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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.


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.

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

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

      November 16, 2012

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