If you were anywhere near me last weekend, i.e when I was shopping, when I got home and wafted around the bedroom, when I went on Twitter and Facebook to tell everyone or when it debuted at Hannah's birthday tea party ... you'd be aware of one thing: I have bought a dress with rabbits on it. A pink dress with rabbits on it.
It was an event I could not keep to myself. New dresses are always newsworthy.
But ones with bunnies on them? Doubly so! At least.
When I declared to the online world that:
4:03 PM Jun 5th
Let alone the couture bunny print [which has since been pointed out to be rather, how shall I put this? Rather 'similar' to a Fifi Lapin design...].
I must admit the design looked familiar to me from the outset. My other immediate thoughts ran something like:
- Oooh that's a nice shaped dress;
- Oh ... it's ....rabbits?!
- Err ... are they a bit scary looking?
- No.... actually I think I like them ....
- I'll just quickly try it on ....
- Ahhh oohhhh, it fits me perfectly ....
- ....I think I'm in love ... shall I buy it?
Now that it's safely in my possession I've been pondering which lady is my favourite and think it could be either this one rocking the shades:Or this enviable military jacket + frilly dress combo [centre]:
Yes. I think it's the girly military bunny who I most associate with .... what on earth am I saying???? I think the pink girlishness has gone to my head ....
....and this won't help any ....
What shoes would one wear with such a dress when wearing it to a very special birthday tea party? Why, your high heeled, uber Barbie pink shoes.
It's a shame that this is the best photo I could find of me at the said birthday tea party, in the dress of rabbitty glory:
Less 'bunny girl glamour' and more bewildered Alice down the rabbit-hole' I'd say!
I really do look like [a] I've forgotten how to read and [b] that I fear that card I'm holding is radioactive don't I?
All the photos of the dress [so far] have made it into my Chasing Patterns project on my Flickr gallery, where it's burrowed in with 120 other patterns at the moment. But that still means I'm falling behind if I'm to get 365 in there by the end of the year!
There's only one thing for it. I will simply have to keep hunting for more patterned dresses of desire. How ever will I cope?
Links to, stories of and even in-person catwalk-style parades of your own dresses of desire or most bizarrely patterned items of clothing are most welcome.
Don't be shy. After all, as I've established: I am apparently 34 and did indeed buy a pink dress with rabbits all over it, which I wore in public and then told you all about it complete with photographic evidence ....
I'm certainly not in any position to judge your style choices ....