Friday, June 5, 2009

Akira Isogawa Resort '09 silk embroidered dress

The dresses above all have the same design, but look so different in differing fabrics.
Unfortunately I was in a bit of a hurry and with bad lighting, my pictures don't do this dress justice. The 'gold' is more 'gold', and there is beautiful intricate pleating deatil on the bust of the dress - as seen on the runway dresses (particularly the floral print versions), and peeking on the bottom corner of my last close-up picture.



Akira Isogawa Resort silk embroidered dress
Zambesi silk jersey draped 'sweater'

Chloe gold bow stiletto heels


Chloe Fall 2004


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Love the delicate design of these Chloe shoes, but for the same reason, I find them incredibly hard to walk in, so have only worn them once! I loved how the delicate platinum/gold matched the fine gold embroidery on the dress. After I took this photo, I sadly gave up on wearing them with this dress, and changed to my YSL Dada semi-wedges (aka my wedding shoes) instead:

YSL wedding shoes (top)

Tonight I fly off to Byron Bay for an 'extended long weekend getaway'.

Five blissful days of relaxation by the seaside, can't wait!

Wish you all a fabulous weekend!

Any plans for your weekend?

53 comments:

  1. Goodness Akira has the most beautiful embroidery!
    That Chloe dress is so atherial, I love when there are nude tones and then a black tie it's so dramatic.

    This weekend, unfortunatley more uni work. But will take it a little easy. Enjoy your weekend x

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  2. not even the model's feet look to be doing well in those shoes.
    your weekend sounds lovely!

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  3. Love the detailing on the dress - that color is great on you!

    Sadly, I have no long weekend getaways planned, just some cleaning out of my closet. Hopefully I will have brunch with friends at least one of the days. But, my goal is to do a weekend in NYC soon.

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  4. love this. its not something i would normally look at so thanks for this .

    that dreess is cool . i wish i could wear one without feeling i look too short

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  5. You look gorgeous in that frock. I would die for those shoes and I hope the weekend proves relaxing for me and fun for you!

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  6. love the dresses and the cloe sandals in nude color !!!! I love the pattern of the flowers of the entire collection ... have a nice week-end beautiful and thanks a muaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  7. You pull off that length very well! The print dresses remind me of a new floral one I just got...

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  8. love those dresses, and what great colours! have fun in byron, i'm very jealous. My exams are coming up so it's cram-central for me.. booo.

    XXX

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  9. You have the most gorgeous maxidresses, I'm so jealous! The Chloe sandals look so pretty and delicate, such a pity they're hard to walk in.. I was in love with golden shoes and accessories back in 2006, and after this time I couldn't stand golden anymore.. But now I'm falling in love with it again:-) Bom final de semana e boa viagem! Beijos xxxx

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  10. Oh Akira, how I love you so.

    I am off to Sydney for work on Monday so no long weekend for me. Have a fab time in Byron!! xx

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  11. love the dress!
    study study study

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  12. OMG!!!
    I´m in love with your beautiful dress. I truly love those long cozy maxi dresses. The way you pair it with the Chloe heels and cardigan is simply amazing!!!
    AAAHHHHH ;)

    Enjoy the weekend!!!!!

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  13. Gorgeous dress detailing! You look lovely!
    Have a fabulous weekend, darling :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. looking good in that flower dress! :)

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  15. lovely blog
    take a look http://photoinsideout.blogspot.com/

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  16. beautiful! I love the emroidery, so delicat :)
    Have fun on your getaway!!

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  17. Happy long weekend to you too!

    There was an Akira sale the last 2 days, sadly I didn't find out about it until late and went at the last hour on the last day so everything left was out of my price range! You would've loved it though. I ended up getting some scrap fabric - this gorgeous purple silk - that I'm going to sew into a top. xx

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  18. That's such a gorgeous combo-- the gold heel and the deep teal of the dress. I am in LOVE. Hope you enjoy your seaside getaway. So jealous! It's going to be bright and sunny here, which I'm happy about. Catching up on writing and sleep :D

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  19. darling that dress is beautiful, what lovely detail. those Chloes look great with it.
    This weekend I am doing nothing, just resting!
    hope you have a good one too.
    muah x
    marian

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  20. wow wow! gorgeous. the chloe is yummy-looking. frothy...
    http://xazddesign.com

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  21. hi! thanks for your comment on my blog. good luck on the contest too. it has been fun! :)

    btw, my sister is getting married soon and is on the look-out for a wedding dress. your gown is beautiful and it looks like akira designs would suit my sister well. where can she start looking at akira wedding gowns? she's based in singapore, is marrying an australian and the wedding's going to be in new zealand. haha! are akira stores in any of those places?

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  22. the dress is lovely. akiro isogawa is indeed amazing. thanks for sharing:) when you mention akiro, your wedding dress always pops into my head. it was (and still is) such a beauty...

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  23. absolutely lovely. you're wardrobe is a dream!

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  24. That Chloe collection is one of my favourites ever. And I love the first dress.

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  25. the embroderies look so delicate !!!
    i love the shoes, so refined !!!

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  26. Hello lovely! It has been a while! I love this outfit on you and I adore how your gold bow shoes compliment the gold stitching on your dress. I hope you are well and have a safe flight! Congrats on placing high on Nini's blog!! :)

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  27. Wow!!!! I adore your dress. The navy and gold are perfect together.

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  28. that dress is stunning on you! I love the detailing . . . it's exquisite!!

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  29. Amei seu vestido! parabéns pela votação no nini's style!

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  30. CONGRATULATIONS on winning the NiniStyle competition!=) looking forward to more of your fabulous outfits dear ;)

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  31. Congrats on your win! I'm SO glad you did =) xx

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  32. Nossa, que lindo!!!
    Os sapatos são dignos de uma princesa!!!
    :))

    Mil beijinhos!

    Kira

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  33. Love your dress!!
    You looks really good!!

    =)


    http://lainarollercoaster.blogspot.com

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  34. Dear Brigadeiro,
    CONGRATS ON WINNING NINI'S COMPETITION!

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  35. CONGRATULATIONS Brigadeiro for winning Nini´s style competition!!!!!!

    Happy sunny & relaxing week!!!!!

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  36. really love that maxi dress! it's an eyecatcher, but still discreet, great!
    xx

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  37. Love the collection!!
    You look beautiful with that dress. Love the details.
    Congrats on the winning competition!!
    Hugs...from Hanh,

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  38. that chole dress is wonderful and your maxi dress is lovely!

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  39. OOh, so fabulous! And congrats for winning Nini's contest. You deserve it!

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  40. so pretty !
    i wish we could trade closets...and bank accounts. For one day ?

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  41. That first outfit is my fave from her. Love clothes with incredible details up close, like your dress!!

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  42. You look so pretty on that dress..Looking forward on your next post. Have a great day.;D

    Travel and Living
    Job Hunter

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  43. Yessss an Auustralian Blogger!

    or did i get that wrong? I have done my fair share of travelling too I think it adds to your personality and your development of individuality. It definitely reflects through all your outfits. You look beautiful

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  44. You look stunning in that dress! Love the embroidery. You have such good taste. And have a great time on your getaway, dear xoxo

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  45. i'm actually drooling over the 2004 chloe dress. so goddess like.

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  46. Congrats on winning Nini's competition. big kiss,
    Marian xx

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  47. such a pretty post!!
    congratulations on your win - how fun!!!!
    xoxo

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  48. wooow love the embroideries!! I have a dress on my blog desing and made by made with a lot of embroideries and pieces!

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