Is Art Basel to Miami what Fashion Week is to New York? Saying so would perhaps be an overstatement, but the theory that fashion is art and art is fashion has cleared the gate and made a grand entrance. Having just come back from Basel where fashion and art notoriously collide, the ‘ing’ of Baseling came alive. This season, I saw a bastion of “fashun” showgoers (See: Stella, Diane, Terry, Derek, and Donna) than the typical art crowd. Avant-garde art work and theatrically dressed individuals go hand-in-hand and there were plenty of glitter skirts and gleaming baubles brighter than the sun.
Inspired by the hoopla, I too made my sartorial decisions before arriving to each and every event. Opposites attract, therefore polka-dots and stripes never looked so good. I paired a slew of mixed media in this look (see: chiffon, leather, wool, with glints of crackling alligator skin) to make a chic luxurious statement perrrrrfect for the upcoming holiday season. See also pigeon-toed blogger pose.
Halston Heritage polka-dot top Chanel vintage bow dress, 7 for All Mankind skinny jeans, Alain Quilici leather wedge boots, get a similar one On Sale! here or here, Ella McHugh Corinne crackle clutch.
And a in major backlash to carrying anything more than what this clutch can hold (lipstick, credit card, iPhone, gum, tampon) here is a slow-moving gif created to show you the simplicity and beauty of whipping out your ringing iPhone in a flash should it ring. Now go have a cocktail on me.
Magical photos by Michael Crook. Makeup by Daniel Wiener and hair by Sarah Pierre.