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Have Couture – Shopping My Own Wardrobe for a Black Tie Wedding

Posted in fashion, and Style & Travel

I think we have a winner

In the interests of austerity – and of working with what one has to hand, I have dipped into my own wardrobe and come up with something I think will do nicely for the Black Tie Wedding. My repurposing is not only right for these times, it seems I am on-trend for Fall/Winter 2012-2013 – a little bit goth, a little bit glam too. My stroll down the virtual runways showed my look in a number of collections – especially Ann Demeulemeester, Lanvin and Missoni.  Accessorising was on the money too –  silver, chunky and tarnished.

My plan is to pair a diaphanous, sleeveless, black chiffon shift from Zara over the trousers from my Dolce and Gabbana Tuxedo (highwaisted and narrow fit). The look will be somewhere between the Missoni and Lanvin outfits below.

Missoni
Lanvin

I have a pair of Black Suede peep-toe platforms from Nine West (similar to the Prada pairs below) – which I will wear with burgundy painted nails. (And no stockings!)

Prada

A wristful of silver bracelets will be anchored by my Elsa Peretti for Tiffany Bone Cuff.  And a starburst brooch of black and silverwhite diamante in the folds of the draped V-neck.

Topping it all off for any sorties into the snow will be a vintage Dolce and Gabbana black, wool evening coat: with a soft peter-pan collar.  Which falls to the same length as the black shift. I have a chiffon scarf with a scatter of silver sequins that I will knot into a bow to break the all-black of the coat when it is buttoned up.

As to the evening bag – this is going to be the my wild card. I will buy that when I get to London. But for an idea of what I am thinking: I love the flash of red in this one at Zara.

I’ve just cut my hair back into a gamin crop. Make-up will be a dark-blue lined eye with a slick of nude lipgloss. And a pale pink cheek. I like the overall effect – it is very me, and hip to boot. Perhaps even a teeny bit vampire momma.

Rob P, if you are out there, I’m looking for an escort.  So, put that unfaithful girl down and come meet me in London.

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3 Comments

  1. You will of course look as stunning as ever. See you in London xxx

    November 16, 2012
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  2. Thank-you for all your lovely blog articles. They are far more enjoyable than reading the paper on my way to work. A little escape.

    November 16, 2012
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    • Sugarpledge – you made my day! Thanks and have a lovely weekend.

      November 16, 2012
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