Thursday, March 11, 2010

"the original" strikes again

"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 :-)

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

PS Thank you Maria for the shout out on Chicisimo!

75 comments:

Anna said...

WOW that dress is beautiful and so classy!

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FASHION SNAG said...

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

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Rosa said...

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

Julia said...

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

Hannah said...

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

Damsels said...

my god that is dazzling .. definitely chic .

M. said...

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

lovelove, M.
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Leah said...

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

Teresa said...

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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Sidewalk Chalk said...

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

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Andy Quirks said...

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

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xoxo,
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libys11 said...

you look absolutely ravishing in this red dress!! :D

emilypanda said...

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

grace said...

that dress was made for you!

Daphne said...

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

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

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

this is not a joke said...

the dress is fantastic! work it.

piglet said...

You look amazing in this dress! I love it.

janettaylor said...

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...

deep_in_vogue said...

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!

UnoCosa said...

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

Romany said...

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

sisters and dresses said...

So pretty dress, you look wonderful!!

B*

daisychain said...

that dress was made for you.

Susan said...

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

Nadia Kamballa said...

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

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thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

the fergie song "glamorous" comes to mind ;)

The Daily Fashionista said...

This is an incredibly stunning dress! So pretty!

Ramune said...

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.

-Ramune
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wulanasihsetyarini said...

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

love

Clare said...

The dress is absolutely stunning...totally worth squeezing into. :)

blackdog finds said...

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

Wicked Halo said...

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

Celine said...

Wow. That dress is unbelievable and honestly looks perfect on you. Beautiful :)

Celine

Sal said...

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

legalstyle said...

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

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

chicfaced said...

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

Kristy said...

very elegant. the detailing on the hip is gorgeous (and only YOU can pull it off!) :D

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Fell 4 Fashion said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

Kristin said...

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

Rachel said...

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

Audrey Allure said...

Stunning dress, definitely does remind me of Joan's style from Mad Men :)

WendyB said...

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 :-)

Mariezee said...

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

myedit said...

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

Lucy Marmalade said...

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!

Marla Singer said...

such an amazing dress! classic <3

rosalita fashionista said...

love that dress! it fits you immaculately!

em.me.ma said...

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

stealthnerd said...

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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princesspolitico said...

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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Melrose said...

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

FashionAddict said...

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

Anna G said...

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?

Panda said...

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

The Trendy Fashionista said...

OMG, You look so gorgeous with that dress

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Hannah ♥ said...

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 :)

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xx

moded'amour said...

gorgeous dress!


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Gladys said...

Fabbbbbbb. Can i have your granny?

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Sonya said...

Love your shoes! This whole outfit is so classy.
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A and A said...

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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xs said...

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

priincess said...

you look so STUNNING with the red dress! : )

hope you'll drop by my blog!

http://thiswasforever.blogspot.com!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You look stunning!

Amanda said...

this dress is beautiful & it looks great on you!

x
amanda

http://amandalee-x.blogspot.com

Lianna J said...

that dress is amazing!! you look fabulous!!

Leslie aka "MissusSmartyPants" said...

The dress is gorgeous on you! Grammy is right on--you should always listen to your fashion stylist ;)

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

t said...

hot look! :)

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Ash Fox said...

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

x

F i K a said...

you look so hot in that red dress!! :)

I love it !!

Lorena said...

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....

EliB said...

i LOVE it!

The Owl's Closet said...

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

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Katie said...

so so gorgeous!! that dress fits perfectly!

Mode Devoted said...

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 :) 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

Hannah xx