+  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 9TH outfit. #9 in ten acts










What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
A peplum jacket over a lacey top, skinny jeans, animal print mules and a bowler hat



How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I like the yin and yang in life…the black peplum jacket… is fun and adds an interesting proportion to the white J brand straight leg jeans. The Chanel bowler is an exclamation point and so are the Kate Spade animal print mules.



Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
I put this together spontaneously for our shoot and I love it, so I am going to wear it in real life.



On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
It is an 8. (A whimsical look that is easy to wear in the city and that can be worn to a creative business meeting, or even in the Hamptons for dinner).



What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
Fit is always key in any outfit that I put together…the black gets a punch with its visual opposite, and the fabrics don’t wrinkle and can be worn for hours



How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
All the time, this is a forever outfit unless I get tired of the peplum for now it feels classic



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 grandeur and stature from the hat, the heels elongate. I always want to be taller.


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2 Responses to special guest/KATLEAN de MONCHY: talks about her 9TH outfit. #9 in ten acts

  1. katlean de monchy says:

    I love the peplum how it flares out, it has a great line!

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