1. Shanghai Tang "Butterfly/Flower" dress 2. Joseph leather belt 3. Christopher Kane neon-lace biker jacket 4. Alexandre Birman sandals 5. Jerome Dreyfuss "Momo" crossbody bag 6. Alexander Wang sunglasses 7. Roberto Cavalli cuff 8. SEPHORA by OPI "Traffic Stopper Copper" nail polish
We love prints. We love the neon trend. This means, according to our Fashion Math, that Prints + Neon = Fashion Fabulousness that is much greater than the sum of its parts. At least that's our story and we're sticking with it. This chic frock from Shanghai Tang's Spring/Summer 2011 is part of a collection inspired by the Miao people and their unique relationship with nature, which is expressed through their clothing. We also like to express our own inherent nature through clothing, in particular, our unexplainable & undying love for 80s'-inspired flourescent shades - mostly because they're just such fun-fun-fun, not to mention fab with allover-floral prints. However, to keep florals fresh, treat them like you would leopard: they look great with punk-inflected touches (like the jacket) & look exceptionally standout paired with bright shades of lipstick red, taxicab yellow, bold fuschia, emerald green, electric blue, or, the way we've done here: safety orange (we simply couldn't resist a motorcycle jacket made from bright orange lace - genius!). Bringing in some orange in the shoe pulls everything together, but not in too overdone a way...meaning a little neon goes a looooooooooooooooong way. Instead, ground the look with a belt and statement-cuff in a deep, dark earthy brown & show off your fashion panache by mixing in another pattern in a complementary but still standout leopard/python mix. And lastly: glittery toes (metallics go with everything) and some shades. Since we'd pretty much wear a brown paper bag if Alexander Wang designed it, we're happy he saved us from that fate by putting his magical AW touch on these pair of too-cute sunnies.
- Lesley Scott