Friday, May 1, 2009

Looks from Life - Stove Burner

Today's Look from Life title may have you a bit puzzled, but I found this photograph of a stove burner and immediately fell in love with the contrast of grit and grunge and the bright, shiny white enamel:


How do you turn this image (in need of some serious Mr. Clean) into an outfit?


The heavy, dark grey-green cotton of the dress has the same weighty feeling as the grit on the stove. While I'm generally not a huge fan of booties, I think I could handle these; plus, the strappy cut-outs echo to the gas flame holes of the stove. For the white enamel, I chose a beige belt with white patent leather and silver detailing. The beaded clutch might otherwise be considered too dainty, and not fit in at all; but it has a beaded, "gritty" texture to it, and the colors tie in with the belt, making it feel like it actually belongs. This look could use a bit more of a brownish gray, though. How about a cardigan when it gets chilly at night?

Happy Friday!

*swoon*
Paige

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Greek Dress
Nude teardrop clasp waist belt
Booties (via geekshoes.com)
Vintage beaded clutch (via shopcurious.com)

4 comments:

  1. Love it! These look from life series are inspiring and fresh, way to go! :)

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