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Great Gatsby Glam at Marchesa

17 Sep

I just uploaded The Great Gatsby to my iPad.  Of course, I have already read it, but it was  years ago… in high school.  I loved it then – but I think I am going to love it even more now, as an adult.  In fact, I have planned a Great Gatsby themed party here in Beijing for Brett’s 40th on 11/11/11.  Fantastic flapper here we come!

Marchesa has given me a plethora of ideas.  Here are my favorites…

The movement in this fringe is so lovely. It makes me want to Charleston the night away!

This look is almost like an Hervé Leger will a topical treatment of fringe. I think it works.

Feathers. Feathers. Feathers. I think Daisy would approve.

Marchesa definitely added their own touch to this look. The embroidery on the bodice is almost tattoo'esque'. I think the sleeves are beautiful.

Definitely Daisy. Myrtle might even get on board for a chic look like this...

This is THE dress I want for B's b-day party. Although, I would style it a bit differently. I think a finger wave hair style pinned up to look like a bob would be fantastic, and I would also add a short glove and some pearls to give it that extra touch of costume.

The lovely ladies of Marchesa: Keren Craig & Georgina Chapman

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Barbie Me Badgley!

17 Sep

Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the geniuses behind the label Badgley Mischka, really know how to put on a show.  Their regal gowns shine like diamonds on the runway.  And, last I checked…those were still a girl’s best friend.  I always love the dresses that they produce, but I particularly like this collection because it is less about delicate and flowy and more about color and shape.  My cup runneth over for color.

I think the dresses below have the ability to make any girl feel like a Barbie Doll!

Everything about this is Barbie. It is seriously a modern version of The Enchanted Evening Barbie.

Vintage Enchanted Evening Barbie

I really like the black necklace with it. Takes a bit of the sticky sweet out...

The Barbie Doll version...a bit too conservative. I prefer Badgley Mischka's.

Perfect Party Dress.

Barbie "winterizes" the look.

Mixture of metallic and turquoise is beautiful.

The vintage version. I prefer the more simple metallic to this brocade - but the color combo is still nice.

This dress just puts a smile on my face. I am curious to see which celebrity might be brave enough to wear it on a red carpet. I say - GO FOR IT!

Barbie certainly went for it!

Happy Blooms

Clearly this is the early 1980's version of the dress!

The designers: Mark Badgley & James Mischka

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