I’m a big thrifter, but who doesn’t love a visit to H&M for some stylish bargains?
While on a recent visit, I found a dress that was unique to me because it wasn’t a style that I would normally go for.
It was a dark flouncy, flare dress with a rabbit print that was being sold for $29.95. I loved it. This was the perfect way to welcome the fall season and it would complement a seriously moody berry lipstick.
Sadly, I didn’t take the dress with me because the sleeves were rather snug on me. That’s what I get for lifting weights. And of course with my luck, the store didn’t have a bigger size.
Sure, my wallet was content staying fat, but there was something about that piece. How perfect it would have been to wear it for a crisp autumn day and give my usual corselet belts a break? My tummy definitely wouldn’t have minded that.
I tried researching this dress online and, to my surprise, I couldn’t find anything. I even called H&M and no such luck. I felt like I was about to jump down a rabbit hole just to find, well, a bunny dress.
Has anyone seen this dress or has more info? If so, I would love to hear about it.
Summer may be somewhat over thanks to Labor Day weekend, (actually, the first day of fall is Wednesday, September 23rd), but the next thing to think about? New York Fashion Week.
New York Fashion Week is from September 10th-17th and everyone will be attending the numerous stylish shows happening to showcase the finest upcoming couture.
One thing a lot of people love to do is strut around Lincoln Center so they can be seen and photographed for fashion magazines and sites throughout the globe. Normally, I’m on deadline to do the same, but for one season, I decided to give it a shot.
My vintage dress is label-less, but it has a lacy black top with an aluminum skirt. It reminded me of Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory.
According to Lomography.com: “Between 1962 and 1984, Andy Warhol had three different locations for his studio: the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan, the sixth floor of the Decker Building at 33 Union Square West, and 22 East 33rd Street.” It was where the pop artist had his artwork produced, made films, and hung out with his “superstars.”
The site adds: “The original Factory was called by its frequent visitors as the Silver Factory for its tin foil wrappings, silver paint, and also the silver balloons Warhol brought in and left floating around the ceiling. It was decorated by Warhol’s friend, Billy Name, whose apartment was decorated the same way. The Pop artist liked how it was done and asked his friend to do the same for his studio.”
The glorious sunshine made this dress seriously sparkle, causing many photographers to snap my photo.
There are so many things I could say about the legendary Jean-Michel Basquiat, but no words could fully capture this magnificent radiant child that left us far too soon.
This Brooklyn-born artist successfully united the posh art world with the grittiness, no-nonsense approach of graffiti, sprinkling it with powerful poetic proses, touching upon his daily existence. Jean-Michel, who was of Puerto Rican and Haitian descent, was a popular ladies man and even dated an up-and-coming artist named Madonna. You might have heard of her.
But Jean-Michel also had to battle discrimination and was very frustrated for being treated differently due to his background and skin color. Tragically, he died at infamous 27 from a drug overdose.
According to the Brooklyn Museum: “The first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.”
For this breezy day, I wore this gorgeous coral vintage-inspired dress by UK-based designer Coco Fennell.
Personally, I would buy everything by this stylish lady as her pieces are super comfortable, downright beautiful, and a hit for any occasion. Her pieces have even been worn by UK It-Girls, like Rita Ora and Daisy Lowe, just to name a few.
My favorite part of this piece is its tulip-print middle panel, featuring a tie back. It cinches your waist like a corset, but fits like a dream.