In the fantasy fashion land of Spring Summer '12, Etro, Gucci, Dior, Emporio Armani and Ralph Lauren conquered a whole new-old frontier. The late 20s "Great Gatsby" world which came to life with sheer embellished drop-waist dresses, geometric panneling and punctuated neat sets of dapper suits and reformed elegant dynamic.
Amidst moments of self referentiality, I paid the token of the trend years after reading the book in college but by now I know how to avoid lavish pretty-pretty dresses and took the mannish silhouette as a reference point instead. The vintage side of my closet dictated what I did.
I relentlessly grabbed (my?don'thinkso) Chanel twin set, the "easy like a Sunday morning" (thanks Mike Patton) pants, put on (my yes these I own) fake pearls and moonstone necklace token to Coco and pretended I strolled around Long Island's North shore. That didn't work so I just sipped my tea out in the garden and reread the book. Don't you worry! Know that the party breaks up in the best possible way cause I have the perfunctory excerpt ready for you. Enjoy:
"This is a valley of ashes--a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air. Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sight."
Wearing: Twin set vintage Chanel, handmade necklaces, random silver ring, bracelet and bag Louis Vuitton, pants Mango, shoes Uterque
Excerpt from "The Great Gatsby"by F. Scott Fitzgerald