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Saturday, August 11, 2012


ulyana sergeenko spring summer 2012 floral dress
This is the dress that you’re wearing when you stroll your gardens. You are a woman who was born to a wheat farmer, who became a princess, who will be queen, who, in a dream, will feel the sharpness of a blade at your throat. You and your king sense a workers’ revolution and flee. While crouched in a carriage, hands choking emeralds and furs, you realize that you, like everyone, are an integral part of civilization. History will remember your name. Sometimes fondly.

ulyana sergeenko spring summer 2012 black dress with polka dots
This is the dress you are wearing when you demand another Dark and Stormy, that sweet, spicy mix of rum and ginger beer. You are by your pool. You are prone fits and affairs with the help. When you’re not around, they call you Dark and Stormy. The dress was a gift from your husband. He is still your husband, god damn it. The relationship, since his sudden death some years ago, is a bit strained now.

ulyana sergeenko spring summer 2012 dark grey dress
This is the dress you’re wearing, that you glide into, the day you hit your target weight. It’s been hanging in your closet for months. A carrot on a stick. Two years of retraining your body. Two years of waking up when the world is still black, telling yourself you’re beautiful. Saying, “I love you” to the mirror as your husband, children, and mother-in-law slept. Bathed in the glow of early morning local news, you were the only bright thing in the world, running on your treadmill, twinkling in the eyes of our god.

All images and dresses from the Ulyana Sergeenko Spring/Summer 2012 collection. 
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