Friday, January 7, 2011

The Lure of Red

Vintage Dior
A simple red dress....made of nothing but the finest of fabrics...silk, of course!   Only because it swishes...it crunches....and it has amazing shadows between its folds.  Doesn't get any better than that....except if it's vintage....then it screams!
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That simple red dress exudes confidence.  It demands attention.  It lures every eye...and begs it to linger.  You know what I'm talking about....the gaze from a guy while his girlfriend is poking his side and pulling his arm....yea, that's the one.  Oh, and the one from the girl sitting at the table next to you who's longing to be in your shoes....uh huh....

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I can't put my finger on it, but the thought of that simple red dress has gotten me out of many a tearful situation.  I must confess that I tear up way too easily....especially at church (the choir's special music always makes my eyes well) and while watching movies (I totally embarrass my daughters when they are with me!).  But if I must hold back tears for any reason, my mind does this automatic fast forward to my red "dream" dress.  It always gets my mind off of the situation at hand...even if it's only for a few seconds.  Those fleeting moments give me just enough time to regain my composure....works every time....try it!


An Homage to Valentino

I used to think that I could never wear red....that it just wasn't my color.  But now I believe that EVERY woman can wear red.  You just have to find the perfect shade that compliments you.  Through trial and error I have learned that "cherry" red is my perfect shade.  What's yours?  Please do share....and tell me what makes it work for you! 


PS....For those of you who prefer to carry your "pop!" of color in lieu of wearing it.....try one of these:


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(I know.....audacious of me to add one of my bags among Valentino's beauties!!)
Valentino

Valentino

7 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST SUE! WOW!!!! Now I have to admit, red is not my color...I look good in it, but I have never really chosen it. BUT THESE VINTAGE DIOR pieces really would make me consider wearing this color! LOVELY!!! And I just ADORE your header photo! Thank you for your kind words and visit yesterday; I am barely getting around to responding after a busy Saturday! ENJOY YOUR SUNDAY and have fun CREATING! Anita

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,dear Sue:-)))*

Oh,my...what a gorgeous,absolutely great RED post!!!
My fav.is vintage Dior and Valentino isbeyond fabulous!
Thank you so very much for share all these fabulousness with us!!!

Much Love,cheers,
***Violetta***

Laura, Happy Homemaker UK said...

Hi Sweetie! Wow, love this post and reading about your red dresses :) I'm more of an Oilily girl, but all these dresses are pieces of artwork. Love that green one in the right column, but the flower in my hair would be hot pink :) XO L

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Oh... my "red" is bordeaux, deep, dark cherry, but never flaming red. Never say never, but I think I NEVER could wear true red dress...
Your rose purses are BREATHTAKING!!!

Blessings,
Diana

June said...

Hi Sue, I think my perfect red is probably cherry too. I don't wear red often. I love the color.
I loved your previous post. Love seeing the crafty talented ladies in your family. I adored the picture of the girls in white dresses with the rosette at the waist. So chic!
Blessings to you...

koralee said...

Oh I adore RED!!!! Now that is one colour that I feel amazing in...I am not sure which shade is mine...I do like cherry red the best though...nothing like red shoes either. Now you got me wanting to go out and pick up something red...perfect for Valentines.

Thank you for your sweet comments you left me today...you are the BEST!weekend hugs.

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,dearest Sue:-)*

I am SO happy that you like my creations,thank you SO,SO very much for you wonderful touch me woords!!!

Wish you a very good week,my dear friend!

Cheers,much Love to you,
***Violetta***

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