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
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.
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.
Shirt: Porcelain from W Boutique (Similar available here.)
Leather Skirt: Chanel (Similar available here.)
Necklace: Zaafar Jewelry (Purchase it here.)
Handbag: Prada (Purchase it here.)
Shoe: Christian Lacroix (Similar available here.)