A la Folie was my budget buster at the GLAM Expo. It was not just the variety of dresses, the sheer femininity of the designs, their movement and whimsy. It was also the wonderful textures she explored from pop prints to the most romantic of white on white embroidery as in this dress she named Josephine. I don’t know if she gave it that name after the Empress Josephine whose great contribution to fashion was the empire waist, but it seems likely as the layered skirt over another skirt is another style the Empress wore a lot. Empress Josephine is a favorite character of mine from history, not just because she was an elegant woman with a solid head on her shoulders, but also for her amazing contributions to rose cultivation – she popularized and spread rose cultivation and it’s questionable whether roses would be so common today without her influence. How appropriate then, that the embroider on the underskirt is white on white roses.