[Unnamed skirt, FW/09, R E D  D O L L by Tatyana Merenyuk]

I don’t have the Amazonian legs to pull off creamy waves of ruffles, gorgeous draping or ruching, but it doesn’t mean I don’t know a fabulous creation when I see one.

The incredibly talented Ukrainian-born Tatyana Merenyuk is now based in Chicago and she concocts these amazing designs that flow with such endless subtlety.  I wouldn’t mind waving to my guests in this next dazzler from her SS/09 collection, seated in a little car with the roof down and rusty “Just Married” cans clinking from behind.

Or down many flutes of champers in this monotone cocktail number from the FW/08 collection.

Oh! A girl can dream.