One Pant, Four Ponchos = Four Distinctive Looks. Part III

November 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Part Three of this four-part series takes the poncho all the way to Shanghai.  As exhibited in the collections Armani, Tom Ford, and vintage YSL, this outfit has obvious Asian influences without ever crossing over into costume or kitsch territory.

With articles of clothing, sometimes less is more in terms of lines, patterns, textures, etc…   When those occasions arise, bring out the big guns where accessories are concerned.

Please note: the belt only loops outside the front of the poncho, which leaves the lower back slightly exposed.  This kind of belting allows the wearer to give a hint of skin and creates a nice sense of fluidity when in motion.

The Look: pants, Helmut Lang; poncho, H&M; handbag, Botkier; shoes, Charles Jourdan; cuff, vintage find; bracelets, David Yurman; belt and earrings, both Forever 21.

Beauty Note: The lip is YSL Rouge Volupte Perle, # 112.  It’s a limited edition shade that is surprisingly flattering and very glamorous.  It goes on as a deep, vampy violet if applied directly from the tube or as a sheer purple berry shade if dabbed on with one finger. RUN, don’t walk, to your local department store and buy it ladies!  An absolute must this holiday season.

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