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The Third Summer of Love

by Angelo K., 34 year old self-deprecating ghostwriter from The P.I. currently in Los Angeles, United States

16 comments · November 7, 2009

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Angelo Kangleon - H&M Black Bead Necklace, Adidas White Top Ten Highs, Diy Ed Amaranth Pink / Midnight Blue / Black I Heart Kate Moss Tee, Topshop Black Nylon / Viscose Knit Cardigan, Protacio Black Cotton Cigarette Pants, H&M Black Knit Beanie, Mango Black Wayfarer Esque Sunglasses, Pacsun Kirra Black Long Bead Stretch Bracelet - The Third Summer of Love
HYPE 33
  1. Black Bead Necklace

    ,

    H&M

    ,

    H&M

    , in H&M Jewelry
  2. White Top Ten Highs

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    adidas

    ,

    Foot Locker

    , in adidas Sneakers
  3. Amaranth Pink / Midnight Blue / Black I Heart Kate Moss Tee

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    DIY-ed

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    I Made it Myself

    , in Shirts
  4. Black Nylon / Viscose Knit Cardigan

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    Topshop

    ,

    Topshop

    , , in Topshop Nylon Cardigans
  5. Black Cotton Cigarette Pants

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    Protacio

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    Made-to-Order

    , in Cotton Pants
  6. Black Knit Beanie

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    H&M

    ,

    H&M

    , in H&M Hats
  7. Black Wayfarer-esque Sunglasses

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    Mango

    ,

    Mango

    , , in Mango Eyewear
  8. Kirra Black Long Bead Stretch Bracelet

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    PACSUN

    ,

    PACSUN

    , in PACSUN Jewelry

The name of this look I borrowed from the title of a photo spread that the British fashion and documentary photographer Corinne Day did for the July 1990 issue of The Face, which many fashion journalists consider to be the launching pad that propelled Kate Moss into superstardom.

I don’t think I’ve ever had an obsession as intense as my fascination with the truly amazing creature that is Katherine Moss. I remember using her Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Obsession for Men ads as wallpaper for my dorm room. While everyone else was lusting after Leonardo DiCaprio, I was decidedly all about Johnny Depp, just because he was dating Ms. Moss at the time. I remember hating on my cousin, just because he was the first to have a bottle of CK One, and to my mind that had brought him closer to Kate than I ever could be. When I was 17 or 18 and could not afford a coffee table book, I would spend 2-3 hours every Sunday sprawled on the floor of my favorite bookstore, ceremoniously devouring every single page of Kate: The Kate Moss Book—or just staring at the cover and praying, “Oh, God, please make me have those freckles!�

Yes, my girl friends were going crazy penciling on fake moles above their lips, in an attempt to copy Cindy Crawford’s “beauty mark,� but I was all about freckles. I guess that was what endeared Kate to me. She was perfectly imperfect. I had had enough of the impossible smiles, the vermillion lips, the unattainable curves, the outlandish gowns, the whimsical locations. Escapism was good, but didn’t quite go well with the soundtrack of the times. Grunge was on a rise like a bat out of hell, and it needed a muse to conquer the world with. The world needed, as how British curator Iwona Blazwick put it, “a truth located in the artless, the unstaged, the semiconscious, the sexually indeterminate and the pubescent.� And Kate gave us that kind of truth. Here was someone who was not afraid to slap on a silly grin, to not put makeup on, to eschew technical perfection, to misplace optimism, and to date Edward Scissorhands. In other words, she made fashion real and attainable. For you and for me. And that’s why she will always have a special place in my heart.

Well, that and the fact that she was smoldering hot in the Sofia Coppola-directed music video for The White Stripes’ cover of Dusty Springfield’s “I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself!� YouTube it pronto!

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Currently listening to: Well, “I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself� by The White Stripes

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Comments (16)

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Andy V.Estrada
i love Kate Moss ♥
Angelo Kangleon
That makes two of us! (:
Thanks for the Hype, Andre!
Lena P.
i like your shirt. :b
Angelo Kangleon
Thanks, Lena! I like it, too! A lot! LOL.
Marcello Lasco
love the tee <3
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Lois Villar
Cute shirt! :D +1
Angelo Kangleon
Thanks! I made it myself! xx
Joseff Lopez (Seffinisto)
The shirt! <3
Check my prof!
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Ryry  B.
woooh that shirt is just to die, to die! nice!
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