Around the World Wednesdays: Venetian Gondola Rowing OOTD


Today I am starting a series on Global Fashion called “Around the World Wednesdays”.  I am obsessed with fashion that has ethnic influences; in past posts, I have featured outfits inspired by Asia, Spain, and Mexico (to name a few).  Travel has always been one of my favorite indulgences.  I especially love seeing how women around the world use the medium of fashion for everything from creative expression to empowerment and social change.

Before I get into the details of todays outfit, I am excited to share that it was selected by the Editors of Vanity Fair for the Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed List!  You can vote for it (and all of my other looks) by “liking” it at the link below :)

Venetian Gondola Rowing OOTD: VF Editors Pick

GingerSnaps Fashion Blog on Vanity Fair Best Dressed List

Today’s “Around the World Wednesday” look comes from the infamous canals of Venice, Italy.  This OOTD was inspired, in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek spirit, by the outfits typical of the men who captain the famous boats while serenading their passengers. The 1950’s hat (which I bought on eBay and came with the original receipt for $23!) should be credited with inspiring such a silly idea for an outfit.  When I received it in the mail, my old roommate (who often nicknamed my abundance of hats) immediately deemed this one the “Venetian Gondola Rowers Hat”.  Of course, I couldn’t stop there.

GingerSnaps Venetian Gondola Rowing Outfit

To give the traditional outfit a modern GingerSnaps take, I paired a striped asymmetric top with a vintage Chanel leather skirt (check out those buttons down the back!).  I tied a nautical-printed scarf around my neck and chose vintage earrings to complement the ornate necklace from Zaafar Jewelry.  You may remember Zaafar Jewelry from my recent post feature here.  I completely look with a Prada handbag and my favorite embellished booties by Christian Lacroix.

Outfit Details:

Shirt: Porcelain from W Boutique (Similar available here.)

Leather Skirt: Chanel (Similar available here.)

Earrings: Vintage

Necklace: Zaafar Jewelry (Purchase it here.)

Handbag: Prada (Purchase it here.)

Scarf: Unknown

Hat: Vintage

Shoe: Christian Lacroix (Similar available here.)


Photography by: Chris Knight,; Styling by: Ginger,  

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