I was feeling the whole Black and Gold Ensemble and this outfit was inspired by my Black Embroidered Fendi B-Bag from my mom.
I wore it with a flowy tunic from Zara’s 2006 Fall Collection which also has a Gold detail that resembles a dress but is actually part of the dress. Since the dress had detail, I kept accessories to a minimum and just added a gold bangle to each arm and a gold chain necklace I bought from a friend who makes and designs them.
I really like these shoes which I found in Graxie at Archeology. I love how they look almost like warmers/ socks and I had the best time walking in them as well. I got a Zara Suede Pumps version of these shoes today and cannot wait to wear them!
I wore this to a hospital appointment (again!) followed by an afternoon date with my mom at Adora since she was getting stuff for me as a prize for graduating summa cum laude. It’s our commencement exercises this Saturday (I’m not attending though) I just had my diploma mailed to my doorstep! Haha.
I think it matched my bag perfectly and while I did not add a splash of color to the ensemble I’m happy that I kept it rustic.
Hippie prints:paisley, florals and gauzy or silk fabrics in free-flowing shapes are a nice alternative to other ladylike looks.
Peasant dresses, tunic tops paired with jeans, and sexy little tops and camis (cute in prints or edged with crochet) are more ways to add a little freedom to your look.
Why we like it: Soft, young, fun. What’s not to like? Besides, armfuls of jangly bangles and stone-encrusted sandals will bring out the gypsy in you.
Wear with: Choose the looser shapes in solids (white or bright silks) and pair with structured bottoms (a tunic with straight jeans). Or anchor a floaty dress with a big leather belt and chunky necklace. Keep the volume under control because rather than hiding problem areas, loads of extra fabric just tends to make it look larger.
Bohemian Luxury: Winter 2009 Fashion Trend
When Anja Rubik, Natasha Poly, and Lily Donaldson all headed down the catwalk during Milan Fashion Week we realised there was one key look that would influence 2009 fashion trends above all others. Sure to become a staple for fashionisers everywhere it’s the Bohemian Luxury fashion trend.
What is it?
It’s a luxury take on a bohemian look. Part peasant, part Cossack, part sex-goddess rock chic. And it’s here for the colder months of 2008/2009 – largely thanks to an outstanding collection by Frida Giannini for Gucci’s Fall (Autumn) / Winter 2008/2009 women’s collection and men’s collection.
Of course, 2009’s Bohemian Luxury fashion trend has been a long time coming. With its most recent origins in the boho trend, it’s strong gypsy and folk overtones mean that it might be the perfect personification of the foho trend.
That would be selling it short though.
While it is folk-inspired, and it is bohemian, it is also so much more. It has its roots in traditional folk elements – particularly Russian ones – but it fuses in luxury elements and rock-chic attitude.
The Key Elements:
Take Inspiration From:70s rock icons Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithful Victor Hugo’s Esmeralda Jane Seymour’s Solitaire in Live and Let Die Traditional Hussar and Cossack dress