Saturday, April 24, 2010

American Pastoral

Crochet poncho. Rebecca Taylor dress. Vintage flower headpiece. Studded belt. Vintage beaded necklace. Vintage costume gold/silver twisted bangles. Striped tights. Chanel ruffled ballerinas.
I delight in fancy frocks suitable for both days of playing in the sunshine & evenings perched on the verandah - this silk one is subtly slinky. I layered it under an oatmeal poncho crocheted with flowers whose petals spin asymmetrically around the border. I haven't worn my poncho in awhile, but I'm embracing its wholesome gossamer vibe.
Karl Lagerfeld transformed milkmaids' ruffled skirts into luxe pinafore dresses for the Chanel RTW spring 2010 collection, capturing country girls' hearts & ushering the pastoral idyll into high fashion. I love romping through hayfields, braiding daisy chains & picnicking covertly amidst tall grass - my escape from sartorial complexities... Yet if gardens & their ilk are no longer oases from trendiness, will citified streets become the new country seat?


  1. Gorgeous poncho and I love your pinafore dress. I can relate to what you've said about gardens and streets. I would rather see pictures in gardens,with models being surrounded by flowers rather then pictures on the street, where they are surrounded by drains.
    Tokyo and Seoul Dreams

  2. The crochet piece is <3! The flower header is so precious, did you buy it or make it?

  3. Hayhay!
    How are you? It's my first time on your blog and I really like it! Can you check mine too? Maybe we can follow eachother! Let me know!

    Love, Cindy

  4. Love the tights!

  5. the crochet poncho is beautiful, lovely headpiece too!

  6. That crochet top is amazing! Your take on it is very inspirational :)

    Live Love LA


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