Thursday, February 19, 2009

Recent Buys: Dries Van Noten, Burberry Prorsum & Stella McCartney


How embarassing, the title looks almost identical to one I posted a few weeks ago, am seeing a trend here...

Dries Van Noten


I fell in love with the simple silhouette of this Dries Van Noten dress, with its boatneck, knotted back, short draped sleeves, and gorgeous wooden beads & coral detail on the neck line. Not game enough to pull-off the runway version above (for some reason it reminds me of a dress Fran Drescher wore on an episode of 'The Nanny' many years ago), I opted for a soft golden-brown version, and a plain fuschia silk version as a versatile-option I hope to reach for several times. I am planning to wear it with electric blue, bright orange (I just purchased an orange silk kimono raincoat), as well as subdued with charcoal in Winter...

Burberry Prorsum

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Because you can never have too many coats nor Burberry Prorsum pieces in your wardrobe...

Stella McCartney


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Another fuschia purchase! Who would've thought I would be wearing pink?!?

A year or so ago I fell in love with these Stella McCartney pumps, and bought them in black (thinking I wouldn't find them in the other colours), then red, followed by patent grey, and now I finally managed to track down the gorgeous fuschia satin pair to complete the 'family'. Hubby & I don't usually exchange V-day presents, so when I gave him something little, he felt bad for not getting me anything. Feeling guilty for buying these when I said 'no more shopping 'til March', I said these can be his V-day pressie to me, problem 'solvered'.

38 comments:

  1. The golden dress is magical! I think I'd feel like a princess if I even touched it:) And the pumps...

    I am officially in love with your style!
    xxxxx

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  2. Oh wow! The fuschia is incredible. Lucky you!

    I'm interning at Ellery, that's how I got my hands on those Gucci's for a short period of time. So I guess I don't exactly work there, though I do do a lot of work all day!

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  3. The Dries dress is my favorite. Amazing buy! I wish I could have it.

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  4. shoes are gorgeous as is the gold dress. nice finds.

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  5. the nanny LOL.
    i must see this orange kimono!

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  6. All is so classic, fashion and perfect!

    I am amazed!
    You are gorgeous!

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  7. All is so classic, fashion and perfect!

    I am amazed!
    You are gorgeous!

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  8. you lucky lucky lady.
    beautiful dress and those shoes!
    i die....

    *bisous*

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  9. There you go...all even. I buy so much crap for myself and somehow my husband manages not to buy anything. The guilt is big but not big enough to stop. yikes...

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  10. i am impressed by your family of shoes! i hope to start one of my own someday.

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  11. That Dries dress is incredible - congrats!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. The colorful Dries Van Noten dress is lovely, but the gold is much more wearable! Beautiful. I'm jealous!

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  13. the dress is amazing, it has a medieval feel to it, =] must be the golds, and those Stella pumps!! i feel in love with them last yr too! the overall design and colour is just stunning! nice picks =]

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  14. the dries van noten dress is so refined, it makes me think of an "années folles" modern dress.
    and the coat is just as beautiful as the navy blue one you already purchased. those burberry prorsum coats are so chic !!!
    i love fushia, too !!! it's a happy colour ;)

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  15. I love Stella's shoes. Do you know if she designs them or another shoe designer does?

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  16. I. Must. Have. Those. Shoes. Wow, just gorgeous!!!

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  17. Oh my! That bejeweled dress is amazing!

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  18. P.S. You do get acclimated to the cold...but I also just avoid being outside for long periods of time--you can wear almost anything as long as you keep moving!

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  19. Just found your blog!I love it!You have wonderful taste!!!I love Dries van Noten!He is genius!

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  20. I gasped when I saw those Stella shoes. They're so gorgeous! And that Dries Van Noten dress is stunning. You have such great taste, dear xoxox

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  21. Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous, 3 of my favorite labels! You have impeccable taste, m'dear. :)

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  22. I love the Burberry Prorsum coat so much!

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  23. Ok I love that you Love DVN!!
    All your DVN dresses are just gorgeous!!

    And that Burberry is just GORGEOUS!!!

    Sorry for the late response!
    At the end I was only able to stay 3 days at Buenos Aires so I didn't had much time to shop, I did went to a few malls in the Palermo area, and went to the movies in Recoleta!

    :)

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  24. the dries van noten dress is phenomenal.

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  25. oh my gosh...you bought them?! im a gonna come and rob your house ;)

    you have great taste

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  26. The Burberry dress is a work of art and absolutely perfect in every way. It's the most wonderful choice for a coat! :) I love both the dresses (particularly the beaded golden version) and the pink satin shoes as well!

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  27. LOVE the Dries Van Noten dress! I'm sure it'll look great on you :)
    Oh and those Stella McCartney pumps are one of my favourites too, wish I owned a pair hehe ^-^

    Thank you for your comment on my blog, I'm really really late in responding to all my comments, but I'm adding you to my blogroll right now! =)

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  28. that dries van noten collection was nothing short of spectacular.

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  29. That Dries van Noten dress is amazing! My god, would I ever love to raid your closet!

    Btw, I tagged you for an award:
    http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com/2009/02/links-la-mode_22.html

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  30. omg! love to see photos of you in the dvn dress! and can you give us lots of detail shots? ;)

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  31. The Dries dress looks so fun, the multiple color sequins are great. And the Burberry Prossum coat....to die for!

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  32. Gorgeous indeed! Thanks for your comment and for stoping by. I really enjoy yur blog.
    See you soon

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  33. Oh gosh; that sequined dress is to DIE FOR <3

    xoxo,
    La C.

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  34. girl! you spending like there isnt a recession! and apparently thats the best way to get us out of it. i am wholeheartedly following your advice, and i cant wait to share with everyone my bargains of the trip (there have been a few)

    tomorrow i hit barneys for a last minute NYC no holds barred clothes porn fest. hopefully there shall be somethign amazing emerging from it.

    i had to be held back physically from purchasing a dries van noten billowing poncho-esque top in greeny blue sea colours. it was stunning on, but the price was really too much. i'll wait till it goes on sale.

    you've made another DVN convert!
    right now it's marni for me though. if money were no object..

    ah well, i must fly! love from new york!

    ps. the coat is a dream! you are so lucky, christopher bailey is a genius, and i've heard his coats fit like a second, more fabulous skin.

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  35. Lucky you, the shoes are so sexy and the color is brilliant!

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