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Inspiration: Zac Posen Vs. Charity Shop Chic

March 16, 2009

Who said you couldn’t recreate catwalk fashions from granny’s old curtains? 

Earlier this week, I came across a velvet skirt-suit in the sale bin of a local charity shop. For only £2, reduced from £9.50, this was definitely a quality recession buy.

Sexual huh?

Sexual huh?

As you can see it’s rather sexual…haha.

With no evidence of branded labels, I presume this is the masterpiece of a local creative genius. I very much doubt I’ll be wearing this as a two-piece; less is definitely more in this case!

Reminiscent of a period drama costume, I initially bought this item due to my love of the unusual shape of the jacket’s shoulders and pointy waist, as well as the pretty intricate pattern.

It wasn’t until I returned the garment home that I realised the similarities between the jacket’s structure and Zac Posen’s recently exhibited winter/fall 09/10 collection.

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In the full swing of New York fashion week, Zac Posen’s collection featured big shoulders, long fluid dresses and lots of metallic fabrics.  Obviously outfits that make a big entrance and a big impression!

 posen inspired

Taking Zac Posen as a key influence, I have now dressed the charity shop jacket into a suitable outfit. I’m still unsure how adaptable to everyday life this will become, but I have visions of wearing long floating dresses and straw hats together with the jacket on mild summer evenings. 🙂

I don’t really know what to do with the skirt now….humph. Any ideas?

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