My picks from the Nanette Lepore Fall 2011 RTW show.
I don’t know why, but Nanette and I haven’t jived much in the last few years*… and I used to covet every single one of her pieces in my early twenties [and had the trumpet skirt collection to show for it]. I wore NL hook-and-eye silk vests and lace-trimmed pencil skirts in college. While I respect the dedication to a level of formality and femininity in her pieces, I grew out of it, and often have the shortsightedness not to see beyond the way her things are usually styled [thus imagining them on myself].
Like the red lipstick. Lovely, but pas moi. But the above with roughed up leather boots and some turquoise jewelry would suit.
My absolute favorite, below, on the right:
Minus the protruding chest bones; Christ. But the hem, and the beams of turquoise—magic! I picture this dress—third time’s the charm?—illuminating the little birch orchard where we take my favorite photos [Exhibits A & B]. Then afterwards I’ll organize my vinyl collection in it.
We get a little more sultry here:
Above left dress I’m probably going to eBay after 4+ years of diligent stalking, and be folding it into a suitcase bound for Aix en Provence when I’ll remember this post and think, “Dude, I remember when that first showed up! Was that the same night I ruined the risotto because part of the gold plastic Sheriff’s badge I was trying to affix to my hoodie broke off and, unbeknownst to me, melted into the bottom of the pan?”
Cheers, Nanette. Well done.
*Except this dress. This dress is so dreamy, I could live in it.