I don’t consider myself to be terribly fashion forward. I wear what I like and I hope that I don’t look like too much of a goober. You won’t find a collection of designer labels in my closet. I have fairly well-defined limits on how much I will pay for clothes, shoes and accessories and designer clothes often don’t fall within those limits. Yet, I am fascinated with fashion design – both when it results in new and exciting fashions that flatter women and when it goes horribly wrong. As such, I have been watching the new show – Fashion Star. So far I have to tell you, I have been more underwhelmed than anything by most of the designs. In a few cases, I have been floored by the praise some of the items have received. There was one dress on week two that was praised and actually purchased by one of the department stores that looked like a belted sheet. Clearly, I don’t get fashion.
Yet, every once in awhile there is a design that I so admire that I entertain the notion that I really should own it -regardless of the cost. I saw such a design at the Atlanta Airport today. It was designed by Nancy Judd.
I know – it is fabulous! You must admit, it looks like it was designed for me personally. Usually, I am not a fan of yellow, but in a statement piece like this I can embrace yellow. I WANT THAT DRESS!
The unfortunate reality is that this dress design is a concept piece that Judd designed to illustrate the potential of recycling and reusing items.
If I want this dress I will have to seek out a knock-off. I can’t help but wonder how this design would fare on Fashion Star. I suspect they would’t like it – which frankly makes me like it even more. So I’m not fashion forward…I can live with that, especially while wearing a fabulous dress like this.
Day nine hundred and ninety-six of the new forty – obla di obla da