marni with a bullet
not actual marni; are you kidding me? no, this dress is sort of marni-esque, i think. it was a lucky score from the “vintage” rail at the recycle boutique and i think that, paired with a grey cardigan, grey woolly tights and silver shoes, it has a sort of faded-floral glamour that makes me think of consuelo castiglioni. or is that just wishful thinking ..?
but the true star of this outfit has to be the necklace. it’s absolutely kick-arse gorgeous .. made by the lovely and super-talented leora of leoravon.
it’s a .303 bullet, reclaimed and inset with a tourmaline crystal .. transformative, as leora says .. “it takes something that was once destructive & violent, now dead and spent, a symbol of fear, and gives it a new meaning”. i really like that. and i really love this piece .. i can’t tell you how many compliments i’ve already had, and i’ve only had it a few days. leora even sourced a nickel-free chain so this allergic delicate flower could wear it and that’s the beauty of etsy: lovely vendors selling beautiful hand-made things and who really care about their clients. thanks, leora. you rule