In 2012, I received two Chris Benz dresses that I’d ordered from a trunk show the previous fall. This was one and this was the other.
I never loved the black dress. The sample fit great, but the final product didn’t live up to the original’s promise. Jean from Ghost Tailor improved it immensely, but I still didn’t think the waist hit me quite where it should. I wore it several times, but then decided I should donate/sell it (and a couple of other pristine dresses) but I never got around to taking action. Finally, this year, my former right-hand woman, Eryn, came over to my apartment and I had a “Eureka!” moment. Behold!
That trash can photobomb, tho. @wendybrandes chose a great location for the #columbiaspectator dinner (and years ago, her wedding), as proven by the amazing lighting in this bathroom. Also, we should probably talk about how this #chrisbenz dress recently wandered from her closet into mine. #latergram #selfie #saturdayselfie #lbd #redlips #? #Hepburn
I like this so much better on Eryn! A tiny difference in fit makes a big aesthetic difference to my eyes. The only problem was that Eryn wore it to an event I was at, and every time I looked at her, I momentarily thought I was seeing myself, in my dress, in a mirror. I kept trying to adjust my hair and lipstick while staring at her. Sorry for the weird looks, Eryn!