How do I feel today? Splendid, thank you!

P1040961P1040974I found this dress while on vacation. Which is funny, because when I wear this simple, chic dress by Splendid, it feels summery, yes, but also “un-beachy,” and as sophisticated as any other little black dress I own. How do I feel today? Splendid, thank you!

My pops-of-color accessories? Prabal Gurung-for-Target sandals, and Cole Haan blue handbag (not to mention a NY yellow taxi!).

Photos by Kim Naci

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News on the little black dress

Ralph Lauren Collection, Fall 2011
Black silk embroidered art deco evening dress
(Chrysler Building) – “Little Black Dress” Exhibition, SCAD

I turned on the television last night just in time to see Entertainment Tonight feature a story on Andre Leon Talley, Contributing Editor at Vogue, and his exhibition of the timeless Little Black Dress” opening to the public on September 28 at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art. This exhibition spotlights the evolution of the classic and beloved little black dress and remains on display through January 27, 2013.

The exhibition includes about 80 dresses and features many of today’s well-known designers, including Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Tom Ford and Norma Kamali. The dresses vary, reminding us that it doesn’t have to be a little black dress to be a little black dress! Dr. Talley was curator for the project and lovingly put together the collection for more than a year. In his own words: “The black dress can liberate one. It can set a new style standard or adhere to old standards. It can be rebellious, reckless, elegant or establishment.”

In addition, Dr. Talley, himself a SCAD trustee, is interested in helping young SCAD designers and has featured dresses from two recent SCAD graduates, because as he says, “The point of view is to show that there are young designers who are doing black dresses in a new way.”

It’s all very exciting for a little black dress lover like myself!

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“Little Black Dress” Exhibition, SCAD Museum of Art – Photo courtesy of SCAD

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Girls’ night out

 

When was the last time you danced? When was the last time you danced with girlfriends, wearing your LBD, your little black dress? And oh, yes, there was also a fashion show and fundraising for a good cause, too.

 

I received a lovely invitation from my dear friend to attend a fundraiser/fashion show for a local division of The Junior League. The event was called Little Black Dress and it’s mission was to celebrate women and friends with a girls’ night. Many of you know the wonderful work that The Junior League does on behalf of citizens in their communities. The most amazing thing is its members are all women, all volunteers, and they do so much good; in fact, there is very little women can’t do when they put their minds to it.

 

I haven’t danced in a long time and to feel the girl comradeship and support in the room last night made my heart sing! I plan to hang on to that feeling. I wish it for us all!

 

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