Today I spent a wonderful spring afternoon visiting a famous piedmontese artist Riccardo Rossi (known as Duccio) and his beautiful wife and muse Natasha. Riccardo started his artistic career as an autodidact at a very young age. Throughout his entire life he has been cultivating a deep interest in drawing, painting, ceramics, terracotta and wrought iron. An excellent landscape painter, able at communicating his feelings with various techniques through art. Riccardo’s artistic personality is expressed through his Indian ink drawings, paintings on glass, ceramics that bring to life emotions, almost always unconscious. Earlier he had a successful carreer as a stylist and pattern maker. What an excellent occasion to put on my new Little Black Dress!
The pattern is from April 2013 issue of Burdasyle magazine: what I liked the most about it are the simple cut of the dress and the pleats at the neckline that give the romantic and elegant touch to the whole outfit. For a more fitted style I decided to add a gathered elastic waistline.
I also embellished the neckline with black beading in order to spare myself of the headache of choosing the accessories that complement the dress. Fabric used: 1.20 m of D&G lightweight Cady made in Italy, polyester 100%.
“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress” – Karl Lagerfeld.