The Battle of Vimy Ridge lasted from April 9th to 12th, 1917, which made 2014 the 97-year anniversary. Vimy was a defining moment for the Canadian military and Canada as a whole, since it was at Vimy that all four divisions of the Canadian Corps first fought together, and because the ridge was successfully captured thanks to considerable bravery and sacrifice. To commemorate this momentous anniversary, I decided to create a Polyvore set inspired (loosely) by WWI, and in honour of all those who fought for Vimy Ridge.In this set, I used an old-fashioned looking Burberry military jacket, aggressive Christian Louboutin booties, and classic cargo pants to introduce a military theme that is both nostalgic and modern. Leather driving gloves recall visions of the grand automobile age of the late 1910s and 1920s, and a grey satchel is neutral enough to mix well with all elements of this look. The white top represents the naivety and innocence lost by the world in WWI, and deep red jewellery represents the blood that was spilt by so many in this horrific war. Finally, a maple leaf charm and red lipstick evoke images of Canada, whose identity is irrevocably linked with the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS sequin blouse, $660 / Vero Moda skinny leg pants, $31 / Christian Louboutin black leather bootie / Whistles crossbody satchel, $420 / MARC BY MARC JACOBS stainless steel jewellery / Les Néréides beading earrings / Amore La Vita sterling silver jewellery / Dents lambskin glove, $70 / Urban Decay long wear lipstick