Urban Warrior Flashdance

No, that's not my new style moniker (you can put down the tomatoes)!

I really was helping a friend choreograph a dance for her project yesterday. So here I am in gear with glam sunnies and handbag - because sometimes you just have to run with the LALA Land mores. 

But to continue the moniker discussion from yesterday, I'm thinking of going with "00Noir" - the 00 recalls the Bond element, which is at once British, sporty, luxe, sleek, classic, and rugged - while the noir portion stands for the dark, dystopian, trench-wearing, black-and-white, Tim Burton/Bladerunner/Dark City qualities. Able to drop "princess" since I imagine a female 00 gets to wear colorful, glamorous gowns just as much as Bond gets to wear a tux. Any good??

Anthro tulip back sweatshirt - Anthro
Tie dye tank - handed down
Karma harem capris - $1 at flea market
Elizabeth and James sunnies - NAS
Brahmin Vivian Vineyard Dome Satchel - Nordies
Worishofer wedges - ?
Madewell necklace - Madewell

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  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    I like the title 00noir. The sweater is pretty.

  • Gaylene replied 5 years ago

    Love it--simple, but very much to the point of where you want to go with your style. I think the real value of these style monikers is to evoke a feeling that should be there, inside us, when we contemplate an item as a possible purchase. Sort of "I can't always express it, but I know when I feel it" sentiment. I've always thought that intuition and instinct ought to be as much a part of wardrobe building as practicality and logic.

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    I love that you are able to come up with such fantastic style descriptors. I am continually struggling with mine. 

    And those harem capris! I die. I love them!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    What Gaylene so wisely said. 

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    I didn't know you were a dancer?!?  We need to discuss (many years of ballet and jazz dance here, but haven't taken class in 4 years).

    Love the $1 harem pants paired with the slouchy top.  As for the Worishofers, I can't help but want to see them with a dress.  In Germany, I recall waitresses wearing them with dirndls and a waist belt with money in it.

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    Great sweater and bag!  I think the 00noir moniker is very fitting and seems to be where your style is going.  I didn't get a chance to comment on your other thread although I did read through it.  There have been several WIW's of yours lately that I thought were not UWP (although they looked great).  I had the thought that if someone else had been wearing the same outfit, the forum would never have mentioned UWP.  So I thought it was very timely when you posted about your style evolution and need for a new description.

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    Love 00Noir! Ah, and there is Precious looking so fab with that sweater! 

  • replied 5 years ago

    Double-o Noir seems perfect for your evolving style, Rae!  I love the sweatshirt.  And do you have the shiniest hair on the planet or what?

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    Harem capris are brilliant!

    00Noir quite works for me, if I don't say...

  • cciele replied 5 years ago

    00Noir -- love it! Very clever.

    And those Worishofer wedges, I think you've sold me on trying them out ;)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic outfit Rae! It is flattering and visually interesting. Great details IMHO.

    I also really like your new moniker - it completely suits you.

    Gaylene - your comment "I've always thought that intuition and instinct ought to be as much a part of wardrobe building as practicality and logic" is something I've really been thinking about lately. 

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, ladies! I am glad the moniker seems to work. Gaylene, as you said, it is more to induce a state of mind than anything else.

    Denise, I wouldn't say I was good enough to be called a dancer. I had to have some training in pop and hiphop, because I was an ESPN-style competitive cheerleader. Why did you stop? I haven't had a class in probably 15 years...

    Cathy, DNA shoes is having a sale on these right now - under $50!

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 5 years ago

    I love your 00Noir moniker - but not as much as I looooove the idea of an Urban Warrior Flashdance moniker....    :D :D :D

  • JennyAnne replied 5 years ago

    What a fun outfit, perfect for the day!

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Love the 00Noir tag & I think your adjectives are perfect.

    Great outfit - love the colour of the top on you & the bag :)

  • cciele replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Rae for the link! They are very reasonably priced for the level of comfort they seem to provide you :)

  • Susie replied 5 years ago

    What a fun outfit; I think only you could put those pieces together and look so great. And oh my that bag.

    Love the new moniker! And Gaylene is a very wise woman indeed.

  • deb replied 5 years ago

    00noir it is.

  • Lyn D. replied 5 years ago

    and so much nicer than 'Pussy Galore' :)

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Love the new moniker and your oufit it cute! I was worried when I read 'flash dance" though :)

  • goldenpig replied 5 years ago

    You're a maniac, maniac on the (sales) floor!
    Love the evolution of your style! 00Noir is perfect!
    And hello Precious...

  • VernieJane replied 5 years ago

    Love this frugal and stylish outfit, especially the sweater. Lookin comfy and sexy!

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    00Noir - could be a stage name or a band really! You look great and very 00Noir!

  • No Fear of Fashion replied 5 years ago

    Yes, very good. Clever that shirt underneath the beautiful blue top. And I still want that bag....

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