Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Styling the theme {Not Just a Pretty Dress}

I asked my friend Caterina of NJAPD to style le Challenge theme this month, and here is how she created her outfit - in her own words... 

Wearing: vintage striped tee, CP shades black silk skirt (similar here), Bensimon black leather skinny belt (similar here), Freed of London black patent leather ballerina flats (similar here), Pierre Hardy black patent leather and canvas bag (similar here via Vestiaire Collective). 

I have always had a huge admiration for people who  are able to sew clothes, make accessories and create things from scratch. Given my passion for costume jewellery, several people asked me why I don't try my hand at some necklaces' DIY, but so far I preferred the easy way, i.e. buying them and wearing them.

When my talented friend Nat from Made in Home told me about Le Challenge - a challenge open to all crafters with a different theme every month - I was very intrigued and I'm delighted to join the current 'Maritime' round. As styling (myself...) is my creative thing I decided to create an outfit post around one of my favourite pieces: the striped top. 

When I think 'maritime', stripes always come to my mind and this tee is very special to me as it is another vintage piece stolen from my dad. I think striped tops are such a classic staple that goes beyond seasons, fashion trends and proximity to the sea! Voilà my contribution and I hope to see some of you among the participants of the next Le Challenge! 


  1. Gorgeous styling and beautiful photographs! Thank Caterina! Your Dad has great taste ;)

  2. Working hard on my challenge tonight! But I have no idea what, if anything, my project is turning into. But it's fun and feels holiday-ish. Ce qui, après tout, est le but premier. JJ

  3. I wish I had a smidgeon of style!


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