About the power of clothes: New York Fashion Week is getting patriotic. On September 3rd, to kick off New York Fashion Week, fifteen military service women, both veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, will participate in a fashion show, during an event titled Salute the Runway. They will be wearing variations of the little black dress, ranging in sizes from 2-12, and designed by DKNY, Calvin Klein, Carmen Marc Valvo, Norisol Ferrari, and Mara Hoffman.
Similar fashion shows, sponsored by Little Black Dress Wines and Fatigues to Fabulous, have been taking place at military bases throughout the U.S., aiming to raise awareness of the difficulties military servicewomen face as they transition back to civilian life. Retired Army captain, Leslie Nicole Smith, who will also be walking in the show, says: “We are able to raise awareness of the issues surrounding women veteran reintegration, acknowledge their heroic service, and highlight the versatility of the little black dress and how this wardrobe staple can help women veterans’ transition from military service.”
I 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!).
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!