Saturday, July 24, 2010

Silver Tongue

There is only one place I know of where I feel completely dressed for the occasion when I go out in a white shift dress, heels and a clutch. And that place is Newbridge Silverware, more specifically their Museum of Style Icons. It's not that it's full of sophisticated ladies dressed directly from Net-a-Porter, but it's more that I'm residing amongst some of the most beautiful dresses by some of the best designers which were owned by people who are adored and idolized by millions of people around the world.

Breakfast at Tiffany's is the only film that has directly affected my life. I'm not sure why, but there's something about Holly Golightly that's just so enchanting that she settles into you in a way. I think there's a bit of Holly in all of us, but it just wouldn't have been the same if the part was played by anyone but Audrey Hepburn. So every time I see the beautiful pink dress she wore with the tiara when she heard that Fred died, I get a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. It almost embodies both Audrey and Holly. You can see what size she was, how the little shells have sort of worn off and you can imagine Hubert de Givenchy sketching it. And it's only behind a glass case. Of course the other pieces they have belonging to her are amazing too, but it's the pink dress that's special to me.

There's pieces from Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Micheal Jackson, The Beatles, Gretta Garbo, Bette Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker... all people who had a very heavy impact on fashion, but not so much on my life. Not as much as Audrey Hepburn and the little pink dress.

Thank you Newbridge Silverware, for letting these beautiful items be on display for the public to see for free. And sorry for spamming your guestbook with 'please get McQueen pieces owned by Isabella Blow' or 'call Daphne Guiness and ask her for some of her clothes', etc etc. But you know, it would be good. Juss sayin.

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Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

What a beautiful place to visit. It sounds amazing!

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