Thursday, June 25, 2009

To buy or not to buy?


I am in love with my recent (and first) Rick Owens purchase, its clean lines, clever draping & silhouette, in addition to his brilliant use of sheer silk...

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It has whetted my appetite for more...

I am now obsessing over this coat, particularly its sheer sleeves, sheer perfection!

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To buy or not to buy? That is the question...

I couldn't take a decent picture of the dress (black is so hard to photograph!), especially the sheer draped back of it, I will try again with better lighting sometime soon. I probably shouldn't have popped my hands in my pockets, I look so wide! But I had to show the pockets off, they're so deep, and my hands keep automatically going in them!

Rick Owens draped silk dress (pockets!!!)
Dries Van Noten beaded & sequinned sandals

Love:
*The bubble hem
*The draped back
*The sheer panel at the back, which also drapes
*The deep pockets
*I tried it on with every jacket/cardi/coat I own, and it goes beautifully with practically all of them! I think I can wear these for half a year in all different combinations...

Tonight I am dressing it down with a Margiela cardigan (so soft!), as I head out to dinner with the girls:

Rick Owens silk draped dress
Martin Margiela military merino wool knit cardigan
Dries Van Noten buckle sandals

78 comments:

  1. Looks lovely!
    Very easy to wear
    xx

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  2. U look so unique and chic. I adore all of combo. ;)

    I neeed a Rick Owens cardi...

    XoXo

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  3. Lovely! You look very chic x Sushi

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  4. Love the dress - any dress with pockets is fantastic in my book! Both of those Dries Van Noten sandals pair so well with the dress, too.

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  5. gorgeous!!! i'm jealous

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  6. that jacket is indeed tempting...

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  7. Oh, I'm so jealous... it's gorgeous! I love that coat shape, btw. beijos!

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  8. This dress is pretty prefect! I'd say no to the coat as it doesn't look practical. you can only really wear it with sleeveless top yet the body of the coat might make you feel too hot.. Even though it's gorgeous too..

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  9. You have the most amazing designer pieces, darling! That white Rick Owens coat is really special ~ if you can afford it, go for it!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  10. It looks beautiful on you! I love dresses that you can wear in so many different ways and are timeless! xxoxoxox

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  11. lucky you! i can't afford Rick Owens yet (not even the Lilies line)...but someday!! lucky you!
    xox
    www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow. Sooo gorgeous!! Looks beautiful on you, and that second picture came out really good!

    xox, mavi

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  13. Rick Owens is genius and that dress is wonderful on you! i adore that coat, the sheer sleeves are beautiful!
    hope uyou have been well dear
    muah x
    Marian

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  14. Congrats. Rick Owens is addictive. I love that white jacket too...so you!

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  15. rick owens! i dream of owning a piece (preferrably a leather jacket) someday. your dress is gorgeous!

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  16. wow the rick owens dress looks gorgeous on you! definitely get the coat!

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  17. That dress is perfection on you and it shows off your DVN shoes beautifully <3!

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  18. Thanks for your lovely comments, everyone! :)

    tilly_lily - good point about the sleeves, although the body of the coat isn't very warm, as it's mostly cotton with 20% silk and 10% wool...

    lynn - would LOVE a RO leather jacket too! *drool*

    janettaylor - same goes for a RO cardi, would love one! :)

    xx

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  19. you lucky LUCKY girl! Every girl should have something by Rick!

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  20. Hi Brigadeiro,

    I love the Rick Owens dress on you. The back draping details is so beautiful.
    I think you should get the ivory jacket. It's a great piece for year round.
    xoxox
    Nini

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  21. You always have great taste ! I love your dress

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  22. That dress is lovely! Modern in shape. The heels are gorgeous too.

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  23. What a BEAUTIFUL dress. And of course I'm in love with the Dries shoes!!! I would hold off on the coat for now, unless... sales do beckon, darling :) I love the pockets, too!

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  24. That's a great versatile piece. I love any dress that has pockets... I'm weird that way. Congrats on your purchase! I would get the coat if you can get it at a decent price. In fact, I was just going to Rick Owens today :) But I remember seeing that exact coat in a department store yesterday for half the price. With sales going on around the wrld - it's bound to show up on sale :)

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  25. It is such a lovely dress. Great choice. I adore Rick Owens.

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  26. oh the dress is gorgeous! and yes, BUY THAT COAT! i really want your dries beaded shoes.. please come to my hahndorf work so i can steel them off your feet !

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  27. you look so elegant and chic !!!
    i love rick owens work.

    thanks for the link for the rosette dress !
    i am a little bit reluctant because the seller has no feedback and i spent all my shopping budget the first day of sales :S

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  28. I LOVE LOVE rick owens.. I just can't get enough of the fabric--so soft and yummy! This dress looks hot on you--lovely :-)

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  29. Your black Rick Owens dress is HEAVEN!!!
    Guess I love everything with pockets ;).. WONDERFUL STYLE & CUT!!!
    I put it today also on my wishlist!! Love those versatile pieces with that special something.
    For the coat:... white /ivory is in my opinion always a difficult thing. The style is awesome but i´m a little bit worried about getting dirty.


    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!

    Beautiful Blessings to you...

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  30. Love these RO clean lines.
    Impeccable coat! go get it !!

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  31. a dress with pockets is one of the simple joys in life :)

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  32. That looks incredible on you! And that coat is swoon worthy!

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  33. You absolutely have to buy the coat!!! :D
    And no u dont look wide with ur hands in ur pocket ;)
    LOVE!

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  34. Wow, the dress looks amazing!
    ANd I definitely think you should buy the coat: it is modern yet classic and incredible (hope those sleeves are warm though! ...But one must sometimes suffer for fashion)
    xoxoxo

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  35. buy, buy, buy ... los cortes de la chaqueta son perfectos, muy elegantes, me recuerdan a jil sander por su pureza y su extrema sobriedad, impecable como siempre, a muaaaaaa

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  36. you look gorgeous in that dress! can you take more pics of the neck line? and that coat is amazing. i say go for it - its not like you will be able to find a sheer sleeved coat as beautifully structured as that anywhere else, any time soon. are you thinking white or can you get other colours?

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  37. Just recently found your blog and the Dries + Rick Owens, fantastic combo :)

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  38. soooo beautiful!! It looks gorgeous, really!
    And the coat, if I were you I'd totally go for it =)

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  39. I always love your purchases (:

    Again, a beautiful, beautiful buy!

    bisous,
    La C.

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  40. This dress is so amazing, please do take more pictures with it! What a great buy! xo

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  41. Wow, that is a great dress.
    Love it paired with the Dries sandals!

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  42. awwwww awesome!!!
    I felt in love now..

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  43. I love love LOVE your mask ideas (:

    Black lace & rosettes. Mm. I'd add pearls dripping from the sides... (:

    bisous!
    La C.

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  44. yeeeesss its amazing
    how unreal is it that you actually own a runway piece- i love it
    sooo sohphisticated and comfy
    loooves when you can use those two words together ;))))

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  45. Wooow, that dress is GORGEOUS. Im so jealous, I wish I had money for those kinds of things.

    The coat is amazing too but I'd be afraid to get dirt on it seeing as its so crispy clean.

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  46. =o why must you have such amazing pieces!! I think the jacket would definitely be an investment, its stunning i suppose all you have to think about is how it would go with the rest of your garments in your wardrobe? this post is one of my fav outfits on you, i am in love with every single piece! xx

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  47. Wow that coat is stunning; especially the sleeves!

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  48. I love the shape of the dress and the Dries are amazing..such beautiful beading.

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  49. VC tem o melhor e mais original closet do mundo!!! Amo as suas influências étnicas, orientais, clássica e fashion...vc equilibra tudo de maneira sublime!

    Arrasou!!

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  50. Beautiful! Rick Owens is so innovative. x

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  51. Beautiful dress. It's great that it goes with everything!

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  52. The dress is amazing, and yes to the coat! If you'd like to enter the draw for the jumpsuit, by all means -- it's open to all readers, including international :) And yes, they have been holding draws everywhere, unbeknownst to me . . .

    Hope you're having a lovely week so far,
    xo

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  53. Thats lovely!

    loadsofashion.blogspot.com

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  54. Awesome! Love it. Looking forward on your next post. Have a good day.;D

    Travel and Living
    Jobhuntpinoy

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  55. it looks absolutely amazing, and i know what you mean about photographing black!
    are you in sydney? I get so excited when I find other sydney bloggers.
    Brooke xx

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  56. You wear Rick Owens in the most magnificently beautiful way!

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  57. Clarice you look GORGEOUS!!!! I love love love the Rick Owens dress!! And definitely get the coat if you your CC allows you :p

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  58. Oh my, thanks for the sweet comments everyone!

    brooke - I'm not in Sydney, but I do love it there! :)

    Panic - Aw, thanks Sophie! No CC for me (sort of), I have a'budget' I must adhere to though, so am trying to think this through very carefully :)

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  59. THIS IS RIDICULOUSLY GOOD DRESSING

    much love

    d&l

    x

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  60. You're probably already aware of this, but that white Rick Owen's coat is 70% off on theOutnet.com.

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  61. Where did you get Rick Owens in Adelaide?!??!?!?!? I NEED to know!!!

    Lovely blog by the way!

    x

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  62. I wanted those shoes. Great blog!

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