Traditionally the gown is a piece worn to formal events and black-tie affairs. However, the modern woman has taken the gown from the ballrooms and red carpets to the streets. The trend for some time now on many fronts has been to take unconventional pieces to events and shows. For one my previous posts I showed how tees, sweaters, and streetwear once reserved for the concrete jungle made its way onto front rows at fashion shows. The point here is that the gown can be edged up and worn out with the girls and still keep its elegant appeal.
For my last post I focused on the robe, now I’m putting on a slip. I am surprised no one has asked me to get a room yet with all this pajama chic wear I’m sporting. There is nothing better than a piece that’s so easy to put on and comfortable to wear that makes it look like your bed is on the corner of Spring and Crosby. The real beauty of this versatile Christina Economou dress is that it lies at the intersection of comfort and elegance.
While thinking about my story the first thing that came to mind was 1950s Hollywood glam! Picture a black-and-white image of a women sitting in front of her vanity with impeccable posture. The camera blinks across her outfit showcasing a long flowing robe and feathered slippers. Perhaps she is getting ready to host a party, or better yet, waiting to catch a breeze off her balcony as she sips bubbly from her champagne coupe with a long cigarette holder in hand. What was a fantasy to many during that time has now become reality to the modern-day woman.
The bridge. It’s been used far to often in common English idioms becoming cliche. We’ve been encouraged not to burn our bridges, to build bridges and not walls, or that our mistakes are the usual bridges between inexperience and wisdom. However you cross it (saw what I did there) the word play has been used and ingrained in our psyche. So I thought, why not shoot my latest post on bridge. Wait, what? I chose the location of the bridge not because we typically use it as a symbol of visual transition but that far to often we don’t realize that we are on one of life's bridges until we’ve crossed it.