Let's Talk Summer Looks

A 1970 evening outfit from the Tita Rossi fashion house of Rome
A 1970 evening outfit from the Tita Rossi fashion house of Rome
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While this summer is mostly likely going to be extremely weird and unpredictable, it feels nice to do some normal things, like root around through your closet and assemble some aggressively seasonal looks for when the temperature finally cracks 80. Let’s consider some inspiration from the archives, shall we?

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Tits out for summertime is one direction you could go, inspired by this minidress of plastic discs by Paris couturier Paco Rabanne from 1969. Just remember your sunscreen because you do not want roasted nipples.

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These outfits are billed as “Summer dresses and sun hats worn with platform shoes,” circa 1975, but I feel dangerously close to heat stroke just looking at them. Love that shade of pink and those silver platforms, though.

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Now, that’s better. Pop some sunglasses on and you’re ready to go (well, as much as any of us is going anywhere, that is).

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TampaBabaYaga (Name changes reflect identity crisis)

That last outfit!!!!

I’ve used part of this time at home to convert the bedroom next to mine into a boudoir, in the old traditional sense. It is a dressing/sitting room that is 100% a monument to shoes, jewelry, makeup, accessories, purses, glasses, hats, and dresses. If I do say so myself it is extraordinary and many of my friends are quite envious. One of my artist friends did a painting for it and one of my own is in there as well. The artist friend and his husband call it “The Drag Room”. I love it.