Sunday, December 7, 2008
Walk Like an Egyptian
Wow, I don't even know where to begin! If I could go anywhere, it would be Egypt, so imagine my *glee* when I clicked on style.com only to find that Spring's runways were full of Cleopatras and Tutankhamens!
Love love love this look by Andrew Gn. Stunning with the gold shoes, but I think it would be equally amazing with black tights and super high black pumps.
This Nicole Miller maxi-dress is perfect for summer, especially with its colorful hieroglyph-inspired print. Dress it up, or dress it down with simple gold flat sandals and long wavy locks a lá Lauren Conrad. (Shh, you gotta admit she at least has a good head of hair going for her.) Now I just have to find a cheaper version so I can rock the casual Egyptian-look without breaking bank this summer... Long, flowy, draped gowns are my lust-for items, and kudos to Temperley London for making this look more Nile-esque than the Grecian inspired frocks we've seen again. And again. And again. I think the headdress helps, too... An interesting number from Balmain; not my favorite (I think its the shoulders?) but not bad either. Hooray for the Pharaoh-worthy embellishments, at least, but it would look better if it wasn't so blinged out. This Sophia Kokosalaki dress is gorgeous! I feel like I'm back in History of Costume and Art History 1! And I have GOT to find those shoes... I about fell off my chair when I saw this one by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti. And I'm drooling now just posting it! Not sure how "Egyptian" the embroidery is but, regardless, this dress is perfection. Orlando Pita's Nefertiti-chic coif for the Dior show is great, especially with the low-key makeup and bold brow. You can still catch a glimpse of a lined cat-eye, but its subdued enough not to take away from this masterpiece.