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Personal Shopper: A Marion Cotillard-esque outfit for Sonia's 1920s themed party

Sonia writes: "Dear Outblush Wizardesses, You helped me out once before with decor for my one-year-old son's room, and I ever so much appreciated your advice. I've been restraining myself for a year from asking you more questions ("I need a bag! I need bar stools! I need help!"), but now I'm desperate. I have to attend a 1920's-themed party, and am at quite a loss at where to look for a dress. I'd like to buy a dress that I can keep wearing, and not a costume-like one. I understand that the look is made by accessories as well - so any suggestions for shoes, headwear, or jewelry will be greatly appreciated. As a reference point, I love the look of Marillon Cotillard in Midnight in Paris, and would love to recreate that theme. I am 5'7", dress size 6, shoe size 7.5. I would like to stay under $100 for all, but for highly useful, re-wearable stuff, will go up to $200. The party is in a couple of weeks. It will be on a hot NY rooftop during the day, so comfort is of the essence! I would not want anything heavy or dark. Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!"

Hello, Sonia! I'm Found of You and 'twas I who helped you decorate your son's room back in the day when I was an Outblush Operative. I'm back to help you again! You should never hesitate to send us a request. If we don't want to do it, we won't. If only the rest of life were like that... Anyway, here are some pieces that will have people mistaking you for Marion Cotillard's character in Midnight in Paris (pictured above) and that are still contemporary enough that you might like to wear them again. I'm hoping you already might have some of the accessories to complete a 20s look, like t-strap shoes or simple pumps, a headband, and a long necklace (although Marion is wearing only a dress and shoes here!).

1 - Rachel Roy Drop-Waist Ruffled Dress ($59)
2 - Twist and Tango Dress ($45)
3 - ECI Chiffon Drop Waist Dress ($138)
4 - Charlotte Russe Metallic Feather Headband ($5)
5 - Steve Madden Daarling T-Strap Sandal ($39)
6 - Long Beaded Necklace ($4)
7 - Tasseled Pendant Necklace ($18)

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Sonia

Posted on 07.20.11 at 10:10 AM

Thanks so much for helping out yet again, Rachel! Love the ideas, and Dress #2 especially. Looking forward to the party now :)

Found of You

Posted on 07.20.11 at 1:55 PM

No prob, Sonia! I'm happy to help. Don't hesitate to ask for me personally in the future :)

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