Pants: Vintage Blouse: Ebay Headband: DIY Shoes and Clutch: Sportsgirl
So I guess I would say that this outfit was at least midly inspired by the Valentino exhibit I attended last weekend. Mr. Valentino is all about the pleats and the rosettes and his couture from the 60’s is all about big voluminous pieces, namely flares. At this point I feel it is appropriate to point out that what I’m wearing are PANTS, not a skirt. Very wide legged, amazing, pleated, black, flared pants.
These pants were an absolute find. I picked them up at my local Antique Centre for a steal! I was there with my cousin, another avid thrifter, and she was telling me how much she loves buying vintage cameos and finding photos of the previous owners in there. Obviously, the photos are usually quite old. But I found it so endearing to own something that was so dearly loved by another person, and then being able to have another little insight of their life through they’re own photographic memories.
It made me think about how much I would have loved to see the previous owner of this pants in a photo, rocking these pants, and how they would have worn them. The elastic waist is hand stiched and falling apart, signs of obvious wear. I’m sure whoever owned them would have loved them as much as I do and maybe these photos will act as a little photo memory for the next admiring owner…