Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Perfect Dress

THIS dress would be perfect with some particularly awful passage from Naked Lunch. People would compliment you on it, start reading, call you awful names-imagine the fun! I like the contrast of a super-feminine dress with horrible text. I mean horrible in a good way, of course.

I'm giving it serious consideration. Very serious consideration. I've spent more than that on dresses I don't wear. I already get dirty looks from people-I might as well earn them.

Spotted online via Frocks and Frou Frou



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Rebecca said...

That dress is so much fun! I do love the contrast between a feminine dress and then you see the words! The shock factor is always the best I think. I have some word magnets on my fridge like that that always get a double take! Lol!


Bibi Maizoon said...

Hmm.. I think I'd prefer some drug induced rant of Hunter S Thompson's.
Or possibly something naughty out of a Tom Robbins novel.
I met Mr Robbins twice, once at a book signing/cocktail party in Sonoma during my "sweater girl era" and once at Burning Man while stomping about the desert in combat boots & a Vegas showgirl costume- he is a VICIOUS & INCORRIGIBLE flirt, (as I'm sure you can imagine.) As a result I have 1st edition signed copies of Jitterbug Perfume & Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates.

The interwebs are starting markedly slow here. The server crasheses 3-4 times a day also. Every year from T-giving to after New Year's this is how it is, everybody's online shopping I guess.

Beth Waltz said...

This dress demands kitten heels, black gloves, a black "picture" hat (preferably oversized), and a lorgnette if you can't find the right pair of outrageous sunglasses.

Given the opportunity to select the text for the print, I'd go for a classic Greek porn play dialogue (e.g., The Frogs) written in the original Greek. There are such ties available for the professor who has everything, including a sense of humor. Or perhaps something spicy from "Tales of the Genji"? Calligraphy is pretty!

Propagatrix said...

THE WASP FACTORY would be a good choice too, as would VENUS IN FURS. My sister would probably go for EVERYBODY POOPS.

Goody said...


You? Naughty fridge magnets? Good on you, gal!

I read a couple of the Robbins books and just couldn't get into them. I know I'm in a minority (he's well loved) and at the very least I should have enjoyed Jitterbug Perfume, but I didn't.

I like to imagine Mary Beard wearing something from The Frogs (in Greek) on a dress.

Venus in Furs would definitely get some looks (and probably invitations you don't want).

Connie said...

Aha. This is the best kind of fashion. You look all sweet and innocent but there lurks a bit of a subversive. Cute as can be. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Mim said...

Or you could cover it in Monty Python quotes!