Sometimes I shoot a great outfit or dress and then don’t post it right away, letting it get bumped by something more topical or timely. I try to shoot a few outfits at once and stock up a bit in case I can’t get anything done some nights. This is one that’s been hanging fire for more than 10 days and really it deserves better than that. It’s the butterfly gown from Moxie Polano. I picked it up at Relay For Life, but didn’t shoot it right away, so it’s been waiting its turn very patiently. Looking at the excellent cutwork and battenburg lace on the bodice as well as the button gloves, I really should not have let it wait. It’s just so lovely.
Oh, this gorgeously pop outfit from Moxie Polano is the pants and top for dancing. I would be ready to head out to First Avenue if I still lived in the Cities. Almost no one who lives there calls them the Twin Cities, we just would say The Cities as if there were no other ones on the planet. First Avenue was a favorite dance club when I was in college – and is well-known to many of you as that is the setting of Purple Rain. It was a short walk from my weekend job at the Planetarium when I was in college and so was a regular Saturday night stop. When I put this outfit on, I immediately thought of the club and wondered if it still existed and what it looked like. So reassuring to see that it has lasted.
I cannot claim to be musically inclined although I come from a musical family. My father played banjo and sang in a Swedish folk band and on my mother’s side there are generations of professional musicians from opera singers to Grand Ole Opry stars. And I cannot carry a tune. It’s so unfair. Still, I love music and enjoy it in all its manifestations. Moxie Polano’s Piano dress is certainly a celebration of music – an extravagant celebration from the curving piano keys to the tiny little notes embellishing the shoulder.
I have never understood that phrase. Have you noticed any particular luck the Irish have had, what with potato famines, centuries of occupation and colonization, the “troubles” and to top it off, leprachauns. I guess the one lucky thing is their association with the color green – my favorite color – and one that has worldwide associations with luck, wealth and prosperity because it reminds people of plentiful fields and the promise of big harvests to come. So, in many ways, the luck of the Irish is about the promise of the future – not so much the reality of today and of the past. So perhaps their luck is optimism. The sort of happy, luck-reliant optimism than imbues this Clover dress from Moxie Polano – a Relay For Life Clothing Fair offering.
This sizzling latex set from Moxie Polano made me think of 1930's Berlin cabarets and Marlene Dietrich.
See what the boys in the backroom will have
And tell them I’m having the same
Go see what the boys in the backroom will have
And give them the poison they name