Vanitas Vestiture recently released an amazing array of skirts with waists bands that make for some great mix and match opportunities. The look is haute, it’s chic, with shades of retro 50’s glam! Here I have paired the skirt in red, with a white waistband, and topped it off with artilleri’s Ophelia blouse, my favorite high heel from LeLutka…the Saffrons! I love how the clutch from Orta, and hair with beret from Amacci finish the look.
Second Life – Call for Couture starts October 10th! Designers were asked to create a couture item for auction (50% of this auction final price will go to the charity), and a pret-a-porter (ready to wear) variation (not limited edition). The designs are captivating! The first design that caught my eye was created by SarahTheRed Aurbierre of Vanitas Vesture. She’s a talented designer, who was also recently seen at the Wear Grey event. Her couture item is definitely a hot ticket. Her designs were inspired by tale of The Walrus and the Carpenter, which next to the Jabberwocky is my most favorite of Carroll’s writings. Her couture gown is stunning! A longer gown then her ready to wear version, its skirt is comprised of oysters.
The ready to wear is a knee length dress, with sexy cowl neckline, and backless. Available in many colors, it was quite hard to choose which I wanted, and I may go back for the rest. I loved each and every variation. Shown here I have the Camel which I thought was amazingly chic, all in beige, that graduated to taupe at the skirt. Featuring an oyster hat perched on my Camelia hair from Dernier Cri, accessorized with jewelry from Zaara, and this lovely skin from eStyle Exquisite, that I can’t wait to get a chance to do a skin blog post on. My cute G Field Square-toe Shoes complete the look.
The Classic was fun little dress for a warm autumn day. Starting with the cowl neck in squash that graduates to beige, then to a deep crimson at the skirt. I played around with it and mixed the cowl neck top with an apple green high waist skirt from Ingenue shown on the right. Complete with a makeup change but also from eStyle Exquisite, Nantucket Spectators shoes from Surf Couture in a complementary Pumpkin, as is the jewelry from fri.day. I completed the look with this cute hair from Frou-Frou, a nice formal updo that includes 3 styles of hair attachments all themed for fall. They are a shiny metallic, one created from various hair textures in a variety of shades, and natural textures forming pumpkin, acorn and leaves, in a crown.
Call for Couture starts October 10th, with limited edition couture outfit auctions, all benefiting The Samaritans “a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.” CHIC Management has put it together, they are known for the Black and Blue Fair, the Summer of Love Fair, and the Platinum Hunt. Call for Couture will run from October 10th to October 31st, with a variety of events, etc. So keep checking their blog for more info. Teleport to Call For Couture.