Powers of 10...

When is much more, too much?

For the last couple of weeks I have been looking at two black dresses and much as I love them both, one of them is TEN times more costly than the other.

Yes you read that right, ten times. 

One is high street while the other is higher end high street but high street just the same...



 The top dress is the Sequin Panel Pleat Dress from Topshop and costs £65.00

While the dress below is the Motoko Evening Dress costing £650.00

Ten times more expensive!!!! although I noticed this morning that it has been reduced to £497

Of course it is the whistles one I really want but I just can't get my head round why this dress costs so much.

I am honestly baffled. Maybe if I was to try the actual dress on, it would become clear but I dare not expose myself to that temptation. It's just too much...




Whistles-motoko-evening-dress-black_05I couldn't talk about ten times without sharing  Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames.

Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only a s a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell.

POWERS OF TEN © 1977 EAMES OFFICE LLC (Available at www.eamesoffice.com)

 This glorious film was made back in 1977 and every time I watch it my mind is boggled all over again.

If you've never seen it, make yourself a cup of tea and get ready to be amazed...

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fKBhvDjuy0] 

A universe without and a universe within, what could be more wonderful...

Queen Marie