Repelling for: Formal Affair

May 18, 2012
I’ve been meaning to construct a sort of thematic repelling, lesson in formal wear because it’s hard to figure fancy wears and fashion together. When I say that, I mean man repelling. The Met Gala is one of the few events that successfully marry high fashion and formal wear in a capacity that procures a. McQueen cakeboss, b. human Oscars (see: Karolina Kurkova,) c. live gorillas as interactive Prada. Sorry, I’m still not over that joke. Some of us, however, aren’t swanky enough–by the laws of Met invitations, at least–to offer A-list designers the good deed of designing whatever our bodies desire and so here you’ll find an attempt to combine your man-repelling flair and the restrictive laws of a black tie dress code brought to you by my cousin’s wedding this past weekend. It’s makeshift, so do try it at home.
This is really magic you see, because of the juxtaposition of garbage can and self. It’s telling and metaphoric at its core but I’ll let you amount for why, see: Zoolander. Hash tag derelicte. Now: step away from the traditional dress and instead try a skirt. This one is Emanuel Ungaro from before Lindsay Lohan was even born. Behind the black vagina lives a plain white crisp tank, this one by LNA. It’s a pretty good blend of silk and cotton and thus fits the t-shirt model while maintaining a small air of elegance. Neck jewels are up to you: I stole my mom’s pearls and was role-playing dream daughter but before I could leave a smile on her face, top half abomination, enter this Junya Watanabe satin motorcycle jacket adorned by obligatory labial folds on either side. White pube shoes to catch the tee and here you have it. I will have you know, friends, that when the bride first saw me, her initial remark was: “what the heck? I don’t like it.”

Hash tag funny but also very awkward. Oh, and, photo by Handsome Haim.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    I couldn't agree more, red carpet events don't really excite me because those big fancy gowns are really about fashion, and they're definitely not about style.

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07743445436045229956 Elise and Margot

    great formal wear lesson :-)

    x For Happy Days

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09739251167444138491 Fashion Agony

    That jacket is an absolute masterpiece! Wish I could get my hands on that one!

    xoxo
    Fashion Agony blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06569563852426205282 Aurélie and Angelo

    That jacket is incredible! x

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02421360487758924601 Twins

    God, this skirt is amazing!!
    It is vintage?! Waouw, looks so fashion, so nice!!!
    Not at all old style xx

    http://www.addict-to-twins.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08110600737650176838 Katie

    that jacket is fab! and those shoes! :O i die!

    http://latrdays.blogspot.ca

    - katie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00658307537388232224 Natali

    Oh wow! Your ruffled jacket is just amazing! Superb!!!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05338573157318461994 Jacqueline From Da Block

    That's a sick ass jacket!!! You look amazing!!

    xx Jacqueline
    fngm.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    wow, that jacket is awesome, loving it with a printed skirt

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16914387312568662226 Cammy

    Wow! great!<3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10659735586043641198 ROULA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Great lesson and you are so right! Love what you are wearing on this picture from top to bottom!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01176243240937929546 betty
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10513910887708533160 Prêt-à-Penser

    i love reading you, you have such a personal style not just in fashion :)

    xx
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  • http://www.humanwomen.wordpress.com the (un?)social butterfly

    I wish I could see the look without the jacket as well… did you not take it off at all?

    I really loved the skirt, btw.

    http://www.humanwomen.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10909683018951592597 Kate

    Your jacket is gorgeous! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    It's totally awful and I adore it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10858821407628693070 bambi

    I love this Jacket, Definitively gorgeous, you look fantastic, if you want you can visit my blog http://iwanttobeavoguette.blogspot.com.es/

    Many kisses from Spain

  • Anonymous

    Oh…. this is kinda… really……hideous…. trying too hard

  • Anonymous

    omg you look amazing… love your look from top to bottom from bottom to top
    Just perfect!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10858821407628693070 bambi

    LOVE THIS JACKET, IT´S A PLEASURE READING YOU, YOU LOOK DDEFINITIVELY GORGEOUS, IF YOU WANT YOU CAN VISIT TO ME IN MY BLOG, A PIECE FROM SPAIN http://iwanttobeavoguette.blogspot.com.es/

    MANY KISSES

  • Anonymous

    You really pulled this look off! I think you look amazing and the details of it are great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    gorgeous!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01270928274656422504 Leira Zetroc

    Next time I go to a formal event, I'll definitely try a long skirt instead of the typical dress, thanks for the adviceee….
    The Quiet Spaces

  • http://www.thenewclosetromantic.com Tor

    Hee, I love this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17850634239551807303 Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie

    This was such a perfectly time-appropriate post. I was trying to figure out what to wear for graduation, so grazie.

    Now all I have left is figure out what adorably witty remark I'm going to make when people question the deformed figure beneath my gown.

    -Gabrielle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02163169631359243246 TeuntjeVDW

    I would die for that jacket! xx.

  • http://www.thelookandlisten.com Neijah

    That jacket is insane!

    xoxo,

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    You look gorgeous!

    In a man repelling way ;)

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle

    Gorgeous skirt. Lol. I steal my mom's pearls, and other things, all the time.

  • http://lolaandpaz.com Lola and Paz

    This look is perfect!
    Lolaandpaz.com

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05555716734084058815 ~Cleo~

    wow love that skirt super shear and all patterny whats not to love

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13248457257839392171 Nuit Hernandez

    you look insanely good!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06127812251811714658 Berty Morales

    What a great formal wear lesson. Thanks for sharing and you look stunning…xoxox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    Wow this is some real style. I could so imagine someone wearing that to the Met Gala. You look fabulous.

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05971480293729333138 Hannah

    I love it! You look amazing and vagina-chic as usual…wonder if a jacket like that would be against the dress code at my highschool? Haha.

    -Hannah

    servinupstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    that jacket is fabuuuloouuss <33 I love your skirt, too! <3
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Enter to win an OASAP leopard pleated skirt!

  • http://stylecrone.com The Style Crone

    Stunning!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03201766713620454961 RHODA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Gorgeous.

    Collections

  • http://brijetblog.wordpress.com/ brijetblog

    As I have already expressed on Insta…I fucking love that jacket! Labial folds surrounding your head?! It's like Watanabe is giving birth to you out of a silky, black vagina! I am not sure how I feel about this skirt; I don't think I can quite get past the 90's paisley type print. Do love the fish tail though!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08871974468858383717 Danielle Louise Hunter

    Love love love this outfit, amazing jacket!!

    Danielle
    xo

    http://newestwrinkledlh.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18084338143089106380 Alice

    I love that jacket. It's like a piece of architecture!

    Take a look at my fashion illustrations and art (and follow if you like):

    http://aliceauxpaysenchantes.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00207083711507978637 Eugenia Woods

    Your blog is one of my favorite ways to start off my day. Always hilarious with great outfit ideas. Thanks!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17730047099722347029 Daisy Roadster and Coco

    This skirt is so lovely, can be worn in winter or summer. Great combo!
    Nice week-end,
    Françoise.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    fantastic jacket, perfect statement piece!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11905385120938696674 shh

    I think this is my favorite outfit I've seen you in. Love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00712707981146296014 fashionmeetingpoint

    A lesson of perfect style for red carpet!!!!

    http://www.fashionmeetingpoint.blogspot.com.es/

  • Anonymous

    you are pure awesomeness
    LOve the entire look

  • Anonymous

    You look gorgeous!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12972407396062492788 Xen
  • http://www.ebay.com/sch/jusnuts/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_from&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3692 vain319

    That is a kick ass jacket….the skirt? looks awesome,I love it giving me 90s vibes all over the place..want man repelling gear? I got some..lol
    vain319.blogspot

  • http://suelovesnyc.com Sue

    my boyfriend would haaate that outfit – well done :)!

  • http://carethewear.wordpress.com Cristián Pavez Díaz

    Nailing it, as always!!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

    http://carethewear.wordpress.com
    Twitter: @cristianpavezd
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/uywe6X

  • Anonymous

    I love the jacket and love the skirt/lace/trasnparent awesomeness
    xoxo from italy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01862856685689985823 jenaly enns

    i love that skirt. you look great!!!

    http://jenalyenns.blogspot.ca/

  • Anonymous

    MAGNIFIQUE!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15877463603044125958 Kas and Blue

    Just perfect! Love it!!

    http://www.standon12cm.com

    xoxoxoxox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12844633966617597521 LOLA FINN

    This jacket is amazing!!! *_*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09433862520907188387 LSD

    Still in love with this jacket! And you look stunning as alwaysXX

  • Anonymous

    Justanotherphantom.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06578079717533698804 † Elmo †
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00871124968347245332 Irina Bugai

    Love that jacket and the skirt! You look fantastic!
    http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.skincloud.com/make-up/ aaroh

    She is looking so sexy with that dress. Nice dress. I like it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04638608070989173436 Indrah

    Hahah..you always crack me up.. I do like it, you look great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05872400247182608515 Jennifer White

    Wow, we're neighbors! I recognize that building. GREAT outfit, by the way. LOVE that jacket.

  • Lydia Oyetunji

    OMG!!! The whole outfit is ME!!! I love your taste!!!

  • часовници

    Great article!! And the dress is superb .. And the часовници is nice :)