We love dressing up. As such, any opportunity to dress over-the-top, sign us up. Stephanie took inspiration from the masquerade ball (or le bal masqué) that was recently held by Paris Vogue to celebrate their 90th anniversary. While achieving the statement Anna dello Russo made may not have been within reach, she looked to photos of Elena Perminova and Natalia Vodianova, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sasha Pivovarova and Maryna Linchuk for ideas. The sheer, shimmery dress she found at H&M isn't exactly daywear (unless you are the Anna noted above). Stephanie loved the textured pattern and felt the feathered wings were a perfect compliment. But when it came down to it, it was all about the mask. She wanted the works: feathers, sequins, beading, appliques. The mask she found had all that and more. After seeing photos from the Paris Vogue editorial like this, (and this) we wish we had an excuse like Halloween everyday.
Jacklyn has had her eye on this onesie from H&M and was trying to figure out a way to justify buying the leopard suit. She decided to it was in her best interest to channel The Man Repeller and so she went for it. Knowing she would have to work while wearing the outfit, her costume had to be functional (and to that point she wore 5" wooden clogs to accesorize). Jacklyn prefers to go all out, to take the typical "sexy cat" costume and make it man repellant. She loves facepainting (last year she painted her entire body zebra print). Face painting with sponges allows you to blend easier and leaves the finish streak free. To finish the look, a curled and teased hairdo have her that untamed lion mane style.
p.s. Does anyone remember this song by Matt Maxwell from French class? We love it and thought we'd share it with you.