(This was originally published in Sept, 2011)
I can’t tell you how much I love this dress. When I found it 8 years ago, it was one of those “love me now” moments that visually took me to a scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and even The Sound of Music. Does clothes do that to you?
I’ve always been fascinated with vintage pieces, especially ones that have a story. And though I don’t know the history behind this one, I found it intriguing and very soulful. Perhaps it was the bold pattern or the hidden blue tulle underneath the skirt. Better yet, the subtle, yet sexy open back with an unassuming but lovely blow.
On an excruciatingly hot day, a friend I went out for cupcakes in cutesy town square, where I frolicked among the flowers and played in the old stationary train.
It was a perfect day for a perfect dress — that needs alterations on the shoulders. If only I would have known the straps were falling off…. I’d say the back shot was pretty inviting.
Accessories: vintage lucite and cinnabar cuffs, Anne Klein watch; vintage and Banana Republic rings; Swarovski hair pin; vintage clutch.
Makeup by Michele Reidel. Photography by Will Willis.