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I was at the dentist yesterday, and part of my "wait for the numbness to wear off" routine is to wander through Lord & Taylor. Not that I picked my dentist because the office is above L&T, mind you — it's just a happy coincidence.

There I saw the dress that I wanted to show you today — Hugo Boss, hammered satin, beautiful neckline, short-sleeved, in the most exquisite moss green color. Really, it was the ideal winter party dress, AND a faultless excuse to buy green shoes, so it could not have been more perfect.

"Aha!" I thought. "Tomorrow's dress! The all-benevolent Internet shall provide a picture, and all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well."

Stoopid Internet. No picture! This is why I really do need a digital camera, I guess. Although trying to explain to the L&T people that I NEEDED to take a picture of the dress for my BLOG, where I talk about dresses "you know, JUST LIKE THIS ONE," would have probably been highly comedic.

Anyway, that dress was not like at all. (Warning, page very slow to load.)

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  1. Back in the 70s, I had a summer roommate who was taking a fashion design course at FIT. One assignment was to go to a designer boutique and sketch the clothes. I went along as partner in crime.This was before digital cameras could get you in trouble, but we knew standing around a fancy boutique sketching the clothes would not be a good idea. So there we were one night in a designer boutique in Bloomingdale’s, pretending we were shopping, bringing clothes to the dressing room and then surreptitiously sketching like mad.The snooty salespeople might have wondered what not-so-fashionable-looking college kids were doing in the fancy designer boutique, but they chose to believe we were shopping. I assume there was no camera in the dressing room.

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