Anna Sui dress. Woven belt. Vintage beaded necklace with poison ring charm (a souvenir from my sister’s trip to Egypt). Vintage costume gold bangle. Lips purse. Woven tights. Chanel ballerinas.
I’ve had my eye on a lips handbag for awhile, longing for a Lulu Guinness, Timmy Woods, or vintage Moschino version. A few days after I bought this mouth makeup case, Scott Schuman at The Sartorialist posted a photograph of this jeune fille in Paris with her patent leather lips purse. I’ll use mine as a clutch to carry my mobile, some mad money - & a crimson lipstick of course.
My chiffon frock reminds me of Delftware (16th-18th Century Dutch pottery), from the blue & white color palette to the china-pattern flora. A pachyderm parade tromps through Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights on my dress' skirt; they say an elephant never forgets & I'll always remember the first time I wore this frock: fireworks, furtive glances & shy smiles.