My musical and sartorial hero, Nick Cave, has gotten quite a reputation for composing cacophonous songs that combine the explosive elements of post-punk with the narrative nature of the blues, songs that are plagued with a fire and brimstone kind of darkness fueled by his obsession with the Old Testament. But what casual listeners of this lyrical genius don't realize is that he's been gracing the eardrums of anyone who's willing to delve a little deeper into his work with, in my opinion, some of the most hauntingly romantic songs ever written. In his 1998 Vienna Poetry Festival lecture, 'The Secret Life of the Love Song', Nick states that a true love song "must first embrace the potential for pain," and that "those songs that speak of love without having within in their lines an ache or a sigh are not love songs at all." A prime example of this notion is his ballad, "I Let Love In," in which he sings of his hesitation to fall in love because of the dichotomous emotions it can cause one's soul. That song serves as the namesake of this sleeveless, lined, eyelet crochet-patterned frock by BB Dakota
that longs to be a part of your wardrobe. With its raven black color and its dainty ruffled bib bordering a decorative button placket, it is at once severe and sweet-tempered, a design that lends itself just as easily to formal, nighttime looks when worn with towering stilettos as it does to more demure daytime looks when combined with cute Mary Janes and playfully patterned tights. It may be sure to break hearts, but if this dress comes a-knockin' on your door, let it in. -Richard, Fashion Writer
- Shell and lining: 100% cotton
- True to size.
- Dry clean recommended.
- Sleeveless with eyelet material. Buttons from waist to neck. Zipper at left side. Scalloped hem.