Monday, December 03, 2007
She might wear something like this. Aye yah yah. I just need to throw in a rabbi and a priest into that joke intro. So I'll stop there. And just tell you how much I love this creamy fabric with imagery inspired by the artwork of Frida Kahlo. So mexicana. So lovely.
And there's that flounce at the bottom again. I know. I continue to be inspired by the dresses I saw in the window of the shop at the Bobilu Center in Oxnard, California. On a main thoroughfare in Oxnard, the city I was born in, home of the lowrider, the Bobilu Center had a shop with a front window full of mannequins dressed in multilayered lace extravaganza numbers. Dresses of the likes I had never seen in my own life, but lace layers I'd see on the girls in front of Catholic churches, on their way to and from catechism ceremonies, quinceaneras, or other important events requiring being dressed to the nines.
I've gone back to the Bobilu Center as an adult, and the shop is gone, but a panaderia is in its place. I even took AdRi there so she could taste the difference between the pan of Oxnard and the pan of Portland: very different. And I still believe Oxnard's is better.
But I digress, as usual. This lovely number went up at Etsy today in case you're seeking the perfect gift for someone who seeks a little inspiration and revelation from Frida Kahlo and the Bobilu Center.