Bag: Fendi black patent tote
Shoe: Marc Jacobs metallic skimmer with rose detail
Worn with: Kulson silk print camisole, Alberta Ferretti cashmere cardigan, Marc Jacobs cuffed wide legged shorts, Louis Vuitton black belt with large silver buckle
This is an outfit combination that I have never worn before but I like it so much that I might have to wear it again sometime. It makes use of a lot of items from my wardrobe that don't often see the light of day. The Fendi tote was a Christmas gift, the shoes were purchased at the Iris store in Milan. Iris is the manufacturer of a lot of amazing shoe brands like Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Veronique Branquinho and others that I cannot recall! Anyway, it was always a stop during Milan Fashion Week because they often had styles that weren't available at the namesake stores in Europe or America. It was almost like a factory store but not, unfortunately, at factory prices. The cami was a cheap purchase pre-fashion week from Bloomie's (I think?), the cardigan is part of an A.F. dress I received as a gift from the Aeffe folks. The Marc Jacobs shorts were purchased in NYC; I was absolutely obsessed with the Spring/Summer 2006 Collection that was very schoolgirl-inspired. I bought both these shorts and the cross-front jumper that season at the Marc Jacobs store on Mercer Street. With the 30% editor's discount, the price tags were a little easier to swallow. The retro-Cowboy-rodeo-inspired belt buckle from Vuitton was a gift from the PR girls; I had admired it while at an LV event at their flagship store on 57th and Fifth. And yes, the next day, the brown bag arrived with my belt and a note. I have this feeling that PR budgets in NYC aren't quite the same nowadays...