Fine Wine

Every dress I add to my wardrobe has its own story. The story usually begins with me scouring the web, flipping through a magazine, or perusing my favorite boutiques looking for love. Sometimes, love finds me. It would seem that beautiful frocks and I have a mutual love that is constantly bringing us together. This particular frock found me in the way of a selfie. 

My girlfriend Jackie was searching for a dress for a holiday party when she preceded to show me selfies of a few options she was mulling over. I scrolled past a couple before this one caught my attention. This very perfect autumn dress, a jersey knee length LANVIN number the color of Burgundy wine from Pre Fall 2013. On the hanger, the dress doesn't have much appeal, but on the body you can clearly see the detail of the gathering on the neckline and the amazing drape work that ALBER ELBAZ is known for. It has a belt that ties at the waist and a dolman sleeve. The love was radiating from the picture on her iPhone. Immediately I informed her that the dress and I were meant to be together and that well, I'd have to buy it. She graciously let me have the dress and opted for a navy blue dress instead. Thank you, Jackie. 

I paired this piece with my CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mariniere sandals from Spring / Summer 2014. Being crafted of black and white python, these were not exactly what I would call inexpensive, but they were an excellent investment to my shoe collection. They serve as a neutral option whilst providing texture. The shoe takes its name from the classic French sailors striped smock. No doubt a reference to the shoes horizontal straps. 

These pictures were taken on a crisp autumn day in the gardens at Maymount Park in Richmond, VA, a beautiful place for a fashionable stroll.