I Wore the Wrong Shoes…

…but the right dress?

Pantone named the official 2013 colour of the year: Emerald! Does that then mean I wore the right dress at the wrong time? As two high school buddies, a new friend and I drove from Atlanta to Chattanooga for what would be the first of 6 (yes, SIX) weddings I would attend in 2012 and the terrain grow rougher and rougher, I proclaimed, “I wore the wrong shoes!”

I probably should not have worn heels for this wedding...

I probably should not have worn heels for this wedding…

Poor pedal adornment decisions aside, we had a fabulous time sending our friend off into the world of wedded bliss (afterall, the shoes were soon kicked off to feel the grass beneath my bare feet).  And I thoroughly enjoyed wearing this  custom confection of emerald(y) green raw silk  created in collaboration with Mina Evans (website here),  a Ghanaian fashion  designer and friend (not to mention wardrope staple).  I paired the dress with  similarly-hued earrings inspired by that breathtaking pair  by Lorrain Schwartz Angelina Jolie wore at the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony.

Mina  handles my neurotic haranguing about half-inch differences in hemline and pontificating about the perfect foldover width– not to mention tendency towards indecsion– like a star. She’s a dedicated, sedulous and talented young lady and one of my biggest regrets about not being able to make it home to Ghana this holiday season is that I did not get to hound her as I usually do when I am in town. Nevertheless, it shan’t be long before she finds me in her fitting room again,  being the difficult yet ever-so-grateful customer that I am.


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What I wore: Custom Mina Evans dress, Kenneth Jay Lane Teardrop faux Emerald earrrings, Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Toe in Nude; Kenneth Jay Lane Embellished Tiger Cuff

About Natasha

Word- and dough-smith. Girl in search of "the illumination, that ecstatic flash, from which truth emerges".

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