On Saturday, Ben and I attended a special evening with his family. Ben’s cousin recently married his partner, but as they live overseas they were unable to share the day with their Perth-based family and friends. Brad and Chris arrived home for a two-week holiday last week and we were finally able to celebrate their union on Saturday night.
The ‘reception’ was held in the lushly foliaged backyard of Ben’s aunt and uncle. Approximately 20 close family and friends gathered to welcome Chris to the family and just celebrate love in every form. What does one wear to such an event?
In my opinion, a garden party calls for something floral, feminine and 50s-style. What better to fit the bill than this stunning skirt by US label Suno, a high-end brand with a conscience. Suno works with collectives in Africa, Asia and the US to produce beautiful pieces renowned for their vibrant colour, pattern and texture. This raw silk, deep-pocketed, draw-string waisted skirt is no exception, dotted with sprigs of violet and a band of sky-blue. It hails from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection (look 20), a collection from which I would wear everything.
You’ll remember I mentioned it in one of my recent “Designer of the Day” posts, as I felt inspired by colour and volume for Spring dressing. I purchased it, brand new with tags, from eBay more than a year ago for US$50 – it retailed for US$625.
I paired it with the Sportscraft sweater from here, as the violet/blue hue worked so well with the colours in the skirt. I wore lilac Valentino peep-toes (FYI, these were my wedding shoes!), a dark pink Lauren Merkin “Louise” clutch (similar here) and a brightly-hued pair of Sophie Kyron earrings.
I felt effortless and feminine and lovely – exactly what one should feel when attending a garden wedding (of sorts). The night was spectacular, filled with amazing food and conversation and so much love. A perfect night, and outfit, indeed.