Friday, December 18, 2009

Look of the Day: Christina Ricci



We have been playing it a little safe here at Lily Lemontree these last few weeks and yesterday we were called on it. While discussing our potential picks for the Look of the Day, it was brought to my attention by none other than my partner in fashionable debate, Giorgena, that lately I had been prone to choosing beautiful, albeit safe looks.

No, I said to her, it couldn't be, me of all people, choosing 'safe' instead of 'fashion', but as the day passed and I started to mull over my choices of late, her voice started to resonate in my ears. Her words to me were " This is the thing, sometimes we go with nicely fitted, sensible, appropriate, etc., and that is all good stuff for the people we've become ( wives, mothers, working gals, housewives, what have you), but then you see something like that sharp coat Mrs. Beckham is wearing (another potential this week) and you think "ahhhh, fashion!" and also something like that intriguing dress on Christina Ricci and you think "ahhhh, fashion and art!" and all of a sudden everything else looks so, so lame and uninteresting. All of a sudden we're thinking not as the people we've become but as the people we once were in terms of fashion: daring and goddamn cool."

There is nothing I love more than a nicely-fitted garment and appropriate attire (I'll pass on the sensible!)  but sometimes, it takes a long-standing friend to knock you to your fashion senses with a gentle shove. Okay, it was more like a kick in the rump, but it was well-deserved, since I almost passed on this gorgeous frock worn by Christina Ricci. The material and colour give off some kind of ethereal allure, like she is floating on air while the dark edging sharpens it up a bit,  keeps it from being too dainty looking, definitely something to stay away from when you are as petite as Ms. Ricci.

What do you think of Christina Ricci's 'Look of the Day'?


17 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I like it!! I think she looks grown up & classy.

James said...

A great look, you have a great eye for style safe or not!

Tom said...

Wow. She looks so different.

Kristin said...

KILLER dress. And the red pout sets it off perfectly!

Beth Dunn said...

Stunning! I love Christina Ricci. She has really developed into a beauty. xoxo

SC

Stefanie Valentine said...

Wow, great dress x

Annabel Manners said...

So fabulous. She looks terrific, and her makeup is perfect!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

ooh i love that dress!
xox

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Darling, simply darling. There is just something about red lips and dark hair that always read as elegant when done well.
Warmest regards,
Simone.

JMay said...

That dress is great!

Good find.
xo.

Mommy Lisa said...

It is stunning - makes her look a bit "Audrey Hepburn"....

love it.

for the love said...

I think the dress is gorgeous. Love how she kept is simple with a delicate earring and small clutch. The red looks are a perfect touch.

Blondie said...

Wow she looks absolutely stunning. What a great post honey! Thanks for commenting on my tribute post. You are too kind. Have a great night! Kori xoxo

Town and Country Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by Town and Country Mom. I love your blog and can't wait to read your archived posts as well!

Elise said...

I am soooooo pleased to have found your fabulously fashionable blog. Happy Christmas to you !

Dallas Shaw said...

stunning
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thislovelycity said...

What a beautiful look! xo.

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