I love all the cold and bracing winds of this time of year. I was taunted last night by the Weather Channel with promises of snow. There is no snow. I should not be surprised, living in RL in the land of cotton (old times there are not forgotten) but I was hoping for a white dusting at the least. Continue reading →
Seriously, what else can you say when Paper Couture comes through with something so luscious, luxurious and lavish as this Black Floral Suit Gown. Shouldn’t it be the Suit to End All Suits? The Queen of Suits? The Suitastic? The Whipped Cream with a Cherry on Top Suit? If you have other name suggestions that encapsulate the utter fabulousness of this suit, please add them in comments.
I love the name of the new blouse from Vanitas Vesture. It sounds like the name of some heroine in a children’s story who does daft things that turn out well. It also sounds like the name of that horror movie actress, but let me assure you, this shirt has nothing of horror about it. It’s made on all layers and sheer, though wearing two layers (as I am) gives you the opacity you want for public events. I am wearing it with the fabulous Anoorea skirt from MichaMi, a lovely high-waisted system skirt.
AvaGardner Kungler passed me a pair of dresses yesterday, both called Jackie. The black one is above and I am certain I need not identify who inspired the dresses. I love that era’s clothing with the simple elegance typified by Jackie Kennedy. I tried on the the black dress first, loved it and shot the photos for the blog before trying on the second – the Jackie Red which came as a surprise to be because although it was the same cut and style, it was a print – a fabulous pop print that immediately made me want to shoot it too. Not wanting to do the exact same thing twice, I decided to shoot a remix and post them together.
The skirt is from the original Kunglers Jackie dress. I added a sweater from Fleur and a belt from Ornamental Life. Jean Shrimpton was the super-model of the early 60’s. In face, she might rightfully be considered the first international SuperModel – preceding Twiggy by a few years. She was the face of pop fashion and so I decided to style this more for Jean Shrimpton – the Shrimp.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My hem can reach, when looking out of sight For the ends of Fashion and PXL’s Grace. I love thee to the end of everyday’s Fashion Feed, by Default and Windlight.
Sometimes when I see a dress that draws my eye, I realize that it is a twofer. What I mean is that it can be worn off the rack, so to speak, as a dress or it can be worn as separates, the skirt being worn with other tops, the bodice being worn with pants or a skirt. Often when I decide to mix it up, I try a system skirt first because they often have higher waists and the blouse-waist transition is less problematic.
Just in time for the holidays and New Year’s, Zaara has released her most beautifully alluring gown yet. Releasing it in red, gold and black, she gives you choices for the coming New Year’s parties, including black for a black and white ball. However, only the colors give it a seasonal appeal, so you can wear it all year round. She also put this glorious jewelry out as a gift in the anteroom of her store.