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Meet the next generation of fashion designers

#fashionover40 #fashionover50 #agelessstyle Example how to mix prints/patter to look stylish @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
#over40fashion #over50fashion polka dot shirt and skirt work outfit | High Latitude Style | http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Jones New York polka dot shirt with Lauren Ralph Lauren polka dot pleated skirt, Liz Claiborne pumps, Chanel belt, Jaeger tote and Tissot stone watch (all own)

Prologue

Last week, my friend’s son accompanied her to work. After job shadowing his mom for more than half a day, he wanted to have suggestions to do something else. She and I were discussing some work logistics when that happened. She suggested that he would design a dress for me.

#mixingPrints details of polka dot meets polka dot work outfit | High Latitude Style | http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Zoom-in on Jones New York polka dot shirt with Lauren Ralph Lauren polka dot pleated skirt, Chanel belt and Jaeger tote (all own) to show the movement of the skirt

Fashion inspiration

On this day, I was wearing the above outfit – a shirt with small polka dots in black, and a pleated skirt in blue with medium size polka dots. This means I was breaking at least two of my late mom’s fashion rules to never wear black with navy, and never do two prints in one outfit. I was embracing the “new rules” black and navy are so chic together and mixing prints is hot. I love to mix prints (here, here).

#fashionover40 #fashionover50 mixing polks dots over 40 | High Latitude Style | http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Jones New York polka dot shirt with Lauren Ralph Lauren polka dot pleated skirt, Liz Claiborne pumps, Chanel belt, Jaeger tote (all own)

The next generation fashion designer

The young man wasn’t seen for at least two hours. He came back with a design of a dress for me. I think this dress (next photo) looks pretty cool. I really like the idea of a long and short sleeve. It seems very practical when you work a lot with your mouse on your computer. You don’t need to chop that sleeve up to avoid harming your clothes. 🙂

He also captured me pretty well modeling. He had seen me at various fashion shows/events in town. He is quite observant. He styled the dress with ankle booties that I wear a lot in winter.

He gave me his design and permitted me to show it to my readers on High Latitude Style. I think he has great talent. May be he will become one of the next generation of fashion designers starting out young like Jason Wu. What do you think?

dress design | High Latitude Style | http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Giant polka dot dress with dropped waist skater skirt, a long and short sleeve for interest and high cleavage designed by Tilahun Bhatt Newman (2015). With his (and his mom’s) permission

Do you wear blue and black? Do you mix pattern? I want to know.

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Photos: G. Kramm (2015)

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