Is a dress! (And it’s calling a model…)
One that makes me look like a ladeeeee. Seriously, it looks classy, but edgy. Am hoping I’ll look like a proper hottie when I wear it to my cousins’ upcoming weddings. (‘Tis wedding season in my family.)
It’s the Chelsea shift in navy, from Adam and Eve. (It also has a really cool full-length zip at the back.) I now own two Adam and Eve dresses – and I love them. Reckon their tagline ‘Simple, Chic, Quirky’ fit the bill for both dresses (both purchased in-store at Blackbeard and Dare).
I know, these picture do NOT do it justice. One day I’ll have enough courage to do a real outfit post and then you’ll get to see how FANTASTIC it looks on a real person. The last pic was taken from their site. I was a little disappointed – their site, unlike their dresses, doesn’t quite get me excited. Which is a pity considering their clothes are exceptionally well-made. (I find some local designers – at least the more affordable ones – have a tendency toward loose threads, uneven hems or tacky fabrics. That’s not to say I don’t think we have some truly exceptional unique designers, just that some must bear in mind that it takes more than a sowing machine, i.e. some proper finishing.) I actually picked this dress over another one when my mother dearest declared the other one just wasn’t made as well.
Anyway, I came across their site when I was looking for a cool pic of the dress to blog. I emailed them to tell them how much I love their stuff, and to gently suggest that they use a model for the pics – ‘cause I don’t like that black plastic! Al responded (he’s very nice) to say that the mannequin’s name is Iman (I like it a lot more now!) and that they can’t use models due to their quick stock turnaround. Methinks shmodels over charge! They should advertise prettiness for GRATIS. Anyway, so he asked if I know of anyone who might be willing to model some of the clothes in studio and accept payment in stock – anyone know of anyone?
One thing I should say: I appreciate that designers like these guys make an effort to showcase their clothes online, because South African retail shops are waaaaayyy behind the online wagon!
I feel a post of all my favourite shopping sites coming on… Been meaning to talk to Vertigo about theirs – eish, is not up to scratch…
PS. Once I get the hang of this photo editing business there’ll be some pretty cool pics going up!