I’ve previously written about animal prints, urging you to incorporate them into your wardrobes, but advising you to use them in small quantities. Directrice scholars may have noticed over time that those small quantities have taken up increasing real estate.
Some of you may have predicted that this day would come.
Speaking for myself, I was a little surprised — but I was in over my head before I realized I’d fallen out of the boat.
When in possession of a dress that is a little bit nuts, what does one do?
One looks for ways to tone it down.
By which I mean, cover it up. Reduce its air-time.
There! I’m scarcely going to command a second look while high-stepping down Connecticut Avenue.
After your eyes have had a respite, we’ll go back to the dress.
Come closer and take a look at the jacket.
I assume that Levi Strauss was the originator of the orange/gold stitching on denim. It’s such a brilliant combination.
Back to the dress!
This is another garment from CF Goldman — a winter 2018-2019 discovery — and features her corset detailing.
Notwithstanding the corset, which is not form-fitting, I felt a little additional definition was needed at the waist, so I added a skinny black belt.
I sense that The Photographer thinks that the belt is too much, but I think the dress was past the point of Too Much long before I put on the belt.
I leave each of you to reach your own decision.
A final detail: an elegant Mandarin collar. This reminds me of the day dresses Grace Kelly’s characters wore in Rear Window and To Catch a Thief. It’s not exactly the same, but similar.
In the news last week, in case you missed it, NIH Director Francis Collins said that he would not agree to speak as part of another all-male panel. It’s called leadership. Also, this news led me to an important Tumblr feed — “Congratulations: You Have An All Male Panel” in which David Hasselhoff* gives a thumbs up to all-male panels on a wide-variety of topics. You must check it out.
I am posting this post, a Monday post, early after posting last Thursday’s post late. If you missed the Thursday/Friday post, don’t forget to take a look.
Dress: CF Goldman; Jacket: Marc Jacobs; ; Belt: JCrew; Bag: Sophie Hulme; Shoes: Skechers
* I don’t know why/how David Hasselhoff became the icon of this project — is this fair? — but he is more famous than Larry Summers.