I'm not much for celebrity following or red carpet fashion, but I do read some photography blogs, and this image brought to my attention a beautiful (and exorbitantly expensive) dress and I wanted to see more of it. I've been keen on wide necks for a while: they're elegant, but can still be modest (in more than just the LDS sense). I also like chiffon, and I've been trying to come up with a way to use both in a dress design for a while; I might just end up copying this to some extent. Beading can be kind of showy, but in this case it's what pulls the two elements I like together, and it's also what takes a simple, comfortable dress and makes it red-carpet material. Not like I'll be needing red-carpet worthy clothing any time soon. Anyway, I've made it a goal to design and sew a dress by the end of next summer; we'll see if this influences that design. Or if I actually accomplish the goal, for that matter.