Ann Demeulemeester is leaving the house. Who is gonna take over? Any ideas?
I’m calling it that because I got it as a birthday gift to myself, I doubt I wear it on my birthday. I’m probably just going to get plastered in which case I’m wearing jeans and sneakers. I won’t be bringing this dress out for a while, I don’t think. Anyway, when I opened the box and touched it, I could immediately tell I was holding something expensive. Kind of like when I got my first piece of Calvin Klein. So I was excited before I even saw it. I took it out, tried it on. It could do with a bit of tailoring. Because I’m so tiny. However, I’m planning on putting on sme weight and building some muscle mass, so i’m not going to have alterations made until then.
Now for the interesting part:
IT’S SO PRETTY :D
It’s Jil Sander.
Hard to pinpoint what era, but I’m thinking mid 2000s around when Raf took the reigns. I can’t be sure, but it looks like him more than Jil. And it’s too well designed to have been what the house scrapped together that time Jil left and no one was there to take her place yet.
I bought it from The Real Real which is an online luxury resale boutique.
It’s a one-shoulder a-symmetrical dress with a drop-hem and it has zipper detailing on the front, back below the waistline.
I live for exposed zippers and there are quite a few of them on the dress. That was what sold me on purchasing it in the first place. But to add to the majestic quality of the it, the hardware is fully functional. The zippers all completely unzip. Which means I can show skin on my chest, my back, my legs and it gives the dress a lot of character and dimension. It really fits my aesthetic and style because it’s feminine, but not in an overtly. Not curve hugging and tight and slinky (not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just like clothes that accentuate what little curves I have in a way that isn’t that obvious. That’s just me).
It’s definitely a piece that I’ll be wearing for years to come and I like the security of that since I spent a pretty penny on it. It also made me feel more secure in my personal style. It has been a journey trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I want to convey when I dress. When I first started writing about fashion, I had no clue who I was when it came to dressing myself. I could review a collection just fine, but I was still figuring out who I was when it came to my own wardrobe. It took years to understand how to dress for my build, my height and my skin tone. When I was in college in my fashion journalism course, writing fashion stories was a big part of that class. I could do it on paper well enough to ace my final, but it was different telling a story with my own wardrobe. And now I can dress as well as shop without second guessing myself. This purchase was proof of that.
I say all of that to say, for this being my first big designer piece that I’ve ever bought with the hard-earned money that I slaved for, I am pleased.
Christopher Bailey is now to be creative director as well as chief executive of Burberry. Shares have plummeted already. I’m a bit worried that if they don’t find someone to handle financial matters, designs will suffer and in turn, so will sales. Let’s hope for the best.
I hope to post more regularly and bring more original content to the blog soon. Stay tuned, stay chic, stay responsible.