Monday, November 22, 2010


I've been thinking. Thinking about what kind of dress I would be if I were a dress. A while ago, when heading home after a yoga class with my aunt, I said, "let's take Madison Avenue". She proceeded to tell the taxi driver to cross over town and take one of my favorite avenues in the whole city. She would sit on the right and I, on the left (it was the opposite last time) and without talking we would gaze out the window. "Oohs," "ahh's" and "look over here!" filtered the cab. That tradition carried on every tuesday night after yoga, for some time.
As we carried on up the avenue, I would always look for Makola. A womens fashionable, traditional and classy dress boutique. Dresses tended to be cut off at the shoulders, belted at the waist and perfectly "poofed" until they reached the floor. I make it sound awful, but no. The store (to me) seemed to call to older or middle aged woman looking for an Audrey Hepburn styled dress. The dress was needed for a special occasion, (special enough to spend a lot of money) but it would be saved forever and passed on in it's original Makola box. The dresses rang with the words: elegance and poise.

Not one of my favorites, but an example of dresses basic template
Sadly, Makola closed in January of this year, I had hoped to buy one of your magical creations when I was older and had some money. Maybe you will come back.
Not to fear, Prada is here. When flipping through Vogue and looking on, I can not get over Prada's Fall 2010 RTW. I am loving the preppy-ness and the pumps are killer. I like to think I am similar to this line as it puts forward a number of different looks, all with a different story. It also reminds me of Makola because the collection seems to be back in the past but is able to make it work in the twenty-first century.
The models from the runway show look like they are on a mission or as though they are modern librarians revamping the fifties and sixties look. "It's normal clothes," she said backstage before her show. "Classics. Revising the things I did in the nineties," taken from an interview by Sarah Mower. The glasses, the tiny bows, the huge coat collars, hair wraps, the chunky knitted knee high socks top it all off. Each look has it's own detail and emotion, that's what I like about it.

Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-WearPrada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-WearPrada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
What dress are you?


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