I had a meeting at the Catherine Malandrino store today to discuss doing a fab shopping party with them and left in a deep state of fashion desire. One of the women I met with had on what may now be my absolute favorite dress of the season. I know I have a lot of favorite dresses, but this is why I love clothes so much...just when you think you are 100% satiated, another gorgeous creation makes you salivate once again. I have always been Catherine Malandrino obsessed...I still wear the yellow satin trench from the early days and refuse to retire my fav nautical inspired sweater. It is and will always be one of my go-to resources as the brand continues to retain its unique point of view...overtly feminine, often sexy in a very understated way and beyond artisitc!!!
So now back to the dress I just have to have!!! Well to start with its the perfect crisp white...yes, whites can vary and some just look a bit muted or dingy...this white is so rich and bright that it is almost luminous. Next the shape is beyond versatile...a simple shift shape that works for work or for play...with flat or high heeled sandals it flows easily from day into night. Make sure to belt it to emphasize your shape.
OK now for why I think it is absolutely fabulous...its top layer is composed of fabric pieced together to form an almost petal-like texture. Honestly, this dress really reminds me of a flower...an extremely modern version of a flower, but a gorgeous flower nonetheless!!!! I was told that it doesn't really have a lot of hanger appeal and I have to agree, but once on your body you will never want to take it off. Oh, it isn't sheer FYI...it does have an underlayer. Now for the best part...it is on sale, so run to either the Meatpacking District or the Soho stores before it is gone.
If for some reason you just don't agree with me, there were about 10 other dresses I would have also loved to own...stay tuned ladies as the aforementioned shopping party is in the works...and just wait until you see the Fall collection...to die!!!!