From My Closet: Vintage Sue Wong
By Alexandria Boddie
Say hello to my favorite dress that I never get to wear.
I adore this vintage Sue Wong dress, passed down to me maybe 8 years ago from my mother. It's very Morticia, very "mysterious crone", very ME... or so I like to think.
I began transitioning my wardrobe into what I'm calling my Crone Era pre-pandemic, but starting last year, in anticipation of my 40th birthday, I began to find ways to embody it in my everyday personal style. There's nothing "everyday" about this garment, though.
So far, I've only worn this dress twice: once to Sunday bible class, and the other time was for this photo shoot. Again, I've had it in my posession about 8 years. As much as I talk shit about dressing extravagantly just to pick up a bag of chips from the grocery store, there's just so much effort involved in just *existing*, it's a miracle I make it into a simple leggings + tee combo most days. And meanwhile, this beautiful number languishes away in my closet, its fine and beautiful details unappreciated by the Public.
I envision myself wearing this while singing a ballad on stage, or emceeing a show at a biker bar, or even while attending intimate cocktail parties. How can I get invited to some? I need someone to help me with that - inquire within, please.
In the meantime, can we get some commotion for the makeup and styling by Caitlin Monihan? I never would have thought to pair this belt with this garment - I was thinking that more of a pale pink sash would do the trick. And the amount of time she put into just my FACE!
I'm a blessed woman. And I don't ever see myself listing this for sale in the shop.
But yeah, someone invite me to hostess something so I can put this on for it.
Photography by Aurelie Davis.
|I'm a one-woman circus and the world's most passionate Grace Jones stan. Everything about your planet confounds me, except cats. Book me: hritalent.com|