Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
This dress absolutely inspires me! Created by Jacques Esterel- a sort of jack of all trades in fashion and entertainment, and almost considered a showman rather than a designer. His carnival approach to fashion, theatrics and huge props made his shows wild and engaging! He was said to take "Mods and Rockers" on the streets and translating them into haute couture", which is reflective of todays fashion.
This dress is flirty and summery, made with absolute precision and care. Vintage couture is so far above and beyond current craftsmanship and this dress hasn't got a flaw.
How to Wear This Vintage Piece
Now, how to wear a vintage couture piece? This one's an easy one- reserved for a petite girl, it can have an ironic "Fred Perry" preppy look and it is best accessorized with flats (ballet or white keds) and chunky sunglasses and a slouchy cardy (perhaps vintage Lacoste Cardy). Important to keep it light and airy- overdoing a look like this will change the outfit from "looking great because you don't care" to a disaster. Awesome look for a hipster who might be traveling this winter- can't you just see this outfit in Greece?
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Well its been an exhausting day of frantically and furiously planning for Model Citizens. It has occurred to me that owning your own business actually means less freedom in your life. Before I entered into the land of no return, I had dreams of riding my bicycle to work, drinking espresso and chatting with customers all day long-it hasn't turned out quite like that.