You ever run into something that just seems MADE for you? Well this is the case with this Stolen Girlfriends Club “Maria” lace dress…I think if there is one LBD destined for each woman, this lacey, zippered, rhinestoney bubble-skirt number is for me myself and moi.
The price tag, on the other hand, wasn’t made for me. But if its made for you, its available online at I Don’t Like Mondays.
I know everyone is obsessing over the Givenchy haute couture that showed recently but I just HAD to post the lace skeleton dress. I just love that such a white, lacey, intricate, luxurious collection can have such dark undertones…
Here are some more pictures from the “Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode de Calais” which will henseforth be refered to as the Lace Museum because SHEESH that is an unnecessarily long title. Once again all photos are by Drooling Isn’t Photogenic.
I really can’t believe the amount of patience and detail-oriented work that went into the 17th century hand-made lace. Whereas I pretty much have a panic attack every time I attempt to thread a sewing machine, these people had to juggle hundreds of threads and somehow make intricate little flowers and patterns with them.
The Lace Museum had a great little gift shop full of lacy things, including this rad black bolero I got as a souvenir. I think it looks awesome worn over tattoos…you can sort of see the ink peeking through.
Bone shirt by Your Eyes Lie.
I am officially moved in to my place in Paris and back to my regular blogging schedule! When I moved out of London, we took the train to Calais, a French town known for its long history of producing luxury lace. There we visited the Lace and Fashion museum which is in an authentic lace factory.
The museum showed examples of hand made lace, some of which were over a hundred years old, and the incredible craftsmanship involved in lace making. (All photos by Drooling Isn’t Photogenic.)
More after the jump…
My black and sheer obsession is still going strong.
Clockwise from top left to bottom left:
Teamo skull top from Pixie Market, My Pet Square braided dress from Pixie Market, DimePiece “hands off” crop top from NastyGal, Black Rattle sheer hoodie from Oak NYC, Teamo lace crop pant from Pixie Market.
I desperately want those pants, I think the little lace side details are brilliant, and obviously I would kill for that My Pet Square dress. Are you guys over all the black sheer? Or can’t get enough like me?
Yesterday Kingdom of Style posted about the new Lucette collection, so I immediately hunted through the sale section. I don’t know why I hadn’t heard of this line sooner, they have some really great pieces. I especially love this dress. While its a lot lacier than the bulk of my closet, I am smitten with the idea of having delicate little moth wings. Its very feminine, but just black enough not to be too girly.
The “Love Game Lace Dress” is available online at Lucette.
These black lace A-Morir glasses by Kerin Rose are pretty amazing, however I’m thinking some dollar store safety glasses, some glue and black lace will do the trick. Available online for $222 if you want the real thing.
I’m going to try and do a “top five things I’m into” with regards to fashion once a week. Here’s my first attempt.
1) Long silly necklaces. Etsy has some awesome ones.
2) Purple lipstick. By Mac Cosmetics, of course. Not the Lady Gaga lavender, more of a deep, dramatic purple.
3) B-52′s Hair. As soon as I get my dreads unknotted, I am all over this style.
4) Lace or crocheted backs detailing. This is both a sweater dress and has a crocheted back, so its a double win.
5) Tim Gunn. I wish I had a mini-Tim in my closet, who would scrutinize my outfit in the mornings and tell me “Less is more. Make it work!”
So there you go, a random five obsessions for the week. Drop a comment with your top five if you want : )