Today, I would like to invite you to step inside my brain as I attempt to outline and explain my “inspiration” process for this particular ensemble. So, it all started when one day I was struck with the idea to do an ensemble that was Cher Horrowitz meets BadGirlRiRi...it came to me in a vision (daydream). First and foremost I knew wanted this look to involve fishnets, because as you can see on my inspiration board up there ^^ I had seen several instances lately of the interesting graphic appeal that could be created with negative space and I wanted to take this idea for a test ride. Next, the idea for the overall silhouette, a mini and a cropped sweater, came from the classic 1994 Versace ad featuring the babe-a-licious supermodels of the 90’s whom I was hoping I could emulate. And after seeing Bridgette Bardot in her mini-romper and cute flats, I knew that my vintage loafers would be the perfect footwear of choice. (Also, not sure I could pull off a mini AND fishnets AND heels...#ChallengeAccepted.) Now I needed a simple black sweater and graphic B&W skirt, so I hemmed this knee-length, A-line skirt to add yet another Louis Vuitton wanna-be to my collection. And VOILA! My masterpiece was complete. Of course, this is not my literal thought process, it all just kinda happens naturally in yo brain, ya know? Lesson of the day: the key to being a fashion hacker and master thrifter is to have a steady stream of inspiration from which you can mix and match ideas. Editorials, runway shows, and vintage photographs are my ammo of choice. What's yours?
Target fishnets. Thrifted everything else.
All images via Tumblr.
Until next time,