Monday, November 30, 2009

Louis XIV



Well, I really went for it with this outfit -- the tie, the crazy bell-sleeved, bustled shirt, the stripey socks -- and what do you know, my coworkers actually noticed! I got several compliments on this one, as well as a few admiring looks (at least, I took them to be admiring). Amazingly, I didn't even plan this outfit in advance; it just came to me in the morning while I was getting ready.

I thought this outfit was an interesting blend of modern menswear and a 17th century court vibe. Those big elaborate sleeves paired with the cropped pants and heels made me feel like one of Louis XIV's subjects. This was a really fun outfit to wear.



Vest: Last Kiss
Shirt: All Saints
Tie: thrifted
Pants: Noa Noa
Socks: Sock Dreams
Shoes: Tsubo

35 comments:

LPC said...

This is more than fashion. More like, um, creation? Fabulous.

Tricia said...

I love this! I could never pull it off in a million years, but you do.

Actually I think I could make that exact comment about 99% of your outfits. :)

Clare said...

I'm positively squirming over how badly I want those Tsubos.

Deja Pseu said...

Wow, that's fabulous! I LOVE that shirt and how you've styled it here!!!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the bell sleeves, but I'm curious: did they ever get annoying or cumbersome during the day? I'd be afraid of accidentally trailing them into my coffee cup.

WendyB said...

Adore the dramatic sleeves!

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome shirt!

Ms. Smart said...

very cute
fresh
you, yet I don't know you

Audi said...

La Historiadora de Moda: Truth be told, the sleeves are a bit difficult to manage. I definitely had to watch out for dipping them into my beverages throughout the day! This is one of those items that will be worn infrequently but makes a big impact when it comes out. :-)

Oranges And Apples said...

The shirt is fab! The whole outfit just looks SO good!

notSupermum said...

Ye Gods, your co-workers noticed?! OK, here's the plan, go with the French theme....next week try Marie Antoinette complete with powdered wig. I bet you have one in your closet.

Sal said...

Woo hoo! All it took was some gigantic sleeve action to jar them from their stylistic stupor. The gathered details on that shirt are utterly amazing.

Robin said...

I've been reading your blog for a while and really admire your quirky style, adventurous spirit and knack for putting odd things together in a smart way. Your style is very different than mine, but I come back because it interests me so much and you do it so artfully.

I was home for Thanksgiving this weekend and showed my teenage sister your blog. She's the family oddball (in an awesome way) and it had never clicked for me before how much her taste mirrors yours. Not only did your blog excite and inspire her, but I suddenly understood a lot of 'out there' style choices she's been making for years. She's hasn't quite found her stride yet, so she's a little scattered. But you helped me see her budding sense of fashion for what it is, rather than just an odd assortment of steampunk and punk articles mashed with more traditional clothes.

I just wanted to thank you for inadvertently making my sister and I that much closer!

Sheila said...

What a lovely outfit! I would of course be dragging my sleeves through everything!

Only you can carry this off, Audi!

daddylikeyblog said...

Oh my god that shirt is BREATHTAKING. Love love love it, Audi!

And in other news, the chocha post is up for your viewing pleasure! Oh my, that came out wrong too...

Danielle said...

Wow! I saw the shirt and had to leave my first comment. Completely awesome!

Eyeliah said...

wow, a look that wasn't planned ahead? it's awesome. I like that you went over the top, all those elements make it special and the neutral palette keeps it chic. :)

Sonja said...

Eeee! I love the tie and the stripey socks! You look lovely!

Stephanie N. said...

This ensemble is simply sublime.

bekster said...

Wow!

A-C said...

This is so cool! I may end up trying a vest+tie combo.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Well, the stunning effect was no doubt worth the extra care! :)

Dana said...

What a great outfit! That blouse is T.D.F.!!

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This is a fabulous outfit. I like the top and the boots is stunning.

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Your boots, I love your boots. It looks fantastic. I love that cute outfit.

Karin said...

I can imagine you received a lot of compliments; You look stunning. Love the sleeves!

Kirsten said...

This has got to be one of my all-time favourite outfits of yours EVER. It's fascinating.

gina said...

Love the vest and tie together, and the fun striped socks!

ayan said...

AAHHH, this is one of my favorite creations so far!

A little reminiscent of: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/le-petite-manchette?image=76464

Kate said...

I love love love love love this outfit!!!!

Alli said...

Only you could pull it off, Audi, and you do it fabulously!

los angeles seo said...

im really diggin the vest combo. its look cute and funky. nice style

Milady said...

just found this site while looking for what to wear with this shirt (which i haven't got yet), which struck me as pretty hard to do and all saints are thin on examples. Am utterly impressed and convinced I want it badly now :) beautiful blog and you have marvellous and interesting taste.

Furniture Stores Glendale said...

Amazing shirt! I love have it is picked up in the back.

Tours of the Vatican said...

So cute I would wear this whole outfit just as is...well, maybe sans striped socks. but I think vests are great, I would have a whole collection and wear them all the time if I could find enough that I liked on me.