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special guest/JEAN SHAFIROFF: talks about her 3rd outfit. #3 in twelve acts

 

 

PICTURE: #3 IN TWELVE ACTS

SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
JEAN SHAFIROFF TALKS ABOUT HER 3rd OUTFIT

 

What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
The outfit is architectural. The dress is a form-fitting black
stretch-satin Michael Kors knee-length creation. I combined it with a luxurious black Valentino silk ruffled bolero. The earrings are Prada faux jewelry and the necklace is rhinestone with silk bows designed by Betsey Johnson. To complete the outfit, I wore black and deep grey metallic satin open-toed Oscar de la Renta jeweled pumps.

 

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I have worn this dress and bolero with other accessories and wanted to give it a playful updated style. The faux jewelry added sparkle and wit.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
The dress and jacket have been worn a number of times before, but the accessories were planned.
In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
I would rate this an 8.
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this
particular outfit?

The color is monochromatic; this outfit is more about architectural
shape and texture.

 

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I would change it slightly and repeat it again.

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?
This is one of the few black outfits that I wear. I enjoy its drama
and classic glamour. I feel joyful in it!

 

PS.
editor’s comment:

Albeit, a marvelous dress few notches above the knees with multi-directional darts for drama and movement, the top, however, held a particular sway.  Thus, I instead went closer to Jean—with my lens—in order to better harvest the hypnotizing riot of the imbricated satin—petal-like, circling about her top in an arch.

Most of us habitually wear black to a yawning degree. Jean’s noir number, pictured here—an exalted classic little black dress—is a beacon of hope for a city suffering from a fatigue of black uniform.

If one must wear black, at least give us something to work with, work something above average, something for the eyes to feast on and savor.

Posted in Jean Shafiroff | 12 Comments

12 Responses to special guest/JEAN SHAFIROFF: talks about her 3rd outfit. #3 in twelve acts

  1. Penny says:

    Bravo Jean for bringing visual interest to basic black. You have shown us how talented you are not only in combining the components of a successful outfit but in choosing the correct accessories to make it pop.
    Now what will tomorrow bring??

  2. Danna says:

    The dress appears a shade of blue that makes for a beautiful image. The combination of the bolero with the dress is very flattering, a great choice.

  3. mICHAEL g says:

    CHEZ CHIC Let the Victorian era begin.

  4. Fran Aorta says:

    dramatic in color and flattering to the figure. Elegant & soft makeup makes this picture very flattering.

  5. Rich says:

    WOW SHE’S GORGEOUS I LOVE HER STYLE

  6. Martin says:

    I like the geometric pattern of the dress. The color is also very appealing.

  7. Peggy says:

    U look amazing both the structure and color composition stunning!!!

  8. ANN says:

    SHE IS VERY BEAUTIFUL, HAS ORIGINALITY, ELEGANCE, GREAT FLAIR AND IMAGINATION–SHE PROVES THAT FASHION CAN BE BOUGHT BUT STYLE ONE MUST POSSESS.

  9. Oksana says:

    Dramatic yet playful, the outfit is great, but you are the one who gives it life!

  10. Debbie says:

    Nice!…love the ensembles that compliments the dress. Fit to perfection…. Jean you are a true model and stands out well in this dress. Good taste!… Your the picture of having all eyes turn.

  11. Ronnie D says:

    Love the look. The dress is stunning. You look exquisite!!

  12. The unexpected mix makes for a most exquisite tableau..Love this! bravo!

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