Friday, June 26, 2009

#20: My Shawl Outlasted Their Marriage...

I bought this shall in a boutique in Connecticut the day before a friend's wedding. That was 7 years ago. Today he called to tell me he was getting divorced, what a pity. I have such fond memories of that weekend with this shall and my friends. I remember it like it was yesterday, Prince was playing a show across the street from my hotel and you could hear the crowd just going crazy. A breeze was blowing and the night was just right for a wedding, a concert, or just a romantic stroll about town.

After I spoke to my friend, I pulled out my shawl and decided to wear it for nostalgia's sake. I wish them both well in their future endeavors and hope they both find their way.

(Handmade shawl; Venus cotton turtleneck dress; Michael Kors platform sandals)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

#19: My Best and Greatest Accessory of All

This is my BF Michael. I speak of him often. Just thought I'd put a face with a name. He is just a darling guy. Okay, he can be difficult too, don't get me to lying over here. But he's more joy than pain on any given day. When I told him he would have his own post, he was very happy. When I asked him to smile for the camera, he told me he would give DeNiro impressions instead! Too funny.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

#18: All About The Caftan

I read an interview where Iman was asked one of her guilty pleasures. She responded, "caftans, I have like over 400 of them." I got to thinking, I have this one pictured above and a vintage dashiki. Both of which I never wear. Just don't think it's me. The one pictured above was a gift from my BF, Michael. He was traveling around the Cape and saw this in a boutique's window. He said he instantly thought of me. That was 5 years ago and this is only the second time I've worn it. I could never part with it because it was a gift from him, so I just put it away and thought of it no more. But, when I read what Iman had to say about the caftan and how she thought it brought elegance to a woman, I thought to myself, "perhaps I was hasty. Perhaps I know nothing of this caftan fashion and should give it another try." So, I did. And I couldn't go anywhere without getting a compliment. That's is why she's Iman now isn't it? :-)

It also appears that my BF knows a thing or two about this style!

(Handmade - beaded velvet & silk caftan; French Connection pencil skirt; Stuart Weitzman jeweled sandals)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

#17: A Tribute to Jackie

I really didn't know who I would be today. I pulled out this dress and said, "ooo, sexy secretary, that will work!" So, I got my game face on and invoked a sexy secretary. Here's the funny part, I am a secretary, though I would hardly call myself sexy on any given day. But today, sexy it is. Anyhow, I ran into a friend on my lunch hour who swore up and down I was doing the Jackie O. thing. So, I decided to lie on this post and call it just that. A tribute to Jackie O. It sounds and feels much better than the sexy secretary gig I was trying to uphold! LOL!

(Dress, Belt & Pumps all vintage; pooch all mine)

This dog is such a ham!

Then again, so am I!

Monday, June 22, 2009

#16: A Friend's Bridal Shower

Today was a fun day. I got to get dolled up for my friend's bridal shower. She decided to have a ladies tea and social hour. So I pulled out my Vogue Book of Etiquette to see what were the etiquette requirements for such an occasion. However, my Vogue book is from 1948 and did not have any information regarding such an occasion. Perhaps the bridal shower tradition came along much later. Who knows. Anyhow, I just had to wing it. And well, I'd say I did a fine job. My friend was happy. She thoroughly enjoyed the hat!

(Diane Von Furstenberg jacket and dress; Vintage Miss Dior by Christian Dior cloche; Michael Kors pumps)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

#15: Paris on my mind

I woke up from a dream that I was in Paris, strolling along the Champs Elysées. There was a slight rain and I was eating a cream puff pastry. I awoke to a rain storm and was craving sweets. So, I donned my striped dress and boots and hit the streets (of Atlanta, that is)! I never did get that cream puff pastry!

(Vintage fedora & boots; Ella Moss dress; Thrifted hoodie; Ellen Tracy hosiery; my pooch Audio)

Now you can see the boots, my pooch went on to chew on Lord knows what! I'll catch up with him soon enough.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

#14: John G.

Not sure that I look anything like John Galliano, but I was feeling his fire I'll tell you that. I love his air, his staunch look on the runway, but more than anything, his approach to women's clothing. Chanel once said that only a woman really knows how to dress a woman, and that may be so, but there are a few guys out there that have it right and Mr. G. is one of them.

(Zara wrap sweater; Victoria's Secret silk tie shirt; thrifted jeans; Cole Haan g-series boots)

Wide angle view

My "self" portrait!

Now that's a staunch look!

Friday, June 19, 2009

#13: Tribute to Public Enemies

I can't wait til Public Enemies debuts. I absolutely adore Johnny Depp. Today's look is inspired by gangstas everywhere. More particularly, Pretty Boy Floyd. He's my favorite gangster. I have held an affinity to his story for as long as I can remember. Though I know little of John Dillinger, I'm sure I'll enjoy his story just the same.

(Vintage fedora & tie; BCBG pant suit; Brooks Brothers button-down; Kashmere scarf; Stuart Weitzman platform oxfords)

Salon Ready, Set, Go!

I was in a total rush today and didn't take a pic at home. My sweet friend took this one as I was headed out the door for a salon appointment. I honestly would not have taken a pic today, but my mom and I had lunch and she insisted I take one like this. With this wild and crazy hair! Oh well, it's good to have range I suppose. I've looked worse and better! LOL!

Oh, so today's inspiration was Sophia Lauren & Lana Turner. I stumbled on some old photos of these gals in a get up close to this, though they were wearing pedal pushers and kitten heels. I felt like modernizing it a little, though I will admit, this same look did look fabulous with my kitten heels and pedal pushers! Oh well, there's always next time...

(Brooks Brothers button down; Wilsons leather belt; Victoria's Secret satin pants; Michael Kors platform sandals; GigiV. kidskin leather and freshwater pearl bracelet)