Kisses + Sparkle

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Sometimes your clothes can speak for you; say what’s on your mind without you needing to say a word.  And if you happen to have kisses, hearts, sparkle, and matches (I know, I don’t completely get it myself, but I’ve decided it’s more a reference to heat, and maybe lighting candles, than, say. . . arson), then this confection by Stella McCartney has you covered.

A Stella McCartney dress is no joke, and this is my first.  After lusting after them season after season, and regretting my inability to seal the deal, watching as they faded away into mere dreams as they sold out, I finally made this one my own.  And, it’s a good thing, because I think it has a lot to say.  And it puts a smile on my face.

I love when a dress can do that.

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Stella McCartney lip-print dress 1

Dress: Stella McCartney (also here) / Tights: Wolford / Shoes: Valentino (similar here and here) / Purse: Céline / Lipstick: Nars

Here are a bunch of pieces that will do the same:

Photography: Kim A. Thomas


  • Oh my Gosh Ali, this dress is fabulous! I’ve loved it ever since I saw the pictures of Stella’s resort collection. Looks gorgeous on you <3

  • Sandra Camp

    so fun! looks so cute on you

  • This dress is absolutely stunning! Stella always kills it, but this print is especially covetable.