Satin is one of the sexiest of fabrics--has been since like forever. The stuff has been around since the Middle Ages, when it was originally made out of silk. Something to do with how the threads are woven--I don't have a clue about textiles. One of its most familiar adaptations is ballet shoes. Great flexibility, style, sophistication, chic. Gotta' love'em.
Cocktail dresses comprise a whole segment of the dress-making industry. Women supposedly wear them out to formal evening occasions, though most women wouldn't be caught dead trying to wear them. Either you're a candidate or you're not. Beauty is the least forgiving of qualities. Which is not to say our idea of it doesn't change. Bustles, anyone?
In any event, a cocktail can suggest different kinds of moods, various ambiences. A black tie affair might dictate a flamin' red mini, like that one above. Few men have the opportunity to accompany someone who looks that good. But in the event, it might be well to consider the following concoction. It's a smooth runway to a cool aura. The sheen on satin rustling in the mirrored spots, undulating reflections. Drag her kicking and screaming to the changing rooms.
As usual, by proportion--
3 parts Boodles gin
1 part St. Germain liqueur
1 part limoncello
1 part cherry brandy
2 parts freshly squeezed ocktail grapefruit
--swirled round and served up in a chilled cocktail glass.
You won't be sorry.