Because they are Black and White AND because they one of my favorite articles of clothing, I chose to build today’s Black and White Outfit around these incredible Balenciaga Pants of yester-year. These are one of those “looks cool” but “feels horrible” fashions. I have to admit, though, sometimes a designer makes you appreciate the misery. The obvious play-on here is a “scuba-suit” and this pant is just that: the fabric is thick and difficult to move in. In any other medium, however, it wouldn’t achieve its authentic, scuba-nature.
While it’s especially big this Season, Black and White is one of those trends that never goes out of style. With trends as classic and pervasive as this, I shop for unique, stand-out pieces like the mini-dresses of the Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Line or these Balenciaga pants to give a fresh take on the trend, year after year. More on the Louis Vuitton Line tomorrow.
This Off-white Wool Overcoat is vintage from the 1960’s. My favorite details are it’s fox-tails and hood.
The Foley and Corinna Shirt has a tuxedo feel that works both tucked, as styled here, or untucked over tights as a shirt-dress.
The Blazer was an incredible find a few months back at a BCBG Outlet in Orlando. The fringe is fabulous and perfect when you want to look professional, yet stand out at an interview.
When it comes to my accessories, I like classic silhouettes in unexpected textures, colors, and shapes. The hat, a gift from my fabulous friend Jeanne, is a classic fedora with an unexpected feathered texture and golden hue. Likewise, the geometric shape and snake-skin texture make something as “ordinary” as a black clutch suddenly an eye-catching conversation piece.
Overcoat: Vintage, From eBay Seller: Bustownmodern, Fringed Blazer: BCBG, Shirt: Foley and Corinna, Scuba Pant: Balenciaga, Necklace: Vintage Ruby, Clutch: Leyla, Hat: Vintage, Shoe: Brian Atwood
Photography by Chris Knight, www.chrisknightphoto.com
Styling by Ginger, www.Ginger-Snap.com