Designing a dress inspired by a girl I've known since I was five
had to be a special occasion dress...bridal, even.
That kind of history requires some extra special treatment.
I wasn't gonna get away with a simple shirt-dress on this one
(though it could be argued that a best friend
brings the same level of comfort as a shirt-dress).
So, I decided to go for it...to go this direction because...
well, because...it's a challenge.
And I love a challenge.
--A Collection by Kristina J.--
Meet the Amanda...the bestie...
the one you want present with you on the most special occasions.
In the jigsaw puzzle of your life, she is in the curve of every piece.
She is the Diana to your Anne, the humor to your seriousness,
and more times than not, the tissue to your tears.
She is complex...an enigma. Her details pull it all together,
but are too intricate for you to figure out--a heady combination of
gold filament woven lace and free-flowing tulle netting...
hints of shimmer and understated glamour.
She, more than anyone, makes you laugh...
all smiles, secrets, tickles, and dreams--
all of your favorite things, wrapped up in one.
In the Sunshine Club, she's the sunshine, and everyone else is the club.
She is rare...not to be found just anywhere.
She's one of the few people you can talk to after years apart
and pick up the conversation right where you left off.
She is the nicest thing you could ever do for yourself.
With her, you never have to laugh when you feel like crying
or be quiet when you need to talk.
She gets you through every emotional crisis by telling you,
"Don't worry what people think...they really don't do it very often."
She can give it to you straight...
She's a master at concentrating on your good points
while helping you improve on your flaws.
She's important in your life and you'd be so much less without her.
Her presence alone makes every day a special day...
the one dress you'll never get rid of,
'cuz it weighty with a lifetime of memories.