Ever since I got my pixie cut lightened a year ago, I've been obsessed with the above image of Bibi Andersson (center) taken during the filming of Ingmar Bergman's Persona. (I even blogged about it here.) I still haven't seen the film. But this photo made me suddenly desire a simple wardrobe of mod-ish all-black dresses, skirts and tops.
You'd think it would be super easy to find a simple black 1960s dress. And it probably is. But the really right one didn't show up until recently when we bought the estate of a local schoolteacher. This black cotton floral brocade dress from her wardrobe fit the bill. Now I just need to spring for a pair of prescription Ray-Bans!
More recently I also blogged here about Sally Draper's adorable dresses in the last season of Mad Men. They were the cutest assortment of plaids and prints with big collars and bows. Well, the same estate buy brought me a perfect Sally Draper dress!
It's not the greatest photo. But it is the greatest dress! Plaid, green, big collar, bow--and sleeveless, so I can wear it easily with a cardigan.
Have you found any holy grail items lately?