We are having the worst freaking weather EVER here in France… I actually have never seen such a horrible month of May, it’s been so cold and raining almost everyday and it is just NOT POSSIBLE ANYMORE. If it doesn’t stop anytime soon, you are probably going to assist to the death of all French people due to massive depression and lack of sunshine… And I do not wish that to happen…
Besides, non stop rain is a real pain when it comes to life organization : I can’t get my dog out as much as I’d like, it ruins my hair as soon as I wash it, it deprives us all from entire days of Roland Garros matches, and mainly it prevents me to shoot what I need to shoot. Rain has always been my worst pet peeve as a photographer : besides keeping me from goint out as I’d like and dressing up as I’d want, the humidity and very weak light during the few minutes when it doesn’t rain are the worst conditions to take pictures. And don’t even get me started on my appartment, which is usually pretty bright but instantly transforms as a mortuary cave with this kind of weather… So we ended up taking these pictures during a 5 minutes rain break, I decided to go with a sailor outfit to stay in tune with this humid atmosphere…
I’ve always hated dresses. Actually, that’s not true. I’ve always hated wearing dresses. I can’t explain why, I just don’t feel comfortable wearing a dress. In fact, I denied all forms of feminity for a long while, and the only way you could make me unveil my legs (a huge complex) was to give me a pair of shorts. It took time, but I changed, I got rid of my complexes, I learned to let go regarding what I dare to wear, but this has been stuck in my head nonetheless : dresses are fine, but only on other people.
That being said, as a decent clothes lover, I sometimes have a crush on some dresses. They just appear to me, call out to me, I don’t know it’s like a crush, I have to buy them cause I’m sure I’ll cherish them. In the end, I only own less than 10 dresses in my closet, but they’re all very irreplaceable to me, and whenever I feel like wearing them (which means almost never), I’m just happy to !
And then, I found this pure wonder at Mango, I had it in mine for so long and couldn’t find it anywhere, until that day my dream came true, that day I found THE dress. MY dress. The one that can magically reconcile me with all the dresses of the world, the one that makes me say “hey, tomorrow I’ll wear a dress, just like that, for no particular reason.” ! Hallelujah, Jesus Christ Holy Mother ! I never thought I’d be able to have this kind of thought one day (please, don’t mind the weirdness of this sentence !).
This dress has it all. It’s pretty, it’s maxi, it’s stripey (in my world, this means 50% of the perfection level), it’s comfy, it’s so cool I’ve never been so in love with a piece of clothing of my life. Anyway, you got me, it’s THE perfect dress, and I really hope you’ll like it as much as I do (and if you do like it, it’s 50% off right now, just sayin’ !) 😉