"the original" strikes again

Remember I told you about a certain magical shopping trip with super-shopper Grammy?  She may or may not have shown me up in dress shopping as well.  While I was trying on my soon-to-be-favorite boots, Grammy absent-mindedly pointed out what could be the greatest dress ever made (by Roland Mouret, figures).  It also might be the single most unforgiving dress I’ve ever met, and by “unforgiving,” I mean the fabric absolutely refuses to give a single inch beyond what the bounds of its design dictate.  If this means squeezing part of my butt into my ears, so be it.  This dress is most definitely a size smaller than what I should be wearing, but it was the only one they had and Grammy insisted I try it on.  When I asked the sales lady if the fabric would stretch over time, I received a smirk and emphatic “no.”  I now see why these dresses look so good on fembots like Victoria Beckham, because her body is comprised of titanium, not real human flesh.  All of this being said, I exclaimed, “yes it fits!” through gritted teeth and tightly-held breath and promptly ran to find the finest shapewear the world had to offer.  B loves it and says it looks like a “Joan from Mad Men” dress.

"the original" strikes again

"the original" strikes again

"the original" strikes again

This outfit was for a dinner date at Blue Duck with B, K and B’s friend, who was in town for the weekend, C.  K and I shared the scallops to start, which were delicious, and I had the duck for my main (also quite delectable), but I have to admit, I wasn’t totally impressed overall.  K and C got the bass and it was pretty bland.  I have to say I expected more from a place that’s been so popular lately.  Either way, good times were had by all πŸ™‚

RM by Roland Mouret dress
Hermes bangles
Proenza Schouler heels
Chanel purse

PS Thank you Maria for the shout out on Chicisimo!

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WOW that dress is beautiful and so classy!

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The dress is GORGEOUS! Grammy has some great taste. It looks like it fits you perfectly =) xo

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i LOVE it!! that dress is fantastic and you look absolutely gorgeous in it. it looks like it was made for you

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Yowza, that is a sexilicious dress. I love your granny. It doesn't look one bit too small, you have a perfect body! 100 perfect awesome, E. No, wait. 110 percent!

xx

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ooh la la! it might feel unforgiving but it's totally worth it!

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my god that is dazzling .. definitely chic .

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it's amazing how perfectly that dress fits you, it looks gorgeous!

lovelove, M.
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It's fabulous and you made it more fabulous. Gosh, I wish I have that tiny waist. Hahaha! Have a great day E!

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Wow, that is one hot dress! It looks straight out of the '40s! It looks like it fits you perfectly! You are so tiny!

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It looks amazing on you. What a beautiful piece to have!

– JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

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Oh wow you look like you're ready to stroll down the Hollywood carpet!

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xoxo,
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you look absolutely ravishing in this red dress!! πŸ˜€

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i love the draping at your hips on your dress. that grandma is quite good at shopping! especially for you!

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that dress was made for you!

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My goodness, what are you going on about?! You are a tall lanky model-lady! This fits you like a perfect glove. So beautiful!
xo

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Classic chic and fits perfectly! Great choice and worth the skipped brownies!

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the dress is fantastic! work it.

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You look amazing in this dress! I love it.

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OMG! What an incredible beautiful dress! Lucky U!

P.S.: Thanks for your support comments on my previous post. I'm glad you love this blog…

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Oh my goodness.. I am absolutely, utterly speechless! This dress fits you like a glove, you look so beautiful and statuesque! I can go on forever, honey, this is just brilliant!

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darling, i have to say that seeing this dress on you really set the example of what "good designs" means – it totally sculpt your body so perfectly that i could not take my eyes off the red dress …

btw: i love the contrast between the rigid structure and casual flare of previous post – your body looks totally amazing, xx

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Holy moly, that is one gorgeous dress (and let's not forget the handbag). So true, very Joan Holloway.
You should be a model, girl!
Romany
xx

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So pretty dress, you look wonderful!!

B*

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that dress was made for you.

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oh wow… you look uh-ma-zing… gorgeous look.
xoxo

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Whoaaa.. You looked very elegant! So lovely!!

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the fergie song "glamorous" comes to mind πŸ˜‰

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This is an incredibly stunning dress! So pretty!

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Gorgeous dress! I dream of being able to wear something like that. From the front it almost looks like something Coraline's mother would wear.

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the dress is splendid.. look fabulous on u dear..

love

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The dress is absolutely stunning…totally worth squeezing into. πŸ™‚

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Well, you look just gorgeous (despite being unable to breath)! Beautiful!

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For what it's worth you look amazing…the dress is gorgeous, this is one of the few cases where I think it's ok to suffer for the art of fashion ah ah

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Wow. That dress is unbelievable and honestly looks perfect on you. Beautiful πŸ™‚

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Oh lady. It is just too fabulous for words. Hope you don't faint from all the breath-holding, though!

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This dress is so stunning. I want your grammy to take me shopping!

Wow. And B's analysis is totally spot on.

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hot damn! You look smokin. Seriously, there was no way you could let that dress go. The sales clerk made me lol, btw.

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very elegant. the detailing on the hip is gorgeous (and only YOU can pull it off!) πŸ˜€

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GORGEOUS!!!!!

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I can't imagine anyone looking better in that dress. You look flat out incredible!

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Wow. You look absolutely stunning in this dress! Red is such a gorgeous color on you.

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Stunning dress, definitely does remind me of Joan's style from Mad Men πŸ™‚

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I love Mouret. His pieces are perfectly structured. You wouldn't want any give! My favorite dresses have some kind of construction to them…I think that's the sign of a better designer, rather than a flimsy piece of cloth that requires perfect abs or Spanx. Mouret is very against Spanx πŸ™‚

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Fabulous, fabulous dress! And funny post, you had me laughing out loud!

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Who needs to breathe when you look this amazing? Another two points for Grammy!

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I agree with B–it has Mad Men written all over it!

Very funny post; I giggled aloud when I read about Victoria Bekham's titanium flesh. TRUTH!

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such an amazing dress! classic <3

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love that dress! it fits you immaculately!

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thanks for the comment! love how this dress is engineered; so simple but so intricately sewn!

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That dress is lovely! And what is it that they say? Pain is beauty? It's hard being a girl sometimes but that dress looks like it's worth it!!

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your grammy needs to be a vogue stylist. clearly her talents lie beyond giving endless love and hugs. she picks out the hottest dresses as well. very VERY joan-esque! you look MARVELOUS!

xo.
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you totally rival posh in that dress. so incredibly classic and figure flattering.

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You. Look. Stunning!!! What a fabulous dress!

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It's so lovely. I know I've told you this before but you look just like Emma from Glee. In fact this look just an outfit she would wear. ps. Have seen Glee?

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Lovely photos, and your outfit is gorgeous, love the classy dress!
And thanks so much for you sweet comment,
it made me smile,
Panda xx

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OMG, You look so gorgeous with that dress

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Your Grandma sounds amazing!
This dress is so gorgeous and classy, plus fits like a glove! You look stunning.
Plus those shoes = wow!

Thanks for your sweet comment about my aunt, it meant a lot to me πŸ™‚

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gorgeous dress!

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Fabbbbbbb. Can i have your granny?

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Love your shoes! This whole outfit is so classy.
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that color is phenomenal on you… and the lines! stunning…. truly stunning.

thanks for the drop by and kind words.

xx
love from San Francisco,

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wow, that dress if phenomenal. you wear it perfectly!

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you look so STUNNING with the red dress! : )

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You look stunning!

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this dress is beautiful & it looks great on you!

x
amanda

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that dress is amazing!! you look fabulous!!

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The dress is gorgeous on you! Grammy is right on–you should always listen to your fashion stylist πŸ˜‰

I guess you didn't have room (in that dress) for dessert???

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hot look! πŸ™‚

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i love thedraping of this dress. so beautiful on you. it fits like a glove.

x

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you look so hot in that red dress!! πŸ™‚

I love it !!

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From your description, I think this dress just "holds it all together in place"..which seems to be the description of a perfect dress.
That red looks marvelous in you….

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i LOVE it!

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omgosh, E, this dress is stunning on u! ur grammy definitely has great taste:)

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so so gorgeous!! that dress fits perfectly!

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First time ive come across your blog and I love this outfit, the dress looks perfect on you, so classic and chic – amazing!

Also have you heard of the new fashion website called dalancefashion.com? You should make a profile on it! I was reading your information and it seems like you might like it! by the way i dont work for the site or anything!!!

Check out my blog! http://modedevoted.blogspot.com/ Im trying to get a few more followers, so if you have time please add me πŸ™‚ Just followed u looking forward to seeing more posts

Also do you have a stand/tripod to take your pics? They look great. Or does someone take them for you? Im thinking I should invest in one.

ps love your stlye

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