Even though meteorologically, spring starts today, and even though I am sick of the cold, grey weather, it’s hard to come up with a daffodils-and-hyacinths-look when the window shutters are rattling in the storm outside. Instead, a TV-documentation on fashion designer Sonia Rykiel inspired me to create an outfit based on some of Rykiel’s collections from the 1970s, perfect for that time of the year.
Today’s look contains two pieces I have used in the same combination before, but they fit really well into the concept: if you look past the hippie and disco fashion, a lot of clothes from the 1970s are a re-interpretation of the silhouettes which were en vogue in the 1920s – especially noticeable in haute couture. For Sonia Rykiel, it became one of her signature looks which she still keeps varying several decades later. What I like about it is that despite the obvious references to bygone (fashion) eras, her creations never look dated.
- Skin: (5th & Oxford) Brooke FAIR – Nightfall 4
- Eyes: [LeLutka]-Reflections-Mist-Eyes
- Lashes: (Miriel) Lashes – Feather [not available anymore]
- Hair: !lamb. Dog Roses – ink
- Cardigan: *Thimbles* Jim Jones Doomberry Kool-aid
- Top: [Whippet & Buck] Cole Boatneck Top ALABASTER
- Skirt: *ICING* Fields of Bloom [part of outfit]
- Gloves: (5th&Oxford) Leather Gloves – M *white*
- Stockings: Stockings by Bettie’s – ivory [formerly 1-800 Bettie's]
- Shoes: Maitreya Neyya * Toe Cap White
- Pose: Reel Expression – Posh 13