Outfit Of The Day for October 20, 2011. Recycled For Vert Couture

This evening I am attending the Vert Couture Eco-fashion Show & Benefit at the tent at Millennium Park. It is one of the headlining Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 shows. So to get in the spirit of the event, I decided to wear one of my recycled jackets that I made from menswear pieces and hardware I found in re-sale shops. I can even say that it was re-purposed: the new purpose is now it’s a jacket for women to wear to parties!  My basic black turtleneck shell and pants are both Cynthia Rowley. I have had them for probably 10 years and do I recycle them – over and over again!
Jacket: CALACCI Recycled Menswear and Hardware, one of a kind. Recycle your own!

Top: Cynthia Rowley Matte Jersey Sleveeless Turtleneck, no longer available. Find this St. John Collection Matte Jersey Sleeveless Turtleneck, now $114
Pants: Cynthia Rowley Black Pants, no longer available.. These Vince Piped Pants, $265 are similar
 Shoes: Scorah Pattulo metallic pumps, no longer available. Find these Sam Edelman ‘Portney’ Pumps, $119.95 at Nordstrom

—Carol Calacci
Photo: Richard Komorowski

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