A gift from a relative), Shoes: Urban Outfitters, Skinny Belt: Banana Republic, Bracelets: Topshop, H&M, Forever21, Castro, Ring: Heart Necklace: Korin Gold-Megadim
Purim is the only time a boy or girl can walk down the street with face paint, Mickey Mouse ears, or a pink cowboy hat and this is considered ok and even the slightest bit mandatory. This is what I love about living in Israel.
I had the privilege this year of celebrating two very different Purims in two very different cities.
Purim in Tel Aviv happened on Saturday night, February 27, though I only went out Friday night.
That didn’t stop me from hearing the noise on the streets–people yelling, screaming, celebrating, loud firecrackers going off–even when I was in the house.(Guess that’s what you get from living on Dizengoff.)
In Tel Aviv, I was a girl from the Eighties!
I may just look like Madonna on acid! Hey, it’s Purim!
Today, I throw on my American Apparel latex leggings, a sharp-shouldered green shirt from a label I scouted at the Urban Fair called Begadim, and my new pair of silver two-tone All Black ankle boots from ShoeShoe. Then I’ll join my friends at a fish restaurant in North Ben Yehuda, where I’ll probably tackle fish fillet while my friend battle fish with bones (I can’t stand it!) and after we’ll hope to party the night away. No, it’s not the New Years hoopla I’m used in America, but it’s Sylvester and I like it.
Oh yeah, and all the clothes were bought in Israel. How about that?
Here’s to bringing a new and improved year of the latest in Israeli fashion.
I never wear latex and I’m ready to give it a go especially for NYE. As one of my favorite style blogger, Taghrid Chaaban said in a recent post, “I’ve got a pair of black & silver striped sequin shorts and I think NYE is the only day of the year I can wear them out while keeping my dignity intact.”
Here’s to outrageous style. See you in 2010.
Yes, while you may have noticed that I skipped this weekend’s fashion buzz entry (currently in the process of moving to a new apartment in Tel Aviv and there’s a lot on my plate!) I’ll have to make it up to you all by including a new series being posted every week to top off the one about fashion events and news I already have going.
*4th Vintage Market. Sellers, designers include: Pola Raxa Vintage, Flora Vintage, Cafe Boutique, Naftalin, Lost & Found, Mesh – New Vintage from Inbal Raviv, Roni Kantor, Meary K, Maital Toledo, La Sak, Lola, Lala BeShnia, Sheli Dahari, Adi Sadeh. Where: Lima Lima club, Lillenblum 42. Friday, Dec. 18, 10am-6pm. Saturday, Dec. 19 10am-7pm.
*Cala Fashion Holiday Sale. Monday December 14-Sunday December 20. Dizengoff 218.