22 June, 2010

What I Wore: Romanticized Bombshell

Shirt, "borrowed" from my daddy; pink tank top, Jacob; skirt, thrifted; Shoes, Indigo by Clarks; white hair bow, Claires; gold skull bow, handmade by me; belt, Cake

I got this skirt over a month ago, but it had languished unloved in a bag while I tried to figure out how to wash a leather skirt. I needed to wear it today though, because I try to always wear something leather when I'm writing intense exams. It may sound strange and creepy, but super soft leather always makes me feel calmer. Since my coat was out of the question, I settled for the skirt.

I'm so glad I finally got around to washing it, because it made me really inspect it. The leather is amazingly soft, the lining is a heavy, but very real, sating, the quality of the overall product is amazing. I don't know the brand, Champ Elysées Fashions Inc, from Montreal and a Google search reveals nothing. It was made in Canada though, which automatically wins it points in my books.

When I was considering what to wear it with last night, I wanted to go with my pink tank top, but it looked unbalanced, so I added the white shirt; which prompted my mother to comment that I looked vaguely like a girl out of an Indianna Jones movie, so I'm happy with the outfit.

A new obsession of mine is bows. So far I've started small, but I have plans for an absolutely gigantic purple tulle bow, probably to be worn on my head. I know I'm a bit late on this trend, but maybe I'll be late enough to be considered avant garde :P 

When I was looking in the mirror this morning putting on my eyeliner, I realized that this outfits feels slightly WWII to me. I can totally imagine the hard working bombshell heroine of some romanticized "true story" movie wearing this to rush into a bomb shelter and realized her dashing soldier lover is missing; hence the basement pictures, because I like to think it looks vaguely like a bomb shelter. 

And I like to have fun with photo editing.

Have you ever found an absolutely amazing piece by a seemingly non-existant brand? What about an absolutely amazing piece, period?


PS: If you have any info on Champ Elysée Fashions Inc. from Montreal, Canada, I'd really appreciate if you let me know, either in the comments or you can send me an email. I'd love to find out more about the origins of this skirt.


  1. Men's shirts = win. I love how you look in the edited photo, so oldschool glamour.

  2. That skirt is just amazing. I love it. Your photos are fantastic.

  3. that skirt is so amazing!

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  4. lovely skirt looks awesome

  5. You look so mysterious!! I love the skull bow...what an interesting detail!