Friday, June 25, 2010

TULLE INTENTIONS






Not every little girl dreamt of being a ballet dancer. (Forget Anna Pavlova; I for one was more interested doing an interpretive dance, with scarves, in a Stevie Nicks video clip.)

And yet, there's something about a tulle skirt that makes grown women swoon with nostalgia, whether it be for for their lost inner tutu-wearing child self; for one-time idle Carrie Bradshaw; or for the romance of old Hollywood.

Tulle speaks of more than just pirouetting centre stage; it says: romance, frivolity, drama and daring! It says: one, two, three, look at me! It says Tim Walker muse up a powder caked ladder; Lara Stone playing bored deb; Lily Donaldson as ice queen on the cover of Vogue.

There are, of course, unshakeable non-tulle types. I can't see Julia Gillard in a froth of net. But even women who live in flat boots and skinny jeans and Viktor & Rolf tuxedos can sometimes be persuaded. There are times when only tulle will do.

2 comments:

  1. Ah tulle, there is nothing quite like it, and no better way to have everyone you pass *stare* - as I have discovered from experience! My tulle dreams centre around Grace Kelly in Rear Window...

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  2. OMG mine too! She is exquisite in that movie.

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