Among the leftovers of a Flatiron pop-up store, I found a $941 Hermione De Paula shirt-dress for $30 (pictured below.) When I wore it three days ago, I felt exquisite. Aye, exquisite. Since then I have braved Hurricane Sandy and used mouthwash as a means of face-wash, if you will (but WILL you?)
The fantastical creatives of HDP have designated their aesthetic as "sexually charged yet nonchalant." Since it's conception in 2010, HDP has already dedicated three collections to this vision:
1. An urban garconne
2. A would-be Bette Davis playing the femme fatale
3. Hamlet' s Ophelia
Odilon Redon's painted Ophelias.
All photos via HDP.