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special guest/FLORA COLLINS: talks about her 10th outfit. #10 in ten acts




What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Alice + Olivia top, Alice + Olivia for Payless platforms, and a Gene Meyer scarf

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I love how black and grey go with my pale complexion and hair. This is a versatile outfit in that I can throw on a pair of heels or platforms and it becomes cool evening wear or I can wear my Keds and it’s suddenly appropriate for lunch with a friend.

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
The scarf was spontaneous!

In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?

What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The scarf’s colors are a bold statement again the pants and top. Also, the scarf’s circles mimic the grey circles on my platforms. I also love how the top is small enough to let a tiny slip of midriff show, giving the outfit an edgier, more casual vibe.

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
This is one of my favorite casual outfits, so very soon!

There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
I associate this outfit with trying to please people and demonstrate my style. I recently ran into a teacher while wearing this outfit and she was shocked by how cute I looked, since my school has a uniform. It was such a compliment!

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One Response to special guest/FLORA COLLINS: talks about her 10th outfit. #10 in ten acts

  1. RickRackGirl says:

    Great outfit! I love the scarf with her hair!

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