Me-Made March; Day 21
I may have been more influenced by Collette Dinnigan's collection from Friday's fashion parade than I realised as this morning I felt lace-y and nude and feminine was sartorially just what I craved. The images of those pretty lingerie -y dresses have been simmering and percolating in my brain over the weekend and slowly settling in and I just had to go there.
"Nude" as a colour; one that has been bandied about in fashion circles as being very "in" a few years back when I made this dress. My very stylish friend J who works in a boutique informs me quite seriously that "nude" is the word to use; no one uses "beige" anymore. "Beige" is out out out, one must say nude, or alternatively stone or putty or sand or one of a small collection of more aesthetically pleasing variations, but never never beige.
Beige has "connotations", it seems.
So I do still love this dress, whatever colour it is. The lace has black and metallic silver in it, and I used a smudge-y purply silk chiffon for the ruche-d midriff section and the sash. The dress has been seen here on the blog before; an oldie but still a favourite, a used-to-be-good dress for smart semi-formal does, now relegated to a day dress that makes me feel extra-specially feminine when I wear it.
Dress; based loosely on NewLook 6699, lace, border lace, silk chiffon and swiss voile lining
Sandals; Vincenza, from Soletta shoes
Nail varnish; Pouty Purple, BYS
(woops, I just realised... I did have a vague feeling of deja vu about this picture... and look here... snap!)