I have been obsessed with the French, lately.
Maybe because of all the romantic tweets I've been reading of Mr. Newton in France or maybe because I recently watched a bio-pic of Serge Gainsbourg and I have always looooved his music. What a perverted, artistic mess he was....so dreamy. All his mistresses were so intensely chic, I can't stand it!
So, with my brain packed with inspiration and desire, I decided I would wear an evening dress for day and be devastatingly alluring and mysterious....well, the diet coke version of the story - I might've felt all that in my head but when it came time to do my makeup and hair, I was over it. There's a lot I could learn from a French woman - ah, but I'm hopelessly American and I haven't the patience. Another time perhaps.
I did end up bringing out my inspiration in a more subtle way though with some black, white, and a little fur.
Layering a Forever21 dress over my James Perse scoop neck, I made a cutesy cocktail dress into a more dialy-wear item. Making something more wearable is always a treat for me and my Tiny Closet since I always aim to make full use of every item of clothing I own. Although it's quite necessary to have special items that only come out on special occasions, I'd have to say 80% of my wardrobe is day-to-day friendly. Like I always say, the Tiny Closet is not a museum. And why should it be?
I made this fur vest, taking direction from P.S. I Made This. For being so luxurious looking, it was very easy to make. And I can thank Nancy's Sewing Basket for supplying absolutely gorgeous faux fur materials. I always receive compliments on it, and it was basically an arts n' crafts project.
C'est chic, non?
Well, if I didn't get it this time, mark my words, I will get it the next! Maybe this American isn't so hopeless after all. In fact, she's just getting started :)