The word “gold” conjures images of Olympic victory, wealth, images on Lucky Charms cereal boxes and perhaps, wiretapped conversations involving deposed Illinois governors. It has served as a monetary standard as well as being a great electrical conductor. But for this discussion it is the color of chemical element number 79’s affinity for fashion.
I was moved to write about the yellowish metal after seeing this great little gold-sequined black chiffon dress from Greenpoint’s Dalaga (the store is covered in this blog here). The gold splashes out from the left shoulder across the bias over and over the rich black v-necked collar in a sartorial expression of a 1920s speakeasy.
Feeling radiant yet? Maybe you can feel it in your toes with Le Sportsac’s recent foray into footwear; namely this gold ballet flat, as profiled by Williamsburg’s Shoe Market store blog. After all, such a classic color deserves classic styling.
In fact, keeping in the classic vein, check out online Williamsburg-based vintage marketplace Market Publique for a bit of a Midas touch. The store hosts the wares of several sellers: on Market Publique’s own online shop, I found this whimsical gold and black 80s sweater dress. Williamsburg brick-and-mortar vintage hotspot Rabbits NYC also has an online MP shop; offering these femme fatale vintage tortoise and gold specs from the label of former Balenciaga and Givenchy model Emmanuelle Khanh.
If you want to put your money (color) where your mouth is, check out Refinery29’s primer on the gold makeup trends, seen recently on runways. You’ll be walking on sunshine. Or at least singing the song.
Hey, you know where to get the decade-appropriate sweater.