Military styling: this trend deserves attention - pun intended. I found this army green micro-suede dress at a thrift store a couple of weeks ago and it had to get it's moment of glory here on Fauxshionable. It's shape is slightly retro, and I played into that. It could also be worn in a more modern way if I lost the cape and the little hat I made. I feel like I'm honoring our troops when I wear military inspired clothes, and that makes me happy.
My photographer was none other than Krystle from Fly Vintage! (you all probably think we're dating or something. Really we just use each other for hot fashion.) She did a most excellent job, yes?
One thing I vow to start doing is to site the location of shoots, and give you a little background on them. You're looking at the Chicago River and a bridge which crosses over it and into the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood. The Manor is a tiny hood on the Northwest side of Chicago, located here, which boasts a variety of historic single family homes along the riverfront.
It is unique to find such large homes on over sized lots within city limits, and one feels like they might have taken a wrong turn and ended up in the burbs. Recently, all of Ravenswood Manor was named on the National Register of Historic Places!
Back to the clothes - the military trend is easily workable into any wardrobe. The green color of my dress is an easy neutral to pair with khaki, black, navy, brown - or most any color! Look for details like epaulets, brass buttons, and anything else that screams TEN-HUT! Be sure to pair your military piece with something feminine to offset the hard look. For this look for men, check out my friend Adam in one of my older posts.
Outfit: Dress: labeless, thrifted ($2.50), Fur Cape: Feuer Fur Co., also thrifted ($12), Tassel: swiped from some old window treatments my mom was getting rid of (free!), Shoes: Cynthia Vincent on amazon.com ($53 SALE!!), Hat: homemade from a page in V Magazine (mag cost $6.50). Total cost: $74.00
Styling, Production, Modeling, Hair & Makeup by Fauxshionable
Photography by Krystle Ansari - Fly Vintage