Couture at Cost Price

Lately I haven’t been able to help notice a growing trend towards brides ordering their bridesmaids dresses from Chinese websites. One only has to type ‘Chinese bridesmaids dresses’ into Google to find a plethora of sites offering ‘designer’ gowns at ‘unbelievable’ prices. These sites offer exact replicas of couture gowns worn by celebrities for a fraction of the price. Sound too good to be true? Well, it is.

Fooled by images of celebrities wearing intricate custom made gowns and a promise that their orders will be of the same high quality and made to measure, you’d be stupid not to dive straight for your purse and place an order. After all, we want the very best for our bridesmaids and what could be better than getting them the same dress that Scarlett Johansson wore to the Oscars? It’s couture at cost price, right? Wrong.

Take this example from a client I was helping during the week. She is the maid of honour in an upcoming wedding and was horrified after receiving her not so made to measure bridesmaid dress. After sending off her measurements she waited in anticipation of receiving her dream dress. What she got... well (with her permission of course) you be the judge.
What she ordered...

What she got...

I'm in no way insisting a boycott of these sites. I'm just saying -Bridezilla Beware.

All wrapped up

When a shopping habit begins to take over your life (ok, a tad dramatic - your bedroom), you have two options...

1. Admit you have a problem.
2. Build something to store the item and make room for more.

Never one to be beat, I recently invaded the man cave and built this wooden contraption to hang my ever growing collection of scarves. Admittedly, I am quite impressed with my efforts.

This post that follows was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend during the week. It's incredible what we take for granted and for me it's how to wear a scarf. After being given a scarf as a present my friend was a little lost as how to best wear it. This is question I get asked on a daily occassion at work so I thought I'd do a demo and post the results.. Take notes and follow on,

Prue xx

Scarf: Seed

Skills: Model's Own

Double Denim

There is only one way to conquer double denim. So follow these easy rules:
  1. Always wear a light chambray denim up top
  2. Always wear dark indigo or black denim on the bottom.
  3. Leave the 90's denim jacket at home and opt for a shirt (I stole Scotty's shirt once again. No point leaving the Christmas present to Scott from my parents sitting in his drawer).
That's all folks!
Eve x

Shirt: Industrie

Jeans: Forever New

Boots: Steve Madden

Cuff: Mimco

A couple of double-denim DO NOT's to make you smile :D