Saturday, January 2, 2010

Way To Bring In the New Year






I decided that, to match our wild mushroom brie fondue tradition, I'd go retro with the outfit.

Yes, that is me wearing an orange-esque vintage scooter dress with fuchsia tights. It's made in Italy, doncha know. And it's hand stitched along the button placket at the front of the skirt. I really wanted it just to see how it was put together :-) But I'm so thrilled this garment fits. I have never bought a vintage dress, sight unseen. Cherie gives very good sizing information on her site. And she has a return policy!

Oh, and those shoes, my favourite taupe suede YSL - they're ones that never make it outside (they're not outrageously practical) but which really give impossible chic to any ensemble.

On a related note, I'm really enjoying The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake. It's about Paris fashion and the careers of YSL and Karl Lagerfeld. Those two were worthy rivals!

23 comments:

  1. Amazing! The dress looks perfect on you. I am experiencing serious dress covetousness.

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  2. Oh I love it K!!!
    You look gorgeous, perfect fit.

    By the way, do you think Toronto a good destiny to relax?? lol ;-)

    xoxo

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  3. very fabulous! lovin the retro.

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  4. ooh loving the red! Happy New Year! LLGxx

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  5. The Beautiful Fall is one of those things that's on my list of things to eventually get around to. lol!

    Wowzer that dress works on you! I especially like the collar.

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  6. You look FABULOUS in this dress and the tights are brilliant! This was my dress, from my collection of treasured vintage clothes. It did not fit me very well, so I decided to sell her. I am thrilled to see that she found a wonderful new home. Happy New Year! Bess.

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  7. Love this outfit. And my YSL's are outrageously impractical too! They are really made for sitting, aren't they?

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  8. Wow...what vibrant color! I love it for winter.

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  9. The fit looks superb! I just love it!!!

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  10. Ooh I love this, the colour is gorgeous! Just wanted to stop by to wish you a Happy New Year :)

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  11. Oh. My. Lord. That dress is one of the best things I've ever seen! You rule orange. It looks fabulous on you. Go you!

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  12. Fantastic, K! What a great purchase!

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  13. Wow, you look gorgeous! Love that outfit on you!

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  14. LOVE IT!
    How could I have missed this.
    Amazing what a fantastic buy.

    Also just to confirm I'm not banning coffee or magazines those were just examples of costs and cost saving areas!!

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  15. Monkey: Merci beaucoup!

    Historiadora (you need a nickname, maybe Dora?): Thank you sooo much! I understand dress covetousness well, and it is a lovely compliment. xo

    Seeker: You know I think TO (in January?!) is a great place to go. Visit me!

    Londyn and Wendy and April: Thank you all so much. I am so lucky to have scored this before any of you saw it :-)

    LLG: Thank you! And happy new year to you too...

    ~h: Thanks! I thought the collar might be extreme but I'm enjoying it. And the book is great, you're going to love it.

    Bess: Let me say THANK YOU! for commenting here. I love to know the history behind my vintage purchases and I'm so thrilled to have the back story. As we are of similar build (I assume), I hope to own one of your other prized pieces one day. Thank you for keeping it in such lovely condition. I promise I'll take excellent care of it too.

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  16. Stacy: Thank you! I'm so glad to know someone else agrees about the YSLs. Those ladies weren't walking :-)

    Belle: Thanks!

    Miss C: Cherie does an excellent job providing sizing. But what good fortune that it all went together sight unseen!

    Jen: Thank you! It's been a while! And congrats on your engagement...

    Iris: Thank you. I know you too rule orange. I can tell!

    Sal: Isn't it amazing that I found this online!

    Sonja and Imogen: Thank you so much. Happy new year both of you!

    Kate: Thank you! And whew on the coffee and mags front. I have been spending less on food though. Something about your post must have made an impact :-)

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  17. You look STUNNING in that dress! Seriously, I'd never take it off. Amazing that you were able to get such a great fit from online vintage!

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  18. You look fabulous in that dress! And you really rock the outfit. I have a pair of suede YSL pumps that don't make it outside much either. But they are queen of the dinner party.

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  19. Janet: thank you SO much for such a compliment. It was pretty amazing. I guess the dress just needed to be mine. I've looked at Cherie's site for a long time, but when I saw this, I knew I had to act immediately!

    Mardel: Thank you M! What is it with the YSL pumps and the dinner parties? And yet we pay gladly to own those beauties...

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