While we were at it, I wanted to get a picture of a dress made for me by gorgeous blogger/clothing designer Stacy Lomman of taffetadarlings — one that doesn’t show me clutching an uncomfortable-looking Henry the dog as if he were some kind of 16-pound, shedding fashion accessory. If you read my Kickstarter article on Independent Fashion Bloggers, you know that Stacy has been raising money to show her first namesake collection during Fashion Week in September, so I was anxious to show off an example of her work.
The high temperature was 94°F the day we took our photos. The dress is for fall. It’s wool and leather, but sleeveless, so I didn’t think I should feel quite as warm as I did. I kept saying to Jennine and Stacy, “Oh my God! I’m having a hot flash!” They kept replying, “You’re wearing wool, it’s 94°F and humid. You’re not having a hot flash, you’re just hot!” It was like Samantha’s desert scene in Sex and the City 2, with more humidity, fewer camels and no soundtrack.
Samantha: I’m having a hot flash.
Carrie: You’re on a camel in the middle of the Arabian desert. If you’re not having a hot flash, you’re dead.
My non-menopausal sweatiness made the dress quite rumpled compared to the last time you saw it.
It’s still beautiful, right? And Jennine’s such an amazing photographer. I’m wearing the dress with my studded Miu Miu shoes, Hermès watch from 2002, and Cleopatra earrings from Sex and the City 2. I also wore my Diana and Siobhan rings. Jennine took a picture of them next to the dress’s leather detail.
Back to Stacy’s fundraising: she hit her target goal of $6,000, which means she gets the money. In fact, she’s at $9,000 now. If you haven’t donated yet, you still should, because $6,000 really just covered the cost of making 12 dresses. There are all kinds of other costs, like the models, the makeup artists, the photographer and videographer, the lighting for photographer and videographer … the list goes on and on. All the dresses have been sponsored, meaning they’re named after someone, but you might want to order the new WendyB dress. We can be twins!
You can also talk to Stacy about ordering the fall dress I’m wearing above. Check out her Kickstarter project page.