Tag Archives: dress

Dior Fall 2014 – Couture.

my favorite looks from Christian Dior‘s Fall 2014 Couture show – Raf Simons continues to deliver…























*images courtesy of style.com.


Asbury-Hall Wedding

this past weekend, i was proud and honored to be able to serve as the maid of honor at my best friend kat‘s wedding.

we’ve known each other since 1st grade and have been close friends since middle school – i’ve also grown very fond of her now-husband, wyatte, and am so happy for them both. i wish i could have gotten as many photos as i usually do, but thankfully, they had a much more qualified professional photographer on hand! i can’t say it would have been worth trading being able to really immerse myself in the day – from helping matron of honor joy get kat ready, scrambling to put out the expected little fires, making new and seeing old friends and signing as the happy couple’s witness on their marriage certificate. (oh, and also that part where i blubbered tearfully through my speech…)

wishing love and all the best to the new mr. + mrs. hall!


my gift to the bride.


the dress.


pre-wedding imbibing…


joy lending a hand…


details, details…


…and more details!


maid of honor, bride and matron of honor…


kat’s paternal grandmother proudly shows us her rhinestone tie necklace…


kat and her mother hamming it up for the professional photographer…




three generations…


down to the final minutes… (the bride carried silk roses, the bridesmaids carried handmade feather fans).


the bride’s cake…


…and the groom’s dr.who themed cake!


…and of course, photo-booth photos! (L-R: groom + groomsmen, wedding party, groom + bridesmaids.)

*images property of g. cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.

Legacy Continued.

i had no interest in the royal wedding until this morning when i found out who designed Kate Middleton‘s dress: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen!
gorgeous dress, still very much in homage to the late, great designer… and that is the extent of my interest.

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*images not original; property of several separate, unknown sources.

oscar gowns.

oscar de la renta’s resort 2011 runway collection had so many beautiful cocktail dresses and gowns…






*images courtesy of style.com.

going green.

ever since dries

i’ve been on the prowl for a bright green coat. i recently managed to snap up a similarly hued apple green silk ralph lauren dress, but no luck on the coat front, so far.

the color does seem to be popping up everywhere…

green blazer (inner) - unknown designer

fendi "peekaboo" tote

green coat - unknown designer

...and this is what's in my budget. "pretty edgy" by essie, $8.

*first three images property of tommy ton; final image property of essie.com.

shiver down my…


whhhaaat?! the shoes from dsquared2 fall/winter 2010 runway were insane.

i want a pair.

close-up by pelayo

other versions from the runway

other favorites from the collection.

dress back detail...

...and again. (the first image didn't do it justice...)

*first image property of pelayo d. of katelovesme.net; following two created images property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com, original images courtesy of elle.com; second-to-last image courtesy of elle.com; final screenshot image property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.

spring 2010 wishlist.


here are just a few of the things on my (very, very imaginary) wishlist for spring 2010

church's "classic burwood" brogues in white leather - $470.00

McQ by alexander mcqueen cotton & wool blend trench coat - $715.00

black grain leather mulberry "bayswater" bag - $950.00

3.1 philip lim cotton-twill blazer - $695.00

vanessa bruno black cashmere blend cowl-neck dress - $460.00

*all images courtesy of lagarconne.com & net-a-porter.com.

nouveau mais vieux Dior.

latest wardrobe deposit: vintage christian dior.

i just bought this vintage aqua christian dior dress coat last week – the tags from the shop read, “dress”… but i don’t think so. i realize “robes du soir” means “evening dresses”, but i’ll be wearing it as a coat, thankyouverymuch. the buttons are domed lucite, with what looks to be blue and green sequins or some other sort of reflective metallic material inside. yes, i did have second (and third) thoughts about buying it, but i think if i wear something very simple under it, and one piece of or no jewelery, i should be able to pull it off… fingers crossed!

vintage christian dior coat.

the coat is in pristine condition - the only "repair" i had to do was re-attach the right upper corner of the label.

button detail.

*images property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.


the most memorable dresses from victor & rolf‘s mind-bending spring 2010 runway show were featured in dazed & confused magazine‘s february 2010 issue.

victor & rolf spring 2010 - look #24

victor & rolf spring 2010 - look #27

victor & rolf spring 2010 - look #36

victor & rolf spring 2010 - look #32

additional tulle creations from the show…

victor & rolf spring 2010 - look #'s 4, 26, & 27

*preceding 4 images property of dazed digital; three original images in final image courtesy of style.com.

galliano noir, deux.

i have been a bit behind in posting my recent purchases… so here goes.

1. john galliano black wool jacket w/ silk lining + full-length skirt:

– newest purchase, literally. i just bought this today, and it is also one of the newer (read: non-vintage) pieces in my closet.  the high-waist, black wool + silk skirt is as gorgeous as the jacket; it is extremely and insanely long, and floats away from the body as you move. it has detailed, body-conscious darting in the back, as well as a 14-button closure. no zippers.

john galliano jacket - unbuttoned.

john galliano jacket - buttoned.

suit ribbon + beading detail.

2. vintage adrienne vittadini black silk + sequin dress:

adrienne vittadini dress - front.

adrienne vittadini dress - back.

3. vintage black lace cocktail dress:

– the lace skirt of this dress has a beautiful scalloped edge that extends a little over the lining. the seam along the right side of the skirt was torn about 6 inches, but i easily stitched it back together.

vintage black lace dress.

4. vintage yves saint laurent moss green leather jacket:

– this is such an unusual color for a leather jacket, and is unbelievably soft.

yves saint laurent jacket.

5. vintage cream knee-length mink coat:

– you can’t tell from the photo, but this coat is in need of some restoration. there is a long split in the pelt on one sleeve, and there are two or three additional  very small separations between pelts here and there. the condition of the fur itself, however, is excellent – super soft, with no stains, bald patches, or signs of wear along the pockets, collar, sleeves, or hem. (these are all things you should check for or ask about before purchasing a vintage fur!) i called sakowitz to get a quote on how much a repairs would cost, and after presenting my find at the register, was given a rewarding discount. hopefully this coat will be getting some much deserved TLC soon!

vintage mink coat.

6. afghan handmade silver-over-bronze lapis necklace:

– i was told that the owner of the shop i bought this from purchased this in person on a trip to afghanistan several years ago.

afghan silver & bronze lapis necklace.

7. vintage yves saint laurent gold tone belt buckle:

– whoops! almost forgot this one… (below par photo taken with my blackberry).

yves saint laurent belt buckle.