Friday, January 2, 2009

The Little Black Dress That Could...

The little black dress (a.k.a. LBD) has been a closet essential for women since 1926. The LBD phenomenon began after Vogue published a picture of Coco Chanel’s newest design – a short, simple black dress. This simple, versatile black dress quickly became a “rule of fashion” that is still enforced by “fashion police” today.

Regardless of the style modifications the LBD has seen over the past eight decades, this style locomotive has climbed its way to the top of the fashion food chain and remains perched there. Choo Choo.

“Yea, yea…so what does all this fashion history about the LBD matter to me?” you ask. Well, if you haven’t heard, the LBD has recently experienced its sexiest transformation yet! The iconic little black dress has finally gone GREEN!!! Not green the color… but green as in the fabric. It’s puzzling why it took designers so long to make a sustainable LBD. Luckily for me I have the inside scoop on where to find the hottest sustainable designs.

Christine Marchuska, a fast rising eco-friendly designer, has created a collection of 2009’s MUST HAVE sexy, sustainable LBDs. My favorite design from the cmarchuska line is the luxurious Sylvia Dress. I covet this redesigned 1960’s inspired dress because of its fitted silhouette and asymmetrical off the shoulder neckline. The organic silk/modal blend feels heavenly against my body.

The Sylvia Dress is my #1 pick for any LBD occasion – whether it’s a dinner date at Mr. Chow or a New Year’s Eve party! You’re guaranteed to turn heads as you sashay across town in this dress. Accessorize it with The OC handbag by Ecoist and Monkey heels by MINK and you’re set to go.

Check out to see more LBD designs and Christine’s entire Signature Collection. See for yourself how feminine and flattering cmarchuska clothes are. They have become a staple in my closet and my “go to” pieces for any fashion emergency. It’s apparent that Christine has put a lot of thought into her sustainable line and its versatility. Keep your eyes on this new designer cause she’s sure to burn up the catwalk in ‘09!

Oh by the way…I heard a rumor that Brad Pitt got his hands on cmarchuska’s Hunter Scarf. Talk about sexy!

Photo provided by photographer Daniel Brothers.

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