Do you remember 1994, when Isaac Mizrahi had the cheeky good taste to pair voluminous ballskirts with simple white t-shirts and chubbies?
How about 1991, when Peter Lindbergh famously photographed what Vogue called "Wild at Heart" but I call "Models in the Hood," a bunch of supes hanging out in a foggy alley wearing Chanel ball skirts and leather?
|Detail in gritty b&w|
I loved that look of Edith Wharton on bottom, Brando on top, and a recent pair of boots by Coach, of all labels, has sparked my imagination.
Engineer boots from a collaboration between Coach and Frye. Ocelot print calf hair.
The ball skirt:
Lots of possibilities here. I once blogged about the two J Crew beauties above, but they might be more for Carolina Herrera chic; you know--the white, buttoned sleek shirt:
I want something a little more patterned that I can clash with the ocelot and . . .
a Blondie T!
The one above is "new";
And this one above is vintage.
A little sleuthing on Etsy shows that one can order a custom-made ball skirt, and I quite like these awning stripes:
Even the chevron stripe had me at attention (I was once a sergeant in the Black Watch cadet corps mentioned in my previous post):
|You can order the ball skirts here|
This gorgeous vintage stripey ball skirt from the 1980s by Albert Capraro would also go nicely with Ms. Harry:
|Skirt can be purchased here|
I can imagine happily swanning about in the printed skirt and a rock tee (I know, I know, "The Clash" would be an unironic choice for this otherwise ironic ensemble).
And what about those ocelot engineer boots? How much do I like them?
An ocel lot.