While attending the Palmer/Pletsch school of sewing in Portland this summer, I took a Pant Fitting class where i made a lovely pair of trousers that were high waisted, and ultimately became a cropped pair of swingy, breezy, and comfortable pants.
As I was fitting them, Pati Palmer or Mama Pati, as I like to refer to her commented that the fit that I had chosen and executed was; “kind of that Lauren Bacall look”. Now to my twenty year old mind flashes of the later year Bacall came to mind, and I questioned my taste in trousers.
But after a quick google search. I knew that I had made the right choice in my beloved swingy pants. Lauren Bacall was a kitten, scratch that Lauren Bacall was a goddess!
I have fallen so deeply in love with Bacall and her earlier photos that I have thrown several of her pics into my inspiration bin for my spring collection. This woman was what women were when women were ladies. Ugh….if only.
For my Bacall inspired look… I paired my beloved swingy trouser pants with some neutral heels a silk sleeveless blouse that I thrifted earlier in the day, and some lovely accessories!
To fully channel Bacall I tempted myself with a little bit of red lipstick, which mind you may or may not have happened because I couldn’t find my chapstick, but for fashionable purposes we’ll just say that it was deliberate.
I also broke in some new lovelies with my Bacall inspired look including my newly fitted white diver’s watch from Hong Kong, a lovely street purchase that probably set me back about $5 US.
And lastly, because I had a Chanel inspired piece on my wrist, I had to do Mama Coco proud and break out the real deal, so from the back of the closet I drug out possibly my most beloved item that brother got me…ahhh we just love her.
P.S. for all of you sewing enthusiasts out there… if you wanna whip up your own pair check out McCall’s Pattern #M5239. You’ll not only be able to fit and master this look, but you will also have two other pant options that are also just as lovely. xoxo.