Photography by Melissa Delgadillo

When it comes to theme dressing for formal events, I tend to err on the side of authentic, edgy interpretations that express my creativity and how I am feeling in the moment. I attended a formal fashion awards show here in San Antonio a few weeks after we shot our Juana Inés de la Cruz feature, and was so inspired by what our team had created together that I repurposed some of the garments and accessories made custom for our shoot by Angelina Mata of Mata Atelier and Cassandra King Polidori of Cassandra Collections, and styled them with my own clothing into a femme tuxedo look I lovingly refer to as: nunspiration. It was a hit on the red carpet, and definitely a favorite amongst my fashion friends. I thought I’d share the look in my column, as a sprinkling of my imagination’s inner workings, with a few dramatic photos that would definitely make my grandmother say, Oh, Eleanora…

CREDITS:
Earrings + Rosary Necklace: Cassandra Collections
Blouse, ‘Belt’ + Headpiece: Angelina Mata
Hair: Lauren Aguirre of Twirl Salon

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