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The Refined Gamine, Lupita Nyong’o, Vogue Magazine

The Refined Gamine, Lupita Nyong’o, Vogue Magazine

1. Focal Point

The empire waistline is the Focal Point of the Refined Gamine. This dress is gathered under the bodice but the waistline would be even better a little higher.

3. Ornament

The Earrings relate well to the dress but the necklace really doesn’t, reducing its effectiveness because the Ornamental rhythm is missing.

2. Line

A narrow Alpha Silhouette and side to side differentiation are both distinctly visible in this wonderful Refined Gamine dress.

4. Fabric

Fabrics for the Refined Gamine need to be medium in weight, firm rather than soft, smooth rather than textured, and of balanced weave, as you see here.

Anna Zakusylo for Vogue Turkey by Emre Unal, September 2010 The True Romantic

Anna Zakusylo for Vogue Turkey by Emre Unal, September 2010 The True Romantic

1. Focal Point

The low, scooped neckline establishes the Focal Point at the chest and the stunning fur piece emphasizes it even more.

3. Fabric

Lightweight, balanced-weave, soft textured Fabrics are most effective. Monochromatic Colour schemes drastically boost the power of the ensemble.

2. Ornament

Ornament for the True Romantic is achieved through the glamour addition of this fur stole, but the matching sunglasses and large scale necklace add too.

4. Line

Simplicity of Line and a narrow skirt are completely transformed by the addition of the matching fur piece with its Omega silhouette.

Rihanna for Glamour Magazine, The Elaborate Romantic

Rihanna for Glamour Magazine, The Elaborate Romantic

1. Focal Point

The strong halter neckline brings an effortless and very appropriate emphasis to the throat Focal Point of the Elaborate Romantic.

3. Fabric

The lightweight, smooth soft Fabric works beautifully here. The contrast of white fur with black would work even better if the fur contained both white and black.

2. Ornament

The black band at the neck substitutes for a necklace in this glamorous evening jumpsuit. The metallic earrings and belt buckle match and also harmonize with the white fur.

4. Line

The narrow Alpha Silhouette with a wide Omega element at the bodice that is achieved by the glamorous fur is the ideal Silhouette for this type of Elaborate Romantic.