Friday, September 19, 2008

Holly Golightly


Dress, costume shop. Shoes, Chinese Laundry. Clutch, DKNY City. Hair ornament, Claire’s Boutique. Necklace, Newport News.

This dress actually belongs to one of the theater groups I work with. I was looking for poufy prom dresses (for MacBeth’s witches) and found this in the dress rack. As is my habit whenever I find a gem that might fit me among the costumes, I pulled it on over my clothing. One look at the rear view in the mirror, and I was sold.

I was going for a sort of Holly Golightly look with the French twist and pearls. At the wedding, I was told that I resembled the subject of a John Singer Sargent painting. What do you think?

















Who do I look like?
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly
Mrs George Gribble as painted by John Singer Sargent

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22 comments:

notSupermum said...

Oh, you look really lovely. Elegant and gorgeous!

Eebs said...

So... freaking... beautiful.

Crystal said...

Gorgeous!

Cal said...

um, this is BY FAR my favorite ensemble you have ever worn. so classic and pretty! the back of that dress is awesome. do you have to give it back? i don't know if i could part with it if i were you!

fawn said...

Stumbled across your blog today. Wanted to leave a comment in case you find me lurking about because, let's face it, I will be lurking about. :) You have such tremendous style and I fully plan on stealing a few pointers!

Jessi said...

Woohoo! Hot mama! I love it! You look gorgeous darling!

Work With What You've Got said...

WOW. WOW WOW WOW.

Stunning.

secondhandshopper said...

I LOVE this dress - you look stunning!

Funny thing is, I was at a fancy dress charity showing of Breakfast at Tiffany's at the local independent cinema on Saturday night! I love coincidences like that!

cheri said...

I love this look! So classy. I wish I could copy it.

LJ said...

very beautiful!

DorchestersDaughter said...

I absolutely LOVE that dress!

The Cocoa Goddess said...

Simple and elegant. Gorgeous dress and the whole look is fabulous!

Kat said...

I love this outfit...it is so elegant and sophisticated. Love it!

Sheila said...

Oh my gosh, this is so fab! You look amazing! Audrey as Holly Golightly is only my favourite version of Audrey (and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is my favourite movie). I love this look!

Would you dare to wear a big hat with it? A little glove? I would do a hat, definitely.

Erica said...

You look beautiful! And the necklace is amazing.

C.Michele said...

You look so dang cute I had to come out of lurk mode to say so :)

bookerbunch6 said...

ooooh! this is totally my favorite look of the month! LOVELY!

Risa

Kasmira said...

Cal - they told me I could keep the dress!


Sheila - if it had been a little cooler, I have some fabulous, elbow-length, ruched velvet gloves I would have worn with it. However, the weather was warm enough that I didn't even need a coat.

All - thanks for the compliments! I had a great time in this dress.

*Lady D* said...

you look lovely and elegant. Love the back!

newbride said...

lovely!

Rubensgirl said...

How did you do your hair? I LOVE it!

Kasmira said...

rbensgirl - I just did my lazy girl's updo (http://whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/2008/06/lazy-girls-updo.html) but tucked the ends under the roll and secured with bobby pins instead of a stick. Then, I added a hair ormanament.