Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Krista Larson at the Beach

Perhaps it's the Mistress Thespian (to be pronounced a la Jon Lovitz) in me, but I do love theatrical clothing.

My taste runs toward dressing like an extra in a Victorian chinney-sweep drama: full skirts, with nipped-in waists, ruffles and layers.

This is not the kind of clothing that one would expect to find in a sunny resort seaside town.

But find it I did, in downtown Nantucket, in the skirts designed by Krista Larson.

This skirt, the bakery skirt. has ruffles in front, but I'd turn them around to the back.  It also has subtle striping.

Here's a sketch of the saloon skirt, which I would not wear to my local pub, but about town with flipflops or whatever.

And this crazily romantic skirt is knotted strategically. Maybe I will get out some elastic bands and begin knotting the contents of my closet. 

Anyway, these skirts are made for starring in your own dramas, wherever your stage may be.


LPC said...

I don't dress dramatically, but was always attracted to the J. Peterman catalogue for just this sense of theater. I feel the old urge, now, looking at these photos. Particularly the jacket.

Deja Pseu said...

Oh, that knotted one is fabulous! I used to hang with people who did actual costume gigs (Elizabethan and Victorian) and I miss having the opportunity to give my Historical Drama Queen a day out.

Belle de Ville said...

I love the historical references in these clothes. Beautiful, but I'd probably only wear them for at home entertaining.

Make Do Style said...

Oh yes these skirts are a delight - love them and now also want them! Ditto Deju Pseu - the historical drama queen bit. I'd come over all Edith Wharton

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I've seen a few of these ruffly styled garments at a local boutique and feel that they evoke a sense of whimsy.
I do like the bakery skirt...but your sketch/design is one I'd buy.
Victoria chimney sweep drama...now there's an idea for a reality TV show!

Mary-Laure said...

As you know, I love a Victorian touch as well...

Very much enjoying your Tweets this summer!