+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

special guest/ LUCIA HWONG GORDON TALKS ABOUT HER 7th OUTFIT: #7 in 16 acts










What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Black and white Liza Bruce dress
Valentino polka dot shoes
Bull’s horn necklace designed by Asia Leong
Crystal bracelets from Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
Black and white straw hat from the Hamptons
Sunglasses from the Southampton Fresh Air Home fundraiser



How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
Love the graphic chic power of black and white.  It was fun to juxtapose the black and white lines and curved designs of the dress against the polka dot shoes.




Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
Spontaneous, I chose whatever I had in Southampton that was black and white.  The Valentino polka dot shoes I purchased at a fund raising lunch for City Harvest.



On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
10 – I find it whimsical.  The white border of the straw hat is like a naughty halo slightly askew.



What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit? 
Black and white is always striking.  The Liza Bruce cut is fabulous since she designed bathing suits too.  The fabric of the dress has elements of accentuating your figure with comfort and sculpting support.




How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Black and white never goes out of fashion and is always chic.  I have worn this dress to black and white themed parties and the Hampton Classic.  It will be on call!




There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to the what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit? 
The dress was a gift from a dear friend who purchased it in Soho.  The bull’s horn necklace was a gift from my god-daughter, Asia Leong who is an innovative jewelry designer. I love putting together favorite things from friends and shopping to benefit a charitable cause.  It takes away the shopping guilt!

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3 Responses to special guest/ LUCIA HWONG GORDON TALKS ABOUT HER 7th OUTFIT: #7 in 16 acts

  1. Phyllis Hollis says:


  2. jean says:

    Loves this striking and unique look on Lucia! Lucia looks stunning dressed like this.
    Jean Shafiiroff

  3. It’s a living, breathing Aubrey Beardsley drawing. Crazy stylish, and futuristically beautiful. But…shopping guilt? You? 🙂

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