Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cowboy Ballerina

Jacket: Mason
Dress: Fendi (from spring '08)
Belt: Fendi (from fall '08)
Sandals: Givenchy
The title of this post celebrates what makes our day and age postmodern: the mixing of disparate influences. (Have you seen an Anime film called Cowboy Bebop? It manages to brilliantly mash Western, manga, sci-fi, and hip-hop traits all in one film.) I was tempted to call this look "frou frou," though, since despite the cowboy sandals, it's still very feminine (one reason why I rarely wear this dress). By the way, I chopped off a huge amount of fabric on this dress--its long length swallowed me up and turned it in an (unwearable) evening dress. I've recently become obsessed with altering my clothes, but I'll post about that later.
Here's the same look with even more feminine (but walkable) shoes. Which pair do you like better with this look?

What do you think of the shots? I finally figured out how to use the self-timer on my camera, lol.


FJ said...

What a fantastic outfit. I like the shoes now. They look better on. ;)

Kat said...

I like the pairing of the Fendi dress with the Givenchy sandals better! Lovely with an edge.

Your photos today are brighter and clearer, too.

rachel said...

definitely the givenchy sandals... they make the outfit - and the outfit reigns in the shoes. very nice.

Lynn said...

definitely with the givenchy sandals.

but i understand why the kitten heels are a tempting alternative.

love the poofy dress!

Nini's Style said...

oh wow, you definitely look hot with those Givenchy. Great addition to your closet ;).
Have a nice day,

-h said...

that is a lovely dress, like a "fairy godmother dress" (in a good way). i think i like the flats version the best! and im surprised to say that!!

Brigadeiro said...

OMG OMG OMG! That Fendi dress is 2D4! And the Givenchy's!!! Absolutely stunning outfit!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Ahh, I missed already one of your posts ;)
OMG!!! Thumbelina... your Givenchy heels are heaven!!!
Absolutely eyecatching pieces!!!! MON DIEU!!!
So very pretty!!!!

Wishing you a wonderful thursday and rest of the week!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love both looks and love how you have pieced everything together. Crafty!!

Happy Summer

TLT said...

My heart seriously started beating a little faster after looking at the pics of this outfit. It is gorgeous! It's so girly and whimsical and the Fendi dress is... amazing!!!!! I personally prefer it with the first shoes-- the heels.

Also the pics are great! The lighting is wonderful too :)

Carrie said...

I didn't know how to use the self-timer on my camera for the longest time. Now I'm still learning how to use it with an SLR camera. It's so troublesome sometimes.

Anyways, I just wanted to say the outfit looks great. A good friend of mine use to watch Cowboy Bebop and he use to send me some music from the soundtrack. I think it's neat that you mentioned it in your blog.

This is my first time visiting your blog. Just wanted to leave a comment.

All the best,