PICTURE: #5 IN TWELVE ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
JEAN SHAFIROFF TALKS ABOUT HER 5th OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
The outfit begins with an emerald green Oscar de la Renta silk faille bubble dress. I decided to accessorize it with a beautiful watercolor patterned silk and cashmere scarf that I purchased at the Shanghai airport. The predominant colors of the scarf are beautiful shades of green and purple. I then added elbow-length Giorgio Sermoneta purple leather glove s purchased in Rome a few years ago. Earrings are by
Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd. I paired this outfit with a matching purple satin Valentino clutch with faux emerald and diamond adornments and p urple suede Christian Louboutin pumps. The beige Vespa was on-loan from a nearby passerby to complete the look.
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I left my apartment with the scarf around my head and imagined that I was running late for an early evening cocktail party. I imagined that I could not find a taxi. In a state of desperation I hopped on a beautiful beige Vespa parked nearby and pretended to drive-off.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
Everything but the Vespa was planned ahead of time. It all came together once the Vespa was spotted.
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
I would rate the outfit an 8 without the Vespa . With the Vespa included, I rate it a 9.
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
Color plays a major role. Purple and emerald-green are a beautiful combination. The dress has a wonderful retro-inspired bubble shape and is perfect for travel on a Vespa.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I would probably change the accessories slightly and then repeat it a few more times this Spring and Summer. I often repeat outfits.
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 loved the playful aspects of this outfit combined with the gorgeous color. Fantasy plays a great role in this outfit.