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special guest /TZIPORAH SALAMON TALKS ABOUT HER 2nd OUTFIT: #2 in 16 acts








What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Vintage silk Chinese pajamas bought at the Manhattan Vintage Show
Vintage hat bought at a vintage show in the Hamptons  Victorian ruffle-collar
Vintage bakelite cuffs with red diamonds motif bought one at a time at flee markets
Bakelite earrings
Contemporary sandals from a German designer.
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I loved the pajamas as soon as I saw them and knew that I would play up the harlequin motif.  I changed the buttons to oversize red vintage ones that I found at Tender Buttons, added the Victorian ruffle around my neck, the cuffs at my wrists and topped it off with the hat which continued the motif of the red buttons.  The Japanese aspect of the sandals completed the look.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time? 
I visualized the outfit in my head when I bought the pajamas.  It took several years for me to find all the components.
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
I love this outfit.  I give it a 10.
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit? 
Obviously, the red huge buttons and the red detailing of the hat echo one another and continued on the cuffs. And the ruff around the neck heightens the clown affect.


How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I wear this outfit quite often.  It makes me very happy.
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? 
I adore this outfit.  It just makes me happy and makes people smile.



Posted in Tziporah Salamon | 2 Comments

2 Responses to special guest /TZIPORAH SALAMON TALKS ABOUT HER 2nd OUTFIT: #2 in 16 acts

  1. Jane miller says:

    What a gorgeous backdrop for this stunning outfit!

  2. gretchen says:

    I agree with the above comment- such a great setting, perfect frame, for this dramatic black and red.

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