I have a soft spot in my heart for Mr. Oscar de la Renta. By all accounts he’s a gentleman first and designer second, so most of his designs are lovely tributes to women. Very soft, elegant, romantic. I’d love to be an Oscar girl, and perhaps a small section in the very recess of my brain thinks I could be one, but in reality I think his RTW is too much for the “ladies who lunch” set. But today I stand corrected in one of his knit dress concoctions…a sweet mix of grosgrain and chiffon silk flower ribbons, all intertwined in a crochet dress that’s at once casual and precious. Overly girly on the hanger and in the editorials, and yet somehow I actually also love it on me. And I’m definitely not that girly girl.
What, me, soft and romantic? Say it ain’t so! Yes, once you’ve been Oscared, it’s hard to not love being a girl.
But now do you see why I definitely need to find that perfect pair of nude slingbacks?