Summer: so far so good. Or not? The recent South Carolina tragedy, a massacre of nine black churchgoers during Bible study, has me saddened and shocked. I will find a way to help. We can all do a little something to ensure that as human beings, we are as fair and kind as possible. That we include and do not exclude , and that we not let ignorance be tolerated. Sorry, it feels feeble and wrongheaded to be posting fashion photos today. None the less, with some wariness, here is my #OOTD.
I wore this white satin dress two ways. One with silver gladiator sandals, and a statement necklace, then later in a more urban way: with black lattice booties and a feather trimmed plaid scarf, purchased at resale. The silver glads are by Enzo Angiolini and are sold out everywhere. Sorry. Not a good day to shop for shoes as it goes.
A closer look. The bag is Chanel, with a tortoise handle. Very lady-like. My white satin dress by Da Vinci is nicely detailed at the waist and is full. It has a light layer of crinoline. It is fun to wear, and sort of fancy for summer. This can be worn in fall too, with a tweed jacket and boots. I love the contrast of white satin with something textured like tweed, suede, faux fur, or fur. Leather would be good, too. This scarf can be worn year round.
This shot is best of the bag and shoes. You can see the tortoise double Cs as the closure.
The dress looks different adorned with just a necklace. ( I will provide a close up soon) I like the simple cut of this dress. It seems boho is all the rage, but I felt like being more ladylike when I wore this last week. I look stiff here. I am smiling though, sort of. I do love the red sculpture behind me by Alexander Calder. Red steel. Fiery, angry , unyielding. The choice was apropos in hindsight.
A very short bit away, was a store with such a pretty flower on it's window, that I stopped and ask my friend to take shot there. The street was busy- so it is close up and cropped. I do love how it came out. You can see my necklace better here ( from a street fair). The backround really sets a mood. Context is everything. Right?
My closing shot in another perspective. Clearer outlines, blurred color ....a good way to end this post.