In my column for Lookbooks today I interviewed contemporary womenswear designer Joy Cioci, whose neon and leather Meagan dress you might have seen on the blog a couple of weeks ago. Joy is a busy lady right now, preparing for New York Fashion Week in September and partnering with Fashion Fights Cancer. I wore this dress, another of Cioci’s designs, full of beautiful layers of romantic chiffon and with a gorgeous cut out back detail, for Independence Day celebrations here in the US*.
Something about this dress is a little dangerous but also soft; a hint of romance mixed with a whiff of power. In my recent interview with Joy she spoke of her collections telling the stories on her mind. Although this dress is from a previous line, it is also in keeping with her theme for autumn winter 2012: ‘Seductive Survival‘ speaks a tale of feminine strength, instinct and animalistic urges…
I’m quite drawn to the sense of romance in Joy’s designs and this dress is a delight to wear. If you’re looking for a stand out dress with lots of impact then do take a look at her website. Where do you usually turn for such clothing, Blog Reader?
I’m very excited to see what Joy brings us this September.
Wearing: Red dress by Joy Cioci. Feelin’Good heels in sapphire suede, Nine West.
Photography by the wonderful Lydia Hudgens.
*Yes, I know I probably shouldn’t have been the one celebrating but still a party is a party, Blog Reader.
You can read my interview with Joy on Lookbooks here.