May 18, 2009

cocktail dress + Q&A

'spotlight' by warehouse  toga dress, stainless steel bangle from hongkong, stuart weitzman jet mirror alto platform pumps.
excuse the weird facial expressions...i get like that sometimes. i smile plenty normally, just not when im alone and facing my small camera.
wore this to a dinner party over the weekend... it was specified "dresses or nothing at all for the ladies", so i chose the former. haha. the photo was taken POST-dinner...and mind you this wasn't just your typical fare of hors d'oeuvrs and canapes...NO. it was a fullblown 7course individually plated Cantonese dinner.
lovely food, washed down with copious amounts of chinese tea, champagne and white wine.  
i realise you cant see...but the toga side of the dress is actually a big satin bow! very SJP if i say so myself, and that's actually why i bought the dress in teh first place. its from warehouse's line for special occasions, spotlight. this dress is no longer in stock but many similar styles are still up for grabs. check it out! :)
ok facebook has yielded a photo of the big blue bow!

what's a girl to do with champagne and wine? why, have both of course! :) xx

so...i was tagged by the lovely honeybunny to do a Q&A, so here it is!

What is your current obsession ?
my new silver and tan leather Dolces, green tea, squats, anything woolly, yoghurt.

What are you wearing today ?
richard nicoll top, white shorts, big earrings, no makeup.

What's for dinner ?
fruit salad, grilled fish with lemon honey sauce, mash, and ice cream for dessert.

What are you listening to right now ?
After Dark by Le Tigre

What do you think about the person who tagged you ?
she's lovely and porcelain and very perfectly girly.

What's your must have piece for summer ?
nice cut-out sleeveless tops, fierce sandals, and heavy accessorizing.

If you could go anywhere in the world for next hour, where would you go ?
any where in Italy or Spain for the best homecooked native meal they offer.

Which language do you want to learn ?
currently abysmal, but I've already started Spanish and French. (for a number of years now..that's how slow i am!)

What's your favorite quote ?
"it is the spectacular, and not life, that art truly mirrors." -Oscar Wilde

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet ?
probably my sheer CK blazer at the moment--it goes with anything.

What is your dream job ?

Any favorite model ?
mostly the males? KIDDING!!! anja rubik and ai tominaga.

Favorite designer ?
NICHOLAS GHESQUIRE, dries van noten, phillip lim.

What do you consider a fashion faux pas ?
wearing too many trends at once, and wearing designer top-to-toe; there's no personal stamp in either of those cases.

Describe your personal style ?
Clean lines, lots of mix-and-match, embraces color, accented with fabulous accessories.

What's the most expensive fashion item you've ever purchased?
probably a bag...the Balenciaga Lune.

The rules :
1. Respond and rework; answer the question on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add more one question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.

SO...i tag: (all these blogs are on my sidebar--so take a visit! :))
  • Ashford from ashford gets dressed
  • Zoe from Graciously Zoe
  • Janet from Janetteria
  • Kira from Kira Fashion
  • Tina from Luphia Loves...
  • Stella from Stella Wants to Die
  • V from The Valentine Journals
  • Lynnette from tis serendipity
if you guys have any other questions (cant imagine THAT being the case!), just ask away by commenting. i dont want to paint myself as more interesting than i may be....
nor less so, by the same token! :)
cheers all xxxxx


janettaylor said...

U are so really pretty, darling! ;)


DB said...

gorgeous dress! x

Nika said...

beautifully simple, and yes it's very SJP, love it and love the shoes too.

keira antoia rose said...

The dress is a lovely color! Great shoes.

xoxo Isabella Clarisse xoxo

Mimi said...

You look fab! So cute, the color is great the bow is a great feminine touch. All in all a perfect 10


Amelia said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the color and the bow.

Manja said...

Lovely dress! :)

copperoranges said...

i LOVE the details of the dress - the bow, the bubble hem, asymmetrical neckline .. love it. and those pumps are killer.


so cute! I love the one shoulder style!!! You look divine!

Kisses and hugs friend!

Couture Carrie said...

You look gorgeous!
And I love your tag answers... dinner sounds great, and I am so coveting your Balenciaga Lune!

Have a wonderful trip to the east coast, darling!


Couture Carrie said...

P.S. Would adore a link exchange ~ have already added you to my Fellow Fashionistas blogroll!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the dress is absolutely gorgeous!! thanks for the tag too dear, i'll do it soon! (after exams!)

Christina said...

Oh, I really love that dress!

Emily said...

Wow I love that dress, the color is so perfect on you! Thanks for stopping by, you have a lovely blog =)

Austere said...

Love the shoes a lot. Dream job = mogul. That was my favorite answer.

Manja said...

Hahaha.....well. Technically, the Netherlands aren't my country ;)
I am actually not that much into Dutch guys. At least not the ones from my school. They're too sleek imho.
Idk, I tend to prefer Germans and Americans :D

Zoë said...

oh stunning my dear!!
your amazing.
thanks for the tag.
how are you anyway?

take care


ryder said...

if it was a bit shorter i think it would be perfect!
you look beautiful.
love the colors and shoeees

E said...

What a beautiful dress! I love the color!

yiqin; said...

The toga is very stylish! you look very glam :)

Francesca said...

You look really pretty in the dress! I love the blue, very stunning! & thank you for the birthday wish my dear! xx

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-great pictures and your dress is adorable!


ah, Thanks so much girl!!!!

I am so happy to been tagged!! You are really sweet!!!!!

Lots of love!


lucille said...

I love your dress !

Hayley said...

I love the cocktail dress, the colour looks great on you.The Q&A is a very interesting read.
I just stumbled across your blog and love it.


Hayley said...

I love the cocktail dress, the colour looks great on you.The Q&A is a very interesting read.
I just stumbled across your blog and love it.


iheartherstyle said...

Sorry, I gave away the ending :(
But you definently still need to watch the episode.
I loveee Dev Patel too.
Slumdog Millionaire was AMAZING.
Freida Pinto should definently stay away!


your dress is so pretty!!

xoxo Fabi!!

emma said...

beautiful dress!

Ashford said...

lovely bow and the color is really pretty with your skin and hair colors

Ambroisine said...

Your dress is gorgeous, i'm loving the color and the bow ! Wow you got the Balenciaga Lune, you're so lucky :)

tis serendipity said...

Whoooo totally cool party dress!!! haha why can`t i go to parties like that toooo...totally need a reason to get all dolled up haha...

ooo thanks so much for the tag!! XD cant wait!! going back home tomorrow so will have loadsss of time to catch up on blogging and sleep and just lazing around.

btw i really liked your ASOS purchases! that long striped skirt is great.

and i totally agree with you about how there isn:t much creativity involved when someone is decked out head to toe in designer ware...i remember seeing one lady in that urban `hey good looking` feature and her entire outfit must have come up to like 10000?? including expensive luxury watch. like waahhddd...???

anyway okie no prob girl we`ll meet up when you get back from L.A!! can`t wait to hear about your trip =D have loads of fun!!

Hanako66 said...

I love is so pretty! That blue is the PERFECT shade!!

alissa said...

love the shoes! im obsessing over perfect classic black heels right now...

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