earliest fashion memory

the firsts are important in a girl’s life.  i remember the first time i fell in love with an ad campaign: it was circa 2003, and alexander frightened me with the following image of a lady seated on a devil’s chair, keeping company with a deer & a gentleman preserved in a tank a-la damien hirst.

i stared at the ad in my copy of vogue, stunned.  it meant something to me that i will never be able to explain.

Also from the same collection is the above image of the gorgeous jellyfish dress, and bo-peep lace-up boots.  i have felt a longing for lavendar silk chiffon numerous times since then, but haven’t yet gotten my hands on it.  maybe soon…