My good friend Peter, a design assistant at Robert Geller, invited Bobby and me to the show. Despite my navy/black ensemble, I do believe I was wearing more color than 99% of the attendees. It isn’t my fault; I have furry little animals who shed like crazy. Black is a difficult color to wear because of this. My darker outfit suited the dreary New York weather and my elevated ModCloth heels kept my feet dry. Bobby and I sat in the car until show time, keeping our rain exposure to a minimum. I saved my puddle jumping for a less hectic day!

I’m always a fan of Robert Geller’s collections; it’s effortlessly cool and makes me think of sexy vampires (maybe it’s the models he uses). Like sexy vampires who were turned in the early 20th century and still mix in some of their old, classic garments with their modern wardrobe. Peter will probably throw up at that reference. This collection was different: he stayed true to his aesthetic but infused some gorgeous shocks of color, and everything was so lightweight and airy, less militaristic and more spring-time leisure. I wanted to touch everything…because I’m a creep. If you’d like to see full coverage of the show, click here.

My Outfit Details:
Coach sunglasses – gift from Coach
Nine West purse – gift from my mom
Ruffled cardigan – Beacon’s Closet
DB blazer – thrifted (I’ve had this for years and it’s still a favorite)Bow belt – thriftedLace slip – from my mom
Scalloped edge beaded/sequin skirt – thrifted and altered. It was a long, dowdy dress and I painstakingly transformed it into a two tiered skirt.
Sheer stockings – Target
Shoes – ModCloth
Umbrella – gift from Bobby
-Keiko Lynn

  1. georgeface says: September 19, 20096:40 am

    Your skirt is divine.

  2. Stephanie says: September 19, 20097:05 am

    I absolutely love your skirt. I wish I had the time and patience to do that.

  3. CANDY DOLL says: September 19, 20098:10 am

    Gorgeous outfit!

  4. Style_Pursuit says: September 19, 20098:31 am

    This outfit is a pure perfection!


  5. Ali-bell says: September 19, 200910:25 am

    that skirt was worth the effort – it looks amazing! I love it.

  6. Christen says: September 19, 200910:25 am

    Really love this look! The beaded lace is soooooo pretty!

  7. The Barely Tattoo'd Artist says: September 19, 20091:55 pm

    I really like the skirt…good choice on altering it into a two tiered skirt…very nice…

  8. style-magnet says: September 19, 20092:05 pm

    The color combination, the skirt, the umbrella… ALL SO GOOD!

  9. Catherine G says: September 19, 20092:23 pm

    Wow. I can't believe what you did to the skirt! It looks amazing! You sure had a busy couple of weeks!

  10. melly says: September 19, 20092:28 pm

    LOVE this outfit you put together, the layering, the textures and mixing blacks and blues :] I'm so impressed with how you 'saved' that skirt, i would never have the eye to see the potential!

  11. beverly4 says: September 19, 20092:48 pm

    You look super chic, like a red carpet beauty! Those sunglasses are killer and I'm so in love with those peeptoe booties, I might just order me a pair!! xx

  12. Taylor Sterling says: September 19, 20092:52 pm

    The lace is lovely!! I love those sunglasses on you!! xx

  13. Ofelia says: September 19, 20092:57 pm

    Love the dress!!!
    Have a nice day!

  14. lahmode says: September 19, 20093:07 pm

    Gorgeous shoes and bag. I love the blues.

  15. WILDasaMINK says: September 19, 20094:28 pm

    Oooooh your skirt… die for! I love what you did with it and the entire look.

  16. simone ... [elleo] says: September 19, 20094:34 pm

    that skirt pretty much melts my heart. AMAZING.

  17. calivintage says: September 19, 20096:25 pm

    i want to steal your outfit! i can't believe that skirt! beautiful! ooh i'm jealous! 😉

  18. Maria says: September 19, 20097:03 pm

    love love love this outfit! & the models do look like sexy vampires. makes me excited for New Moon (hoping it's not as bad as Twilight)!

  19. What Was I Thinking? says: September 19, 20097:22 pm

    The skirt looks like it was really worth the effort because it turned out magnificently!

    ♥ Christine
    What Was I Thinking?

  20. Lainey says: September 19, 20098:54 pm

    The skirt and boots are incredible looking! I love the layered look. I wish it was cool enough to do that here.

  21. Sher says: September 19, 20099:12 pm

    loving your outfit! you pull of any colour!

  22. Olivia Rae says: September 19, 20099:12 pm

    you look gorgeous. love everything about the outfit. and i have that same umbrella… i'm obsessed with it.

  23. Debbie says: September 19, 200910:52 pm

    You look so pretty! Lovely skirt!

  24. nyh says: September 19, 200910:59 pm

    i love your sunglasses!

  25. Miss Meliss says: September 19, 200911:35 pm

    I love your outfit!

  26. juicymatic says: September 20, 20093:14 am

    Your sewing skills are amazing! I love the skirt

  27. Maria Confer says: September 20, 20096:58 pm

    The bead work is so amazing.

  28. CMA says: September 20, 20097:47 pm

    i LOVE this
    the detail on the dress is flawless
    thanks for sharing, you look gorgeous darling

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  29. Mary says: September 20, 20098:58 pm

    Your skirt is AMAZING!! I always see those crazy beaded/sequined dresses at thrift store and am kind of drawn to them. I might have to steal your idea and make a skirt of my own! Also, really love your blog!

  30. bonjouritsjinah says: September 21, 20093:51 am

    oh, this is so glammy glam glam!

  31. lau-ra says: September 21, 200911:41 am

    i love your skirt! and your umbrella i want one of those for a long time but never found it anywhere!

  32. Jeannine says: September 22, 20092:45 am

    I adore this outfit! I love the way the ruffles of the sweater contrast with the blazer!

  33. Sweet Things says: September 22, 200911:10 am

    great look
    i like all

  34. wardrobeexperience says: September 22, 20097:35 pm

    the skirt is amazing! also i love the combination of black and blue. It's magic.

    By the way – I need your help:
    Me and a friend are going to visit New York again next week. Needless to say, we're really looking foward to go vintage/thrift shopping.
    But we need your pleasent help and advice where to go to find bargains…. We do know Beacon's Closet near Bedford Ave in Brooklyn (and I looooove it) but there have to be more than 100s of amazing vintage/thrift/charity shops in NY. Also,I remember a nice fleamarket in Greenpoint at the weekends (near Bedford Station). Do you know it?! Is it still there?! Are there any other fleamarkets between the 29th of September and the 4th of October?! Maybe – you like to help us by writing down your favourite vintage shopping places in NY… at

    thanx : )

  35. Dylana says: September 23, 20091:55 am

    I am in love with your dress! Super amazing!

  36. Brigid says: September 23, 20093:20 am

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  37. Rebecca, The Clothes Horse says: September 23, 20093:58 am

    I love your mix of black and navy; also that umbrella is awesome…

  38. Keiko Lynn says: September 23, 20095:42 am

    wardrobe experience:
    Check out the Brooklyn Flea! Go to

    It's every Saturday in Fort Greene and Sundays under the Brooklyn Bridge (both in Brooklyn). Really great flea market!

  39. Anonymous says: September 23, 20096:45 am

    Hi Keiko, I loved your umbrella so much that I bought one for myself when I was in London last month. Now if only it would rain already 🙂

    Regards from Israel,

  40. Becca Jane says: September 23, 200910:41 pm

    the painstaking effort on the skirt was so well worth it – it is glorious!

  41. jennine says: September 24, 20095:02 pm

    the skirt is absolutely, stunning…in a word, in a thought… all of the above.

  42. Her Divaness says: September 24, 200911:44 pm

    Like what everyone else said, that skirt is RED CARPET!! Love how you've layered that fluffy cardigan under the blazer. Frills meets structured sleek. Very nice.

  43. Intrinsically Florrie says: September 25, 20091:02 pm

    That skirt is amazingly beautiful!!
    Good for you for transforming it yourself too. Lovely outfit.

    Florrie x

  44. God's Favorite Shoes! says: October 5, 20099:57 pm

    I adore this outfit!