Tuesday, February 14, 2012
It's a vintage dress to start with that I bought and readjusted to perfection and added some details to here and there. The under-dress, for example, needed to be tailored to my ideas. When I showed it to M the first time, he just looked at me and I could truly see that he didn't get the whole picture at all. He thought it looked like a folklore dress from the seventies. In fact, I was wearing my warm sheep slippers to it, that might have been the problem and it clearly looked different at the time. But when I told him about the changes that I was planning to make, the shoes, bag, earrings ... etc. In other words, the details that so often take something quite average to something fun and personal - I saw that he bought in and at the end he loved my edgy dress and thought it would be fun to escort me with this more original piece than the classical dresses that are generally worn on this kind of occasion.
I love how the legs are seen under this quite covered dress in general. That's what I most appreciate in what became of the outfit. I wore my suede heels in purple and matched them to my darker purple suede bag and then added some jewelery with dark purple stones that you unfortunately can't see here in the photos. Of course, I didn't wear my sunglasses, but the sun was extremely strong so it was impossible to shoot without them. Et voilà!
Funny enough, I just realised that the last time I went to a wedding in the french mountains, I also had a theme of purple without even noticing ... and the same shoes. Look here and you'll understand.
(bag: Yves Saint Laurent & heels: Miu Miu)