Here is her winning entry:
“When I was a teenage girl I saw a picture of my mum wearing a beautiful, elegant, sophisticated long, red dress with a low-cut on her back. The photo captured the movement of her preparing for a date in a theatre or maybe opera house on New Year’s Eve. She was at my age then, looked happy and beautiful with a stirring look in her eyes. I’ve dreamt of THIS exact dress once I saw a picture. I was thinking that in this dress every woman has to look as magnificent as she looked at that photo. I imagined myself in this red, long dress and high heels with gold earrings and chingoned hair in a fancy restaurant in the middle of Paris with my beloved one.. :)
“I couldn’t believe myself when I discover (yes, it was like finding a hidden treasure) the dress in my grandma wardrobe under the pile of sheets and old clothes prepared to throw out. I looked at the dress, the low cut on the back, touched the material.
“I tried this on and.. all the charm was gone. Maybe it was because of the flow of time that the dress didn’t look as glamorous as when my mother wore it. Or maybe, it was her who gave the dress that brilliant look and her happiness made the dress so beautiful and unique. I’ve never worn the dress but it’s still in the box in my grandma’s house and I simply cannot throw it out… It reminds me the very first time when I realized the power of fashion and chic and the fact that it’s not the clothes that give you the style, but it is very often that it’s the person who give the clothes the unique look.
“This is also one of the reason why I love your blog – people in the photo present their own personality, not only the brands; they’re not like the dummies in the window shop. It is just like my mother’s dress.. The particular day, time and her happiness in her eyes and smile made the dress so beautiful – not the other way around.”