I went to Myer in the city last Friday. I was assuming that my sister and I wear the same size (she is shorter than me but she is more ... well endowed), so if she doesn't like them I can keep them. Mr Curious said I was crazy to assume that we wear the same size (which is probably true!). I'm waiting for R to send me her measurements, I'll exchange for size if needed be.
Instead of just posting the model photos from Leona's website, I thought it'll be fun to run a comparison with yours truly, so you can see what the dresses look like in real life.
Dress one Ivy from the A/W 2011 collection. I've been eyeing it for a while and at $100 it's hard to say no.
Sorry for the blurry photo, I was using the self-timer on the camera and focus was not working properly. I hope you can at least see the very flattering silhouette.
I did take a close-up of the top part of the dress.
The tassles are nice without being over the the board.
I also bought two dresses from the Ruby range. I didn't pay much attention to the Primrose Panel when I saw it on the website but it looks better in person.
Mr C took over as photographer (thanks babe!). It is a very easy dress to wear. The red piping around the panel flips to the wrong side from time to time but it's a small complaint.
I also bought the Nicola in steel. I already own the original Nicola in navy and it is such a flattering dress.
I hope R likes them!
I also tried on a few other dresses:
- Venus - it was a bit too figure hugging
- Latifa - for myself. I love the print of this dress but for some reason the dress did not sit properly on me :-(
To me, the main difference between the two lines is the fabric used. The material used for the main line is usually thicker and of a higher quality. The belts on dresses from the main line (I have the Fern) are reinforced and more sturdy. Otherwise I don't see that much difference between the two lines. The prices of the main line are going up a fair bit so the Ruby line presents great value.
I visited Chatswood over the weekend and out of habit I went into the LE store. This time I bought something for myself - two pairs of Decadent Control Opaque stockings. I have a pair already, and while the "control" is minimal, they are true opaques and they feel luxurious. I also like that they sew in a tag at one end so I always know which side is the front.
I also bought two gorgeous dresses for my lovely nieces. Are the Frenchie French just the cutest?
Overall Ms Edmiston made quite an impression ... on my credit card ;-p
P.S. I notice a bit of piling on my navy Nicola (machine wash under delicate cycle in a laundry bag, then air-dry), so in the future I'm going to turn the dresses inside out before washing.
Update 26/7/2011: Turns out that Mr C was right and my sister is way smaller than me so I took two of the dresses back to exchange (I kept the Ivy for myself ....). There are some further discounts and I thought I'll try on a few other dresses. Next thing you know, I left the shop with 2 more dresses ...
The Cami Collar from the Ruby collection - I really liked the Clementine Cloud but it was sold out before I had a chance to buy it. I thought the Cami may be too "schoolgirl" but it's pretty nice actually. I'm going to wear this to work tomorrow :-D [You can see me in the dress here].
When I was at the store on Friday I saw a woman trying on a fuchsia version of the Pia and I thought she looked really nice. I gave the Pia a try and it was surprisingly flattering! Not something I can wear to work but good for a night out. I'm planning to wear it for our romantic dinner at Melbourne this Sunday.
I think I need to stop looking at Leona dresses for a while ;-P