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Elegant Dressing - The White Summer Dress

Elegant Dressing - The White Summer Dress

The White Summer Dress

I'm very much a separates type and happy switching between jeans, tops and sweaters most days for much of the year.  However, by June I'm looking high and low for dresses, as New York becomes hot and humid and Fort Lauderdale & Miami, where I also spend a lot of time, is even more hot and humid.  During those balmy months, the white summer dress comes into its own and saves me from dissolving into a daily sweaty heap. 

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Elegant Dressing - The White Series Contd.

Elegant Dressing - The White Series Contd.

The White Series Contd...

Continuing with my White Series for January, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Perpaolo Piccioli the designers for Valentino created an enchanting series of white lace dresses for Spring ready-to-wear 2015.  The collection was based on the long gone tradition of the Grand Tour, where the British Aristocracy and the very wealthy would travel to France and Italy in pursuit of improving their culture.  The designers used the Grand Tour as their inspiration, creating a collection that was poetic, graceful and beautiful. The detail and intricate workmanship of lace was quite astonishing.  

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Elegant Dressing - The White Series

Elegant Dressing - The White Series

The White Series...

It's January 2015 and time to start afresh, make new resolutions and promise to commit to improve whatever we deem lacking in ourselves and/or our lives.  Nothing says fresh new start quite like white.  In this and the following posts are some of the inspired turns white has taken for January.  This morning I read in the Times that two high fashion retails stores, The Webster, Miami Beach and Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche, Paris have launched a designer collaboration series all white collection.  As Hilary Moss explains, it's a Bon Marche tradition since January 1873, when the store's owner Aristide Boucicaut stocked a selection of snow-hued garments to fill his shelves following the holiday shopping season.

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