Hello Darlings, As I browsed the new arrivals section at the Holt Renfrew I came across a beautiful dress that stood out within a rack of “cool and hip” clothing. The dress just didn’t seem to belong in the midst of T by Alexander Wang tees and Rag & Bone pullovers. From the delicate silk sleeves that highlighted shoulders and a simple linen A-line form of the dress; in my eyes it was perfection! The dress was designed by Paul & Joe Sister which is a diffusion line of the eponymous French label. I’ve always adored the quirky and cheeky designs of the brand.
As I came out of the change room, my mother loved the it. Since I was shopping for Miami Swim Week, she made one remark that sparkled an entire debate within me. She said, “Marta you know the dress is not sexy, it’s beautiful. Will you feel comfortable wearing it in Miami?” At first I thought the remark to be entirely random but the more I thought about it, I realized that she had a preconceived notion of what “Miami look” is and demure was definitely not part of the look. She knows me but she also wanted to ensure that I would not feel out of place in a city that oozes sex appeal. Which got me thinking: is sexy a more important quality than beautiful to women today?