Hello Dust Masks…

It seems like each summer, there is at least 1 dust storm photo set…and this summer is no exception. I think these may be from Hamedan once again….First, the masks join the classical student outfits (though the grey coat on the left is an interesting touch that I do not often see)…

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..then they appear with not one, not two but…THREE denim manteaus! This one is worn with a black scarf with a pattern in the fabric….

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…and here only the woman in the soft chambray manteau wears the mask, while the woman in the military-style jacket and black and white scarf does not.

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I love the tasseled printed scarf here that makes the black and grey colors of the coat and pants more lively…too bad about the mask though.

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A black and white manteau with tiny checkered print also appears…

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..and finally, something different…the man in the pink shirt (very bold- I like it!) wears the mask, but the woman in a stunning fuchsia flower-print scarf does not. She also wears an amazing pink and black lace-print coat!

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Stunning Looks at Tile and Ceramic Expo

Prior to this set, I’ve only seen one photo of an outfit from a ceramic and tile expo– and that was back in 2011! This year, however, the expo has outdone itself with some amazing styles. The one interesting thing about this expo is that, apart from the tiles and ceramics, there are also other home-related items exhibited, such as furniture, wood finishes, and bathroom fixtures. For example, the photo below shows some beautiful mirrors and sink cabinets. The white manteau below is also beautiful with its rhinestone buttons and pink edging (matching the diaphanous scarf thrown over one shoulder loosely).

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This voluminous yet short, light blue manteau looks like something that stepped “fresh out the runway”…and the blue and yellow printed scarf shows off gorgeous long hair and beautiful make-up. You start thinking…can they get any better?

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..and yes, they can! I had to take a minute to figure out this outfit- no, it is not a skirt…it is a long black manteau over black pants and black and white polka dot top. The sneakers are white, the scarf showing off blond-streaked hair is black, and the outfit itself is amazing.

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Two all-black (well, almost) outfits can be seen here…and I am loving a black and white coat with cursive writing printed on it, since it is actually worn with leggings cut above the ankle (!!!) and high-heel shoes.

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I love the pleated diaphanous material- I happen to have a black chiffon top with exactly such a hem. The black platform shoes are straight of the 1970s and the bright yellow printed scarf is huge but still shows gorgeous hair!

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This is like a modern art masterpiece- a long coat that is white in the front, black in the back, and has blacks stripes on the hem and red pockets! Worn with red sneakers, black leggings, and a black snood (pushed back to show blond hair) against a deep rd background, this is a Mondrian painting come to life.

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3 Student Outfits and White Gloves

These classical monochromatic student outfits (well, not quite…hunter green is rarely a part of student outfits, yet it is present on the girl on the left) are joined by yet another classical feature- white gloves, as seen on the girl in the center. White gloves worn with manteaus make no statement except that the wearer doesn’t want her hands to tan! You can see more white gloves with manteaus here and here.

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Three Outfits by a Bicycle Flower Bed

There are actually 3 outfits in the photo, but only 1 is fully visible- that is the blue and white tunic worn over the white long-sleeve top and rolled-up jeans. The red scarf contrasts the girl’s black hair, red lipstick, and fair skin (it’s almost like a Snow White look!). The other two girls, one in a black coat and snood and the other in a black coat and beige scarf, are taking photos of the amazing antique bicycle flower bed!

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The Long Sleeveless Denim Dress Manteau

You’ve never seen anything like this before….a long sleeveless denim button-down dress manteau worn over a black top with elbow-length sleeves, black leggings, and black and white laced-up boots. The pushed-back snood makes me wonder if this is a student outfit- if so, that’s pretty awesome! Spotted in the background is the famous blue rhombus fence, a site of a few cool manteau style sightings!

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