Last month I decided to ditch the little black dress, the staple of every woman's wardrobe. The event? This year's North American International Auto Show annual preview charity ball, the hottest social event in wintry Detroit. So I'm not just ditching the tried-and-true cocktail uniform. I want the "wow" factor - the dress that says, in an elegantly simple way, "WOW! That is some dress!"
Enter my friend Lauren Aitch, founder of -and designer extraordinaire -for Lady Aitch. I brought her my half-formed ideas (a dramatic color that pops, maybe some sequins that dazzle) and my age-and-body driven limitations (long sleeves to cover my wiggly upper arms, something daring to guide the eyes away from my aging neck). No, I didn't want much.
Here's what Lauren did ... step by step. And you can see the real deal tonight as I step out on the town with my beloved husband, Officer Dave!