i've hereby committed the cardinal sin of re-posting, Just Because.
ok well i do have a reason and that's essentially that i don't have any new outfits photos and am thus digging into a pathetic 3 months of archives to do this. but hey! in the fashion world a few months is an eternity.
calvin klein pleated top, nuroots wideleg pants, nine west satin heels, balenciaga cherche midi bag, tiffany & co heart tag bracelet.
loeffler randall's ss09 lookbook is out, and it is FULL of pleats. and ruffles. and satin. and anything that's, really, kinda spring-esque Romantique. of course, that's NOT my style. but it doesnt mean i dont appreciate the beautiful workmanship!
so this outfit was just my way of incorporating pleats.
close-up of the top
the pleating was as intricate as i managed to find; the shoulder pleats are chiffon instead of the same vicose/cotton material for the rest of it. also, the skinny pleat down the bias of the top has got a skinny strip of velvet in the centre of the whole thing, like a luxe little spine to give it some backbone (haha).
and this is the other side. not a very flattering photo, but just to show how the material has been manipulated.