WHAT I WORE:
My 1960s Lava Trip Dress
WHERE I WORE IT:
Yesterday was my father-in-law’s 49th birthday, so my husband Topher, my bro Justin, and I took him out to one of the greatest steak houses in the country. Mastro’s in Thousand Oaks, California is one of those places you can only eat a few times in your life. The food is so delicious and so rich, it’s meant for celebrations, I think.
I don’t eat much meat at all, but I shared a wagyu ribeye with Topher. It was by far the best piece of steak I have ever had in my life, and I’m not exaggerating. Do you know how wagyu beef is raised? You’ll never guess.
Thanks to my husband, who is a walking encyclopedia, I learned that wagyu beef comes from a certain breed of cow raised according to Japanese traditions centered on humane, clean, and balanced living. It includes grazing them in open, mountainous terrain; feeding them a special diet that produces more omega-3′s and omega-6s in the meat, AND massage. Yes, that’s right— these cows get massaged. I think all their life happiness goes right into their meat to make it extra delicious.
This dress is part of my small, but growing, personal collection of vintage. I can’t let anyone else have it, it’s too cool. The colors and pattern are, of course, the first best thing about it. Bright and showy, there’s no chance of blending in, even in a low-lit restaurant. You get a head turn from everyone. It’s has a very baglike, mod shape, but the fabric is thin and flowy, so it drapes nicely on your figure. The high, halter-ish collar shows of your shoulders oh so nicely. Also, look at the back of the collar on this beauty! It’s the same as the Sorceress Dress we sold a while ago—it stands higher than the front. Incredible. This dress is simple and perfect! I want to make a pattern out of it and sew a hundred of them in different crazy fabrics. I’d wear it all the time.