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Week 15: Downton Abbey. How to steal Crawley sisters' style?

My pastiche of Downton Abbey 20s look. Wearing cloche hat in NYC.

I was thinking of having a Downton Abbey themed week ever since I first launched Pastiche.today, and today it is finally here with an early Friday start. This brilliant British period drama about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era has captured my heart. The storyline in all 6 seasons of Downton Abbey is great, the acting is phenomenal and, of course, the fashion... Oh, the fashion! The Crawley sisters' outfits are utterly gorgeous, interesting to look at and are quite historically accurate (although my favourite blogging ladies from Frock Flicks write about it in more detail).

Cloche hats in Downton Abbey. Fashion in 20s.

Today I am sharing my pastiche of 20s' era daytime attire inspired by the ladies in Downton Abbey and adapted for 2016. I am particularly excited about the cloche hat that my husband bought for me at the Michael Arenella's 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party in June. I wore the hat with this beautiful light print dress by Walter Baker (his designs are always so amazing!), my all-time favourite Louis Vuitton bag and the most comfortable heels of the summer, Slithur shoes by Steve Madden.

Gorgeous Louis Vuitton Louise PM grey bag

The outfit turned out to be very modern and classy, but with a very distinguishable 20s twist. I never thought I would say this, but I think every woman should have at least one cloche hat. I am looking forward to getting a warm wool one for winter as well :)  

The pictures were taken by my friend Julia at the MET museum. I specifically wanted photos for my 20s look to be taken with these insanely beautiful ART DECO stained glass windows exhibited in the museum. We also took photographs on 5th Avenue.

Tiffany stained glass window in MET museum. Ulia Ali in 20s outfit inspired by Downton Abbey British series.
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Week 9: Floral. Blue Floral Dress

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This blue floral dress by Walter Baker is a perfect example of a floral print that is "girly and pretty," but also bold, sexy and surprisingly daring. The print is very bright and eye-catching, but what I love the most about this dress is the high slits and lace-up front (no bra days!).

I kept the styling subdued with minimal makeup and a simple hairstyle with two tiny braids in the back.The look was not too overwhelming, and it was rather comfortable for a long walk in NYC with friends.

 

Dress - Walter Baker Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell

 

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Week 9: Floral. My Sexy Spring Dress

Ulia Ali in Walter Baker Floral Dress

It is still quite chilly in New York, but I couldn't wait to show you a few of my new favourite spring dresses! So this week is dedicated to flowers of all kinds, and especially to floral prints. Let’s start with this gorgeous Walter Baker dress featuring a very sexy open back.

The photographs were taken at one of my favourite buildings in the city‒  - The New York Public Library.

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