blouse- c/o Anthony Ryan
shoes- Antonio Melani [similar]
gold bracelet & rings- thrifted
stink bug bracelet- market in Mexico
button bracelet- made by my grandmother
clutch- Costa Rica maybe? I cannot remember
Last Wednesday was the LSU Hemline Contour fashion show, which is an annual event showcasing the junior and senior design students' designs as well as a styling competition for the merchandising students. It was held at the Lyceum in downtown BR and was my first time exploring the venue! It was beautiful and had such cool architecture. The night was full of eye candy and it was interesting to see each designer's vision and how they interpreted the world around them. As usual, Momsies and I were paying close attention to construction details and whispering to each other the entire time. I was most impressed with a senior student Annie Etzel, who was featured on Haute Off the Rack a year ago! Her collection could have been costumes from Downton Abbey or scenes from the white ball in Pride & Prejudice. I wanted every single piece. I can't wait to follow her career!
This outfit was entirely centered around this Anthony Ryan blouse. It is a gorgeous silk and was hand dyed. I love the ombré centered on the diagonal. That simple detail gives an intriguing twist to the simple shape. The contrast thread on the collar and sleeve is also a fun detail that I look for in design, but rarely find.
I wanted to contrast the softness of the blouse with a hard, textured clutch. I have two coconut purses (???), but this one actually held my keys. I like the juxtaposition of the silk against a hard bag. It feels less matchy-matchy and more cool.
Oddly enough, Sister #2 and I showed up to the event as twins... her wearing a beige blouse from the swap and white jeans, and me in this. Momsies and I usually do the accidental twins thing. Is the Think Twice Style fever spreading?