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).


  1. Looking at this picture makes me feel a bit lesbian-ish because it is HOT! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The model IS hot. She looks just like Gia Carrangi.