I think about history a lot...not so much the kind of history that this title implies, but the kind of history that consistently influences my personal style... You know how I love the 60's, the 70's, hippie chic, boho chic, whatever you want to call it. That said, today I want to talk about very recent history...is last spring's MAJOR dress phenomenon so last year that it could be considered historical? Is maxi versus mini the war of Spring 2009? Does maxi even have a chance? Well, if today's featured brand has anything to say about it, mini should seriously think about a retreat!!!
I found Daughters Of The Revolution last year. For those of you who know me, you often saw me in my favorite blue flowly, floral maxi dress that was one of their best sellers. It was the perfect Hamptons daytime party dress...just sheer enough that it looked girly chic over a swimsuit. It also was fab on a hot NYC night...casual yes, but definitely statement making!!! At under $300, I was dying to find another one, but alas I never had any luck, that is until now.
LA-based Daughters Of The Revolution designer, Emily Cadenhead creates the best vintage-inspired prints. She redraws patterns from vintage wallpaper and postcards and transforms them into semi-ethereal, feminine frocks. Bohemian and so LA that they make me long for warmer days. The fabrics are light and move like wind in your hair and the cut is subtly sexy... They sort of remind me of one of my favorite fashion moments. I was on the bus from the parking lot to the Billy Joel concert in the Hamptons and David Lauren and Lauren Bush were sitting next to me. David and I know each other so we all walked into the concert together... Lauren was wearing a vintage, maxi lace dress that was to-die. It was just sheer enough to be provocative, prim enough to be quintessential Americana. I still covet the dress and have scoured numerous vintage stores to find something that reminds me of it and all the while the DOTR dresses were right under my nose.
Ravinstyle.com has this season's version of my blue floral...the perfect butterfly print that so reminds me of my Billy Joel concert moment. Miraculously it is still only $265!!! ShopBop also has some new styles that are almost nightgown-esque... I am in love with the white Magnolia Dress and I also adore the the Rainbows Dress, both around $250...unbelievable!!! Finally, the strapless, Garden Party Dress is beyond sweet and wavy-lock worthy!!!
So this time around, the maxi wins hands down and should absolutely not yet become fashion history!!! Trust me, one of the Daughter Of The Revolution dresses will be your summer go to and at those prices, you can buy two!!!