Friday, February 27, 2009

splashes of primary color.

my daily look may be somber, but i do love me some bright color from time to time. since i admit to having a decent collection of vintage dresses and loving any excuse to wear them, i was more than thrilled to fetch a box of my dresses from the storage. many of my dresses are slightly dramatic and need a rather, ahem, tolerant environment to work; one of the "compliments" i've received when out in one of my gems was "she must be having her bachelorette party" and it probably sums up pretty well how my take on party wear is sometimes received. this weekend there are two really good reasons to flaunt my finds: flop and a theme party.

flop is run by two friends of mine, miss socialite lili butterfly and jean michelle, at loop and their nights are known for outrageous outfits and ravishing tunes. the theme of tonight is 'minttu vesala', a tribute to the finnish stylist who never fails to deliver. as far as i know, she's the only finn ever photographed by the sartorialist and, accordingly, her personal style is amazing.

i don't expect to live up to minttu, but my attempt will be along the following lines: an electric blue draped dress with ginormous shoulder pads and a flowy back.


on saturday i'm attending a party with the dress code 'monaco'. when i think of the tiny country, there are three obvious choices: formula 1, casino glam and yacht club pastels. i'm still undecided, but if casino is the way to go, here's a choice i may try: red satin dress with butterfly sleeves and gold/black accessories. the shoes are impossible to walk in, but oh, so over-the-top they are just craving for some time on the dance floor...



i think i'm ready to party!

7 comments:

Anna said...

Ihana postaus! Mikään ei voisi mua enempää ihastuttaa kuin tällainen asuihin liittyvä merkityksenanto. Ja nuo asusi ja niiden teemat ovat tosi inspiroivia. Kuulostavat muuten makeilta juhlilta molemmat!

Ja erikseen pitää viel sanoa: mitä mekkoja! Aivan upeita molemmat! :)

stellagee said...

kiitos, anna. teemajuhlat ovat aina hauskoja, mutta aiheuttavat pientä stressiä -- erityisesti, kun teema on usein aika monitulkintainen.

osa teemabileiden iloa on tietysti epävarmuus siitä, osuiko oma valinta ollenkaan nappiin. katellaan, miten mun käy...

Sugar Kane said...

Minttu Vesala is my style goddess, what a fabulous and fun choice for a theme! Have a great time!

aink said...

Hei et varmaankaan jaksa kaivaa mutta jos sattuisit muistamaan mistä kohtaa Sartorialistia Minttu löytyy? Kiinnostaa.

stellagee said...

sk: minttu is amazing! she's fearless and fierce.

and the fact that last night she commented on both of my looks (she was at both parties) favorably, totally made my weekend...

aink: voi ei, se taisi olla viime vuoden tai sitä edellisen puolella. joka tapauksessa kuva on niiden kuvien joukossa, jotka sartorialist otti ihan ekalla tukholmanvierailullaan. minttu on kuvattu södermalmilla...

stellagee said...

onneksi google auttaa...

http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/2007/08/on-streetsodermalm-stockholm.html

aink said...

Oi kiitos kaunis vaivannäöstäsi :)