mysterious woman in red clothes

The Lady in Red

mysterious woman in red clothes

“Oh! the lady in red, the fellows are crazy
For the lady in red. She’s a bit gaudy, but laudy,
What a personality.”
The Lady in Red - Allie Wrubel

A blond in a red dress can do without introductions…but not without a bodyguard.
Rona Jaffe

(For more information or to purchase an item, click on the product name in red)

Day Dresses

Left to Right:

Sportmax Dress- Tomato red. Quietly sexy. You know who you are. Panel down the front and back with gathered sides both slims and shows off your curves. Round neck. Falls just above the knee. On sale $ 342.00

Steffen Schraut Lipstick Tango Ruffle Dress- Covered, but flirty. When you’re dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s of a deal. Or a date lunch that could go either way. Fitted silhouette tapers at waist. Cap sleeves, round neckline; pencil skirt hits above the knee. Drape ruching detail at chest, bow and ruffle at left shoulder. Zipper at the back. Polyester/Spandex. $365.00

Maison Martin Margiela Gather Dress- Ladylike and patrician. Lunch at the club, charity meetings, business with panache. Rust red pleated crepe. Boat neck. Detachable tonal buckle fastens leather belt. 100% Polyester. Upper and lower diagonal pleats from the right side of the waist. On sale $810.00

Red Twist Front Dress- Looks like a t-shirt at first glance, but the twisted fabric just below the right hip indicates artful taste. For minimalists who don’t want to be bored. Deep maroon Viscose/Elastane dress. Machine washable. $59.00

Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… Keith Haring

Blouses in Which to Show Off

Left to Right:

Prabal Gurung Scarlet Crinkle Blouse- Medieval meets modern. Feminine, unusual. Makes an outfit dressed up or down. Silk crewneck with sheer, crinkle chiffon sleeves and neckline overlay, exaggerated cuffs. Ruffles at the shoulders. Body is not sheer. Exposed back zipper. 100% Silk/Chiffon. On sale $299.00

DKNY Cherry Silk Top- Simultaneously straight and seductive-now, there’s a trick! Classic, straight cut sheer blouse with small collar, cuffs and covered button placket. Camisole underlayer. 93% Silk/7% Spandex. On sale $189.00

Derek Lam Long Sleeve Blouse- A classic blows its own horn. Conflicted conservative? Deep red. Piped crew neck with ruching. Buttoned, flared cuffs. Keyhole back at the nape. Silk blend shines. On sale $276.00

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick. Gwyneth Paltrow

Left to Right:

Halston Heritage Ruched Top- Greek Goddess from the waist up. Anything goes below. Asymmetric Silk/Cotton blend Blouse. Off the shoulder half sleeve, draping along the side. Fully lined. Slips on. Eminently packable. On sale $94.00

Viktor & Rolf Draped Georgette Blouse- Maroon red for dressed-up/casual occasions. Oh, this old thing…?! Entertaining at home, being entertained at home; being entertained. Slightly sheer, sleeveless silk georgette with draped neckline and asymmetric buttoned placket. Knife pleats at the shoulders. Seamed back yoke with box pleat detail. Curved hem slightly longer in the front. Hits just below the hip. Relaxed fit. $258.00

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Marghi Blouse- Deep red-with a touch of brick in it- The Red Queen updated. Extremely stylish with a long pencil skirt or pants. Womanly. Signature deep cowl neck with dipped front and flared back hem, creating figure flattering waist. Torso draping. 100% Cotton. $395.00

Love and a red rose can’t be hid. Thomas Holcroft

Top It Off in Red

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Thierry Mugler Vintage Structured Blazer- Feminine, finished, figure flattering. Deep red wool with lighter, brighter, round satin lapel, two satin buttons fasten at the front. Fitted, peplum waist, pointed hem. Only one, a size 36.…$250.00

Veda Jacket- It’s the biker jacket from Michael Jackson’s video of Thriller! Talk about nostalgic cool…! Soft collar, off-centre zip fastening and lapels with button detail. Zipper and button fastening at cuffs and epaulettes with an adjustable buckled waist belt. Two front zipped pockets and one press-down button flap-pocket. Leather. On sale $285.00

Jil Sander Gathered Jacket- Makes anything into a suit. A-line skirts would look well with this. Fitted silhouette with pleated, peplum waist, button front fastening, small standard collar. Breast pocket. Very ladylike, a tad Republican. 100% Polyester. $740.00

Whenever I’m in a situation where I’m wearing the same as 600 other people… looking back, I always found ways to make myself different, whether it be having a red lining inside of my jacket, having red shoes, it hasn’t changed. Jeremy Irons

Skirts

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Donna Karan Stretch-Jersey Pencil Skirt- Asymmetric, draped pleating at the front makes this softer than it looks at first glance. Sexier too. And dressier. Please keep the top as soft as possible. This is a statement piece. Viscose/Elastane. Slips on. Narrows at the bottom. Get out those high, high heels. $ 795.00

Veda Skirt- This 1950’s tough girl skirt can take anything you dish out. Go bowling, play pool or attend a screening. High-waisted skirt; black trim at waistline. Exposed stitch-detail with an off centre hemline zip lined in black. Knee-length, slim-fit. Exposed centre-back zip fastening. $335.00

Moschino C&C Pleated Pencil Skirt- Seriously bright red Triacetate/Polyester. Pencil cut, curve hugging, about knee length. Fashionable pleats. It’s the color, of course. Traditional styling be damned. On sale $273.00

Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. Liz Smith

Dressier Dresses

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Quba Red Satin Cup Dress- Cross-over bodice tucked and pleated to the side creating that va va voom silhouette. Marilyn eat your heart out. Acetate/Viscose/Elastane. Blood red. $259.00

Tibi Floral Print Silk-Gazaar Dress- A real Grace Kelly piece. Elegant, sophisticated, yet also a bit girlish. Extremely different and distinctive. Cream and RED floral print. Narrow-cut shoulders, empire waist, full skirt with box pleating. Fully lined with mesh at skirt. Zipper and hook fastening at the back. 100% Silk. $570.00

Alice & Olivia Sequined Lyric Dress- Form-fitting with transparent black tailoring detail at the back. Once again, you don’t have to show a lot of skin to evoke admiration and/or lust. Glitter into the night. Exposed zipper and hook and eye closure at the nape. Sleeveless, round neckline. Fully lined. Nylon/Spandex. Above the knees. $605.00

Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. Bill Blass

SHOES!

Clockwise from Top Left:

Madewell The Film Noir Pump- Where’s Phillip Marlowe when you need him?! Femme fatale heels with sharp cutaway side. Cool and edgy. Suede with covered 3 ¾” heel. Kilt red. $178.00

Moschino Cheap & Chic Cutout Patent Leather Pump- Intricate cut-out design makes these look like glossy red lace. A mixing of influential eras. Lace-up style with ribbon bow. 3 ½” heel. Upper/leather lining and sole. Covered but airy. Unique. $650.00

Tsubo Osuga Ankle Boot- You’ll be able to wear these all day without having to slip them off surreptitiously under the table. Trendy, but not commonplace. Sensible 3.75” heel on a clearly irreverent shoe. Patented bubble sole. Back zipper to allow easy access. Luxe leather upper. Banded ankle for additional support. Belted, gathered detailing. On sale $97.00

Stuart Weitzman Red Patent Leather Kitten Heel- Cute, sleek, and practical. Hot red with a graceful pointy toe and 1” heel for walking, walking, walking, and perhaps, dancing. Flirty ingénue footwear. $142.00

Paris Hilton Selene- Ain’t it just?! PAR-TAY! PAR-TAY! These are up for anything shoes. Whimsical red chiffon criss crosses the straps showcasing a well placed side bow. A zipper at the back keeps the foot in snugly on top of a 4” stiletto heel. $94.99

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