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Little Black Dress :: Flare dress & Modern pearls

Fashion July 29

5 years ago

With Wendy

Inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I wanted to revisit the concept of the little black dress.  As the opening shot of the film captures the beautiful Holly Golightly standing in front of Tiffany & Co., I wanted to reinterpret that scene with personal moments.  As you might already know (mentioned in the ‘Postage Stamps’ blog post), I adore all things that resemble travel (especially trunks!), so the window display of Goyard was the perfect location for our shoot.  With pearls being one of the central elements of the accessories in the film, I added a whimsical and charming lips pearl necklace and hair comb to my ensemble.  Additionally as Holly sips on her coffee, it would be an absolute treasure for me to share my favorite coffee place in San Francisco… Philz!  I’d consider it the perfect start to every morning if I could sip on Philz’s mint mojito iced coffee (highly recommended if you’re ever in the Bay Area) and find inspiration from travel themed window displays every day!

Many fashion historians link the concept of a little black dress back to the 1920s from Coco Chanel designs.  A simple short dress that is meant to be long-lasting and versatile.  To revisit the iconic little black dress, I wanted to play with contemporary silhouettes.  Lately, I’ve been loving drop flare shapes.  From glossy faille to lightweight weave to faux leather to textured knit, the drop flare silhouette is a great modern interpretation of the classic design.  The sculpted skirt gives such a youthful and feminine aura while the dark hue pays tribute to the timeless nature of our little black dress.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

:: Outfit ::

Dress :: Red Valentino
Bag :: Chanel
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (similar here)
Accessories :: Lulu Frost necklace, hair comb thanks to Lulu Frost,
Ellis Faas ’101 Ellis Red’ lip color, Deborah Lippmann ‘Lady is a tramp’ polish

:: Photography ::

David Kim

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