Dress: S. Nine; Shoes: Fendi; Bag: ℅ Robert Clergerie; Ring: Alexis Bittar ; Watch and Bracelet: Cartier

Designer Susanna Soo knocked it out of the park with this dress. I first spied it when I stopped in a while back to write and photograph her latest collection for Sassy HK. I tried it on and lusted after it but knew that a long white dress has few places to go to if the alter has already appeared on your been there done that list. Renewal of vows, perhaps?! I buried it deep in the back of the mind and deep on my wish list. Then the gods answered. A sample sale? Why yes, I was free that Monday eve to have a private party with the girls and lots of champagne. I left with this black dress that I wore on my 30th surprise party and with this heavenly creation seen above! Susanna’s designs have a way of making you feel like an instant bombshell! It could be the wrap shape, or the draping, or maybe it is the fact that this gown sports a built in cape (Hello Fabulous Superhero!)  but I think it comes in knowing that you are wearing something made by someone who knows women’s shapes and knows that women want. I want to be comfortable yet glamorous. I want to be trendy yet practical (there are pockets!). I want to make my better half’s jaw drop when I walk into the bar to meet him for drinks pre-dinner but know that the women in the bar also appreciate the look as well (it’s a girl thing. We dress for ourselves and other women, mostly.). This dress made its grand debut on our five year wedding anniversary where we had drinks at Blue Bar then dinner at Caprice at the Four Seasons (seriously one of the best meals I have ever had. The service is above and beyond and don’t even get me started on the cheese!). It accomplished all of the things that I wanted from it and I may have been so excited to show it off that I asked for a tour of the kitchen and the cheese room just to take it for one more spin around the floor. If only dancing had been a part of the evening…. well, there is always our six year anniversary!