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.
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!)
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.
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.