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blue droplets

blue droplets

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I’ve always wanted to bottle the most immaculate day. You know, like, capture the yellow of the morning sun as its melts against an azure sky, to somehow seize that feeling of joy and the lightness of the spirit induced by the brightness of the air. Needless to say, I have failed gleefully on all attempts to do so. However, do not despair! For although we can’t spritz a fragrance called Day of Glory and Perfection whenever we feel like it, I have found the ultimate dress to remind us of that perfect mild day that just rolls on and on ever so sweetly.

I spotted this divine little number nestled amongst the other brightly coloured offerings at Dear Gladys. Or rather, it may have found me – jumping into my arms with the vibrant zing of a citrus toned spectacle that says so sweetly: “Please my dear lady, take me home and wear me with joy for the remainder of your Summer days.” It was as tempting as one of those Candy sherbet fizzers, innocent enough looking, but golly gosh, an explosion of one thousand freshly squeezed Lemonades when you give it a crack. I obliged. We don’t like any pretty garments to feel excluded now, do we?

This shift dress, splattered with tiny blue droplets like rain on a trumpet Daffodil, is not for the faint hearted my dears! It is ZING and ZANG, it is BING and PING it is “LOOK AT ME BECAUSE I’M ALL BRIGHT AND SMILEY AND GUESS WHAT I’M NOT SORRY!” Delightful really. Such personality and pizazz. And just before you dismiss me and stop reading and looking at this post because you made your mind up many moons ago that yellow “Just ain’t my thang darlin’” (no excuse really), you might want to be calmed by the fact that the contrasting blue tones throughout its raised-relief textural print – the ‘Blue Droplets’ as we like to call them – really are a harmonising element in the garment’s palette, a general a winner on most people. It’s all about balance folks!

When directing and shooting my antics in this dress, the creative genius of my dear companions v&v (the world’s best forces always come in two’s) was quick to accentuate the principles of balance and harmony that I see as being a key aspect to this dress – working with the tonal contrast of the green hedge and its linearity against the pulsating blue droplets. Not that you even need me to be telling you this. Their pictures capture it all.

If you don’t feel happy after looking at what they’ve done here, we need to get you a good dose of sunshine, Sunshine!

Fragrance Note: Commes de Garcons – Energy C Lemon



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  • Alexia Petsinis 01/02/2014 at 6:49 am

    Ladies, you are truly talented and very inspiring to collaborate with! Keep up the great work, much love! xx

    • Val & Vess 04/02/2014 at 11:54 am

      Thank you wonderful Alexia! We can’t wait to post the other photos!

  • Shona 02/02/2014 at 7:49 am

    Amazing colours and photography! Love it! xx

    • Val & Vess 04/02/2014 at 11:54 am

      Thanks so much Shona! We’ve got some even more amazing ones coming up soon!!!