Friday, September 4, 2009
Paris Vogue Suggests: Classic Fashion Mash-ups
I know. I KNOW. This look, from the August Paris Vogue's 80 Essential Looks (see also here, and here), is not one many Audrey-loving vintage fans are likely to embrace with opera-gloved arms. And yet, it's brilliant: a gender-bendered version of the late-50s, D.A.'ed punk who hung out all sorts of misunderstood on some stoop and wolf-whistled at our grans. (Or . . . an unusually open-minded tribute on the part of the French to America's own Adam Lambert, but probably not).
Anyway, even the girliest among us can learn from this styling. To wit:
1) A little bit of rhinestone looks great on black leather.
2) Completely against the odds, a dash of leopard skin is fab with a classic lumberjack check.
Put a little pepper in your shaker, try one of these combos out.
(Photo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Paris Vogue August '09, fashion Dsquared², styled by Emmanuelle Alt).