This is a “just because” ball gown (a term that I may or may not have invented, at least when it comes to formalwear). A “just because” ball gown is one that you purchased just because you couldn’t leave the store without it. Just because you couldn’t imagine your closet without it. Just because you will probably have an opportunity to wear it at some point. Which, as of yet, I have not. Aside from this photo shoot that is. But, I think that’s my bad. Maybe I shouldn’t wait for an appropriate event. I should create my own occasion. Because, aside from true black tie events, isn’t every day “black tie optional?” Perhaps this weekend, I’ll opt for black tie. Just because.
Vintage ball gown (similar $, similar $$$, similar $$$$), Michelle Mason motorcycle leather jacket (similar $, similar $$$$), Jerome C. Rousseau heels (similar $$$, similar $$$$), Clare Vivier clutch (similar $), Kelly Wearstler bracelet (similar, similar), bodychain (similar $, similar $$), XIV Karats necklace (similar $, similar $$$, similar $$$$), Catbird and ginette_ny rings (similar),Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Patrice
Photos by Michele LoBosco