Saturday, November 10, 2007

Forget the LBD, its all about the LBS (The Little Black Shirt)

So simple yet so damn effective. A simple black or white shirt worn with jeans or a little denim skirt always look fabulous.


Add some leopard print shoes and a patent bag or vice versa...and you're bang on trend.





Here we have Blake Lively, from hit new TV show Gossip Girl. Its my second favourite new show, first being DirtySexyMoney. She makes it a little more glam with the black skinny jeans but it works a treat.


If you want to dress it up a little more, a wide waist cinching belt should so the trick. This one (as worn by beyonce at the Grammys) is pure Dolce Fetishism at its finest.







Finding the perfcet shirt is no easy thing. its all about the cut and the fit. You want a collar that stands up properly and a shirt with darts in the right place so its fitted, not too tight and not loose (unless you want it really loose man shirt style, which is a different look).




I love this simple black tux shirt from Thomas Pink. I'll be getting myself one as soon as I get myself near a Thomas Pink. There are a couple of people in Lagos who custom make really good shirts. A woman called Toks of TC Woman, she makes these wrap style shirts that look fab when you pull them really tight!




















But what do you think of this one, (its Thomas Pink again)...with its rather hefty $795 price tag? A do or a don't?

4 comments:

Uzo said...
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Uzo said...

I like the Thomas Pink shirts. I actually have a really good shirtmaker who makes things that suit my body (i am busty so its hard to find shirts that sit right all over.). I got her to replicate the tuxedo style shirt in white. Seeing this black version means i want it as well.

The jewelled collar shirt i would wear. Its still largely black but the colored stones will definitely give this a lift. I see myself wearing that shirt with really dark blue-black jeans, simple earrings, a fab coctail ring (i have beautiful one i got in India - huge black onyx stone with a strip of tiny diamonds across the front of the stone on a white gold band), black killer pumps and a black clutch. Shucks...I want this shirt.....

Tiger Tem said...

Wow, you mapped out your entire outfit very quickly. Sounds hot.

Who makes your shirts? A good shirt is so damn hard to find....

Uzo said...

A lady called Kemi....I can give you her number if you are interested....