La Femme

The Little White Dress & Yves Saint Laurent

When I reflect on the style icons I became obsessed with as a little girl, there is one photo that stands out – model Jean Shrimpton rocking a scandalous little white dress to the 1965 Melbourne Cup. It was love at first sight.

For the time the LWD was a fashion risk given Jean attended the event in a style that did not adhere to the required dress code. Years later I believe this was a result of lost luggage and who knew the silver lining would be an iconic moment in fashion. The image imprinted on my brain so fiercely that I have not stopped hunting for my own perfect little white dress for years … and years … and years.

Several years later I found it.

What I adore besides the construction of the dress is that by embracing my usual black/white/neutral style philosophy I am able to create a backdrop where I can experiment with pops of colour when it comes to my accessories.

Credits
Makeup Kibi Raw Minerals, Dress Friend of AudreyBag YSL via Style Secret, Shoes Call It Spring

Photographer
Sarah Braden Photography