Tuesday, August 10, 2010

outfit post: Cherry on top

Do you remember the little fascinator I wore in my last outfit post, the little black hat with a vintage silk white rose? Refresh your memory here. Well, I was treated a a lovely gift from the maker, a certain Dr. Stacy D'Andre. Dr. D'Andre is an oncologist by trade, but is a vintage enthusiast and has the hobby of hand-making beautiful hats reusing vintage materials. The gift was a superb little topper made with blue & white vintage fabric, white netting and a delicious looking red cherry ornament on top.

I couldn't wait to wear it & found the perfect occasion to do so, at last week-end's Designing Dreams fashion show at the Memorial Auditorium. While all the lovely ladies were dressed to the nines in the prerequisite parlor tans, stilettos, super long hair and very short dresses, I was dolled up like an English school-marm gone amok in my floral frock, vintage white Victoriana boots, shrunken school-boy jacket (not shown) and lovely little cherry-topped topper.  

  "it just seems my flavor 
comes with a bit of a curl." 

Here, take a looksie: 


It was quite the fashionable crowd. Beautiful really. Cosmospolitans.  And I could tell I didn't QUITE fit in. A bit left off center. It just seems my flavor comes with a bit of a curl.  Apples and oranges really. Sticky like sore thumbs and your humble narrator is definitely not your typical Sac-town fashionista. 

The Citizen Style vs. Sac-town Ladies' Style:
Me: Farmer tan.  
The ladies: Cultivated color.  
Me: Self-inflicted crew cut. 
Ladies: Long, well groomed tresses of ungodly proportions. 
Me: Chubby in chintz.
Sactownistas: Svelte in jewel-toned, over-sized designer silk micro-dresses. 
Me: Tree-trunk stumps, knobby and scarred. 
Sacramento's finest: Killer legs that stretch into next week. 
Me: Battered vintage booties.
Ladies who lunch: This latest in stilettos.

The lovely in photo #1 and 3 had the brightest, warmest smile you could possibly meet, which is always in  fashion. Her name is Lacey Faris & she is the Couture Connection project manager for the Designing Dreams fashion show.  I'd like to thank her and the mysterious vixen in pink for letting me take their pictures.
Now Wearing: 
  • Stacy D'Andre hand-made hat, gifted
  • Mui-mui sunglasses
  • Cotton chintz sun-dress, Target
  • Vintage purple silk slip with lace, thrifted 
  • (not shown) Shrunken school-boy embellished blazer
  • Porkchop Rules, zodiac ring, Crimson & Clover
  • Flaming Hag Folkwear, cameo cuff, Crimson & Clover
  • Ambassador, vintage floral handbag, thrifted
  • Navy-blue floral lace ankle socks
  • Enzo Angiolini, vintage lace-up booties, SPCA Thrift  

NOTE: As an added bonus, go take a gander at the last post from the Bon Bon Rose Girls. You'll see a whole lotta gorgeous pumps, and a picture of my tooties sportin' my Payless striped wedges. Step right up here. (Thanks Kristen for making my feet famous!)


luciana said...

I love these outfits! And yes I'm a vegetarian, nearly my whole life and I love it. I don't need meat :)

luciana said...

..and Yes Yves Saint Laurent has great designs!

Sara Kristiina said...

Lovely outfit, I love that cherry hat of yours!


Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

This is soooooo cute, I love it!

mispapelicos said...

I preffer your outfit to any fashionist one. it is so inspiring. I do not know where to begin: the facinator, now I know, he, he; your dress, shoes. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh love everything about your style.
Te abrazo

mispapelicos said...

Sorry, prefer, he, he

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you Luci Ana, Sara, Penny and Sacramento! xo.

Amy Acorn said...

the fascinator is beautiful, you always look so amazing! love your style oh so much =] x

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you Amy. <3

jemina said...

BABE, that fascinator is truly fascinating, and to me, you're an original, and you stand out in a crowd, I just LOVE your individual expression and your amazing attitude, I'm #teambella all the way!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE, J, xoxo

Arielle said...

That hat is epic!


That very attractive FBI agent is my friend Nikki and good news..he's straight ;)

and I agree with that quote-Seattle is the more cleaner and friendlier San Francisco ha!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Doll, that fascinator looks hot!!! What a cool outfit!!!


Emily said...

Cherries and Apples are my preferred fruit to Oranges...too much vitamin c can be bad for you :p Loving your look for the show!


HAAAA!!! Loved this. It's good to know who you are and be OK with it.

♥ V

stylenuggets said...

I think your fascinator and dress is miles above everyone else

the Citizen Rosebud said...

You all make my day so sweet. Thanks for all your positive comments. <3

E said...

I love your choice of hat! I'm so glad that you wore something different and interesting. The other girls look lovely, but I'm not sure if they are as intriguing and that's kind of what I love about fashion.

Sybil said...

looking so fancy!!! everyone looks great! :D

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the Citizen Rosebud said...

yep, that's it. the best thing about fashion is applying your unique stamp on what you wear. making everyone express it differently, who they are by how they dress.