OK, this is not a recent look, I confess. It’s actually Melbourne Cup 2012.
I love the chance to get dressed up for a long lunch so I always look forward to Melbourne Cup.
This year I was excited to finally get to wear this Peter Pilotto dress I’d had for a year, with some Givenchy sandals I’d had, unworn, for longer. The neckpiece is EK Thongprasert, long sold on ebay (but only just copied by Zara).
With the launch of the Autumn Carnival for racing I thought the outfit had some relationship to what’s going on in social fashion terms – the horse racing part, not the season.
And I haven’t used this pic before and I thought it told a good story.
The first part of the story being that a great dress keeps on giving. In this case a Peter Pilotto from 2011. That still looked en-point in 2012 and I believe, still would in 2014.
Actually, I think the dresses from this season were an historical high point for the label and it’s hard to imagine them actually going ‘out-of-fashion’. The draping, the fabric, the prints could be considered in the timeless genre. (I can’t say the same about the headwear).
On the other hand, a great dress makes a great statement and statements can be memorable particularly in a print. Which in turn, can limit seasonal outings – unless you want to be “the girl that always wears that (insert style statement) dress”.
The second part to the story is that I’ve also listed this dress on ebay.
If you think this is the statement you want to make, ‘buy all means’ at http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/191126833199?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649