…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!”
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.