Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
They are, indeed, a few of my favourite things. They do not, however, play any part in this blog post. Save perhaps the raindrops. They’re trickling happily and in abundance from that sequinned cloud. And those raindrops? They be embroidered. Which brings me to the topic of today’s post.
Two of my absolute favourite words in both the English as well as Sartorial languages. I kid you not. And they go perfectly with how I would describe my style, “unapologetic“. If you’re keen to find a word (or two) to perfectly articulate yours, try Suzanne’s worksheet. It’s truly an eyeopener.
In researching the next theme for our Fab 40s, I was completely besotted with Alessandro Michele’s Spring 2016 Collection for Gucci which was a romantic, dazzling, and decorated line-up for girly, geeky, vintage-like garments and accessories. Loads of satins and knits. Trims and embroidery and flowers. Very plush and classy, aristocratic almost, with touches of spunk. Nothing of that flaunt-it attitude Gucci was known for, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I’m all for a touch of peekaboo every now and again.
Although that odd, goofy pose? Well that’s pure Carin.
To be perfectly honest, there was an entirely different outfit planned for this theme. And photos had been taken. But I simply wasn’t feeling it with that look. It simply did not seem right. And so we planned a second shoot, and I’m very glad we did because I never thought I would ever attempt anything remotely preppy yet here I am. Plaid and pinstripes and embellished cloud et al.
But don’t lets just talk about me. Here’s how the others interpreted Embroidery.
I am COMPLETELY head over heels in love with Ann’s outfit. Not only has she the most exquisite embroidery pieces, she conquered another trend right here, the dress over pants look, and beautifully too.
I don’t know about you but Dawn Lucy’s vest harkens me to India and the flower festivals they have, all of which are choc-a-bloc with colour and gems and trinkets and bling. Puts a happy happy, joy joy, smile on my face.
What a pretty departure from Dixie’s trademark rock n roll style. This pretty frock is all things lovely and fresh and charming and nice. And take a look at that embroidered fabric. Absolutely stunning.
For our very first installment of The Fab 40s for 2016, I’m ever so thrilled to have Jess of Elegantly Dressed & Stylish. I know she’s no stranger to most of you, and rightly so too. Jess is, to me, the epitome of elegance and poise. I’ve yet to see her wear anything that doesn’t appear just right, you know? Here, her beaded collar is beautifully highlighted against the backdrop of that mossy green cardigan with the dramatic ruffled collar. Ahhh. I would love to hate Jess but I adore her (and her outfits) far too much.
And, there’s me. Oh, did you notice that embellished leather collar I’ve got clipped on? ADORE.
So pray tell, what else would you like to see us wear for 2016?
We'd love to hear from you!
~ Sweater from H&M, Plaid Top, Suede Skirt, Embellished Leather Collar & Pinstriped Fedora from Poshmark, Suede Heels from JustFab, Rings from House of Harlow ~
p/s photos by Eve
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