Tag Archives: Polina Kaestner


Ambrosia – the drink of the gods. I don’t know what yours is. Mine is a gin & tonic with a dash of Tia Rosa’s and fresh lime. For Polaire of Prelude, it seems it might be a nice froth cafe latte or cappucino.  She recently gave me this dress of hers.  I added the corset from Polina Kaestner and it suited it so well Polaire said she wished she had thought of it. Polaire and Polina, it must be destiny. Certainly the two pieces look made for each other.

This was another outfit I put together for Second Style. The only reason I feel bad that it fell through is that I asked Polaire to give me this dress for the magazine shoot – and it did not happen.  If anyone deserves to have her designs highlighted in a magazine – it’s Polaire. So let’s hope that happens some other way.

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Boundless Bonds

Damn, that last post of Gidge’s was pure genius and it’s hard to post anything after that, but here goes something that will not be funny or witty, but becuase the dress is so clever, it will be worth your while. Don’t you just love it when designers make their outfits tintable – so your color choice is limited only by your personal taste? That’s what Polina Kaestner did with her corseted dress. The original out of the box look is a white dress with a spice corset – but I tinted the dress to an almost nude peach and the corset to a lovely rosy salmon.

Then I did it in blue. Now to get these colors, I did corset in a color I liked and dragged the color into one of the white squares to save it. Then I opened a dress piece and colored it the same as the corset and then lightened – upping luminescence by 20 points – so they are different shades of the same color.Incidentally, this corset is made for mixing and matching with other outfits.

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Fear & Clothing

A friend of mine is taking a year off to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico – for some sun, surfing and reflection – and asked for some book recommendations. Since I had put on these pants from Fear & Clothing, my first thought was a list of Hunter S. Thompson books. I really love the tartan pants from Fear & Clothing. They come in great colors such as this bold yellow and orange. I also pulled out my Spring Turtleneck from last Spring‘s collection from Aoharu. These turtlenecks have been on of my best investments and I wear them often.

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