52 objects - no.27

Do you remember when you first became interested in fashion? I think for me it was when I was about 12 or 13 years old. I received a subscription to Vogue magazine around this time and I religiously poured over each issue. I remember lying on my bed in my over-the-top Laura Ashley wallpapered room (3 different types of wallpaper, with matching balloon shades and floor length fabric covered side table) imagining what it would be like to live in New York City and meet these fabulously dressed people. It all seemed so alluring and magical. One of the first conscious purchases I remember making on my own was the object below. It's not the height of fashion or even something you can wear very often but it has stood the test of time and I still bring it out at least once a year to wear.

Object number 27...