the people you will meet, right where you are.
such wonderful friends and fellow travelers in the world of design, decoration, & fashion, I've encountered right here on this page.
while I don't consider myself fashionable, the world of fashion intrigues me and always has.
its fast paced clip from one season to another never ceases to amuse & amaze me.
how do you keep up? I don't try.
my summer wardrobe is made up of kaftans. a few vintage, many from J.Peterman, several from Irving and Fine, and now I've added a go to kaftan from OLIVIA JOFFREY. I first knew Olivia as the blogger Vigilante Living–
Her eponymous collection is both a love letter to 1970s Santa Cruz, her bohemian hometown and her mother -- a former stage actress whose expatriate years in mid-century Spain flavored her personal style. - from her website here.
In addition to Olivia's great kaftans her website is a trip. It's like no other in terms of the eclectic artistic presentation of her creative life and her mother's influence on it.
I have her Carmel Cabana Dress in Midnight Dot. The fabric is one of my all time favorites- a soft cotton dotted swiss in black. The dress is practically Lined in another soft black cotton-which I appreciate. It solves the problem of the dreaded "see thru." I've worn the dress to 2 events for my book already and it will pack when I go to California this fall.
I wore the dress untied, with these great pink beaded silk tassels on my gold hoops. Olivia sent these with the kaftan and I love them. They just slide over the hoops. Along with the earrings, I'm wearing an Anndra Neen necklace.