I've spent many a happy hour searching the Internet to find something that even vaguely looks like the print on this dress. I think I almost found it once in a book that wasn't mine. It was a similar Dior dress as far as I can remember. Why I didn't take a picture then and there beats me. I probably felt it wasn't the right thing to do - but then I was far too polite a long time ago! This is one of my first vintage buys.
And in fact, I've had it so long, I just can't remember where I bought it. Maybe it was Paris! It has the look and feel of something from the late 30's and with the delicacy of this Chanel museum piece. It is slightly falling to bits at this stage, but I just can't let it go, so instead it has become my relaxing dress.
After a heavy week, this is the Paris dress par excellence, and it also just happens to be the perfect dress to wear while remembering why Paris is such an amazing city and why I loved it so much when I studied here. Added benefits are that it is extremely easy to pack and doesn't really crease even though it's silk.
It also the most perfect dress to team up with a pair of Melissa flats, Sstutter necklace, scooter and a Kir Royale.
Finishing the fashion weeks with my long suffering photographer Pam at the Brasserie le Grand Palais has got to be heaven right ???
photographs by Pam Belorgey