Monday, September 16, 2013

Inspiration: Little Black Dress

Soooo I survived the bachelorette party I mentioned last Friday. Sadly, my cell phone did not. I wish I had a cool story, like "OMG I climbed on a balcony to take a picture of a bird that I was SURE was a bald eagle, but then I dropped my phone 5 stories into a pond". The buttons just stopped working. I guess that's what happens when your phone is 4 1/2 years old. Want to know the best part? I got on ebay and ordered the same phone as a replacement. Suck it Verizon!

Part of the bachelorette party involved dinner out, and our theme was "Little Black Dress". You might remember a few episodes back on Project Runway (the shoe episode) that Tim gave the designers a fashion quiz. One of the questions was about who "invented" the Little Black Dress. I felt a little like a smarty pants because I had just read the answer (Coco Chanel) in The Vintage Pattern Selector.

I found a great slideshow of the LBD through the years here on the Real Simple magazine website. Not to mention all the great examples you can see with a search on Pinterest. Here are some of my favorites:

That last one is actually a sewing pattern! If you haven't heard of Named Patterns, you should take a look. Their patterns are super unique and had me drooling over them within seconds.

Do you have a go-to LBD? On Thursday I'll reveal the one I made/wore to the party. It was pretty fun to see all the different versions of the same concept.

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