Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Green Dress, Sound of Music Edition

I love this green dress that Maria is wearing when she returns from the convent. As far as I can tell from the internet, it was auctioned off and sold for $45,000.

(picture, picture)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Green Shoes

There are a few things we love as much as a good green dress.  One of them is green shoes. Personally, I have one pair of olive green heels, and I can wear them with nearly every color on the planet. Except green.  But that's ok...we cannot wear green dresses all the time.

These, which Miss Hale sent me this morning, are especially awesome.  The wild mix of colors is balanced by the almost demure shape of the shoe.  And with navy!  Ah! be still my heart.  From The Sartorialist.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oscar Does it Again


Not All Green Dresses Are A Go

if it was 6 inches longer, it'd be great for a 50's halloween costume
1993 shape + 1967 colors = travesty 
there are no words

All from Modcloth.  This one, I love in principle (couldn't get the photo to load).  But I think if I wore it I would feel like a walking Thomas Kinkade painting.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Green Dress, French Edition

Found for me in Montmartre by my friends who are spending this year in France.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chole, Spring 2012 Preview

spring 2012 preview from garance dore.  it's the start of NY Fashion Week...hope to see lots and lots of green.  (and maybe a pop of red too?)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Freida Pinto

A modern, neon update to the dress that started it all.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Let's Just Assume

Let's just assume that this is a green-metallic pattern on this charming dress from Vogue's September Issue, and not a trick of studio lighting.  It's easier that way.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Duchess of Cambridge

Yes yes yes yes yes!  (A Diane von Furstenberg design, of course.)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

LinkNo one does green dresses like Oscar de la Renta.

(Via Hopkins)


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Muriel Spark and Green Dresses

"My mother was full of superstitions and presentiments. She wouldn't wear green. But I knew this was mad from the evidence of perfectly happy people I saw wearing green."

--Muriel Spark, Curriculum Vitae

"Elegance appealed to [Muriel Spark]. She said she got inspiration from women's magazines, and when a journalist from the Daily Telegraph interviewed her in 1970, she wore "a 'flowing green dress' and insisted they 'drink Creme de Menthe to match it.'"

--From a review of a Spark biography

"She wore a grey-green dress which picked up the colour of the six Somerville eyes; her sleeves were wide, with a mediaeval look."

--From Loitering with Intent

"This enabled me to wash and repair my shabby green dress, and the change of dress in a way contributed to my peace of mind."

--From Robinson

"The salesgirl shouts at the customer, who, up to now, has been delighted with the bright coloured dress. It is patterned with green and purple squares on a white background, with blue spots within the green squares, cyclamen spots within the purple."

--From The Driver's Seat


Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2012

Friday, June 17, 2011

Green at the CFDA

This is a fashion icon: Iris Apfel.  And she rocks the chartreuse.

An absolutely stunnign skirt.  Looking at skirts like this makes me wonder why I bother buying plain black skirts at all!  Since the CFDA is hosted by Vogue, Anna Wintour is clearly the hostess.  What an understated and elegant outfit to wear, then, when so many others are in ball gowns.  Love it.

And speaking of gowns: I am not sure what I think of a hooded ball gown.  But that green! Oh how I love that green!

All photos by the amazing Jamie Beck.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Green Dresses, Victoria Beckham Edition

(Thanks to Maggie for the invitation to post with her here--she does green dresses proud!)

I'm not gonna lie: Victoria Beckham is not my favorite celebrity in the world. I think it's the haircuts (and haircolors) and the sunglasses and the scowls and the poses. But the woman can wear a green dress! (Extra points for a green dress with long-ish sleeves!)

(picture, picture, picture, picture, picture)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Eva Mendes in Oscar de la Renta

Eva Mendes rocks this neon green dress from Oscar de la Renta.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding: Pippa Middleton

Gorgeous color, ahem, colour.  Suits her figure, but seems a little prom-dressy to me.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Green Dresses at Zara

Too bad they don't let you purchase online... (also, I love that their product names are just descriptions.)
Printed Dress ($59)

Dress with Frills at the Back ($59)

Zip Back Dress ($79)
Floral Dress ($79)

Asymmetric Dress ($89)
Dress with Pockets ($39)
Dress with Belt ($99)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Madewell Croquet Dress

Fernwood Croquet Dress by Madewell ($138)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

J Crew Green Trench

From J. Crew's Fall RTW Collection, a deep yet dusty green trench and structured bag are exactly what I need in my life.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Green Wedding Dresses

Not really sure about why so many brides are picking brightly colored wedding dresses, but I wholeheartedly support making more beautiful green dresses. (The ones above are, perhaps, better suited for bridesmaids.)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Green Dress Slideshow

Maybe I'm going overboard today, but it is St. Patrick's Day, and I do love green dresses (and am currently mourning the loss of my favorite one, who's zipper broke last week.  But here's a slideshow I made ages ago of the Fall 2010 designer dresses from NYC. I forgot to note who designed these, and some are really quite awful, but, well...here it is:

Anthropologie Day Dresses

I'm not the biggest fan of Anthropologie.  If you're clever you can find much better dresses at boutiques and vintage shops.  However, they are one of the only nationwide shops that sells a wide range of styles and colors.  They always have three or four beautiful green dresses in stock:

Spring Ready, $98
Impanema Dress, $328
Take Action Dress, $168
Gathered Hemlock Dress, $128
Vera's Berry Months Dress, $148