All Shapes, All Sizes, For Always – The Maxi Dress

The Maxi Dress – I am so very glad that these dresses are still on the Catwalk. The maxi dress was rife on the Catwalk with the whole gladiator trend and although the dress quietened down it never quite left us. It was there on Gucci’s catwalk autumn/winter 08/09 and here it is again on numerous catwalks for spring /summer. The maxi dress, one of my favourites – I definitely say invest! I would Invest in a black or a nude colour (Alberta Ferretti’s one shouldered caramel/gold maxi dress is amazing). Maxi dresses in classic colours turns up the sophistication and glamour ten fold for an evening out. They elongate the body and make you look slim and long limbed. For those short in height I would recommend wearing Maxi dresses with huge wedged sandals as they can drown shorter people. I think these style dresses are best showing off as much skin up top, whether it be a strapless maxi, one shouldered, v or halter necked – too much skin coverage can look like the dress is wearing you instead of you wearing it – the key is to reveal the décolletage!

All Shapes, All Sizes, For Always – The Strapless Dress

The Strapless Dress – This is my all time favourite. Firstly it’s slimming and reveals the best parts of the female body. Secondly, providing it’s the right colour it’s timeless, sexy and classy in spring, summer or winter. These dresses designed by Ermanno Scervino are to die for, my favourite being the rich caramel coloured one. If I had the funds I would snap this EXACT dress up in a split second and wear proudly for a lifetime– seeing as I definitely don’t have the funds I will be scouting a high street alternative. I have no doubt I will find something very similar in Zara. I will keep you informed! Ermanno Scervino spring/summer 09 collection is literally mouth watering, heart rate increasing, kidney’s fluctuating or whatever beautiful clothes do for you.

A Personal Note

So I’m headed off for Sicily for Valentines day –Necessary outfits have been tried and tested, natural nail varnish has replaced my statement black, my accessories have been switched for jewellery and my sun glasses are placed conveniently in my hand bag…rain or shine sun glasses shall be worn! However I checked with the Sicilian and it is although freezing cold, beautifully sunny – therefore it is a sunglass wearing opportunity for a Londoner! Don’t you just love winter sun? A killer coat, amazing boots, leather gloves with a steaming take away coffee in your hand and huge black sunglasses shoved up your nose –you could be in Sicily or London – It’s classic (which as you know is my thing now)!

Sitting in Cafe Rouge this evening with a large glass of red wine and a Fondant au Chocolat (figure watching has been put on hold) talking some nonsense or intellectual chat with my partner in crime, she stops me and says, ‘There’s two really glamorous girls in here.’
I am slightly puzzled by this comment – at first I think she’s talking about us.
But she tells me to turn my head and I do. I am faced with two very glamorous girls – fake hair curled down their backs, eyelashes that look like Spanish fans and a skin tone that looks like it can only be mixed by Duluxe. ‘I used to want to look like that,’ I say, watching them struggle out of Cafe Rouge with jeans too tight and heels that look like they should be in the circus or on a stage with a pole (yes I am guilty of the excessively high shoe – but that’s completely different). These girls look like they belong in a Hip Hop video – overly sexed up and completely impractically dressed for life, unless of course they are in the video girl, circus or adult entertainment trade. Point being, at seeing these girls I have become perplexed – in the moment of changing or trying to work out my own new image – wanting to be glamorous and made up, whilst remaining classy and elegant these girls have scared the glamour out of me. It makes me want to get rid of my fake hair and throw away my eyeliner. But yet I’m so afraid of being generic, dull – the average dresser!
I want to know – what is glamorous, what is effortless beauty and what is carefree or careless dressing? This could be my next story.

I haven’t uploaded a story in a while – but I have many fashion notes jotted down and I’m feeling particularly inspired. I am almost certain that Sicily will revive my fashion eye and get my writing juices flowing. I am hoping to come back with a beautiful sexy short story that incorporates Sicily, Fashion, Valentines Romance and Glamour!! Anyway – I shall be gone for four days, let’s see if a story unfolds within my overloaded head – I suppose it all depends on how eventful my valentine’s is.

I hope you all have a great one … Happy Valentines Day …Arrivederci!!!