Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Channeling Katharine


First of all, the winner of the Fragonard giveaway is Vanessa! Congratulations, and I had a smashing good time reading all of your comments.


My months and months of scavenging for the perfect semi-slouchy, high-waisted, awesomely cuffable pants came to fruition yesterday when I bought these navy blue trousers.

I got this shirt at a fantastic vintage shop in Paris. The colors are so glorious, and the slim cut reminds me vividly of a Ben Sherman men's shirt.

Again, photo credit goes to the lovely and wonderful Sylvia.

While we were prancing around outside, I came across the cutest little fuzzy creature crawling around the picnic table. I quickly named him Iggy, and he responded rather affectionately.


I think he was going for my pocket!


Vintage shirt and trousers, black ballet shoes, borrowed sunglasses

As soon as I put this outfit on I thought of Katharine Hepburn. She is without a doubt one of my greatest inspirations for the way she approached fashion and everything else. Her androgynous clothing and outspoken, often challenging attitude make her, in my opinion, one of the most unusual women in history.

The fact that a woman at that time could be considered beautiful, elegant, and timeless for reasons other than possessing blatantly obvious sex appeal is really incredible and inspiring. Katharine Hepburn gives hope to all the intelligent, confident women out there! I think we can all learn great lessons from her.

38 comments:

Sher said...

Love your slouchy pants and even more adorable curls:)

Sylvia said...

I wonder what Iggy is doing RIGHT NOW. Well, anyway, fabulous post! Cool inspiration at the end there. I can see where you get some of your awesome style from.

Anna G said...

That is exactly the kind of pants I want. I'm extremely jealous of your find.

Sammi said...

Oh, right. California. Email me with the info. No rush.

lydia said...

lovely lovely lovely pants! i just got some like those and plan to wear them tons during the next few months. and your shirt does remind me of a ben sherman men's shirt...i love ben sherman.

katharine hepburn was so amazing and beautiful. definitely a huge inspiration for me too.

Diane said...

That shirt is too good of a find! I am jealous.

Katerina said...

yes, that's the trouser!!!i have to buy one for myself!!!i like it + i want it!!!xx

Whitney said...

Your hair is my dream hair realized... if only I didn't have such a stubborn mop! Very unique style, great blog!

CMA said...

great pants, fun shape to them
love the caterpillar!!
great inspiration with the classic b&w photos

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

this wheel's on fire said...

I absolutely adore Kate Hepburn! And your hair is just wonderful...I'm terribly jealous ;)

P.S. Where should I start with 500Days of Summer? I love it so much that it should be illegal. That basically sums it up :D

hello birdy said...

I really love you style. And your hair! aah I used to have thick curly hair but then I dreaded it for a few years and now it's so straight and flat. Serves me right I suppose!

Ruxandra said...

amazing outfit!!love your little friend:)

Helen said...

those pants look wonderful on you, you pull them off so well! if i wore them i would look either like a man or a 60 year old woman...i'm jealous.

Clare said...

Love this outfit oh so much!

Parapluie said...

Oh, the trousers are wonderful!

Rosie Unknown said...

Love the outfit! What a cute caterpillar!

Style & Beyond said...

cute trousers!!

iyam
www.styleandbeyond.blogspot.com

Monica said...

Your outfit is gorgeous. I love those pants on you. You're Iggy is adorable. Katherine Hepburn really does have a great sense of confidence. I love her way of speaking.

Isabel said...

Everybody needs a good pair of trousers!

Mouthwash said...

I name bugs too!!! I think they like it too.
I really like your plaid shirt; I have been looking for my perfect one.
Do you like Classic films too? My favorite actor is Humphrey Bogart, and Audrey. Oh, and Vivien Leigh.
Lemme just stop while I'm ahead. Haha

Rebecca said...

Love the outfit, and what a cool little friend you found there! :)

Thank you for the nice comments on my blog!!

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous outfit and such good taste in fashion inspirations... can definitely see you channeling Katherine.

Also, I officially am in LOVE with your hair.

You have my dream hair! :)

Rochelle Blue said...

very stunning outfit, and Katherine Hepburn is lovely.

Grace said...

Great inspiration to pull from.

Love Grace.

asunlitday said...

I AM OBSESSED WITH YOUR TROUSERS!!!!!!!!! Amazing!
Iggy is adorable (:

indigotangerine said...

my relations with catipillars are quite sad. Not one, but TWO of my catipillars commited suicide (by burrying themselves in their food) when we raised them and second grade and when my teacher gave me the class chrysalis it failed to hatch.
I'm still on the search for the perfect pair of pants.
love your shirt! Katherine Hepburn always seemed so elegant and stong.
-indigo

Ruta said...

gorgeous outfit and i adore your inspiration.

i think the sex appeal was different as well. i think in a way their sort of sex of appeal should be something we should admire for if we compare their sex appeal to what is now considered sex appeal, it is completely different.

nonetheless, lovely outfit. hope you understand my rant.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Those pants are everything trousers should be. Very Katherine Hepburn-esque and timelessly chic.

Christina said...

Oh, I totally thought, "Hm, those trousers are reminiscent of Katherine Hepburn!" before I saw the bottom.

Thanks for the very sweet comment! It's actually my first comment from someone I don't know personally, so it meant a lot to me. Keep spreading the blogosphere love!

Lilee said...

love your pants! the caterpillar is cute :) haha

Luna : said...

kickass outfit!!

fashionista said...

I've been looking for some of those pants. I haven't had much luck. But yours are FABULOUS, as well as your shirt.

Thank you for your comment, I love the shiny shirt too! Probably too much.

Andrea said...

Love the outfit, and I love your curls i am always looking around and never see curls anymore.

Sophia said...

I LOVE THIS. the trousers are absolutely positively perfect.

emily said...

i've been looking for the perfect pair of man-pants too!

Jessica said...

cuteeeee :)

Lilli said...

Those are really cute pants!

Rach said...

I think shes in amazing inspiration too, Katherine Hepburn. She proves that women can be comfortable in their own skin and be sexy too!

I think your outfit is well put together, from the tucked in plaid shirt to the cuffed slacks. And woah its a caterpillar!