The runway has long since been an area of peculiarity and sophistication. In a recent runway show, Peter Jensen again merged the two into a series of looks that tied together bunny masks and ‘60s feminine silhouettes. While the bunny masks certainly stood out, they were nothing special when they came together with a corseted onesie and a tap dancing model. However, for all masks and oddity, the show was stunning. The looks are feminine and wearable. Each look was polished in soothing tones of white, navy and black and tying every look together were bows. With such an understated color scheme, I was hooked.
I’m not a huge proponent of feminine looks—the lace and pink usually associated don’t suit my personality. So, when Peter Jensen had looks that were feminine and classic, but also in blues, I knew I had to try. So today, I went feminine. I started out with a blue and white patterned shirtdress. It in itself is not overly feminine. However, with a pair of black tights and a ribbon wrapped under the collar and tied like a bow to look like a ’60s stewardess, the look got progressively less masculine. My instincts were to go no jewelry and choose masculine boots, but I opted for touches of silver and blue at my wrists and ears and slipped on heeled booties.
This pre-fall 2015 collection showed me that you can wear blues and blacks and still look feminine. I had thought that the bow underneath the collar would be too much, but it wasn’t. It broke up the dress. I might have to try out some more subtle ways to bring my looks to the feminine side.