Every time I see a new gown during fashion week, I find myself staring at it and wishing I had a reason to make something similar. Alas, I’ve no red carpets to walk down any time soon, but everyone needs a good cocktail dress in their wardrobe. Mood is putting out more and more gorgeous embroidered laces recently and I knew while designing The Magnolia Dress (inspired by one of the Marchesa gowns I constantly dream of), I needed to get my hands on some. Like many, this meant doing some budgeting. Luckily, Mood has some stunning satin that you would never guess was polyester!