Don’t believe the hype?

November 28, 2006

(Photo from M. Facehunter)

Seen adorning celebrities on the red carpet, and facehunted in Stockholm, the Serpent dress from French Connection seems like the little dress that could. I think it’s a very cute party dress and was considering it as my holiday dress, but know full well it could never be solely mine. It’s everywhere. It’s a bit of a conondrum because I rarely wear things others may own, but if I do, they’re always basics that the whole world probably has. This one though is an outfit in and of itself, and is easily identifiable by anyone who may walk past a French Connection storefront or keeps tabs on fashion news.

The question is: can a piece be original despite the masses owning it? As a general rule, I say, “Wear what you love!” but my love for something definitely dwindles a bit when the originality is not there. Will it look played in a few months’ time, I wonder? Oooh, but it is such a cute lil’ thing.


6 Responses to “Don’t believe the hype?”

  1. i say try the dress, give it a little bit of the minirobot originality. think of it as the white button down shirt, the black elephant pant. it is after all about the person wearing it and how she pulls it off.

    original/fashion isn’t just about the clothing itself, but rather the person who is wearing the clothes.

    if that makes any sense.

  2. minirobot Says:

    so true, i understand completely. despite the sequins, it certainly isn’t garish and i think it can be kept in circulation for a good while. thanks for the support.

  3. so this season’s question is…will you wear it with purple tights?


  4. minirobot Says:

    Mmmm, perhaps if they were on the more aubergine side…but then again a regal purple would be quite something.

  5. eurobrat Says:

    You’re reading my mind minirobot! I was looking for this dress at french connection just last week… but it is sold out of course 🙂

  6. ambika Says:

    Wow, you captured exactly how I feel when I see something I love (capes, leather hoodies) get co-opted by major retailers and worn by everyone under the sun. I just can’t help it.

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