This Dior campaign caught my eye…
It contains a brilliant mix of masculine and feminine components. The inspiration came from the escaramuza or Mexican cowgirls.
I’m often drawn to Victorian style which blends elements from both sexes seamlessly.
John Galiano took inspiration from vintage equestrian style for Dior as seen in the photo below in 2010.
I found this immaculately styled image below somewhere online and can no longer figure out where it came from. (Edit: Thanks to my wonderful readers it is from Ralph Lauren Fall 2012) It is one of my favourite examples of pattern and texture mixing layered up to perfection.
Tulle Skirt Dior Style
I knew for ages that I wanted to pair this button up gingham dress with a tulle skirt and have it peek out. That is one of the joys of owing a front button dress vest, skirt or dress, you can open it up and add layers to show off what’s underneath. The added layer makes the outfit warmer for winter.
Remember this great 40’s vintage jacket? It’s a keeper.
The tulle skirt is *almost* long enough to match the hem of the dress. Almost is good enough for me. Close only counts in horse shoes, hand grenades and tulle skirts. I’m pretty sure that’s how the expression goes.
You can’t really see it very well but I have on a black tie to complete the masculine/feminine dichotomy.
I’m very pleased with how this turned out. I have a floor length black velvet Victorian style fitted coat that would go over the whole ensemble beautifully. Shame I forgot to add it for the photos.