the original high/low look

first Anna Wintour Vogue cover

While I’ve been mad at Anna Wintour lately (she put Kim on the cover) I must give credit where credit is due.  Back in 1998, she put the first high/low look on the cover of Vogue.  She paired a $10,000 Lacroix jacket with faded $50 Guess jeans.  This happened because the model had gained weight while on vacation and couldn’t fit into the matching skirt, because of this a new trend was born.  Most Vogue covers at the time featured over-the-top ball gowns but this one had an attainable look.  Most of us won’t be shelling out 10k on a jacket, but we will wear a jacket with jeans.  While she claims this cover wasn’t promoting the high/low look, it certainly was Anna’s first step in making fashion more relatable.

Recently while doing a little shopping, I came across this Beach Riot swimsuit that reminded me of that original cover…

embellished beach riot swimsuit

It seems the embellishment trend isn’t dying out anytime soon.  I guess we girls like our sparkles!  Not into a beaded swimsuit?  Check out the latest from J.Crew — they have elegantly embraced the embellishment trend.  Would you wear this suit??