Oh Nina. Aren’t you just the sweetest?? With your yards of delicate mesh and pretty pink embroidered petals, you might just be the most authentic looking vintage repro dress I’ve seen in ages. I can see Sandra Dee skipping about in you as clear as day in my mind, except it isn’t actually Sandra Dee, it’s me, and I also drive a pink Cadillac and hang around in diners sipping milkshakes!
In all seriousness, while I might not really want to be transported to the 1950s (hey, I like the dresses, but I also like the fact that I have a choices in life…!) I do really wish I had the kind of lifestyle where this dress would be appropriate. What lifestyle that is, I’m not sure. Sipping iced tea on the lawn? Flirting with my beau over a banana split? Jiving with my girls at the Friday night dance? DAMMIT, I’m back in the 50’s again! Truth is, it isn’t a dress that’s appropriate for dog walking and Ikea trips, which is largely what life consists of for me right now, so it isn’t destined to be mine, but I can confirm that fantasy me thinks it’s just dreamy!
I had high hopes for ModCloth’s collaboration with Collectif – many a time have I perused ModCloth’s ranges, all the while cursing my parents for not having the foresight to give birth to me in America (so selfish…) so when I heard they were pairing up with one of my favourite vintage style Brands I was very excited, and if Nina is anything to go by, for good reason! Now I just need them to release something a bit less special so I can justify buying it. Or build a time machine, one of the two…
You can see more of the range here, please just don’t tell me if you buy Nina, because I will cry. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!