“I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.” ~ Coco Chanel, April 29, 1939
Every once in a while I find a collection or aspects of a collection that stick in my mind. Not only that, but these threads of memory appear to follow me around – I see an image here, an image there, everything working together like some kind of path leading me in the direction of a fabulous purchase…
This black lace dress is one such item. I love Stella McCartney‘s way with lace, and for me this is reminiscent of her scalloped lace dress from 2010. I found it at a bargain price in one of my local East Village boutiques, having had it in my mind for a long while now that this style might suit me.
Here is the older Stella version:
Image above from Yulya’s X Fashion World.
And below, the ink heavy cotton lace Mya dress currently reduced from £1,090 to half price on her website:
My favourite artist Corinne Bailey Rae also wears a lace jumpsuit by Stella McCartney on the cover one of her “The Love” EP, music I have shared only with significant people in my life:
Some things just work out perfectly, don’t they?!
(For a mini review of the lace worn by attendees at recent Haute Couture shows – cast your eye over this blog post by my friend Christine of ‘Fash n Chips‘ who included photos of Christine Centenera and Anja Rubik looking oh-so-chic in Paris…)