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