3.8.06

signal the mournful cello

sans Maggie Cheung, most unfortunately.


Yesterday I noticed that the Geren Ford kimono dress I had been admiring for some time at Le Train Bleu had gone on sale.... the clouds parted, a ray of sunlight shone through, and I thought: YES. That is what I am going to wear on the plane to Europe! It is calling to me with its portability, scrunchability and- most importantly- its imminent wearability. For a marauding, light packing femme, it is perfection in a piece of black and blue dotted fabric. Even more fantabulous was the fact that it had just been reduced from the absurd $314 to the slightly more reasonable $157. I just knew that the fashion gods were rewarding me for working hard and saving my money in the six month lead up to my trip. Or so I thought. It turns out that the fashion gods are sadists and don't care at all about my shift schedule because this morning, the lovely and apologetic Bria of Le Train Bleu emailed to inform me that my dress was sold out, having been picked up by other femmes who were faster on the sale uptake. Very sad indeed.

So, I've become a little obsessed with finding a replacement for my almost dress and am on the hunt for travel friendly Asian inspired pieces. Preferably by Geren Ford, because I love her design aesthetic. The one pictured above is from Zara and reminded me of the infamous corset dresses from Roberto Cavalli's spring /03 collection and seemed passable until I noticed that the seams were coming undone as I pulled it over my head. A big non, non in my books, unless the item in question is vintage. I cannot stand buying badly made clothes, so I put my imitation cheongsam back on the rack and must pursue this quest elsewhere...

16 comments:

Lola is Beauty said...

Aw, shame about the Geren Ford dress.. But you're so pretty Miss Eurobrat!

moongjee said...

Good job channeling that Asian 60's vibe!

earl of cheese said...

You are adorable - and a rare feat, you are one who can truly pull of the almost-dress!

Liza said...

Oh, that's the f-ing worst!!!! But at least you look gooooorgeous.

Moi said...

I love Wong Kar Wai.. I bought the soundtrack of "in the mood for love" when it came out years ago and I'm still listening to it!

WWND said...

Aww, I hate when that happens. Keep looking though, you might just luck out!

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Isabel said...

You're beautiful! I hate when that people buy what you want. It creeps me out, because it means that someone out there likes exactly what you do...

Dave said...

Sometimes things on Sale or not are here....
And a little after, they are Sold...

Bombay Beauty said...

If I may compile and extend some of the comments above:

- You look very fine indeed reenacting Maggie Cheung. Next time I suggest taking some of the soundtrack that moi mentioned above with you to the store. Crowds will gather.
- It is a sign of the breakdown of all values that people snatch away exactly the item you were looking for.
- There is however a cyclicality of history and nature. What you miss now, you may find elsewhere.
- Airplanes are very cold, so though it cuts a great figure walking down the aisle something that is both hot and warm might be useful.

Finally, apologies for some cross-blogging comments, but Angelina in Paris is absolutely worth it. The unctuous chocolate mixed with cream is incredible, incredible, incredible.

Cheers,

BB

Jared Johnson said...

Wow that is an amazing dress! You just need some Lanvin cone-heels and ur set! You will command the sidewalk WHEREEVER you go! LOL :)

geekigirl said...

Gotta watch out for Zara clothing. It often has rips and flaws. Inspect carefully before buying.

jessica said...

le train bleu has done that to me twice now! and, like, a week after i've placed the order! how very frustrating. but it looks like you're doing quite nicely without them.

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SilentSanctum said...

You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Whatever you are wearing in that photo, buy it. And wear it proud. Wow.

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cOoL BoY said...

Wauu! That's excellent, I'm very happy to be in your link list ! Kisses !