Monday, April 27, 2009

What I Wore: Bronze

Blouse: Banana Republic
Skirt: Fendi
Sandals: Miu Miu
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Of all of my skirts, this one by Fendi has got to be among my top three favorites. Season after season, Fendi produces high-quality, super-wearable and versatile clothing for the modern (professional) woman--and I emphasize woman as opposed to teenager or teeny-bopper. Even though Lagerfeld does inject a bit of whimsical fancy into some of his collections--take the current one for example with its emphasis on cut-outs and doll-like designs--each piece is decidedly grown-up, sophisticated, and, above all, exquisitely made.

Some close-up shots of the skirt:


The silk weave on this skirt is incredible and extremely tactile. Once, a male student of mine almost automatically reached out his hand to touch the fabric--eliciting, of course, a stunned cry from me. ("What are you doing?!" I screamed in horror, not realizing that his intent was not to actually grab me but my skirt.)


A sign of quality workmanship is the lining: the unseen part of the garment that matters only to the wearer. This silk lining, in a brilliant emerald shade, is as equally stunning as the rest of the skirt (note the little "Fendi" words all over it):


And my bronze Miu Mius, which I bought separately with no consideration of the skirt. I later realized that the colors matched perfectly. I love the beautiful details: the subtle two-tone palette, the swirly, holey patterns, the peep-toes:

9 comments:

Leah said...

What a beautiful skirt! I love your outfits and all of your style advice. Thank you for sharing!

Nika said...

beautiful skirt

-h said...

LOL! about the student.
that skirt looks incredible. a true work of art!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

What a beautiful skirt.
And what I like the most...
is the wonderful emerald color of the lining ;)

Imogen Lamport said...

That is a really beautiful skirt, and I love the shoes too.

FJ said...

Cute! You remind me of a school girl

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

You have the most amazing collection of skirts ever! I am exceedingly jealous x

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

gorg skirt! it had me at the little fendis ;)

TLT said...

The skirt really is special. Just from pictures alone you can see what a high quality piece it is! It's gorgeous on you!