CHIC-A-BOOM ...
~an eccentric woman with extraordinarily memorable, often misunderstood but unmistakably distinctive style.


"It is my intent to showcase that which I consider wearable art.
Clothing that is whimsical, dramatic, avant-garde and on the
cutting edge of design - as seen through my eyes.
Brilliance and madness are interchangeable.
This is my style inspiration. I invite you into my world."
~Claudia Byrdine




Friday, May 27, 2011

SOUTH AMERICAN SPLENDOR

Styling and design inspired by the traditional costume of the land.
Sumptuous garments of color and texture abound. Indigenous peoples,
local architecture and breathtaking landscape serve as an astounding backdrop.
Shot by Mario Testino.



Above, the cutout boots are incredible!!




This dress... the amazing fabric with all its color takes my breath away.



Pairing of llama and tutu ....my heart be still~










I feel a trip to South America in my future.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

~ LADY GRAY ~

Antennae, wings and miles of tulle..........
the ballet of the flower faries

Piled coils of hair cloaked in veil
and embellished with gilded bird skeleton

A ship riding the stormy waves of a
feathered hat...

A bird atop her head, dripping in jewels,
draped in delicate, flowing fabrics.........
Tom Walker for Vogue Italia