This brings me to the travel in this post, the kind that journeys to distant times and distant lands.
Wouldn't it be great to have a magic portal -- a secret doorway or a mathematical singularity -- that we could step through to other eras or universes? If modern physics is on track with String Theory, multiple universes may actually co-exist with our "here and now." Unfortunately, the only wrinkles in time I ever encounter are folds in old fabric.
The easiest alternative: eclectic ensembles. Here, Edwardian top hat shares space with Juicy Couture heels. A leather, handwritten diary steps in for the iPad. Modern asymmetry throws off the period mix. What dimension am I in now?
Occasionally, I'll pair up "exotic", vintage fabrics from the East with "traditional", modern Western ones. (Note: I hail from a tropical island nation so western garb is actually more exotic to me.) This gets my time travel all mixed up!
|Teaser of my feathered fascinator|
I plan to wear it to an October wedding in NYC
Where do your outfits transport you?
Notes on the Shoot:
Styling was prompted by The Hat Shop purchases in Carmel as well as my reading matter. (I am thoroughly enjoying writer/blogger Jenny Woolf's insights into the life of Lewis Carroll.) Hooray, too, for the Maxi trend. I get to use my floor length skirts which I love to wear even during the day! This skirt is made of parachute silk and I love the asymmetry, gatherings and floral detail. The Armani blazer is also subtly asymmetric. Photography inspired by Richard Avedon.
Hat and fascinator: from The Hat Shop, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Blazer: Emporio Armani
Skirt: designer consignment from San Francisco
Shoes: Juicy Couture heels and BCBG wedges
Photos: The Foolish Aesthete