and thus, I was inspired…
This drop-waist flared-skirt printed slip dress I’m wearing is from the Karl Lagerfeld for H&M collection from the winter of 2004. I got it at the H&M on the Champ Elysees in Paris along with a couple of other pieces (all of which I still have and hold dear). I was totally obsessed with H&M on that trip to Europe with my family and visited one (sometimes 2) in every single city in every single country we went to. Let’s remember this was when there was only one U.S. H&M in NYC and Forever 21 and Target hadn’t hit their stride. H&M was pretty much the Holy Grail of accessible, cool fashion.
Practically every time I hang out with my family they like to bring up the afternoon on that trip that I got “lost” in Salzburg, Austria. They searched everywhere to find me, my mother practically in tears, when I was finally discovered in H&M (why it took them so long to figure this out, I do not know). They will probably never let me live it down. Hey- all in the name of fashion, right?
The tulle petticoat skirt is vintage – a find on ebay.
credits: styling by Tara R. McNulty, photography by Chade S. Severin