Just thought of another topic for the series to showcase some of my favourite looks from the past. Those, I feel, are absolutely ageless, incredibly elegant and memorable. At least, for me.
This also proves my opinion that fashion collections are a bit like wine. You get seasons that are good and then there are others that take your breath away.
And now, lets focus on the clothes that pretty much inspired me to share this story…
Over the years of fashion heartbreaks and triumphs I’ve come to realise that if you see a garment you are in love with, you’ve got to buy it. If you can’t afford it straight away – wait for sales and set the cash aside while playing the painful waiting game – seeing your piggy bank growing really does make up for the agony. Search high and low on ebay and in outlets. And if you are lucky enough to find this piece – make it yours.
Alright, I am in no way insisting on acquiring everything you happened to adore because there is always a special something that will stand out. Sometimes there will be a few things. Take your time. Do not rush. Treat it like a long-term relationship you are about to start. A new friendship. And choose the dream dress. Or jacket. Or whatever makes your brain go all gooey…
Exactly the way mine feels every time I look at Inguna and the dress she is wearing, in particular.
This was my dream dress. Of course, I couldn’t afford it off the rack, so I decided to wait and see what happens. Unfortunately for me, Spring 2006 was a marvellous year as far as fashion collections were concerned and my wish list included a few other dresses (some to be shared over the last few weeks) including the DVF’s Taffy. When the sales came and both dresses were available, I had to make a decision and choose one… Two would be too expensive. And so Taffy moved in with me. Michael Kors was left behind.
I knew I made the right choice because I still wear the DvF dress. But not a summer goes by when I don’t think of that Michael Kors perfection. I should have bought both of them… It would feel totally impractical and borderline insane, but we would have such a fabulous time together for many years to come!
As for the looks below – they are my inspiration and have always been (cannot believe it’s been 7, SEVEN (!!!), years!!!). It is about the white and tan, simplicity, styling and sun kissed glowing skin. So elegant, so chic, so timeless…
Photo source: wwd.com