Yves Inspired

March 23, 2014

Yves Inspired

The task: to recreate one of Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic looks. I felt inspired and I picked the one in the middle as it immediately made me think of the red dress I have in my closet, that doesn’t get enough love – somehow it feels too grand for work… This is for an ASOS competition, to signal the release of the new Yves Saint Laurent biographical film. I’m quite excited about it… I watched L’Amour Fou recently, a documentary film about the relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. It’s an emotional film, very touching even and was a very good insight into the personality and life of the Designer. This one, with all the costume recreation promises to be if nothing else, a feast for the fashion and style hungry eyes.

I got together with Filipa and we went round St Wulfram’s (the local church) to do some photos and freeze our asses off. I should have really worn a coat out. The things one does for art… and a nice competition.

Yves Inspired

I decided to wear sneakers, because, you know. They’re comfier and all that. Plus I wanted to dress it down a little. I didn’t want to look like I was heading to the ballet or something…

Yves Inspired

Yves Inspired

Yves Inspired

Yves Inspired

Outfit details – Dress – H&M (from Ebay), Gloves – from Ebay (got them for the office Xmas party outfit) , Shoes – House of Holland x Superga, Fascinator thingy – Poundland (cheap!)

Yves Inspired

Ok, this is getting silly now… Just watch the trailer if you’re curious about the film.



I’m joining the ladies over at Visible Monday as it’s been too long since I’ve done it, no?

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  • Reply Val S March 23, 2014 at 15:42

    What a fun challenge, and you captured it beautifully! That red dress is an inspiration.

    I don’t really know anything about YSL, but the film looks interesting.

  • Reply Vix March 23, 2014 at 18:03

    You look fantastic! Hope you win! x

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage March 23, 2014 at 20:40

    Gorgeous look!

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS March 23, 2014 at 21:13

    So good to see you back bloggeing. We do need your wonderful inspiration.
    Mil besos, guapa mía

  • Reply Lady parisienne March 23, 2014 at 23:41

    this dress is incredible perfect with the gloves!

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House March 24, 2014 at 10:33

    You look awesome doll, love the dress, so cool 🙂 xx

  • Reply Señora Allnut March 24, 2014 at 11:32

    such a beautiful Red Dress!!, and you look so gorgeous and cute, love that you’re wearing your polka dot sneakers, it’s a genuine detail!!
    beijinhos & Red

  • Reply Patti @ NotDeadYet Style March 24, 2014 at 13:35

    Love this YSL-inspired look (gotta see that recent movie, too). Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, missed you! xox

  • Reply Rachel G March 24, 2014 at 15:27

    Beautiful!! Truly stunning. A great recreation but you definitely made the look your own!

  • Reply Jet aka Punk Glam Queen March 25, 2014 at 01:44

    Such a pretty dress & you look fab in it! I hope you win! Love you! XXX

  • Reply The Style Crone March 25, 2014 at 14:02

    Your gorgeous fascinator is the perfect touch! Very YSL!

  • Reply Rebecca March 25, 2014 at 15:34

    Way to channel Yves. I love the pastiche of fabrics! They look so comfy yet riche. Your photos are great too! Why hasn’t the movie been getting more advertising, I hadn’t even heard of it yet!

  • Reply Rebecca March 25, 2014 at 15:38

    Wonderful pastiche of fabrics that look comfy yet tres elegante (and very Yves). I’m excited for the movie, I can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before!

  • Reply hollie March 26, 2014 at 19:03

    I NEED that dress in my life!!! It’s so awesome!!

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen March 28, 2014 at 05:38

    The most beautiful portrait shot of you, Sara! You surely caught the essence you were looking for! Very YSL, and how lovely you are accomplishing the look! Yes, the red dress does the trick, and the black gloves are just right. The pink kicks do keep it adorably casual. But, say, if you DID want to go to the opera, I feel sure you have some sexy black fishnets and some tiny, champagne-glass-shaped black heels that would be just right… what a versatile dress that really does deserve more love. Time to go to the opera?

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