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FASHION & BEAUTY: 08 SEPTEMBER 2014

A charming coming-of-age memoir in which every dress tells a story

As we grow older, how do we know what to let go of and what to keep?



Lorelei Vashti started collecting dresses in her 20s and found that every time she wore one it became more significant to her.

From falling in love for the first time to playing in a band, from starting a career to moving overseas, every dress soon had a memory stitched into it, and she became as attached to each one as if they were the events and people themselves.

But what happens when the wardrobe gets full?

Should you let go of the dresses you've outgrown, or try to hold on to them forever?

Dress, Memory is about a decade in dresses.

Perceptive and poignant, humorous and heartwarming, it’s the story of growing up and growing into yourself.

It’s about trying things on until you find the perfect fit.

DETAILS

Dress, Memory, by Lorelei Vashti
Allen & Unwin
262pp paperback, $27.99