Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Pencil Skirt, a Fashion Statement

It's only when a woman starts moving that the pencil skirt reveals all its splendour, sculpting the body as ceramic molds.

Who can forget the quiet storm Monica Bellucci embodies as Malena, a film directed and written by Giuseppe Tornatore, when she's walking down the street in a beautiful pencil skirt?

Or Penelope Cruz in the much acclaimed Volver directed by Pedro Almodovar, the pencil skirts she's wearing throughout the movie add up to her character as a voluptuous yet self-contained woman. 

This season, it makes a come back, probably the most emblematic skirt is from the influential Gucci catwalk show, when Frida Giannini decided to use colour and flowers for Autumn/Winter.

She gave her magic touch to this supposed contradiction and Anna Dello Russo, the Editor at Large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan, caused quite a stir amongst the fashion crowd when she wore the green python straight skirt during Milan Fashion Week.

Source: Harpersbazaar.com

Carine Roitfeld, former editor of French Vogue, also loves the sexy embrace of this tailored garment, in this picture in particular, she's wearing Alexander Wang.

Source: Circafashion.com

But my favorite version is from Proenza Shouler, in a bold colour and with the wrap effect, it's simply adorable!

Source: Net-a-porter.com

It's worth investing in one pencil skirt this season, it's a classic that keeps coming back to fashion and if you manage to be healthy and keep your weight you can wear it forever and always look smart.

When you see a woman wearing a pencil skirt you see someone dynamic, who moves around and has a successful career, it's ideal for a job interview. I leave you with other fabulous pencil skirts...

Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors - Sources: Matchesfashion.com / Net-a-porter.com

If you love the leather skirt but cannot afford the designer price tag, Whistles has a less expensive version. If you're more edgy and love kinky fabrics, Marc Jacobs has a latex pencil skirt and both Maison Martin Margiela and Gucci have them in patent-leather.

Monica Bellucci in The Matrix Revolutions

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The Power of a Dress
Leather's Touch... A Styling Trend!