+  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/ROBIN ASHFORD MACY: talks about her 3rd outfit. #3 in five acts.



What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
I picked a multicolored dress with a flared bottom, big black hat and bronze heels (the Via Spigas that have been worn 50 million times this summer).

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
The humidity index was so high that day in New York City I felt like wearing a pretty, light, flirty dress.  I picked the black hat to compliment the dress. So if I look tired in the photo…I actually was extremely uncomfortable in the heat.  Oh..and of course I had big sunglasses on. I never leave home without them!

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
Spontaneous, of course.

In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
Very pleased! The ensemble was perfect for that day. Simple. Now my face was not so perfect! I looked haggard due to the heat.  Thank god for huge sunglasses!

What roles do color, the fit and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
Simplicity is bliss when you’re melting away. This dress was so easy due to the print and fabric. When I walk it just flows.

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
It seems like this dress is my “go to” dress.  I’ve been wearing it a lot this summer.  It’s easy to dress up or down.

Personally, I firmly believe that there is a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?    
This dress compliments my coloring.  It is a flattering fit and a bit flirtatious. The fabric just flows.  I love dresses that are easy to wear without having to make it work. The dress “works” for me!

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4 Responses to special guest/ROBIN ASHFORD MACY: talks about her 3rd outfit. #3 in five acts.

  1. Susana L says:

    robin is an inspiration to her home town! growing up in a small town has its advantanges and disadvantages…Robin used all the good that came from our town and has turned into a major force in the fashion world! We are all proud of her!

  2. Alison S. says:

    I love this look! I think despite the intense humidity Robin looks crisp, a little flirty, and beautiful.

  3. Ana says:

    Beautiful again!! Most of us don’t look this good on our best day 🙂

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