Sometimes we see designer look-books, but we feel they are made for the runway only. Well why not adapt them to our style? You head it well. Adapt them to your style and figure, not the other way around. For example, I loved Ulyana Sergeenko’s 2011 look-book so I want to adapt it to my style, using my clothes. I’ll start with an orange silk shirt, but you can also do red, green or yellow shirt. I’ll add my 50s full skirt in black and white houndstooth also featured on Sparkly Blues.
I’ll add an orange leather large envelope clutch, my black suede pumps with decorative flowers, and a pair of yellow tights previously featured on Yellow Mellow. Yes, the envelope is 80s, but remember, Tru’ Lavina is not confined by trends of fashion.
Then I add a pair of black vintage gloves to balance the colours & match the shoes, and black & white large shades.
All that is left is to put on a yellow scarf & beads to match the tights. Colours are dancing already, so get in front of the mirror and twirl. Tru’ La La – Oh La la! You can create a similar outfits by switching yellows with oranges, or using green instead of orange, like this Tibi green silk blouse. Always start by using what you have in your closet already, then buy those little details to complete the outfit.
GET THE LOOK: Orange UNIQLO silk shirt, similar here. Skirt was tailor made by designer Berna Saraqi, similar handmade by SandeeRoalty on Etsy. Check this Nordstrom dress too. Orange soft leather envelope clutch is handmade by Mad Auntie Maggie (my stepmother-in-law). For those of you who are into crafts, she’s used a thick curtain material on the inside of the bag to give it a better shape. Oh yes, and the drape has a delightful orange flower detail to match, see photo above. For the non DIY people, similar off the shelf on sale you have the leather personalized clutch or BCBGMAXAZRIA clutch. Scarf & beads are vintage. Belt is from Anthropologie beautiful belts. Shoes are from Irregular Choice, they have so many cool flowery shoes.
Photoshoot location: The Old Court Bed & Breakfast, Providence, Rhode Island.