Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pistol

After the film noir festival the other week I was feeling very femme fatale, so I put together this outfit using a couple of new items I got recently from All Saints. This is the Heta Hunting jacket and matching skirt, which together make a beautiful suit that to me has a very 1940's vibe. I added my own classically-styled fedora (with a proper brim, mind you; none of this stingy-brimmed hipster nonsense) to give it more of a vintage feel. All I need is a tiny pistol in my garter and I'll be all set.

As with all of All Saints' clothing, this suit has loads of beautiful details. The high-backed collar, the origami folded lapels, the asymmetrical draping on the skirt and the deep blue fabric woven throughout with faint gray lines all give these pieces a timeless quality. Since the neckline on the jacket is so dramatic I opted not to add a necklace, instead just letting my lace-trimmed cami peek out a tiny bit. The olive green cami, with its tiny red bow detail, tied in the rest of my olive and red elements.

This was my first order from the US All Saints site, so I'll share my observations. First, the sizes on the US site are indeed listed in the UK equivalents, so for instance if you order a size 10 you're getting a US 6. Shipping from the US was inexplicably slow; in fact, I've ordered things from the UK site and had them show up more quickly. And finally, the dress I ordered along with this suit still had the security tag on it, so now I have to haul it down to the store on Geary Street where hopefully they can remove it for me. All in all I've had much better experiences shopping on the UK site, but I'm hoping that this was just a fluke. Either way when shopping online with All Saints it's a good idea to check both sites; not only is the stock different but sometimes the prices vary greatly too.

Jacket, skirt: All Saints
Camisole: Glam Garb by Gunlis
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Faryl Robin
Hat: Audra Jean

20 comments:

melymn said...

No exaggeration, this may be my absolutely-the-most-favourite look of yours ever. You're quite literally dressed to kill. Stunning!

The Nightmare Child said...

This outfit is perfect in every way, from the hat to your a-mazing shoes to the make-up. It's so dieselpunk.

WendyB said...

I'm with Melymn -- this is awesome.

Megan Mae said...

Fantastic suit. I love the funky fedora!

Sounds like a fluke on the service. I ordered from their US site a couple times last year and shipping took no more than 2-3 days. It does seem like they have a wider variety of colorful things on their UK site though.

Sheila said...

Oh, wow, I want that suit! I love the details on that jacket - to die for!

Your hat is of course the piece de resistance, Audi. Just perfect (and I'm with you on the hipster brims - so silly-looking).

clotheshunger said...

love the tights & shoes together! i am in dire need of some red shoes.

lina said...

Oh, but I love this, and it suits you so well! I had considered this jacket before going for the Tammi one. Quite like the silhouette of this one and am now very tempted to procure this one (eeeeee!).

angie said...

SPECTACULAR. My favourite outfit to date, Audi :)

Becky said...

LOVE IT. I adore the hat and the suit, not to mention those fabulous shoes! Makes me want to wear some vintage-inspired looks too!

Cel said...

I really dig this outfit! It looks so classic, really pretty. I also love how your little snake tattoo's head happens to peaking out of your jacket, cute!

Rad in BK said...

Amazing outfit, but of course, the hat is the perfect finishing touch! I love your hats.

Valéria said...

You look spetacular !

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Wow. I've seen you wear a lot of wonderful things. But you look absolutely stunning in this outfit!
Angela

Anonymous said...

i never leave comments, but this outfit is the BOMB. you look fantastic. What a great selection/styling.

killer job.

wardrobeexperience said...

oh, i love this film noir inspired outfit so much. amazing blazer!

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laniza said...

Wow! What a stunning outfit! I love the details of this suit.

Susan said...

This might be one of my new favorite blogs. So clever and smart, while adorable at the same time. Refreshing! Thanks for being awesome.

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That suit is simply stunning and I love the sneaky peek of lace. And your hat is, as usual, wonderful. I still can't believe you make them yourself.

KimbraSue said...

I heart that hat!

Vegas Fashion Stylist said...

I am oh so feeling that hat

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