There's a classic feel to singer Diane Birch's music, and a wild, vintage slant to her embellished, elegant look. Too much is just about enough for the Brooklyn-based songstress, and a night on the town means slipping into gowns, jewels, and accessories that might be familiar to a slient-screen siren or The Great Gatsby 's Jordan Baker. Here's a little rundown of how she preps for a evening of drinks, dancing, and old-school drama.
Diane Birch, Musician dianebirch.com
"When I want to feel my most fabulous, I turn to the classic eras of glamour and sophistication. I'm an old-soul dreamer of sorts and can't deny that I like to pretend I'm in a old movie when I'm going out. Naturally, my ultimate going-out outfit stars sparkles, feathers, fragrance, and lots of jewelry. Though I love the idea of minimalism, I've accepted my excessiveness — I just feel more comfortable overdressed! I have this amazing floor-length, sequined dress from the 1920's from Torso in San Francisco. Slipping it on transforms me into the queen I aspire to be! Ideally, I'll pair that with a cream-feather stole, glam jewelry, and long earrings — they seem to finish off the look. Add a hefty dose of one of my favorite fragrances, toss my lipstick and I.D. in a little gold-mesh purse, and I'm ready to step out the door and into trouble!"