It is true, I was so disappointed by the beautiful and the burnt-out’s offerings at the Oscars (see previous post way down there somewhere). I just got the feeling that everyone was trying so hard that those who were actually wearing the clothes – their personalities/likes/dislikes – became secondary to what everyone else wanted them to be.. all the vibrancy, differences and extremes were lost in translation and distilled into something weak, insipid and general.
But one can’t throw stones unless one is prepared to build a green house…so I present the following as a collection of gorgeousness that I would have happily died and gone to heaven in…first up is some vintage – because they knew how to dress for events then:
Vera Wang Green silk Deco style gown – An utter goddess dress, dripping with sensuality and movement like Aphrodite from the – well, forest! Pure lush decadence.
Christian Dior – showing how simple can be effective – check out the buttons up the side. Ethereal simplicity.
Alexander Mcqueen violet gown – despotic tyranny – imagine on a red head…knock-out.
Emelio Pucci silk chiffon gown with golden chain trim – exquisite, you can feel the edges tenderly catching in the breeze.
Vintage Halson. A grecian beauty. Easy to dess up with a shit-hot cuff bracelet and awsome vintage jewellery – see below.
Something a bit different: Pauline trigere Starlet Gown with gold lame piping and bow..sculptural walking art. Anna wants to wear this one – should I let her?!
Roberto Cavalli draped gown oozing with salaciousness like melted chocolate on a hot day..
Alexander Mcqueen for Louche elegance.
Or maybe something short in this 50s Saks Fifth Avenue Keyhole illusion (the back is a large open circle) Net floral party dress with a pair of vertiginous heels?
A 70s Radley – effortless cool with lyrical lines. Love, love, love.
Or 2 queens from Alexander McQueen – the Ice Queen with glacial wonder from pre-fall 2013 courtesy of style.com
Or the evil queen…vampirical and alluring. (courtesy of style.com)
And this Elie Saab.. a great pop of colour..
All set off with some vintage bling:
Any chances next year will be better?
There are times when I wish I could grow wings..
laters, Kate x