The Green Chilli Dress

Do you like this green chilli dress? I love my clothing with a good dose of humour, so went I visited Fashiondacci last week to see what Kurt had in store, this dress jumped off the rack and said, ‘shoot me!’

Dolce & Gabbana recently did a red chilli dress that we’ve seen on the likes of Pixie Geldof and Paloma Faith and I can only imagine that this is what inspired the dress that I’m wearing.

As it is ‘Shoes on Tues‘ I thought I’d reference some of what you had to say last week when I asked why do we love shoes so much.

Perhaps it is as Toni Collette’s character in In Her Shoes says: “Clothes never look any good… food just makes me fatter… shoes always fit.”
I admit it… I am a shoe-a-holic. Pointed, patterned, tasseled, embellished, satin, suede, patent, strappy, pump, bright, nude, you name it, I will most likely have it. Why? Because shoes make me feel joyful, both from an aesthetic point of view, but also in how they are worn. I walk differently in heels. I feel confident, purposeful, finished…and I love that moment when you stop on the street with another shoe lover to say, ‘Nice shoes!‘”

Wild Tea Party.

So perhaps it’s a physical thing for us shoe lovers? I do see a lot of women stooping or hunching when they walk in certain heels, rather than it pushing your pelvis forward like some sort of catwalk gazelle. And that’s never attractive. But what resonated more with me was that it is the ‘finished’ aspect of the outfit. I wear a lot of ballet flats so it’s not specifically about heels for me, it’s about how the outfit looks from my head to my toes. I own embellished chapals, pony hair ballet flats, snake skin heels and suede boots- the whole gamut of options so that my outfit can always be finished (in my own eyes of course), to perfection.

My quest for why we love shoes continues, what do you think?

What I’m wearing:
Dress: Fashiondacci
Necklace: Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Bag: It’s a vintage, snakeskin number that belonged to my Great Aunt Joan who was a ballroom dancer. True story.
Heels: RMK
Belt: Kookai, from an op-shop
Ring: Fashiondacci

Green chilli dress

Green blue jewel necklace

Green chilli dress

nude heels

statement necklace parrot ring

  • Oh, I do love shoes – but the range I actually wear has reduced as I get older. At 40 I care more about looking good AND being able to walk around all day. So wedges, more solid heels and ballet flats have become my staples, even if I do love the look of others…and I adore them all more if they’re patent. As to the why – I think the ‘shiny things’ element harks back to childhood. What little girl doesn’t love bright and sparkly?!

  • I feel like I need this dress so bad!

  • pieceynumnums

    Love this dress! Gorgeous.

  • Wonderful dress Phoebe 🙂

  • White Tiger Designs

    Love Love Love this dress!!!

  • kibbleking

    I’ve been dying for a Chilli-print dress ever since I saw those D&G ones. Get in my cart NOW!

  • Wild Tea Party

    Wowser, that dress IS amazing! Loving how you’ve accessorised it too.

    I had another thought too – perhaps shoes act as a status symbol as well? What style/brand of shoes we wear does say a lot about our lifestyles, but also what we think of ourselves. Shoes can definitely be an expression of our values and personality.

  • This is such a beautiful outfit. I especially love all your accessories. Another great outfit Lady Melbourne xoxox