I am a hug fan of Mr. Sherlock Holmes. From books, to movies, to BBC’s television series, the detective has always been a hard and fast favourite of mine. There’s just something mysterious and charismatic about the character that has always fascinated me. And if you know me well enough, you know that I like to dress up as a character from movies and novels, if a story resonates with me particularly.
Today, I am Irene Adler (BBC Sherlock version!) because she is such a dynamic, razor-witted and glamorous femme. Who doesn’t want to be perceived as such, even if only for a day? Hopefully you can’t tell that I’m actually a fantastic klutz, even when dolled up. *sigh* The shame of it all… but then, things are always in my way. 😛 (You really ought to start listening to the music, if you haven’t already!)
I actually wore this outfit (minus the coat that I *ahem*, borrowed without permission) when A proposed to me. It brings back many lovely memories! The dress is a 1950’s reproduction; very sleek, glam, and yet business-like. The shoes are a sheer fabric decorated with swiss dots and a moderately high heel –perfect for a hint of peek-a-boo flirting. And yes, I am using my man’s coat to evoke that risqué scene. In my opinion, Irene almost looked way better in Sherlock’s coat, than even Sherlock himself did! Hopefully the same is somewhat true in my case… oh come now, can’t you use your imagination to humour me? 😉
On a side note, I think Sherlock needs to wear a Mackage coat. They’re truly a Canadian brand to boast about with their stylish, fitted cuts and leather trimmings!
Coat: Mackage ‘Seal’ men’s coat with leather trimmings (2011) <– I picked this for him!
Dress: CheriseDesign 1950’s reproduction walking dress (2013)
Clutch: Danier mini envelope clutch (2013)
Gloves: Soia&Kyo ‘Stella’ bow leather gloves (2009)
Jewellery: Pandora charm bracelet –birthday gift from husband (2014)
Shoes: ZARA Swiss Dot court shoe (2014)
I also wanted to share my love of Prtty Peaushun, which –though it isn’t instantly obvious– I had applied to my skin before this shoot. What is it, you ask? It’s a 100% natural ‘skin tight’ body lotion, that has subtle light-reflecting particles which help give the skin a nice, gorgeous glow. Among other things, the natural plant extracts in the mixture also help to lift, firm, and tighten your skin. And you may not think the package is pretty at first sight, but it’s designed so that you can squeeze out every last bit of it. It’s definitely grown on me, and I highly recommend this product!
Alright, that’s enough prancing around in borrowed coats and high heels. I’m going to go back to doing French revisions, and reading “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” on the side.
The Woman Cathie