Monday, September 12, 2011

Girls in Pink Dresses

Our string of perfect warm summer days continues here in Seattle, with not a hint of fall in the air. Colder days seem so far away I can't get my mind around what I might want to wear when the season turns. And with Spring Fashion Week in full swing in New York, I'm thinking I might just like to skip fall altogether. There's plenty more shows to come, but already some of my favorite things have come down the runways. Lovely prints blooming at Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, Diane von Furstenberg and Altuzzara. Bright colors at Rag & Bone, Lela Rose, Jason Wu, and Derek Lam.

But what's really caught my eye are the flashes of pink that keep swirling by.

A favorite scene from one of my favorite films is in Funny Face, when the fantastic Kay Thompson as fashion editor Maggie Prescott breaks into song, commanding her staff to banish the dreariness from the pages of her magazine by thinking pink. If I'm ever feeling a little blue, or want to ward off a case of the mean reds, Maggie's enthusiasm for the powers of pink never fails to lighten my mood.
 Jason Wu,

And come spring, it seems that the little black dress might have some competition from the little pink dress.

 Cushnie et Ochs,

 Erin Fetherston,

 Kevork Kiledjian,

This confection from Peter Som looks like it might be fit for a modern day Holly Golightly.

Peter Som,

My favorite is this sleek little number from Jenni Kayne. I love the way the slits at the hem turn it into a pretty pink tulip of a dress.

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And while I'm completely behind how they've styled it with minimal accessories, big sun glasses and a messy ponytail, I'd like to punch it up with the fabulous tough-lady shoes from Jason Wu.

I'm in love. And I think they would add the perfect edge to temper the pink bubble gum sweetness.

My Illustration

I haven't bought an all pink dress since Tolo my freshman year of college. But that might just have to change come spring. 

What do you think? Pink? Yes? Or in the words of Maggie Prescott, "I wouldn't be caught dead." 


  1. Oh I love your illustration! Yes and have noticed lots of various shades of pinks and blush!


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  2. love this post so much! pink is my favorite color.

  3. I'm not much of a pink girl but I do love it on others. Of course adore Funny Face as well as your pretty illustration. I haven't been to as many of the shows as usual - I'll be going in on Wednesday for quite a few!



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