+  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 3rd outfit. #3 in ten acts




What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
I used a vintage Stephen Jones hat and an Alice + Olivia dress.

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I’ve had the dress for a while, but it’s only really appropriate in the winter. I tried to make it a more autumn outfit by going barelegged. I also liked the contrast between the purple and green.

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time? 
I composed it pretty spontaneously. The hat was definitely unplanned.

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 green and purple are big contrasts. The fit of the dress also plays a key role—it’s sexy and sparkly. The heavy purple hat almost adds an archaic touch, stopping the tiny dress from being too revealing.

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I would wear the dress again this winter, but perhaps without the hat.

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’ve worn this dress on many occasions with and without bare legs. I always have to be in a confident mood when I wear it, as it is a form fitting party outfit.

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One Response to special guest/FLORA COLLINS: talks about her 3rd outfit. #3 in ten acts

  1. cinnamon says:

    Looove your style- you’re the chic-est!

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