dressed up like a lady: Fulfilling a Style Goal

May 25, 2008

Fulfilling a Style Goal

I picked this dress up one afternoon when I was desperate for something to wear to dinner with my boyfriend's parents that night. It was before we lived together and I wasn't going to have time to go back to my house before we'd be meeting them, so I ran out on my lunch break to find something. Store after store turned up nothing I'd want to spend money on, but lo and behold, crammed in amongst the post-season prom dresses on the clearance rack at Macy's was this cute little thing.



Dress: Ruby Rox
Boots: Vintage via the Getup
Necklace: Miss Misa

It tickled my fancy because the ruching on the bust and the little cap sleeves made it similar enough to the dress in this photograph of Edie Sedgwick posing with the Velvet Underground, which I'd been searching for for ages. You'd think that as soon as babydoll dresses became popular again, it would have been easy to find something just like this, but it took quite a while!





 


 

This pendant says "Qui hier, que demain," a French phrase that, I must admit, perplexes me. I don't speak a word of French, but according to Google Translator, in English it literally translates to "Which yesterday, that tomorrow." It would seem that this could be more conventionally understood "As it was yesterday, so it will be tomorrow," an expression of steadfastness. Except there are also a plus and a minus sign embedded into the phrase! Does this add meaning? Is it "More that was yesterday, less which is tomorrow?" Or do the mathematical symbols have a separate meaning that's not inserted into the phrase, maybe implying balance? Or are they just there to look nice? The mystery haunts me.

4 comments :

  1. I love the toughness of the boots contrast with the soft feminine dress!

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  2. Hello I've just discovered your blog via Dotti's one, I'm french and I would like to solve the mystery of your necklace... In fact, in France, husbands use to give this necklace as a present to their wives after many years spend together, and it means "more than yesterday, less than tomorrow", and it's about love. It a message of eternal love! Hope you like it! Your blog is great, by the way!

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  3. I'm glad you got an actual answer to the style question. I was going to suggest, "as it was yesterday, it will be tomorrow, pretty much."

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  4. Thank you so much for solving my mystery!! I can't tell you what a relief it is to finally know! :)

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