Leather and lace probably would have become a fashion cliche without Stevie Nicks, but she certainly helped it along. Has there been a season of Project Runway without some leather and lace walking down the runway, usually with flowing tulle. Well, it does not have to be a cliche as you can see in this very modern minimalist one button jacket with the small lace punctuation for R2 for Collabor88 and these great Napa leather pants from NYU for faMESHed.
Modern sensibilities continue with the jackets square cut open back. This is as angular as the front is curved. This is a jacket that is thoroughly modern with its few touches of romanticism nearly invisible, as in the black on black brocade sleeves. It is still feminine, but strong and modern. It looks forward, not back and there is not a sentimental stitch in its fabric. You can find it at Collabor88 in an array of bright colors as well as this black and white with a coordinating miniskirt. I opted to pair it with the NYU leather pants to change it up and drop any possibility of it bursting into song “you give me your leather…Take from me my lace.”
I added black pumps from Baiastice, wanting the focus of the outfit to be on the sweeping curve of the jacket.
The FLAIR manicure repeats that smooth curve that is the jacket’s central statement. The earrings and rings from Handverk are equally modern and their angularity is a nice contrast to the curves.
A softly tumbled updo from Vanity Hair adds a pop of color and softness to the overall look. The neckpiece from Glam Affair brings curves and angularity together in once piece.
With so many ideas in the jacket and jewelry, I wanted a subdued makeup, but one that felt modern. This selection from Glam Affair’s Margot seemed perfect with its nude palette. You can find it at Collabor88 where it also comes in the bright colors of shadow for this month.
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Skin: Glam Affair – Margot – Petal 03 – Red for Collabor88
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands with FLAIR Nail Applicator
Hair: Vanity Hair:The Meadow-Feux
Clothing: NYU – Napa Leather Pants, Black (Size 3)
r2 A/D/E single button jacket[M]white
Shoes: Baiastice_Etienne Mesh Pumps-black
Jewelry: -Glam Affair- Janna Statement Necklace Silver/BW