Monday, November 22, 2010

Napoleon

So I'm *almost* done with school, and now I'd like to share one of a dress up outfit I wore for a presentation during the semester. This was for a consumer behavior research project and I choose France for the country. We had to research all sort off things from culture, attitude, clothes, and many more stuff (I feel like I'm sounding like my lecturer now). As I research into France, I realized that Napoleon Bonaparte was quite of "the icon". The first thing that came into my mind was the pandemic of Military Jackets (thanks to another French design house, Balmain, of course) for the past 2 seasons. So I decided to dress the part like Napoleon for the presentation. Sometimes it's great to wear something you don't normally wear. It's even fun-er when you take photos (minus the sweating and the people that stop and stare).
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there's napoleon for those aren't familiar with him. I had plan to wear my riding boots with the entire outfit but then I realized I can no longer bear with the hot weather of Jakarta. I was soooo sweaty by the time I finished shooting this set of photos.
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zara jacket, banana republic top, miss sixty pants, mulberry bag, hat from tomodachi in bandung, rick owens boots.


i've had the hat for ages but I never got the chance to wear it except when I was in Bali last year. the boots actually belonged to my cousin. She wanted to borrow my Givenchy wedges so I told her that I'll only lend it if I can borrow these rick owens. They're soooo comfy to walk around all day long.


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125 comments:

christine shelley candrawinata said...

LOVE,LOVE,AND LOVE IT SO !
:)

Lia Waroka Putri said...

yes its so true when people just stop and stare when we are taking pictures at the front door! anw, such an inspiring post. I never think to adapt this kind of style into my daily outfits! keep on rocking xx <3

Tamara S. Putri said...

wow, absolutely love how you got inspired by Napoleon! love the outfit so so much! The brooches on that blazer adds so much as well. Very cute.

Haha, yes I bet it got really hot under all that in Indonesian weather. Now a days I heard it's getting hotter?

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M.Ersa Adiprasetya said...

that's outfits are really awesome chelle, you look stunning... inspiring look. :) love the jacket and the classic brooche/badge. and the rolled up pants, the hat! you do it so well chelle...

and yeah it's really fun to wear something you don't normally wear.

M.Ersa Adiprasetya said...

that's outfits are really awesome chelle, you look stunning... inspiring look. :) love the jacket and the classic brooche/badge. and the rolled up pants, the hat! you do it so well chelle...

and yeah it's really fun to wear something you don't normally wear.

GILBERT/GANDA said...

Hey c mic!
that's so gorgeous of you!
I just love how details you go for lil things like the padlock bracelet which totally goes so well with the entire look!

you rock it dear!

xx

cherie said...

such a creative look! and i love the inspiration behind it :) your hat is so cute, i think it completed your outfit :)

tanvii.com said...

Awesome outfit girl. Love the hat ... to justified your inspiration very well!!!

Bohemian said...

Love your hat!

x
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The Petite Blogger said...

love yr hat michelle! and so parisien indeed!!

xoxo jenna
http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Oh my god! I love your jacket so much *_* and that hat is wonderful! Awesome awesome ahah :D

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Vina said...

you look really stunning! i love the total look, but i really like your blazer with those vintage pins. <3

RamonMiron said...

thanks for your comment
and great charms ;)

xxx

Jane Reggievia said...

you will be graduated soon, then. good luck for your (last?) semester :D
anyway, i loveeeeeeeeeee your today's outfit! I spotted your "padlock" on your arm, cute (:

have a nice day, chel!

-Jane

Yasnaya said...

Inteligent combination.
I loved your hat, very very much :D.

MANUELA MARQUES said...

The hat is absolutely stunning :))))

Agata Wijaya said...

Your hat is so gorgeous!
it's so much pretty with your outfit.
good luck for your presentation:D

Leia said...

Michelle you look absolutely amazing! The perfect modern regency look!

Leia

FASHION SNAG said...

Ohh, I love this look! The hat is divine and it is nice to wear something you don't normally wear. People are staring because you are beautiful! x

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Amalia Hani said...

you're brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i love it so much!!!

yasmne sani pawitra said...

WOW!!!
I can't say anything except WOW!!
You're so amazing!!!! :) :)
you're hat is magnificent!!

Marcella Cornelia said...

topinya , lucu :)

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

hahaha, i can totally relate. i love seeing myself dressed up in jackets and boots but damn, it's sooo hot in our tropical countries!!hehe.

you rocked napoleon's outfit so hard though! love the hat!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Aki No Yuutsu said...

OMG!!!
I Love it!!!
Really, really love da hat!

Yajaira said...

you look really pretty!
love the ruffles of the white shirt.. and corduroy pants... ohh and the shoes!!
You are a chic Napoleon!!

Rosa said...

loving this post!! very napoleon :)

xx
Rosa

My Stylish Little Secret
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Loving Chiaradeanna said...

Your hat!! YOUR HAT!!!
love it so much :)
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She is Sara said...

You did a great job with this outfit! And your photos are amazing!

La Michelle said...

stunning like always :D

xoxo

Zarna said...

that hat is STUNNING! i bet this was just perfect for your presentation!

okky dommy said...

aduh michelle, suka banget ma topi nya,suka topi gede" gt.modelnya lucu,hehe
you look really pretty anyway :)

Dodo said...

I really like your version! You look great!

Couture Carrie said...

Hi gorgeous!
Love your look, especially the hat!

xoxox,
CC

HiFashion said...

Great Napoleon Inspiration! The hat goes so well with the look.

Michal Kurtis said...

Woah that hat is stunning!
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CINDY said...

oh gosh, i'd die for those rick owen booties & mulberry bag!!
i love it!

xx,
cins - [design3rd]

Nádia said...

Gorgeous hat!



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Bog-Bog said...

I really love this look, especially the hat and the accessories on the blazer!

LOVETHEFABRIC said...

Thanks for your comment! I love your Mulberry bag so much! Do not understand how people can effort a bag like that!^^

HitomiNeko said...

Hey Michelle, love the look very much! I want to let you know that I tagged you in " I LOVE YOUR BLOG INTERVIEW" ^^ so I hope you come and check it out!!

xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo
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Arstcrylique said...

Your look it's stunning!
Woaw!
Just came across your blog, and I'm very happy to discover it, I'm your newest follower :)

Angga said...

This outfit is amazing!!! I love the way you always coordinate your outfit, something different everyday and this one is actually my favorites, it's just different
<3
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Chelsea Lane said...

lloovvee your ruffled blouse and mulberry bag <3 such a fun look!

xoxo

My Republic of Fashion said...

Gorgeous outfit! I just adore that hat and those boots. :)SarahD

Maryn said...

hi! it has been longtime im not coming on yr blog! i like this outfit thanks to your pants and yr beautiful bag, very chic!
it's funning that U have published a photo of Napoleon because in France it's not a good symbol!
come at my blog! ;)

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Carmen To said...

so creative :) i love it
will be back to see more amazing looks!

Caroline said...

This is so good, love the outfit, especially all the brooches and jewellery :D xxx

Cris said...

Very cool concept! Wonderfully made hat and I love your shoes as well.

Cris
http://www.bisouonline.com

btd. said...

Great pants and jacket accessories! :)

Venus In Virgo said...

Awesome outfit,good job :)
Technically Napoleon was Italian. Shhh,don't tell anyone ...LOL!
I studied historical costume as well and did you know Napoleon was the guy behind mass market production. People use to go to shops and have their clothes made for them until he saw how much money would be made for the industrialization of the economy. it started with fashionable silks and went on to mass produced clothing. Now i sound like an instructor, ha! Greta post and great photos XOXO

ediot said...

love the reference. and the stunning shots you always share. great looK
wish that bag of yours was mine. thanks for the twitmessage btw. sorry it's kinda outta my price range ;(
but best of luck selling
hope you have a wonderful week
xx

LOOK OF STYLE said...

The jacket is sooo beautiful :)
thanks so much for your congratulations :)

xoxo
María

lookofstyle.blogspot.com

MissNeira said...

That hat is soooo divine! I am so jealous! lovely!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I love your trousers and the brooches are lovely. Looking good: nice interpretation.

www.majormusthaves.com said...

I love the hat the bag the shoes and the coat. Great job!

Christie said...

absolutely stunning!

jemina said...

I LOVE your outfit and your hat girl!!!

XOXO
J

Princess S said...

i love that hat! and the outfit is gorgeous and unique xoxo

vanessa27 said...

love the hat and jacket dear (;

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

I love the word "fun-er!" Haha.

You look incredible! You definitely exude something that is very Renaissance/ 1800s-esque. Which I LOVE. You're so fierce. And that hat? AH OOH LA LA.

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Catherine Au Jong said...

I think it is a genius idea that you combine the societies' history and style both at once.
Great work, michelle.

Love.
Catherine
http://etinological.blogspot.com/

MISSY S THE THRIFTY WISHFUL-FASHIONISTA said...

looooooking good! very napoleon-ish! :) i love the hat! its like the feminine version of napoleons! <3


ps;thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. yes the shoes is thrifted for about 2$ only! :D come back sometimes!



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**OnYxStA** said...

very formal and glam

its a change but i love it :)

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KD faustino said...

omg, i love ur hat!!! and i love this outfit overall! X

Beny Ricardo Sadewo said...

AHA!!!! Captain Michelle Sparowww!!!! you looks charming, and gettin far away to Fabs ocean.. ^^




Love,
Beny Ricardo Sadewo
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Rach said...

What a way to be inspired by art history, I love this! I also love your hair, odd to say but I have serious hair envy. Your pictures always look so effortless, I'm gonna follow you :]

Natalie Suarez said...

gorgeous. i really love the handbag! :)

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bravegrrl said...

this outfit is so chic and romantic! and i adore your bag!

Hannah said...

I love that you are making art history awesome. I am inspired by random things like this, too. The outfit looks simply amazing on you.

*chameleon* said...

fab look and such an excellent blog!!!i've started to follow u...have a great week...:)
p.s. if u have time check out my blog...

BuNnYLuverz said...

so creative! i love the jacket! you mind if i do the same too?! hhaha i really like it!!

Raspberry Jam said...

hi hi,

i come from germany but im half german and half thai :)


xoxo

jacobian said...

cute hat.I'd really like to have it someday. :-)

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Ah your hat!! It's so fabulous! So as your whole outfit! I wish I were as creative as you for my history projects! xoxoxoxoo

agnes said...

Tu es magnifique, et tes photos sont vraiment très jolies, j'aime beaucoup ton look, le pantalon et les chaussures me plaisent beaucoup.

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Thanks for your comment ^_^
xoxo <3
Marco.

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Juliet said...

The hat is very Napoleon-y. I do love this look.
What are you studying? Do you now go to some other school or straight to work?

juliet xxx

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

love this. it's one posh combo and looks very high profile!

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

Sherlyn Lavenia said...

awesome. really awesome.
the brooches on your blazer add "wow" on your whole outfit..
I just love your photo shots!

Emilie said...

You look amazing!!!!

Erika said...

Ah, I love that you dressed up for your presentation, Michelle; such a clever idea. You look exquisite!! :)

Audrey Allure said...

I love your hat! Gorgeous outfit.

Daniela said...

love that ruffled shirt!

Annushka said...

You very beautiful, super post dear!!!))) Love, love, love!!! Wonderful blog)))

Glenda C said...

great shoes

Juanduh. said...

this is really nice!

blorange dice said...

these are awesome!! haha i love how you did this; it looks great, and it's so fun! i want to do a presentation now

Missy said...

love the hat!

Missy
Blending Style, Celebs and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This outfit is one of my favorites of yours yet. You are so beautiful in it. The hat is the coolest thing I have ever seen. :)

KIRAFASHION said...

wow! how luxurious is this hat!!

Tiffany said...

this outfit rocks!
you look like a painting of that period with a something hip added to it! great job! :)

collagevintage said...

Hi pretty!!! as always you look great, love your napoleon style! :P

Thanks so much for visit us always, you're really nice girl!

xxx
S

vint junky said...

What an incredible hat!
Love the Napoleonic vibe the brooches and medal give your blazer.
Inspired ;)

Anisa said...

Only you could make Napoleon super stylish and chic! Love that hat girl, you make it work! xx Anisa

John B. Marine said...

You are total eye candy, and you come through with more sweet pictures! There is not a single element I dislike about this look. Everything from the big hat down to your boots are delightfully and deliciously beautiful. Candy references aside, you look amazing!

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Fashion Cents said...

Ohmygosh I have the EXACT same cameo brooch. Is it from Chrlotte Russe?? Anyway I really love this outfit!

Sanny said...

That hat is AMAZING! You look super fine as always! (: I own a napoleon horse riding pants and my guy friend (who definitely don't understand fashion) always enjoy making fun of it.

Have a cheery day! (:

Sanny's Head to Heart

ailovesamore said...

really heart these looks , dear :))
unique :))
i know what ure saying , people might stare at us , but it's okay if we enjoy wearing our clothes :))

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~ailovesamore

SMASH said...

that hat is out of control <3

xx
MILK TEETHS

CHIC Sensibility... said...

I love this look, especially the hat.

{ I V Y } said...

GREAT PANTS!

Carissa said...

WOW! mich, you do look like Napoleon ;)

nice one, especially the hat <3

Diane said...

This hat is so gorgeous, I can't put it in words!!

love it, kiss!

Nana said...

incredible outfit, incredible style
it's kinda funny though...Napoleaon style:))
love the whole outfit
it's simply gorgeous<3

vdcouture said...

so fabulous! you look super chic, and vintage totally love your hat and the whole look was just stunning <3

vdcouture

Castor Pollux said...

Wow, such a chic outfit, Ci Michelle! Am impressed with those accessories you wore *thumbs up* :D

Castor Pollux

yasmine said...

WOW! :speechless:
your total look is SUPERB!!!
I can't say anything more..you're amazing Michelle!! :)

xoxo

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wymarzona szafa said...

you are absolutely phenomenal!!!!

michellehendra said...

too gorgeous to be true my love.. love your hat so damn much~ :D congrats on your teenvogue! i'm going to contribute as well, but i may not be able to fulfill everything, so i give it a wait. :(

mmm.. btw, i'm going back this monday ! excited! kyaaaaa miss ya bitch!

xx

BExCLUSIVE MAGAZINE said...

you look great!
i just bumped into your blog! it's sooooo interesting!

ciao ciao from rome
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Pop Champagne said...

oh wow this is such a nice outfit!! I loveeee your website, you have such a wonderful look book!

Dressing Up For Me said...

I love your hats and your pins! :)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Awesome bag <3

StyleFrost said...

This is an amazing look, gorgeous bag and jacket!

sincerely, said...

this outfit is AMZING. and i love the inspiration behind it. you're so clever!

hope your presentation went well! even if it didn't (which i'm sure u did fab) at least you looked A+!


sincerely, M

Winnie said...

So chic, love the the blazer and those brooches.

Bionica said...

I love the boots
and you did such a nice job with the outfit
the jacket, the top everything!!!!

-Bionica

Sweet said...

really amazing Michelle...you really did a good job with the hat and I love the entire outfit...you always take the most beautiful photos without too much effort...

That is what I admire about you...

Kisses
Sweet
Pensandlens

Victoria said...

Wow ! the hat is.... magical ! This is so pretty !!

Sophie said...

Awesome outfit, hope the presentation went well!! xo

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Z--- said...

I loove your bag!xx

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Lucy said...

Que lindo te quedo, esta de maravilla

sooo cute!!
kisses Michelle

L1L2 said...

double wow! and the hat is perfect! but like the pants too... love it all together... u r good! (inspired even by them colonizers;)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Your hat is AMAZING! Omg, I love it! What a chic outfit!

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Dorothy Souhuwat said...

heart for your bros and hat..