+  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/FLORA COLLINS: talks about her 2nd outfit. #2 in ten acts




What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
I used an Alice + Olivia dress, Alice + Olivia for Payless platforms, a bangle from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a watch from Soul Cycle, and a necklace from a benefit gift bag.

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I love all the colors in the dress; they make it easier to accessorize! The bright red platforms easily match the red stripes, but the green skull bangle, white watch, and ornamented necklace also match the dress equally as well.

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
I composed it both spontaneously and ahead of time. I knew I wanted to wear this dress with accessories but I picked this particular necklace and wrist-wear just minutes before the shoot.

In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
I’d say a 9.

What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
As I said before, color plays a huge role. Fit is also important—the sleeves are three quarter length, allowing me to wear a lot of bright jewelry on my wrists.

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
As soon as possible!

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?
Last spring I won a writing award wearing this dress, so I definitely associate the dress with that accomplishment.

Posted in Flora Collins | 2 Comments

2 Responses to special guest/FLORA COLLINS: talks about her 2nd outfit. #2 in ten acts

  1. RickRackGirl says:

    The necklace is fabulous with this dress!

  2. Pat Cleveland says:

    Wonderful ! Fresh!

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