WIW 4/12, Bomb, bomber & bombshell skirt

3.1 Phillip Lim KA-P bomber, thermonuclear bomb sweatshirt, Zara necklace, striped midi skirt from a local boutique and Opening Ceremony for Adidas sneakers.

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29 Comments

  • Parsley replied 3 years ago

    This is so very cool, and very Anna!
    I love the humor of the bomb and the bomber!

    And it's so much fun to see two totally different ways to style a similar striped skirt!

  • marianna replied 3 years ago

    Awesome... you look very cool.

  • lyn* replied 3 years ago

    You always have so much fun with fashion ... ;) Love the striped midis on your and Parlsey today!

  • Nicole D replied 3 years ago

    The tee is great.  I like how you used a longer bomber jacket and made it work.  Necklace is perfect too, where did you get it?

  • Janet replied 3 years ago

    Fun! 

    It's interesting, the shirt Una posted the other day had cartoon guns on it, and a lot of people were bothered by that. I wonder if people are bothered by a thermonuclear bomb on a shirt too. Not a criticism at all, just curious. 

  • lyn* replied 3 years ago

    @ Janet - I would imagine it would depend on the context. I would imagine there would be "feelings" generated if I wore a thermonuclear bomb shirt to meet the boyfriend's parents who are of Japanese origin.

  • harmonica replied 3 years ago

    Super cool!

  • Ingunn replied 3 years ago

    I love your fearless pattern mixing. Great outfit.

  • Diana replied 3 years ago

    I love this combo! And fun play on the bomb theme too.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Fab and interesting... going for the darker blacks.

  • rabbit replied 3 years ago

    Good question Janet.  I love that sweatshirt on Anna, and like the clever wordplay of the outfit and the way it comes together.  

    I was wondering why it doesn't bother me in the same the way a gun might. Part of it is that I unconsciously see it as a historical image,  an artifact (although a powerful and very terrifying and troubling one) rather than a present controversy.  

    With gun images, especially if they are pointed at the observer, it mimics a current threat.   Also anything that contributes to making guns 'cool' and normalizing them is something I personally want to avoid.

    The pop cultural connection of the A bomb with sexy images like bombshell and 'bikini' (named after Bikini Atoll, I think?) is worth a think about.   Rita Hayworth was supposedly horrified that her pinup picture and/or character name was painted on an atomic bomb.

    ETA: also what lyn says about sensitivity to context. 

  • CocoLion replied 3 years ago

    Wow, totally totally awesome Anna!  I love the longer baseball jacket, it takes the outfit to another level.

  • Mo replied 3 years ago

    You da bomb!  (couldn't help myself) 

  • MsMaven replied 3 years ago

    Wow--you look gorgeous, and happy as well.  Great creative outfit.  

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Hah. Fabulous. The play on words, pattern, texture and colour is explosive. Well done. 

    Very 2014 from the side with the flat sneaks. Thanks for linking from the blog post. xo

  • BethL replied 3 years ago

    Great combo, Anna. That sweatshirt with the midi and bomber is inspired. Also, Mo totally cracked me up. But, yes, indeed.

  • Echo replied 3 years ago

    Hm, in the last photo, I see unfortunate pattern placement, but I remember when you posted the sweatshirt in the past and I never noticed that, so I wonder if the jacket "framing" that is the issue. Regardless, it is an outfit that really works. I have no issue with the nuclear pattern, although I am anti- bomb (who isn't, really?). I wonder if that if because I see the photo like rabbit does, as an historical image more than a tacit approval of anything.

  • Jjsloane replied 3 years ago

    I love the skirt with the colorful print (ignoring actual literallness of it) and sneaks. 

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    This looks amazing on you.

  • Lisa replied 3 years ago

    Fun pattern mixing here, and the shoes look comfy but have a nice edgy vibe from the color.

  • viva replied 3 years ago

    Great fun as usual, Anna.

    The whole weaponry debate is interesting here. I'm not what I would call a peace activist by any stretch of the imagination, and I can definitely appreciate the graphic and cultural appeal of the bomb image, but I think I personally would choose not to wear either bomb or gun images myself.

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    I wondered the same thing - bomb vs. gun. Interesting debate.

    Good outfit though.

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    Love the post title!! This is another bomber silhouette with a very different vibe. I am truly impressed how so many fabbers have pulled off this ensemble and yet remained true to their style!

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    I guess I'm the only one who finds the sweatshirt slightly disturbing. It's an interesting outfit, though, and I appreciate your pushing the boundaries.

  • MsMary replied 3 years ago

    Anna, you look fab!

    Although now that it's been mentioned, I think I'd be a little squeamish about wearing the bomb shirt, too.  I don't really mind it on anybody else (whereas I'd twitch a little seeing the gun shirt on somebody else, with the gun pointed at me), but I don't think I'd wear it.  However I do think it's beautiful and artistic and historic. 

    So, Ms. Anna, I think you have accomplished what you set out to do, which is to look fab and provoke thought and discussion!  :)

  • annagybe replied 3 years ago

    You know what. I've decided I'm going to get rid of the sweatshirt. Although I adore the bright graphic orange and blue. It is decidely a mixed message.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Interesting thoughts about the bomb photoprint. As an American, I wouldn't take it with me on my vacation to Japan, but otherwise I would wear the shirt. Specifically, I'd wear the shirt in a confrontational way, because it's a spectre we live under and I can be political like that. As just fashion candy, no.

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    I do love the "bomb with bomber" word/outfit play, but yeah, the mixed message would make me think twice about wearing it. I do love the colors!

  • Sona replied 3 years ago

    Anna: I love this on you. every piece of it.

    Interesting question Janet. my unrefined eye I guess mainly looked at the aesthetic appeal and that the graphic on the shirt resembled a thermonuclear bomb did not even hit me. Minds work so differently...it never ceases to amaze me.

    I would wear this outfit as is in a heart beat. LOVE it Anna.

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