Secondhand Star - Red Suit & Missoni inspiration

Friday, June 10, 2011

I've been trying to find a different way to wear this red retro redesigned suit from Secondhand Star for some time now.  (If you don't know what Secondhand Star is, it's my vintage redesign project with friend and partner, Noa Bolozky - see blog here!) 
Anyway, the suit was quite hilarious when I found it. It reminded me of something one of Will Smith's girlfriends would have worn on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The jacket was so boxy it was almost a perfect square. But the silk red pants were perfection. I've worn them solo with a tank and jean jacket, I've tucked in a boho top and belted it, I've cuffed the bottoms while color blocking... And after some tweaks of the jacket, it's been a perfect match for favorites like this thrifted silk maxi skirt below....
But I still want to find a way to wear them together!  Feeling (and as always) loving everything Missoni does, I pulled out an old dress inspired by the iconic print, and tried to make a mix work, where the jacket and pants are still a jointed getup. What do you think? I'm still not convinced. But I'll keep on trying anyway!
PS - how much are we loving that Havaiana's has teamed up with Missoni to make the best summer shoe statement ever? Wouldn't you just love to flip flop your way into the weekend with these babies?
I know I would!


  1. you had me at missoni, dear friend. any anything mixed with this super chic spacedye looks marvelous. love this look!
    happy weekend!

  2. Love it with the skirt, your gorgeous either way :-)

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

  3. The jacket looks great here, The missoni style print really compliments the red.
    The jacket worn as a top looked a little like a sari blouse, not the greatest.

    As usual you look gorgeous.

  4. I totally think this the bold print against the red...really pops!
    and yes yes yes..I have heard about this haviana and missoni collab...I WANT a pair sooo badly but have 10 pairs of flip flops and feel like it is the last thing I NEED...but they are so chic!!!
    Happy weekend girlie.

  5. That looks great. Although I might say the combo with that choclate brown full skirt looks absolutely amazing.

    The flip flops are cute but my issue with those is when you put them on you don't see anything but the boring black straps on top. But, they are very cute when you take them off.


  6. You look absolutely stunning here! What a perfect way to mix and match special pieces. Not to mention you wear the color red SO well! Beautiful!!

    xox, Devon

  7. I'm just loving your maxi skirts!;)



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