OK, not a brilliant photograph, the dress creased like mad in the wardrobe so I should have hung it upside down but I love the draped fluidity of the fabric.
Some photographs I take stay with me for months, this was one such image. I loved the use of acid yellow and bought a similar cardie soon after, which I am wearing today. I really lifts an outfit on a dull day. What really stuck with me though was how great the footless tights looked. Just as fashion editors were writing them off I realised that actually they will never go out of style, and I feel they really make this outfit along with the flat sandals, which is something else that is creeping in on the Paris catwalk this week.
Isn't it strange how one small purchase can open up a whole new strand of your wardrobe?I have tended to steer clear of full length footless tights preferring capri length ones instead. The best place for these is Tabio but this photograph has chipped away at me along with weather which is wet but not overly chilly enough to slip back into opaques just yet. I spied a pair lovely black velvet touch opaque footless tights in M&S recently but prevaricated for a full 10mins as they were £10, but they were a beautiful rich black and very soft. I gave in only to discover they were half price! Then wished I'd bought 2 pairs which would have negated the reduction really. They are on and feel wonderful and I wish I had indulged sooner.
Gallery owner Maureen Paley is a big fan of black so as not to detract from the work in her gallery. What I really love is the touch of acid yellow via her underslip an idea I would try if I could find said underslip for less the £100! It was from Vionett in Paris. I do love an acidic splash of colour though.
I took this photograph last year and love the way her silhouette contrasts with the orange. one more week to go.