I paired it with black, as usual, for I still have not found the perfect green shoes, clutch, and gloves.
Proenza Schouler Tiki stingray clutch at barneys.com
I'm looking, but that emerald green is scarce on the ground. I did, however pick up an adorable feather green and black headpiece at the Alameda Vintage Fair a few months back and with the addition of a broach to one side am rather pleased with the resulting look.
The necklace is hanging woonky, but its a lucite piece I found on my last trip to london at a little fleemarket near St. Charles. I'm not happy with my current earring options to go with so that might have to get added to the list.
Hair Ornament Mid-19th century The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Back to the hair feather thingy. Above is a vintage look that kind of had the same feel to me. Almost cabaret, or something.
This black and green dress is a tulip style, which can be flawed as it often adds bulk to the hips. Since I'm top heavy I rather like this feature as I think it balances me out. It's better with heels though.
And for the characters?
Something for Sophronia in the Finishing School series.
1850-1855 Evening Dress The Metropolitan Museum of Art
And this could be a drawing of her.
Something for her friend Dimity, who is a bit more flashy and loves velvet.
1855-1857 The Victoria & Albert Museum
That's it for now! Still more Comic Con outfits to come.
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