I confess that i’m not really a fan of Cara Delevingne. But obviously, like every other human being, i say i don’t like her now but at the same time, if she’s in a movie, you watch that movie right? While i didn’t create this look specifically with her in mind, by the time i was done there was simply no denying that “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” was made for her. There are so many shots of her all over the internet leaving and arriving places that it’s not hard to imagine her donning this ensemble while dodging the paps after a night out at a concert.
Over the years of being in the spotlight, Cara D. has seamlessly incorporated the bomber jacket into her everyday wardrobe while donning one for every occasion in a range of different styles. There’s her sulkily running errands in it, her furtively talking on her phone in a funky printed one, another one with her looking creepy and high af in it paired with Timberlands, one where she’s modeling it all pretty and chic and then there’s one where she does not GAF about looking good at all. Since khaki green has been making all the rounds lately, i thought this would be perfect because idk catching a Kanye concert with her besties just seems like such a Cara thing to do.
In this day and age, Balmain is practically synonymous with the Social Supermodels that swarm around the brand and designer alike. While the Kardashian clan tends to lean onto the brand for more of their high fashion events, i feel like Cara would be cool with just pulling off the more laidback pieces such as this statement logo sleeveless tee.
But let’s be honest, almost every item in this set screams “statement” from the leggings up to that heavy gold chain necklace.
Fan or no fan of Cara D., there’s no shying away from the fact that she’s definitely got more than enough personality to get away with wearing whatever the hell she wants.
“Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.” — Chanel
Or in this case, dress like you’re going to your worst enemy’s funeral. Nothing expresses victorious grief like walking in a formation down the aisle with your best friends: Jimmy, Coco, Christian and Valentino.
I feel like the only two people who could carry off this look without any fvcks to give would be someone who a) is the jilted lover of the deceased who abandoned her at the altar to run off with his ex who unceremoniously crashed their wedding right before the exchanging of vows, or b) the sixth wife of the ancient yet extremely wealthy dearly departed who struck gold two weeks after their wedding.
I created this set around the RED Valentino headband because i actually adored the whole veiled beanie trend back in 2013 even if it was a fleeting one. It just exudes a certain bad-assery that represents this messed-up day and age. The pearl studs were added as an afterthought because never underestimate the effect of a glistening pair of understated earrings peeking through hair and material– breathtaking.
The combination of the dress and shoes required the most thought out of all the items, mostly because i was torn between this and also wanting to go with the classy, demure look of an A-line piece, something Rooney Mara’s character from Side Effects (pre-insider trading jailtime) would wear. But then again dressing villains is just so much more fun!
For the heels i wanted something understated yet fitting with the overall theme. I definitely didn’t want to go with flats because that would bring down the whole look but at the same time, the wrong sort of platform heel could take it in a sleazy direction all too easily. This pair of Jimmy Choo Rosana pumps go perfectly with the dress because they’re conservative at first glance with the covered toes and yet the leather straps and stiletto point heels add the right amount of edge than say, Louboutin’s signature red soles.
And finally, the Chanel Black Globe clutch because nothing says “IDFWU” like a bomb-shaped accessory in hand.