As Anya mentioned, Barefoot Contessa is girlie haven. It's full of fancy frocks, sparkly accessories and other pretty things. So I decided to take it out of it's element a bit and (haute) mess it up a bit. I was thinking David Bowie or Freddie Mercury meets the 2010 West Coast girl. Plus, I wanted to incorporate my own style and favourite things such as leather, lace, leopard and layers! And sequins, big accessories, shoulder pads, faux fur, etc etc etc. Thus the inspiration behind the outfits and the display is Glam Rock, and it features a few shoutouts to some of my favourite fashion moments over the past few years to top it off.
If you've been reading this blog long enough, you know my love for Balmain runs deep. These lovely ladies received the tissue paper treatment to pump up their shoulders a bit. Just a little homage to my boy Christophe.
The green top and the leopard skirt are actually both dresses. Sometimes a dress is just a dress (right Freud?) but sometimes it can be tucked in or folded in half to be worn as a top or a skirt instead.
Yep -- that's a mannie wearing Louboutins. The one with the asymmetrical leather/lace/sequin dress is also wearing the Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte spiked beauties. The photos are primarily of Alexander McQueen SS10 and Balmain FW10 and SS11, plus a little Bowie, Benny and other random inspiration was thrown in too.
Jen and I after the window styling extravaganza!
To see the window displays in person, visit Barefoot Contessa at 3715 Main St. Our windows will be up until Wednesday Nov. 3rd.