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Patt's Hats: Oct 4th, 2012

Patt's outfit for Oct 4, 2012.
Patt's outfit for Oct 4, 2012.
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These frilled Peter Jensen shoes [another resale find] have a fabulist, Louis XIV quality — they made me think of what the Sun King’s courtiers at Versailles would be wearing on their feet as they tripped along the parquets in the Hall of Mirrors with their snuffboxes and wigs!

The coat-dress is oyster silk and vintage, although of what vintage, I don’t know. But …I'm wearing it inside out! Sometimes the linings of vintage garments are more splendid than the garments themselves, so I will turn them inside out, switch the fasteners, and voila! This is an abstract print that reminds me of fountain pens, and in that grey and mustard color combo I really admire for its subtlety.

The necklace, I was told when I got it, is German art Deco, probably 1930s, a creamy translucent plastic plaque with channel-set rhinestones.

Incidentally, my old friend and onetime LA Times colleague, Bevis Hillier, the author, art historian, critic and essayist, is the one who popularized the current wide use of the term 'art Deco.'

I’m going to the season premiere of 'The Walking Dead tonight so I wanted to, well, look lively!

♥ Patt