It’s Raining It’s Pouring & I’m Online Shopping for DIOR,
Some of you know my love for the big designers & some do not. Dior being at the top of my list. I don’t look at these things like status, in fact, that’s not it at all. I look at them as liveable/wearable art. I truly love the history, the craftsmanship and the fact I LOOK GOOD when I wear them & FEEL GOOD, and that part is even better. It puts a different pep in my step and I just feel sexy, more ladylike and I feel close to something almost intangible. For example, I love heels they are sexy, fun, look great, Mike loves them on me but really I don’t have to wear nor do I want to wear heels every day. I wear flats, sneakers or flip-flops on most days. That’s why when I bought Chanel Slides last year people were like …… huh? Yes, they were pricey but I adore them! I wear them often and it’s fun – no one else around has them!
(That’s also a plus for me I don’t want what everyone else has ) I even snagged the limited edition pair with the iconic white flower. See below.
So It should come as no surprise that I adore DIOR! Or should I say J’adore Dior…… couldn’t help myself.
Last year while in Miami for Spa Week I took a rainy day and went to the DIOR store in the Miami Design District. They were so fantastic to me! Letting me try on anything and everything! I usually just look at bags, sunglasses, shoes ya know. However this day I went for it! I tried on so many pieces had a lovely time because the staff was so gracious and fun. I found I’m a Dior Girl, and this brand works very well for my body. You can see that Monsieur Dior knew and loved women’s bodies and curves.
On the same token, some brands do not work for my frame. I sadly found that out as well. Like the stunning lines from Louis Vuitton & Tom Ford, at least this was the case as of last year. I saw and tried on the clothes from these two iconic brands and they are not for a 5’3 118lb curvy women. I still love the brands and the pieces but won’t be buying clothing unless it is for me. ( Hint esp to you Mr. Ford…….xoxo).
DIOR, on the other hand, I am thrilled to say is perfect for me and my style. The brand is ladylike and offers pieces that are wearable for my everyday style and life. With a nod to street chic, which is a combo I love. I believe that this new part of the designer line is credited to head designer Maria Grazia Chiuri. I love the ladylike fit and the hip rocker vibes as well. So while in Miami last summer I bought my first pair of boots and fell madly in love. They are high ankle boots with a street vibe yet won’t go out of style and I bought them myself! You see this was a first, usually its a treat from Mike once or twice a year for me to add something to my “classic wardrobe“. So now I am on the quest for a Dior handbag……..big sigh. This is the bag I want so bad I can almost taste it. It’s classic with an edge. The Lady Dior Embroidered Calfskin Bag that is a special edition in the Lady Dior line.
Below you will see I recently went to Saks Tysons Corner worked with a personal stylist Lena and bought myself a pair of Chrisitan Dior oxford nude black kitten heel mules! See how even that phrase sounds like poetry? I am happy as a clam – Mike’s like jeez your on cloud nine over these aren’t you? I really am. He came into my room and caught me doing a happy dance over them!
These beauties are classics. I will get tons of wear, they are practical (wink) stunning and I can go all day in them. They transition from day to night perfectly. The heel is just perfect and I’m a fool for a pointy toe. None of that rounded toe for me – give me length people. Remember I’m only 5’3 and need all the help I can get.
So now I am pouring over the internet watching the fall runway shows and dreaming. I am on a quest for a new black bag – like the Lady Dior or a limited edition version of it in black and a black winter long belted coat. I also saw a grey logo cashmere sweater that I’m gaga over. Monsieur Dior was a fascinating man check out this documentary: Christian Dior The Man Behind The Myth
and this one about the iconic ‘LADY DIOR” bag the one I’m lusting afte: HOW THEY MAKE THE LADY DIOR BAG
I love Dior not only the clothes but the cosmetics have always been a favorite of mine. Below are some of my DIOR favorites. The iconic Dior Show Mascara.…. never disappoints, the backstage line and the airflash foundation spray makes for a flawless face and the lipglow is a staple in my bag along with the perfume Poison Hypnotic. Below are some things I have and some I just want. #AGIRLCANDREAM #SHETHOUGHTITSOITWASSO
Let me know what is “ART” to you……
A big “Thank You” to Lena Marinaccio here is her link LENA WITH SAKS FIFTH AVE TYSONS great customer service and who found the shoes for me and had them shipped within days. When looking at luxury pieces or just something specific not in the stores locally I enjoy working with a personal shopping assistant. The service costs nothing you can create a wish list and they do the legwork. Question? Why would you not take advantage of this service? They will have your sizes and measurements and know your style put things aside – get special pieces in for you to look at with no obligation. Or maybe they see something that would be perfect for you. Or have your husbands email and or cell for anniversaries, birthday, holidays ya see where I am going right? People assume its a luxury but for me, it just makes good sense. I just send her some text messages with pics ideas or an event I have coming up and Voila… It’s like shopping with a friend. A friend who is in the know. Definitely look her up.
STAY DRY FREDERICK /WASHINGTON & I’LL BE SEEING YOU AROUND TOWN SOON WITH SOME FABULOUS KITTEN HEELS.