+  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/KATLEAN de MONCHY: talks about her 6TH outfit. #6 in ten acts








What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Dress – floral Barneys brand
Bag – an Hermes Kelly bag
Shoes – Celine ankle strap shoes
Hat – Parisian hat,
Earring – South sea pearls
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
The Hampton Classic for me is an occasion to wear a classy look.



Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
It is always planned ahead of time


On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
It’s a 9.  I like all the items, I might wear other shoes as the fields are hard to navigate in stilettos and it is a sacrilege to ruin a pair of designer shoes this way.



What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
I wanted a shift with a punch so the shape is really demure but the pattern isn’t.  The hat is very couture, in Paris hats like these are worn to weddings…the bag is as chic as they come and the proportion feels perfect.



How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Not an easy one to repeat as it is a bit strict for everyday wear.



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 feel very elegant in the outfit perhaps it is a tad formal so perhaps some people would be intimidated and afraid to talk to me?

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4 Responses to special guest/KATLEAN de MONCHY: talks about her 6TH outfit. #6 in ten acts

  1. Melissa says:

    This dress has a beautiful pattern – so warm. And that hat is fantastic!

  2. I love you in this. And you look good in these colors.

  3. Lucia says:

    Love the summery look!

  4. Alison Vozza says:

    My favorite so far ….elegant, colorful, right on for this season, my kind of look….reallyv
    Looks great on u my friend 🙂

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