5.10.2009

Goddess for a Day

At three I announced that I was going to be a princess. Five marked the year that I set up my own makeshift school in the garage and pretended that I was a teacher. The year I turned eight I was convinced that I would be a pop star despite the fact that my vocal talents? Kind of non-existent. From there I flip-flopped from veterinarian to psychologist; fashion designer to writer; and a handful of other careers that have come and gone from my life. But I have had an awakening of sorts; perhaps driven by my love of Greek mythology. My new career du jour? Goddess.

Keith Lissner “Annie” How one can even attempt to be a Goddess without the proper attire is inconceivable to me. And by proper attire, I mean this divine Annie Dress from Chicago-born designer Keith Lissner. One shoulder. Metallic. Silk chiffon. Pleated. When it comes to being a goddess, Annie is the piece de resistance of dresses. The material seemingly cascades over your body; while the slight ruffled ruching at the shoulder and wide ribbon cinching the waist provide just the right amount of detailing that is undeniably decadent. I’ll be dreaming of Annie tonight...will you?

House of Harlow 1960 “Brass Seven-Strand Coin Head Piece” A legitimate goddess one cannot be without the consummate piece of headwear. A crown would be something left to a princess; a more befitting piece for a goddess is this Brass Seven-Strand Coin Head Piece from Nicole Richie’s heavenly House of Harlow 1960 line. Handcrafted out of teeny-tiny brushed brass coin charms this makes for the quintessential accessory for any wannabe goddess. And the best part? It manages to look glorious when topping just about any hair color or style imaginable.

Forever 21 “Lexi Leaf Necklace” Greek goddesses of history were known for wearing leaves in their hair. You’ve already got the headpiece covered; so a lovely place for the leaves to rest? Around your throat via this Lexi Leaf Necklace, of course. Stunning texturized gold leaves cause quite a stir in this statement necklace that features a cluster of fabulous foliage draped haphazardly in an elegant fashion. And the choker-like length makes it noticeable even from across a crowded room. This is a polished bauble worthy of worship.

Diba “Betsie Belle” I have never been able to embrace the style of Gladiator sandals (please feel free to convince me otherwise); regardless, I am obsessed with metallic wedges, and believe that they have the power to transform just about any outfit into something ethereal yet fun. Case in point, these Betsie Belle beauties from Diba. The disc-like ornamenting along the straps? Delicious. The glittering gold color? Gorgeous. The height? Handsome. The partial cork wedge? Perfect. The adjustable ankle strap? Absolute. There is no question about it these pretties are the ultimate in goddess footwear. Besides, little Annie would be lonely without them.

Roberto Cavalli “Serpent Bracelet Clutch” What did the serpent represent in Greek mythology? The earth. Since my earth is all consumed with thoughts of handbags, I find it only necessary to pay tribute to this mythological infused Serpent Bracelet Clutch. A typical gold satin foldover clutch, this shimmering piece of splendor harbors a little secret. The gold serpent that serves as the adorable wristlet? Well, it doubles as an enchanting, detachable bracelet. Sure, it may be $965, but think of it as two pleasing pieces in one. We all know Aphrodite would.

What makes you feel like a goddess?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Keith Lissner, Kitson, Forever 21, Zappos, and Net-A-Porter for the pictures.
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20 comments

Couture Carrie said...

Oooooh everything in this post makes me feel like a goddess!

And speaking of princesses, I read your interview on Leia's blog - so fabulous!

I kinda love Nicole R's jewelry line and that crazy headpiece!

xoxox,
CC

Leia said...

Can I be a goddess, too? My aunt wrote a book called The Goddess - maybe I need to look to it for fasion inspiration! Love everything in this post, although I need a goddess-like budget to be able to indulge in all of it ;)

becca. said...

gorgeous post!
i love the whole nicole richie harlow line, its all lovely :)
thankyou for the blog comment :) xx

Meream said...

I love Nicole's collection!

(Although, her coloring looks a bit off in that picture.)

Charlotte said...

I love the dress!

ana said...

Great post!!
I love every photo!
beutiful dress

Adela said...

i just love that draped dress!

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Savvy Mode SG said...

i want to be a goddess for the day too. great picks.

Blair said...

Oh, I just adore this look. That dress i just stunning!! Also, love the new layout:) Happy Sunday.

Not your goddess said...

Waking up with good hair and days when I manage to entertain my children, do a bit of housework, attend a meeting or a lecture, cook some food, have a shower, watch the news and cuddle up with hubby makes me feel like a goddess. Doesn't happen very often!

Shin said...

Those are really great pieces! I like Nichole's gorgeous headwear. Wearing a fabulous dress makes me feel like a goddess or when I completely feel care-free on a day wearing just flip-flops make me feel pretty good too! xxoxoxo

Shop Girl said...

love the hairpiece..I would look like a bit of a wack job though if I walked in to my exam wearing that...

Brigadeiro said...

Ooh, that dress is gorgeous! LOVE the Grecian goddess look, so anything drapey (which I adore) makes me feel like a goddess... :)
xx

Mode Junkie said...

a one shouldered grecian dress + gladiator sandals + that nicole richie headpiece make me feel like a true goddess. :)

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

I love the accessories from House of Harlow and that headpiece is amazing :)

Ty Ty said...

I like the necklace and nicole richies head piece. great blog keep up the good work! xoxo http://fashionforafashionista.blogspot.com/

copperoranges said...

i want it all!

Nicole Marie said...

hahaha you are so cute. i made a make shift grocery store in my garage. my life was was to be a check out clark haha

Cris M. said...

I love that dress and Nicoles's headband..lovely, I need it!!

agentnoir said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE the House of Harlow headpiece! I could never drop a cool $430 for it but if you come across any cheaper - just as cute - replicas, please let me know. so in love!

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