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special guest/ROBIN ASHFORD MACY: talks about her 5th outfit. #5 in five acts.



What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Jimmy Choo shoes, vintage gold clutch, the same Cartier watch I’ve been wearing for the last 19 years and a red dress I personally designed myself in an exciting moment of inspiration.

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I was asked to design bikinis for the launch party of “EATWHATEVER” that was held at the Museum of Sex in NYC July 2011.  I decided to design a red dress that would compliment the bikinis.  I wanted something simple yet sexy.  Prior to making the red dress I was in Arizona and stopped by SAKS at the Biltmore in Phoenix and couldn’t resist the Jimmy’s that were calling my name.  So my Glitter VAMP Jimmy’s instantly became part of this look—simple, easy.

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
Planned it ahead of time.  I wanted to make sure I stood out and I DID!

In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
Extremely pleased!

What roles do color, the fit and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
I love RED!  And the fabric I chose to use in designing this dress was perfect.  It had the right weight I needed so it would fall just right.

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
More than likely I will not repeat this look; at least not for a public event.  I really try to avoid the same look on camera.  I’ve been caught a few times doing that and photographers noticed and pointed that out to me.  But my Jimmy’s will be seen a million more times!

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?
Red is my color.  Since I have a small frame, I can get away with extremely low plunge and backless dresses.  I felt it was a good dress for my age (42) and the color couldn’t have been more perfect for me.  It wasn’t form fitting which is good thing.  That’s what kept the dress from looking too young and more age appropriate and sexy.  This look was definitely an eye catcher!

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2 Responses to special guest/ROBIN ASHFORD MACY: talks about her 5th outfit. #5 in five acts.

  1. Alison S. says:

    Simply beautiful. Put together well. Sexy sophisticated look.

  2. Kristen says:

    Sexy!! Those shoes are to die for!

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