Friday, January 6, 2012

My Dream Dress - Luscious

How much do I love this dress, even with the orange gosgrain belt? I confess I am not a fan of orange but it is growing on me.  I think it provides just the right 'pop' of colour.  Of course the belt can be swapped - orange is good for my colouring as is the soft white so the orange might just give the dress more 2012 edge. 

This dress, by Roksanda Ilincic embraces everything I love about dresses & dressing - the crepe fabric, the colour, the vintage styling, the drape & flow, the wrap over, the shoulder shape & the sleeves.   More good news is that it comes in fantastic sizing - even for my curvy 38/29/43 triangular frame.  Sadly my budget does not extend to the £885 - approx CHF 1,400 price tag nor do I have the occasion but ....I can lust.   And it's inspiring. 

I'd wear it with high metallic heels and my gold sphere bag with red tassel, some 1940's curls in my hair, simple eyes (with falsies) and a dash of matching red lipstick.  Or you could add some shoe boots, a cuff at the wrist and a leather belt for a bit more rock style glamour.
 

  



Roksanda Ilincic Roksanda Ilincic 
Vintage Styling & Luscious Ivory - gush






















This is perfect for so many body shapes - fabulous shoulder line with slight puff shoulder to balance out us triangles (pears)as it skims our heavier thighs while defining the waist., great all over shape for neat hourglasses, a lovely deep V and crossover effect for fuller hourglasses and rectangles.  It's block colour is lengthening (thus slimming) and it gives a defined waist to columns, who should perhaps wear it with the best a little more 'relaxed'. Check it out on the luxe website:  http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/181506

I love this designer.   She is also doing a diffusion line for UK based Debenhams.co.uk

My gold bag with red tassel - last season from Asos.com

2012 - An Exciting & Stylish New Year

Agh it's January & I don't know about you but I always get a little nervous when January comes around.  The start of a new year and all that is unknown - will it be good, will it be challenging, what will I achieve, what will be a surprise and what will be sad? 

And, so of course we also make resolutions, at which I am rubbish.  I always make the same one, like everyone; to lose weight and I always stick at it with a shockingly low level of willpower. 

But it's going to be a shiny New Year and this year there are no such resolutions.  Instead I am going to embrace my shape, get stylish and bring out my inner mirror ball. Oh and maybe go blonde ...You with me?

Lady Mirror Ball's New Year Resolutions:

1. To treat myself to a wardrobe makeover
2. To accept my figure for what it is & dress it to maximum mirror ball radiance
3. To embrace a new colour palette -  including blonde hair ???
4. To think in terms of a capsule wardrobe
5  To only wear clothes that I LOVE - even casuals!1
And importantly, nervously and excitedly to ...  da da dah!! (drum roll please)

TO LAUNCH MIRROR BALL STUDIOS to the ladies of Switzerland 

So,if you want to spotlight your inner mirror ball please drop me, Lady MB a call /or email at:
Mirror Ball Studios:  0041 786 244 123 and catcardie@gmail.com