Here — at last — are photos of the final garment in the Jungle Flora collection for summer 2013. It took much longer than it should have to complete this final cocktail dress due to three setbacks including: first running out of fabric (poor planning), then spilling red wine on fabric (clumsiness — don’t judge), and lastly becoming distracted by a whirling tropical monster named Sandy (somewhat beyond my control). But– here we are! This cocktail dress is composed of two layers: an under layer of silk charmeuse and an over layer of silk chiffon. The best thing about this garment is that both pieces may be easily slipped over the head. The only closure is a small button and an invisible snap at the back collar. The minimal hardware keeps this garment light and airy. I imagine wearing this dress to a night out on the rooftop of the Met with wine (white wine) in hand. What do you think?
And just for fun, my poodle Popcorn performing downward dog at the hem: