As I pass through Singapore customs, I notice an attractive French woman wearing this dress is particularly interested in my movements.
I ascend the escalator.
I turn the corner, she stops me.
“Do I make you nervous, Mr. Peterman?” She’s only inches away, her Caron Poivre perfume and Dutch accent are pleasing but surprising, as is her irregular stripe flawless dress and sun-brushed hair.
“Hello,” smiling because it was impossible not to.
“Mr. Peterman,” she reaches for my bag. “I’m Johnnie, from The Raffles Hotel. You arranged for a dive guide for Pulau Biola, yes?”
“Ah,” I hand her my bag. “I just wasn’t expecting Johnnie to be… wearing such a great dress.”
Johnnie’s Dress (No. 3737). Elegant, pure silk crepe de Chine dress with irregular stripes. Fully-lined. Scoop neckline. Light gathering under bust. Straight sweep. Upper calf length. Kimono sleeve. Wearer’s left invisible zipper.
Women’s sizes: 2 through 18.
Color: Cream with Cranberry Stripes.