London – Velvet Lace Secret

January 28th, 2010

Malikah says’ ” I’m not a fan of faux fur, I think it looks and feels tacky and although I’m a vegetarian, I love real fur, as long as it’s vintage… as long as it has been killed before I was born, then I will wear it.”

Malikah’s fashion icon and inspiration is the Marchesa Luisa Casati, – “she is my favourite muse of all time!.. She was like the Paris Hilton of her day, but a lot better!”

Malikah is wearing a fox fur stole, black tail coat, a black velvet leotard, and a black tulle skirt, which malikah has modified. The shoes are Topshop black lace wedges.

I love Malikah’s take on 1920’s chic, – it references the 20’s while looking contemporary, fresh and modern, all at the same time.

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7 Responses to “London – Velvet Lace Secret”

  1. Genya Says:

    Hi Wayne – she looks beautiful, like a 1920’s star. You did a great job capturing the intensity of her look.

    Could I illustrate, yet again?



  2. Cecylia Says:

    Aww so womanly. I love her lacy skirt

  3. sofiasophie Says:

    she looks really femme fatale….

  4. fashion roadkill Says:

    Amazing. The first person I thought of when I saw her up-close photo was Marchesa Luisa Casati.

  5. Genya Says:

    Here she is!



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  7. Malikah Says:

    Hiya wayne, I loveee your blog! It was lovely to meet you and I dont know if your still interested but I would be more than happy to give you a pigeons and peacocks poster-zine if you like!