Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Witty Dialogue of a Fashion Conscious College Student #3: More Travel, Peter Pan, and More Musings

Hey everyone! This is Savannah :) In case you missed last Tuesday, I'm Julie of Travels of a Book Loving Mom's daughter, an art student, and lover of travel. I guest blog every Tuesday with posts relevant to one of my favorite hobbies/passions: fashion.

This week's travel posts are dedicated to Frankfurt, Germany, and Sydney, Australia.

The Frankfurt post all started with an amazing pair of Versace shoes. I really wanted to make a set out of those fabulous purple boots, and knew I needed to make two travel sets for you guys to enjoy. Thus, the Frankfurt set was born.
When I think of Germany, I think of a hip, urban country that's not quite London but not quite Paris either. Germany seems like it would have its own brand of style. With that in mind, I paired the purple booties with black skinny jeans, a black and white dress/tunic, and purple jewelry. The Betsey Johnson earrings allude also to one of Germany's nearby neighbors, Switzerland (I love Swiss Miss!). To top the look off, I added a fragrance: Vera Wang Glam Princess. I enjoyed creating this outfit; it's edgier than the other outfits I've done inspired by countries.

The Sydney inspired outfit has an unusual twist: it features a long, formal gown as opposed to a shorter dress or tunic. The main inspiration for the set came from the gown, which reminded me of pictures I'd seen of the Great Barrier Reef. So, I picture this outfit being used/worn for a fabulous red carpet event or evening party in Sydney.
The orange and pink heels bring out the warmer tones in the dress, as does the gold heart-shaped clutch. Once again, I've added Betsey Johnson earrings (I love her designs so much!) in the shape of crabs to keep with the undersea theme. Keroppi (the cute frog) is in there for good measure. :)

This week's Disney set in my ongoing Disney series was kind of a challenge. I wanted to do something different since I did Alice. I thought it'd be good to step outside of the Disney Princess box this week and try something new. At first, I thought of Tinkerbell, but then, since I'm going to London next week, I thought it'd be fitting to pay tribute to another leading lady of Peter Pan: Wendy Darling.

Wendy Darling, at the start of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, is the eldest of three children who doesn't want to grow up and depart from her childhood forever.
Wendy is one of the more mature characters in the Disney film, enough so to be called "mother" by the Lost Boys. 
The shirt dress is a modern take on the blue Wendy wears, as are the navy flats. The bows on the flats and the earrings are inspired by the bow in Wendy's hair. I also chose pink lipstick from MAC and pink nail polish by OPI to capture Wendy's innocence. The Disney Couture ring says "think a happy thought" (reminiscent of Peter), and the bracelet contains charms that pertain to the Disney film (and also the live-action version--there is a thimble charm). And, of course, the gold sparkles are reminiscent of Tinkerbell and her pixie dust. :)

For this week's random fun post, I decided to continue with my "Confessions of an Art Student <3" set and make a second part.

Just like the first "Confessions of an art student <3", Part II is a representation of my personality and stuff I like. I absolutely love feminine touches on anything along with bright colors, so I feel like this set represents me well. The camera is there because I actually love photography (my first semester freshman comp. class is studying photography! :D I'm so excited!). I love converse, Mac computers, anything romantic and cute, and fun, bright hues.

Alrighty, so that wraps up this week's Witty Dialogue of a Fashion Conscious College Student. :) Catch me next Tuesday where I'll discuss fashion in Europe, from Europe, and bring another Disney outfit along with a weekly random post.
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P.S. Please keep the sweet Nugent family in your prayers. They are so dear to me and my family (I taught one of their sons how to draw), and I know they'll appreciate your prayers. Thank you, and God bless!


Julie said...

Love Love the Sydney outfit and I would definitely wear the Wendy! Another great job honey!

Leslie said...

These are fantastic Savannah!!!
You are really good at putting it all together. Oh..... if I was young again!
Aunt Les