I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the need for a little light-hearted post as this week draws to a close, so I’m just going to drop right into the Polka dots story I’ve been compiling for awhile-a pattern that, say what you will, could never be regarded as somber. I recently attended a fabulous birthday party in honour of a dear friend. It was loads of fun, as is usually the case when you have a large gathering of ladies, cocktails and fabulous food all in one room. Anyway, among(st?) the toasts and tributes, one friend, while extolling the Birthday girl’s many fine qualities, spoke of her well known honesty, particularly when dispensing fashion advice. She recounted the time several years ago, she’d been somewhat coerced by a great salesperson into buying a polka-dot dress.
The ‘toaster’ hadn’t been sure about the purchase, polka dots had never been her ‘thaing’ but as she said, the shopkeeper had managed to persuade her otherwise. She recalled, with great affection, that our birthday girl took one look at her in the dress the next day and said “Honey (pause) Whoever told you that dress was your friend wasn’t telling you the truth” Now, before I get a flurry of horrified comments-don’t worry! They’ve been ‘Besties’ for a million years, so all was fine, no harm, no foul. I’m not sure if the dress was returned or not. Maybe I don’t remember the end of the story because everyone was laughing so much and discussing how difficult and potentially ‘ageing’ wearing polka dots can be.
Perhaps I just don’t remember the end of the story exactly because…
These are my new Marni silk pants I WORE TO THE PARTY
And no, not even with heels (cocktails, cobblestones, circulating, fun, just the girls dammit)
A) I’m still all about the pajama look for day, night, dressy, casual, up, down, whatever the occasion, it’s punched my ticket.
And B) The Polka Dot is everywhere at the moment. It’s fun, it’s saucy, it’s big and bold, it’s not ‘Old Lady Stenographer with a kleenex stuck up her sleeve’ anymore. (remember ‘stenographers’?!)
Le Polka Dot est arrivee’!
Cheers, Polka Dot!
Christopher Kane S/S 2014
Martin Margiela Couture Fall 2014
Margiela Couture 2014
So does Pierre Hardy
and this little cutie from Bonpoint Summer 2014
Sportmax Summer 2014
Love these Sportmax trousers!! David Roemer for Harper’s Bazaar Espana, July 14
Never met a Lanvin I didn’t love
via Mod Magazine
She’s trying to resist the Force of the Dot, to no avail
Burberry Men- Dare to tell him his spots aren’t divine.
And yay, hello fashion amortising…Lots of spots on the horizon for 2015
Elizabeth & James- Pre Spring/Summer 2015
Ralph Lauren Resort 2015
Marni Men Summer 2014
Ralph Lauren Resort 2015
Kenzo Resort 2015
Rebecca Minkoff Pre-Spring 2015
Christopher Kane, Fall 2014
Isabel Marant 2014
Stella McCartney pre-fall 2014
an art installation in the lobby of the El Encanto Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA.
Dolce & Gabbana S/S/2015
I’m not saying the look’s for everyone…
But even Mickey’s doing it. (Damien Hurst)
Dolce & Gabbana, Men’s Spring/Summer 2015
Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015
Manolo Blahnik Fall 2014
Polka-d your eyes out didn’t I?!
1st image; artist Andrea Galvani-Lamorte
3rd image from top Alice Temperley dress