I know... I know... a few weeks ago I was totally anti-ruffle. But, this weekend, we bought a new TV and to test it out, we watched The Kids Are Alright Rockumentary, which I found to be alternately inspiring (Keith Moon's fab fashion sense...using the Union Jack as my new duvet cover) and terrifying (Roger Daltrey in a Cap-Sleeve Babydoll Tee).
I adore 1960's post-mod pre-psychadelic pop flavor. And I'm a big classic rock dork. Hopefully some of the items I've put up here seem to make that not just okay, but maybe... actually... a good thing. I'm really liking the masculine/feminine mishmosh of ruffled necks with severe jackets, high, buttoned boots and soft colors with abrupt and stark blacks.
It's an imperfect, wild, rakish beauty that it requires more confidence and character than model-ish good looks to pull off. Hooray for that.
One thing I have been thinking is that if I adopt any of this to suit my fall wardrobe, I certainly won't be overdoing it. Proportion on the jewelry (love the statement of this minimalist wood and shell cocktail ring) makes up for the extravagance of the cloth.
Ok here goes:
Top Photo and Scrapbook Vignette by the talented Anahata Kitkin
Boots (ohhh god): Sigerson Morrison
Felted Collars: (these are just incredible!) on etsy at Rudman
Ring (mentioned above): Isharya
Black Coat by Jil Sander ( I Like this big collar's silhouette)
Velvet Jacket by Balmain (great, upright style)
Crepe Blouse (great color) by Stella McCartney
Sigh. Salvation Army, here I come. Again. With hope in my heart as usual.