Monday, March 5, 2012


So this Friday, I am going to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and at this point I am unsure of my outfit. However, after flipping through the picks of Stella McCartney's Fall 2012 collection an idea is forming.

 These three looks bring to mind the idea of elegant sweater dressing, which is something that is easier said then done.  Breaking down these looks in the top and bottom pics it's just a sweater and trousers.  But where Stella is making them pop is the fit, drape, color, and texture.  Now anyone can grab a chunky sweater or turtle neck and wear them with a pair of pants, but to truly capture the essence of this collection one should set a high standard of fit, form, and material.   For me and my weekend adventure at the ballet I think I may take a cue from the middle photo and try to incorporate a well fitted sweater dress with a collared shirt.  Things have been a bit chilly here in the 'Burgh so this idea could totally fly at a formal event like the ballet.   And how fitting would a Stella McCartney inspired outfit be for "A Streetcar Named Desire"?  I know, right?!

I will say, even though I enjoyed the Stella McCartney collection I was not a fan of this coat:

I see where she is going with the more masculine silhouette and the open flap providing more color/texture, but part of me feels this looks like a big square block that is making Natalia Vodianova look kind of dumpy.   So, be careful even if you are wearing an outfit and not just clothes the dumpy factor could still be an issue.

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