I am so incredibly inspired by Third & Delaware that it inspired me to pay tribute to my favorite television style icon: Jerri Blank from Strangers With Candy. After binge-watching SWC on Hulu for the past few months I've gotten a pretty good sense of her wardrobe. Her signatures include turtlenecks (especially if they're sleeveless), high-waisted statement pants, novelty earrings, denim, jumpsuits, and what I like to call "wild card" items. Wild card items are items of clothing that simply defy categorizion. You think to yourself, "Where the hell could a person buy something like that? I haven't seen clothes like that in my ten-plus years of compulsive thrift shopping." Like Chloe Sevigny, Jerri has a unique ability to re-interpet items that we would never in a million years deem to be fashionable. Her knack for to creating cohesive outfits with unexpected textures and color combinations reminds me of the work of Jane How and Camille Bidault-Waddington. I've been trying to bring out my inner Jerri Blank lately (mostly by wearing ugly 80's blazers) and I think that all of you should follow suit. Opening Ceremony has a lovely assortment of pieces that look as if they've been plucked straight from her closet. You know she would wear that Jeremy Scott sweater dress with a bolo tie.
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Wood Wood pants $145
Stay tuned for more Jerri Blank fashion highlights!