This piece was made for the Bernina Fashion Show several years ago. It’s made from absolutely to die for, custom dyed, sueded rayons by Cherrywood Fabrics.
Last weekend a dear friend had a “formal dress” 50th birthday party. I haven’t been to a “formal dress” anything since my senior prom in high school. Not even a company Christmas party. (Can you hear the “poor me” whine coming through here?) Quite the hardship for someone like me.
Hmmm. I was going to call my self a fashionista there, but I don’t think that term fits. I adore clothes and wearable art but am not interested in fashion trends. I believe that most current trends are incredibly unflattering to the majority of women. And girls. I’d rather just wear what I like and what looks good on me. If you want to read more about my fashion philosophy, my favorite style book of all time is Simple Isn’t Easy. It makes the case for finding a uniform that you look fantastic in, and sticking to it, no matter the current trends.
Back to the point. I got to wear my dress for the first time. And dance in it. My hubby and I know a little west coast swing and a little two step but mostly they played salsa and rock. I had fun anyway, since my lovely friend comes from a culture where all the families just get up and dance with each other without waiting for an invitation or partner. They just find joy in friendship and music and dance. I think I’m going to try to be more like that.
I wish every one of you a little time back in that little-girl-twirly-dress blissful place.