Anna Sui spring 2010 RTW fashion show, look #21
Today's dress is look #21 from Anna Sui's spring 2010 show, where it was paired with the loveliest striped floral tights never produced. However, I substituted another fall accessory: a fur hat... This 1940s mink one has a Kaufmann's label (the defunct dept store); I've been intrigued by late great retailers since I was a child playing with the Bonwit Teller & B. Altman & Co hatboxes stacked floor-to-ceiling in my mom's closet (she has a face for hats). This frock's sheer sleeves & square-cut neckline are set aswirl with geometric floral chiffon painted in a palette reminiscent of Claude Monet's Water Lilies series. My tri-charm necklace is a voodoo keepsake from the Institute for American Indian Studies in CT; I visit at least annually to investigate the Indian Market (full of arts & crafts jewels).
P.S. Thanks to Chicisimo for including me in Maria's Picks on Sept 27!