Ok so I continue to steal from my mother’s closet (and probably will forever). This lovely dress would be another gem of hers. A couple of months ago as I read about McQueen’s futuristic Spring/Summer 2010 collection this dress came to mind. After that, as I was going through the pages of Vogue I kept seeing editorials and ads with similar prints, so naturally the next time I was home for the weekend I went through my mom’s closet right away in a hunt for this dress. I tried it on, and knew instantly that this would be my favorite dress this season (inherently I ended up wearing it twice during a one month period). When I asked my mom if she could make a few adjustments so that it would fit properly she thought I was crazy. She’s like, “you know, for things like college graduations, you’re allowed to buy a new dress,” but of course I said no, because this dress is simply perfect.
I love the bright and unexpected color palette that blends together in geometric shapes, as well as the silky texture that hangs effortlessly. A plus is that it feels really nice on the skin. I think it definitely lends itself to the futuristic trends that have been popping up in the runway, and that’s probably due to its geometric tendencies. Very recently I stumbled upon Althea Harper’s Fall 2010 collection and again thought of this dress. Obviously it’s a little different as many of the styles, including Gucci’s and McQueen’s, seem to come in shorter lengths printed with larger shapes, but I really don’t mind. The most ironic part about this whole situation is that my mother fell in love with this print and then made it into a dress for herself in the early 90’s, and now it parallels the current futuristic trends. Essentially, I’m looking into the past to keep up with the future. Oh how I love fashion and the fact that it can be reused and recycled over and over again. Excuse me while I go look in my box of old shoes to find a pair of clogs I just now thought of…
I love that this picture takes on a glowing neon effect.
In the following pictures I am wearing the same dress but to a different occasion. Here I wore it to my senior boat cruise. Considering it was freezing that day, especially for a cruise around Lake Michigan, I wore tights, closed-toe Mary Jane pumps, and my leather jacket (it was a cruise after all so I expected to be outside most of the time, thankfully I wasn’t). I also matched it with silver accessories as I thought they were more glamorous for a night event.