It was a little like a sit-com or one of those hidden camera shows. But in the sweetest way.

As interiors pro April Pride and I sat at Madison Kitchen one recent afternoon, two of her acquaintances happened to drop in for their iced Americanos. After Pride waved and smiled she turned back to tell me, "She has one of them," and then, "She has two." 

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Two what? Two dresses.

What dress? The Dress.

To make a fun story short: The super chic mom, designer, event-maker, and art-lover inherited a vintage halter dress from her mother-in-law and then quickly discovered that everyone she knew wanted one, too.

Judging by how great she looks in it and those enthusiastic passersby, you might also want one. The halter dresses—which convey a sort of Martha's Vineyard timeless ease with a mid-century sweetness and a Marilyn Monroe edge—are locally made in five colors, look like a million bucks but cost a fair bit less, and are available on her website.

Better yet, you can get one with a blowout.

Pride is hosting trunk shows at both Swink Style Bars every Friday (almost) in July and August. The full schedule is below.

June 7  University Village 10-3 (that's today!)
June 14  Downtown 10-3
July 12  University Village 10-3
July 19  Downtown 10-3
July 26  University Village 10-3
Aug 2  Downtown 10-3
Aug 9  University Village 10-3
Aug 16  Downtown 10-3

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