The title says it all really but if that isn’t enough for you, then allow me to introduce you a star line-up! Originally styled by the legendary Joe McKenna for V Magazine, the rest of the crew consists of photography duo, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, and Isabeli Fontana, Frankie Rayder, Trish Goff as some of the models for this amazing editorial.
The entire editorial focuses on what I’d like to call ‘hippie glamour’, with tank-sequined dresses in the woods and bright floral maxi dresses laying on park benches. There’s no need to add that all dresses are Versace of course. I chose this editorial as it’s very unconventional, it’s not everyday a gold tank-sequined dress is worn in a forest like setting, let alone sitting on a wooden park-bench. Even so, the dress looks glamorous and serene, due to the background. Nowadays we often see any type of sequin worn mostly at night time or to fancy cocktail parties, but this shot inspires a new level of comfort with sequin. It’s almost daring to wear it down. I believe it can be worn with wedges or heels, let your hair down and go without jewelry. Let the sequin speak for itself this time, and if you so fancy, there are plenty of sequined dresses, skirts, cardigans and shirts even that one can wear with flats even. Don’t allow the flashy aspects of sequin limit the many ways in which you can wear it! Take a look at the inspiration and our take on the outfit!
On the left (Inspiration): Dress by Versace.
On the right (Outfit):
Staring at Stars dress available at Urban.
Parker Snake sequin cami dress available at Bloomingdale’s.
Joe’s Jeans black wedges.
Yives Saint Larent Rouge Pur Couture available at Barneys.
Plastic Island sequin dress available at Karmaloop.
The following shot, though in the same editorial spread, shows a red-bandage dress by yet another wooden park-bench, also known as a picnic bench. And again, it’s not everyday one gets crazy dolled up to go a picnic in the park. I love the simplicity that contrast and juxtapositions can offer at times. This is an easy redo really! All it takes is an extremely fashionable bandage dress. You can’t go for just any run of the mill bandage body-con dress, it has to stand out! So focus on cut and design or color, in order to let the correct elements play out. Keep the merchandise simple. You’re in Eden, it’s about being simple and glamorous therefore allow ONE article of clothing to make the statement.
On the left (Inspiration): dress by Versace.
On the right (Outfit):
Motel Swirl dress available at Karmaloop.
MetroPark Mixed Piping bandage dress.
David Lerner bandage dress available at Revolve Clothing.
Alberto Guardiani court shoes available at Colette.
F21 strappy suedette hels.
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