Some of you may have seen me wear this outfit before at the BWA Christmas Blogger Party, though I thought I'd share with you proper photos being one of my most favourite eclectic ensembles. I love mixing things up with different textures and prints, creating looks that are a bit edgy whilst still letting my personality shine through.
What first caught my eye with this silver detachable collar, is that it reminded me of both the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz and Cher from teenybopper classic Clueless. Despite they are very different movies, I have a feeling both their costume designers were onto something. With the popular comeback of the collar lately, one may not know the design of the collar made it's mark all the back in the 1300's with over 50 styles of collars to hit the fashion scene/history pages since. Both the collar and pleated skirt are angular in design, so I have broken up the sharp lines with this textured lace number from Sportsgirl. I love the bright coral shade and how it packs a punch against the teal and violet. To add to this 1990's school girl silhouette, I have worn these duo-tone Serena heels from Rubi lengthening the legs with it's chunky platform heel. I should really change the blog post title to "A modern day Cher", but whatever! ;)
Here's my mini inspiration board:
Wearing: Metallic collar by Asos, lace long-sleeve by Sportsgirl, vintage skirt and bracelet, random mesh bag, Serena heels by Rubi Shoes and rings from Thailand.
Photography by Kassandra Hernandez.
Can you believe New Year's Eve is just around the corner?!! I can't wait to end the year with a bang and party like there's no tomorrow. What do you have planned to bid 2011 farewell?...
Wherever you are and whatever you will be doing, I would like to send a big thank you to all my readers and visitors that have dropped by Your Only Black Swan in 2011. You guys have been amazing and I deeply appreciate all of your comments and feedback. There's no doubt you all keep me going and I look forward to sharing more with you in the new year.
Hope you are all enjoying what's left of 2011. Carpe diem!