fashion + beauty + insider interviews + est 2006
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
ANATOMY OF A REALLY BAD PURCHASE - OR RATHER THE KIND I AM CUTTING BACK ON
If you live in London or in the UK, you know the bag says it all...Primark is the King of Cheap Retailers. Honestly, they are uber-good and efficient at what they do.
Initially, I loved the dress above because of the print. It reminds me of the traditional cloth worn in my country, Ghana.
This piece caught my eye too because of the print. I loved how free and easy and comfy it looks. But i just cant get over the cheap fabric and the lack of lining. (I am growing modest in my old age.)
The one above is Sexiness personified. It has lining. I actually love the fabric too. I might keep this one.
Ugh! Bad move all around. Cheap fabric! Plus it fit my waist and chest, but not my bum. Hated it!
ANATOMY OF A REALLY GOOD JACKET
the jacket is yves saint laurent rive gauche and i purchased it from nyc vintage store amarcord. they've got amazing things. it caught my eye because of how slee, slimming and structured it was. and it goes with everything - or rather - i wear it with everything.
an upclose at the ornate gold buttons. i am guessing this jacket is a good 20 years old, but the buttons have worn extremely well.
inside the jacket where you really see the care and craftsmanship...i can stare at the folds for days. (primarily because i am a geek.)
more of the inside.
NOTE: STAY TUNED FOR PHOTOS/VIDEO ON THIS POST...