Leather and Lights

Leather has leaped into new territory these days.  Gone are the times when leather only was an acceptable material for shoes, biker jackets, and chaps.  Today, leather can be found in all sorts of variations for just about every piece of clothing.  Including thin (and perforated) shirts like this Proenza Schouler tee, which I lusted after the moment I saw it on the runway.  White leather, in fact, is having a moment right now, and if the Fall collections are any indication, will be for some time.  Paired with a some of the white shoes that I’m having a love affair with at the moment, skinny jeans, and a black and white tweed coat, I was ready for a night on the town this weekend (the town, of course, being San Francisco; and as you can see in the background of the first photo, San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is enjoying a moment in the spotlight).

This past week, the Bay Bridge became a piece of public art, when it was illuminated at night with 25,000 LED lights by artist Leo Villareal.  For the next two years, the Bay Bridge will be lit up in a moving pattern of lights, and thanks to a computer program designed by Villareal, will never repeat the same pattern twice.  You can read more about the project here, but you really should see it in person, if you can.  It’s breathtaking!

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  • Ali, I love this outfit! But then again I love everything you wear. That coat is so dope! I actually want the green shorter length one but the one you’re wearing is also amazing! Love how you styled it and I totally know what you mean about white leather. Lovin’ it! You look awesome babe!


    • Alexandra

      Theresa, you would look amazing in that green coat!!! I’m falling more and more in love with Proenza Schouler each season.

      Thank you so much for all your kind words! They mean so much to me (especially coming from you, given your amazing style). 🙂


  • This outfit is amazing and you look smokin’! If I had that coat I would wear it every day, regardless of the weather.

    • Alexandra

      Wow, thanks Callie!! I think I may have to let you borrow the coat then!!

  • You look amazing! Love your hair. Also really love everything about your outfit, especially your jacket!!

    Loving the leather trend as well!