Who knew skulls could be so ladylike and refined? This is the Erotokritos top I settled on in le Bon Marche on my Parisian shopping expedition (posted here).
I have not stopped wearing it. I wore it twice in France and multiple times since I have been home. It can be dressed up, dressed down (this weekend I paired it with some jean cut offs and sandals), with jeans (it perfectly compliments my red jeans in fact), you name it, it works. What makes the top so brilliant is the light, flowy, delicate crepe material, and the darling print which upon close inspection, you realize isn't quite as darling as it seems. Red skulls cross and dot the shirt, along with decapitated skeletons, and random limbs. Kind of bad ass, kind of ladylike, and definitely very cool.
I am kind of obsessed with this line- can you tell? I ordered a pair of the handmade sandals in custom colors (orange and tan- check out the custom feature here at Coloring your Sandals) before I even left Paris. They were delivered last night, sure to be in heavy rotation for the rest of the summer.
The brand's designer, named Erotokritos, which means "of Crete", is a Greek Cypriot, who studied in America and now works out of Paris, where he has two boutiques. Effortless Parisian chic, fun novel prints....my only question is when they will open a shop in the US. The brand does boast an outlet in Cyprus however, which sounds like the perfect opportunity for my next vacation abroad and just the chance I need to brush up on some Greek.