Day 36...

Ginger Rogers….

 Vintage silk Chiffon and beaded evening gown.

Vintage silk Chiffon and beaded evening gown.

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Ginger Rogers would have loved this dress!  And hands down, when I floated down the stairs in this my youngest daughter said "OOOOH mommy, that's so beautiful"  I have no idea who made this dress, but it is so incredible, just layers, and layers, and layers of chiffon.  It "floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee"…And it has made me realize, that I really need to invest in better foundation garments!  I remember dresses similar to this from when I was around 6, and mom - I'm so sorry to admit this but, I LOVED the beading so much that I used to pick off some of my favorites in secret, I just could not resist! So naughty, I know, but what can I say, I'm a Magpie,  I've always liked bright shiny things- Just like my youngest daughter, I would not be surprised if she did the same thing one day. I remember seeing my mom dressed up when I was a little girl, and thinking there was no more beautiful woman in the world.  And then she would float out the door in a cloud of smoke and Shalimar. xo