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Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Night Fantastic.....

this post began when I assisted a beautiful young women who had come home to Houston to attend a black-tie wedding.  
because she looked fabulous in EVERYTHING, the choices were amazing.
however, the appropriate choice was a bit trickier.
wearing a super-sexy dress was taboo, so was
 wearing a mini skirted outfit, or pants.
the wedding was in a church with a reception following in another venue.
we found something for her, thankfully.
you see, she arrived at the shop around 3pm on Saturday and the wedding was

here are some outfits I think fit the bill perfectly,
and will work for almost everyone.

this black beauty is ON SALE for only $269 in sizes 6 & 8 here
ML Monique Lhuillier high-low pleated, brocade gown

La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni Rosette Cap-Sleeve High/Low Dress
this RED beauty is here

ML Monique Lhuillier Tea Length Lace Waistband & Hem
find this lovely dress here

& the one below,
is a Black Halo Strapless Dress with Metallic Jacquard Hemline
which is right here

below, evening shoes you may not have seen,
some so beautiful you swoon,
some on sale,
all awesome.

Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Flower Sandal

below, Kate Spade at Neiman-Marcus

Tadashi Shoji Cap-Sleeve Lace & Sequin, Scalloped Hem

Tadashi Shoji Sleeveless Lace Embellished Cocktail Dress
find this beauty here

below, a new designer "Self Portrait" brings this lovely
guipure lace dress to us, click on this site to see the detail in the
very excellently priced outfit.

guipure lace is a technique similar to reimbroidered lace,
the main design is held together with thicker threads rather than netting
or silk chiffon.  loving the construction of this dress, with the band across the chest.
those shoes, however, have gotta go.
I think they are too heavy for the delicate fabric construction & would much prefer to see
a slender pump which brings NO attention to the foot.

below, on sale here
obviously, I love this shoe even if it doesn't go with anything here

the Alexis Lace Open-Back Gown is drop-dead gorgeous,
but definitely not for a full-busted lady.
beautiful scalloped hemline,
frayed edges around top & back
go here to see the video of how it moves



  1. Marsha, a nice collection of dresses for after five. I think that Self Portrait dress is quite interesting. I can visualise a young Audrey Hepburn wearing this style. She wore that buttoned up collar style well. I agree with you that the shoes are wrong with it. Too busy! I think that black lace off-the-shoulder number would look lovely on.
    You didn't tell us what your customer ended up purchasing! Long/short, black/ colourful? When you have a customer who is equally stunning in everything, it's almost more difficult, because you still have to have the final choice being right for the occasion.
    Deborah - Melbourne, Australia

  2. So fantastic collection of dresses,M.!!!
    I like ML Monique Lhuillier
    Off-the-Shoulder Lace Cocktail Dress, Black. I prefer this dress in a long edition....
    And those guipure lace dark red dress is absolutely perfect!
    Thankyou SO much for share it here!

  3. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je suis très heureuse de vous retrouver... Je ne serai malheureusement pas très présente jusqu'en septembre.
    Aujourd'hui je découvre une très jolie publication avec toutes ces magnifiques photos de robes de rêve accompagnées de sublimes chaussures à faire rougir Cendrillon !

    Gros bisous ♡

  4. I'm not keen on the high-low hemlines, especially on short dresses. I believe even the beautiful black one, the first,pic, would be much more attractive either short or long - not half and half. I love the tea length black lace by Monique LH and would wear with the Kate Spade shoes, not an ankle strap. Of course I wouldn't be able to walk in any of those heels anyway, haha!
    I bet your client looked gorgeous no matter which outfit she chose!

  5. My vote b is for #1. Lovevthe hi lo hemline and the simplicity of the design.


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