In the spirit of bold and graphic 1960's design which is the topic of the Saint Louis Art Museum's "Blow-Up" exhibit, Coco and Colette dressed the part in their fresh Orla Kiely dresses and smart mary-jane shoes. The girls are big fans of the 1960's because of bold color, experimental fashion, and Nancy Sinatra. Large-scale patterns from Orla and Marimekko are their favorite go-to's to channel this fashionably-saturated decade which was marked by such designers as André Courrèges, Emilio Pucci and Pierre Cardin. An A-line shaped dress is icing on the cake.
"Nothing says happiness like bright, graphic patterns," Colette remarked.
"I want our next Halloween party to be Blow-Up themed!" Coco exclaimed excitedly.
What she meant was that everyone come dressed as 1960's Londoners. It would provide a zillion photo-ops, and Coco thought she could hire a Beatles cover band and a professional photographer.
Though Colette tends to be on-board with her friend's whimsies, she insisted that Coco watch the film before sharing her idea in mixed circles. Plus, "It's too heady," she said, and she's right. Heady is fine for some things, but heady parties tend to fall flat because the guests don't understand them and everyone winds up depressed and drunk.
They agreed that a 1960's themed party might be fun, but acknowledged that they have eight months to think it over before anything is official.
In the meantime, they'll try to wrap their brains around post-modernism and art that only has meaning if one thinks it has. They'll think these big thoughts whilst lounging on a bench at the art museum looking happy and chic in their Scandi-inspired dresses.
Not a bad way to spend an afternoon at all.