Girls on Dresses: Josie Hendrick
Wedding planner & stylist & blogger: www.savoirweddings.blogspot.com. Lover of London living, trawling through vintage treasures, and all manner of edgy prettiness
Your first ever dress was:
The first dress I remember was this black party dress with a 50s style green satin skirt with tulle. I ADORED that dress but it was itchy and I preferred looking at it to wearing it really.
Your oldest dress:
I buy a lot of vintage, retro dresses because I like the one of a kind. I have a pink 1950s prom dress but the zip has ripped and I haven’t had it fixed. Plus it’s quite a statement dress and I haven’t had a suitable occasion to wear it yet.
Your most expensive dress:
I discovered this boutique run by a very eccentric character in New York years ago and ended up spending a fortune. I bought this purple oversized, off the shoulder dress which apparently Gwen Stefani had bought as well. I’ve worn it loads though so times per wear it’s definitely been worth it.
Seen the most dancefloors:
This black lace panelled dress I bought ages ago with a peter pan collar (very flattering, love that neckline). It’s a little bit gothic glam but with a slight Victorian feel. It works at dinner parties as much as party parties so I get it out a lot!
At the moment the cream lace one from this picture. It’s a TopShop dress that I bought in petite because I liked it better super short with thick tights or leggings. I have a thing for neutral, pastels and anything lace or tulle.
What was the last event you wore a dress to and what did you wear?
I went to a friend’s magazine launch party and wore this tangerine Topshop smock dress with chunky black vintage heels. There were lots of musos there so I actually felt quite overdressed!
Mini or Maxi?
Ooh tough one. Normally mini but in summer I love maxi dresses. I’ve got a plain black one which is perfect for oversized rings and a summer tan.
Who are your red carpet idols? Who always gets it right?
Zooey Deschanel always looks quirky but classy and I love that combo. And although she’s a bit preppy for me I think Emma Watson always looks classic and stylish.
What is your most memorable dress moment?
My mum bought me a bespoke dress from a boutique when we were on holiday years ago for my end of school prom party. It was long and very figure hugging with a slit up the side and reminded me of the sea with a kind of blue and purple swirly pattern. It sounds awful but it was so pretty and unique. And when I walked into the ballroom in it I felt like a superstar!
I’ve actually included them in my blog post on you! My number one would have to be the gold Aftershock palais maxi dress. It’s so slinky and sparkly, I’d totally wear it if/when I get invited to the Oscars next year.
As someone who always has a new event to attend – how would Girl Meets Dress dress hire complement your life?
Running my own business doesn’t exactly leave a lot of spare cash for designer dresses. So I’m all for the option to wear something I wouldn’t normally be able to afford. Plus I love the way it can all be done online. Perfect for a girl watching her wallet and with no time to shop!