May 27, 2015

Floral Print Dress

floral print dress
|ˈflɔːr(ə)lˈflɒ- prɪnt dres|
a dress with printed floral pattern.

So, I was inspired by this Karen Millen S/S 2013 Collection.



Karen Millen Floral Printed Dress with Folded Neckline and Peplum at Waist, £160. From asos.



KAREN MILLEN Dress - Painterly Floral Print from Bloomingdale's.

 The "go for less" version, from Oasis, for only £65.
Oasis Kev Shift Dress, £65.

When I saw this dress, I knew this looks familiar. But I was asking "similar to what" then it might be the Project D dress. The one who is so familiar that Princess Mary of Denmark and Pippa Middleton, also wearing the same dress! The similarities between this two dress are: the prints, the peplum, the length of the dress, and the sleeve of this dress.


Pippa Middleton in Project D peplum blue print dress.

Princess Mary of Denmark, wearing the same Project D blue print peplum dress. 

Princess Mary was wearing it on May 20, 2012 and Pippa wore it on July 8, 2012. So, who wore it better? You decide;)

Credits to various sources.

May 25, 2015

Dressing Robe

dressing gownnouna long, loose robe, typically worn after getting out of bed or bathing.

La Perla, $691
A loose-fitting line characterises the dressing gown in silk pure satin adorned by motifs in florentine fret-work lace. 100% silk.




La Perla, $742

Dressing-gown in satin and silk chiffon. On the waist an elegant belt in georgette enriched by embroidered tulle inserts. Details: front buttons fastening and side pockets. An exclusive item made in italy. 95% silk 5% elasthan.




La Perla, $687

Silk nightgown characterized by the typical superimpositions of furoshiki, the japanese art of wrapping objects in fabric. The embroidered tulle on the neck is enveloped in a sheer layer of smooth tulle. Details: border in silk chiffon, fastening with small buttons and waist belt. Silk collar enveloped by broidered tulle with hidden buttons 5% elasthan 90% silk 5% polyester.



Dressing-gown in satin and silk chiffon. On the waist an elegant belt in georgette enriched by embroidered tulle inserts. Details: front buttons fastening and side pockets. An exclusive item made in italy. 95% silk 5% elasthan. Color: Natural



Exuding feminine and seductive charm, this myla satin robe injects delicate romance into evening wardrobes. Complete with long sheer sleeves, scalloped edges and contrasting lace trims, this design is timeless and versatile.myla satin robeself tie belt at waistv neck, long sheer sleeves, contrasting lace trims, scalloped edge63% silk, 34% nylon, 3% elastane; 100% cottonhand wash size: m. color: wistful mauve. Age group: adult. Isabella long satin robe.

A loose-fitting line characterises the dressing gown in silk pure satin adorned by motifs in florentine fret-work lace. 100% silk.



Silk satin short robe embellished with embroidery on tulle backing in the same colour silk. Finished with hand-embroidered double "frastaglio" lace. A modern yet elegant creation that represents the newest and most exquisite style in the la perla maison collection. Details: length 90 cm. Made in italy. 2% nylon 4% viscose 92% silk 2% polyester.



Silk satin creates a soft shine effect. Finished with elegant hand-embroidered "frastaglio" lace on the back. Made in italy. 100% silk. Color: Dark Blue


The most luxurious piece in the la perla maison collection features embroidered motifs on a tulle background in the same colour as the silk, hand finished with a double-frastaglio technique. Silk satin long robe embellished with embroidery on tulle backing in the same colour silk. Finished with hand-embroidered double "frastaglio" embroidery. A modern yet elegant creation that represents the newest and most exquisite style in the la perla maison collection. Length 155 cm. Made in italy. 100% silk.

What could be better for lounging languidly around the house, than this open fronted pure silk dressing gown? Slip it on fresh from bed or before you retire in the manner of a hollywood film star. The silk feels fabulous against your skin and will have you looking utterly glamorous for all manner of household activities. The gown falls below the knee and features contrast piping running right down the lapels, around the cuffs and on the self-tie belt which has 'ap' embroidered initials at one end.

What could be better for lounging languidly around the house, than this open fronted pure silk dressing gown? Slip it on fresh from bed or before you retire in the manner of a hollywood film star. The silk feels fabulous against your skin and will have you looking utterly glamorous for all manner of household activities. The gown falls below the knee and features contrast piping running right down the lapels, around the cuffs and on the self-tie belt which has 'ap' embroidered initials at one end.

Impassioned days and wanton nights follow alluring latuta, a desirous double-layer lace range a 1940s starlet would kill for. The classic, decadent kimono is made in soft lilac and gold lurex french leavers lace, overlaid with dramatic contrast burgundy lace shot through with glistening burgundy lurex thread. Ravishing scallop and eyelash-edge french leavers lace in bewitching shades of soft lilac teases along the hem, sleeve ends and neckline, while the piece cinches elegantly at the waist with a matching double-layer lace belt.
Credits to Lyst.

May 22, 2015

Elie Saab Red Ball Gown

You might be familiar with this red ball gown from Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture collection.
It's red, with over skirt, and rhinestone as embellishments.

The 'front look' of this Elie Saab red ball gown.

The 'back' side of the Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture collection.

The details.
 On Country Music Award 2013, or well-known as CMA; Taylor Swift wore the same gown! Here's the details:



Taylor Swift in Elie Saab Red Ball Gown.


 The "winner dress" also goes to Taylor!

And, here's another woman who's wearing the same Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture collection, Yulia Alipova; the Miss Russia for Miss Universe. She was spotted wearing the the dress on the preliminary gown competition.
Yulia Alipove in Elie Saab red ball gown.



Well, two (or three including the models of the Elie Saab's fashion show) beautiful, smart, and powerful women makes the Elie Saab red gown looks breath-taking! My friend's going to make a 'look alike' version of this gown for her engagement party and she's confused whether she choose the right gown or not. What I've always said to her is that "the most important thing about a dress/gown is.... of course the one who wearing it" Isn't it true that an Issa dress that Kate Middelton once worn on her engagement press-conference is just a dress. A timeless wedding gown once worn by Grace Kelly is just a gown. The 'wow' factor is the woman who inside those dress and that's make a dress or a gown memorable.

Credits to NyMag and various sources.

May 16, 2015

Leather Culottes

leather culottes
|ˈlɛðə kjuːˈlɒt(s)|
pluralnounwomen's knee-length trousers, cut with full legs to resemble a skirt that made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process.
ORIGIN mid 19th cent.Frenchknee breeches, diminutive of cul rump, fromLatin culus.





A modern master of edgy elegance, phillip lim's namesake 3.1 labels offers luxe classics with an urban twist. Flat front, belted waist, slit pockets with tonal stitching, a-line cut. Oversized silhouette. Style with a textural long sleeve tee and wedge heels.



Beige leather culottes from drome. Color: nude & neutrals



Black leather culottes from drome featuring a waistband, a concealed front fastening, pleated details, side pockets and rear pockets.



Leather culottes in deep sea by drome featuring pleated front, concealed zip with hook and eye closure, two front slip pockets, two decorative back pockets, raw-cut hem, and is fully lined. Leather: 100%, cupro: 100%. Washing instructions: specialist cleaning.



Glaze white leather culottes from drome featuring a high waist, a concealed front fastening, pleated details, side pockets and a rear pocket.



Proenza schouler leather pleat culotte - two front pockets and back welt pockets - high waisted - concealed snap button with zip fly fastening styled with: proenza schouler top, proenza schouler shoes, proenza schouler bag.



Leather trousers are a style staple, and these black wide-leg culottes from tibi are a new, directional way to wear them. They're cropped to the calf and have a high-rise waist and pleated front. Play up the volume by teaming them with an embellished boxy top and chunky flatform sandals.


Red valentino lend luxe factor to these culottes, making them a cool choice in the softest lamb leather. Black leather, zipped side. Tapered fit. Keep them youthful with lace espadrilles.
The "go for less" version:

Super soft leather look culottes. 100% polyurethane. Machine washable.

Smart tailored faux leather culottes with side pockets, back pocket and zip fly. 100% polyurethane. Hand wash cold. Color: OFF WHITE

Credits to Lyst.

May 10, 2015

Kate Middleton: Jenny Packham's Floral Yellow Dress

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds her newly-born daughter, her second child with Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as they show her to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015. 

Her Royal Highness was wearing a Jenny Packham Floral Yellow dress:


Jenny Packham's post on Facebook.




The news all over the world.

The birth certificate of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.
I believe that this dress was a custom-made dress, thats why I don't find any store selling the same item. This is the "similar" version according to me (you may agree and disagree about this):

Giambattista valli floral embroidered dress -floral embroidery -ribbed waistband -concealed back zip fastening styled with: isabel marant shoes and proenza schouler bag.

Lush bouquets outlined in thick, painterly black strokes embolden a lean, paneled sheath cut from a crisp cotton-blend. Color: yellow blue

This sweet giambattista valli dress is crafted in bright, floral-quilted fabric and detailed with slim, sheer latticed stripes at the waist and cuffs. Curved notches accent the front hem. Short sleeves. Hidden back zip. Organza lining. Fabric: quilted weave. Shell: 100% cotton. Lining: 100% silk. Dry clean. Made in italy. Measurements length: 32in / 81cm, from shoulder measurements from size 40. Sizes listed are italian sizes .
The "go for less" version:

Pleated panels running from neckline to hem structure a sunny woven-cotton shift dress covered in a citrusy floral print. Color: eden garden yellow

Contrast: 100% polyester, main: 96% polyester, 4% elastane. Size & fit model wears: uk 8/ eu 36/ us 4 look after me machine wash according to instructions on care label. Color: Print

Credits to Getty Images, NewMyRoyals, and Lyst.