Thursday, November 4, 2010

she's flying so freely in the sky

This is my favorite dress. Possibly of all-time, ever, certainly of my life thus far.


dress: vintage, $18 -- shoes: vintage, $14
Thanks to Jin for taking this photo! Cracking up inspired by "Come on, Sophi, show some emotion!" 

I call it "my Grace Slick dress" because it seems like something she would have worn back in 1967.

The Incomparable Grace Slick. Image from this article.

The first time I tried on the dress, I thought it was wonderful, but I was looking for a summer dress. It was too polyester, too tight, too long-sleeved. And it was floor-length. I passed it up, only to wake up the next morning just knowing I needed it.

At the time, however, I couldn't drive (being 15), so I had to wait a couple weeks to get back to the vintage store where I found it. When I got there, it was gone. I scoured the store (probably about 1500 square feet) in search of the dress. No luck.

Some months later, I was flipping through a rack of dresses when BAM! there it was. The Grace Slick Dress! I made it mine, took it home, cut off the bottom 12 inches, and hemmed it the same night.

I just feel like this dress is me in garment form, so it feels really feels like an extension of myself when I put it on. It just makes me happy. I also almost always wear it unaccessorized. It doesn't need anything but a great pair of boots and, when it's colder, a cozy cardigan. I'd normally wear my brown cowboy boots, but they're in desperate need of a resoling at the moment, so I opted for these taupe slouchy ones. Not as good, but it works. Nice and simple.

10 comments:

Stacie said...

And you look mahvelous in it too!

Ellinor Forje said...

That is a beautiful dress. The prints remind me of LAMB's SS collection. It's Africa inspired mixed with something else. Thansk for sharing the photos and come and visit me too when you have time.

Cheers.

Annebeth said...

I love the way you describe your dress "an extension of me", very nice. I haven't yet had that feeling with a garment, I have this real actress side to me that makes me put together outfits to create an image of myself I project outward onto the viewing public, lol

melina bee said...

I call dresses like that "easy breezy" b/c they always make me feel like I'm in a cover girl ad. I love psychedelic prints like that, but I want to find a mini dress in cotton.

Annushka said...

You very beautiful, lovely style)))
Very nice post&blog)))

Michal said...

The colors are just awesome!! It fits you perfectly too. (:

Jettica said...

Oh my. I love that dress. Looks perfect on you!

Jess
Feelingstylish.co.uk

Jettica said...

Oh my. I love that dress. Looks perfect on you!

Jess
Feelingstylish.co.uk

Annebeth said...

I love the way you describe your dress "an extension of me", very nice. I haven't yet had that feeling with a garment, I have this real actress side to me that makes me put together outfits to create an image of myself I project outward onto the viewing public, lol

Ellinor Forje said...

That is a beautiful dress. The prints remind me of LAMB's SS collection. It's Africa inspired mixed with something else. Thansk for sharing the photos and come and visit me too when you have time.

Cheers.