Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Customizing the Classics: the Little Black Dress


Someone asked just yesterday about finding a versatile dress that could be worn for (among other things) funerals.  It was a timely question, as I was just finishing up my meditation on the Little Black Dress...  thanks for your question!  

Black dress – The Row

Brown dress – Chinti & Parker , Navy dress – Diane von Furstenberg, Grey dress – Diane von Furstenberg

Gray blouse – Aubin & Wills, gray skirt – Chloe, Camel tee – Ralph Lauren, camel skirt – House of Fraser, Navy sweater and skirt – Alexander McQueen

Midnight blue shirtdress – Steven Alan Hayden, Camel sweater dress – J. Crew, Gray dress – Tomas Maier

Dresses – Diane von Furstenberg  
Black silk shirtdress – Madewell, navy linen dress – Monsoon, gray tee shirt dress – James Perse
Cardigan – Topshop, blue sandals – Molly, navy blazer – Rag & Bone, wrap – John Lewis, navy pumps - Lanvin, navy boots – Donald J. Pliner  
Cardigan – Woolrich, Silver sandals – Glint, knitted blazer – See by Chloe, earrings – Tasha, gray slingbacks – J.C. Penney, black boots – Annie Bromley


  1. I love these choices!

  2. Can't wait for your book to be finished. I want to curl up with it and get lost in it. Pretty often I find myself stealing a few minutes to go back into your previous posts, here and there, to just look and enjoy. But curling up with a laptop or blackberry and clicking around just doesn't get it for me. I want to turn pages, flip around, put it down, and pick it up again effortlessly. Looking forward to it, whenever it happens.

  3. I'm the one who asked about the funeral dress. Thanks for the rapid response...this gives me some ideas to get started.

  4. I am putting in my request for a signed book. I am tired of right-clicking and copying your pictures for my personal file - the file is too big. I would like a book on which I can take notes, circle items, post-it note key pages (I just made "post-it" a verb, tsk tsk...), etc. And they would make fantastic holiday presents. Please publish soon!!!!!!!