Tuesday, January 25, 2011

show and tell

Not too long ago I went to a small exhibit "Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style" highlighting New York women who made their mark on the city's style-sphere.  One of the mannequins dressed in a long black maxi dress and heavy matching beaded wrists brought up vivid memories of the Chanel pre-Fall 2011 collection inspired by the lost culture of Byzantium.

Every detail of the Chanel pre-Fall 2011 presentation intrigued me - from the model's long tassel-like curtain entrance to the incorporation of the matching double cuffed wrists a la wonderwoman latent trend.  It also inspired me to start layering all of my thin beaded necklaces for spring (also making a presence on the Lanvin Spring 2010 runway).

While I'm not quite ready to digest all of the pre-Fall 2011 collections right now I do know that I am loving all of the tassel and fringe embellishment for Spring, and like the true thriftaholic that I am I've already started my collection. It all started with a pair of Armani tassel heels in the consignment department at my job. Unfortunately for me, someone snatched them up before I could mark my territory!  Just like thrifting, in the world of consignment if you don't claim it right away you'll most likely regret it.

But as my thrift universe would have it I then spotted a gorgeous fuschia braided oversize tassel belt  perfect for Spring's maxi dresses and 70s style. {I'VE GOT A SHOPPING PROBLEM. I KNOW.} So my dear readers - keep your "thrift-eye" peeled for tassels (then buy them and send them to me) and if you're not a lazy butt try a little TASSEL-DIY with easy instructions from one of my favorite blogs HonestlyWTF.

THE LOOK THAT INSPIRED
Exhibit A from Notorious and Notable

                                                                        Chanel Pre Fall 2011

THE SHOES THAT STARTED IT ALL
Giorgio Armani


THE BELT THAT SAVED THE DAY




THE HOW-TO GUIDE
Gucci Spring 2011


                                                                    

 
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Be sure to drink your ovaltine!

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2 comments:

  1. In awe of these pictures! Great post.
    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
    www.GoodwillHuntingg.com
    Women’s Fashion Examiner-Cleveland

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  2. Thanks Stacey! I wish I could own those shoes!

    xo,
    Poca

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