Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weekday update #33: I'm Finding Out True Style Is Blind!

When you read gigi's blurb below you'll understand why I say that there is no method to this madness or mathematical theorem that describes my style mix. Rather, I live by the law of serendipity. Sometimes the right shirt falls on top of the right skirt. Sometimes the right scarf gets tangled up with the right dress. In all cases, I simply declare it a stroke of good fashion luck. :)

I've owned the "Lucky Shopping Manual" for some years now and just recently (about a year ago) acquired, the "The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own."
( This book got mediocre reviews, but I think that's because people were looking for a magic wand of fashion, and that just ain't gonna happen. There, however, may be a select few that are born with the gift of impeccable style, and the like. But that's a select few, I believe. The rest of us have to work at it. We have to try things out and see what works and what doesn't. Now mind you, I'm talking to those people who actually enjoy fashion as I do.

Today, I had an epiphany while scrolling through some of our older posts. I noticed that I can do menswear inspired fashion and not look silly. That note is going down in my fashion diary. That's a look that I can dress up or down and still look pulled together. Now, when I see things that are in that genre, I can confidently make a purchase and know that that item was a good choice. I got this idea from one of my favorite actresses, Claudette Colbert. She said her secret for her style was because she was fortunate enough to have lots of film footage of herself to scroll through. That way she could catch her "fashion faux pas" and not repeat them. Darn good observation if you ask me. Between our blog and the Lucky Guide, I'm gonna get this style thing down soon enough. I bet you think I'm quite obsessive, but there's a method to my madness. It's simple really. I want my closet to be compiled of various looks that will compliment each other completely. That means, that once I figure out my overall style, I can go to my closet and grab any A item (and I mean any!), add it to item B and know that I will always get C. In other words, I'm going to see my closet as one gigantic algebraic problem, a^2 + b^2 = c^2! Thanks Pythagoras!

(Stelle by Gilbert Gilmore vest; Brooks Bros. button down, vintage tie; BCBG skirt; Juicy Couture cuff links; Victoria's Secret hosiery; Michael Kors pumps)


  1. Gigi you both look fabu,liking you in the menswear inspired outfits. You look super chic!
    Muah x

  2. i'm a big fan of menswear inspired looks! in my 20th century design class we're studying 1920's hollywood icons & i think its intriguing how Marlene Dietrich was the first to rock the menswear look!

  3. Gigi, your clothing plans are ambitious and admirable. I want two closets: one how you described your ideal closet and the other like a circus blown up in a costume shop.

  4. Yay - a scarf! And such a pretty one too. I love it against the gray. I also love how you have tied in the bracelet with the dress. You really are such a style inspiration!!