Friday, February 4, 2011


Little B l a c k + w h i t e dresses!

Images: Lula magazine

I finally got around to buying Lula issue 11 yesterday, and my lord was it worth the wait!
I was so happy to see all the editorials I've been stalking online in the flesh, and I love Rodarte, so Kate and Laura Mulleavy guest-editing was definitely my cup of tea...but more on Lula later.
The one thing from issue 11 that inspired me the most was Rachel Antonoff's beautiful article "White Chalk" about white dresses.

I started thinking about how much I really do love a white dress. They are, perhaps my favourite colour to wear in a dress, besides pale blue. Something about a beautiful white dress simultaneously labels the wearer romantic and haunting when done right. I then started to think about the white dresses' counterpart, the black dress. When I say black dress I don't mean a 'LBD' tight mini dress...but a dress that has the potential to be as whimsical and romantic as the white dress.

So here is my list of favourite Black and White dresses!
1. Black dress from Duskin. I have the flat lay image of the dress and have made collages from it before because it has such a beautiful, simple shape with interesting textured fabrication.

2. White dress from Secret Squirrel. T
his dress is just about my favourite Secret Squirrel dress ever. It also comes in black, which is beautiful as well...but the white is basically perfection. The bell sleeves, the lace insertion, the subtle waist, the floaty skirt, the silhouette, ah! It's just my kind of dress. On second thought, this may be my favourite dress. Ever.
3. Black dress from Lover. How amazing is this dress!? This is the very height of whimsy. The sleeves alone make me want to attend a pagan ritual in haunted grounds. It reminds me of something Stevie Nicks would love to wear on stage while singing Rhiannon, which is always a good sign in my book! Unfortunately it's far too expensive for me, valued at over one thousand dollars :(

4. TBA white dress. This is just about the most perfect Edwardian-inspired white dress...I also love the printed version of this dress. I've been deliberating buying it since the collection aired so maybe that's a sign I should take the plunge and invest?

5. Black dress from Lover. This is the 'ritual pin tuck dress' which is from my favourite Lover collection, Lovebomb. I think this dress officially names Lover the best go-to brand for black dresses. It is so simple and sweet but at the same time not too 'little girl' due to the midnight shade of it which is just perfect.

6. White dress from Strummer. Strummer is quickly becoming one of my new favourite Australian labels. The latest collection is so amazing (blog soon on it!) This whole outfit is just me all over. The pin tucks on the sleeves, the buttons down the bodice and the general silhouette make me so curious at to this price of this beauty...this would also make an amazing investment piece!

a u r e v o i r !

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