marni by day

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My friends are the best. The best. They love me, and they support me, and laugh with me, they cry with me, they celebrate with me. And I love them for all of that. The other thing that they occasionally do, is buy clothes in the wrong size then leave it too long to return, and give me them. My best friend Maggie bought this Marni dress. It didn’t sit right on her, but she forgot to return it. And now it is mine. Thank you beautiful angel, it’s so wonderful.

This dress is an all rounder: sack-like midi-dress with boxy shoulders, during the day with flats it looks relaxed as hell, and at night with heels it looks dressy and on point. The pins at the waist keep a little bit of shape, but it essentially fits straight with tapering around the calves.

I’ve decided to blog this dress twice; at day and at night. My day look pairs it with Windsor Smith black leather slides, an oversize Sportsgirl tote, and layered necklaces. Simple as it comes, and it feels beautiful on. Relaxi-dress.

Keep watch, I will post the night look of this dress very soon! Which will be my last outfit post from Adelaide; I’m going to start working on some outfit posts from my new hometown, Sydney.

Cx

STYLING NOTES

Dress: Marni
Shoes: Windsor Smith
Bag: Sportsgirl
Wallet: Comme des Garçons
Necklace (shortest): Nanna’s pendant, vintage
Necklace (middle): rose quartz pendant, vintage
Necklace (longest): Alexander McQueen

sale items that you probably need in your life

How good are farfetch.com, and theoutnet.com? Up to 70% off of designer stuff, and both of them have such an excellent designer list.

Here’s stuff you need. Click on the picture to be linked to the item.

Maison Martin Margiela ring set, $182 (50% off)

Ann Demeulemeester rope pendant, $119 (30% off)

Rachel Comey ‘Pratt’ heels, $106 (75% off)

Rick Owens sleeveless leather and cashmere-felt coat, $1 738 (60% off)

Marni plaid wool-blend pants, $89 (75% off)

MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela leather bag, $253 (40% off)

Acne ‘Spin’ brogue wedge, $263 (60% off)

Chloé quilted leather jacket, $843 (75% off)

Ughhhhh. Having the worst shopping cravings right now, but I’m desperately trying to save. Must. Resist.

Cx

mfw favourite looks

Seems the Italians were extremely moody this season. Capes, black and navy, structured lines or extreme layering. Oh, and copious amounts of gothica. A citrus palette appeared seemingly to break up up the black; pops of red, apricot, and bright yellow and orange were seen in multiple collections. Prada and Marni were two of the only labels favouring bright colour and print. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved this. Love me some gothica.

On a side note, does anyone else just want Blumarine to stop its existence? I have never liked one piece in any collection. I dont know if this is a popular opinion or whether I’m just a bitch. Anyone?

Highlights:

  • Gianfranco Ferré – Just everything. The gorgeous flattery of the lines, the structured layering. The muted colours, wine, navy and black. So simple, yet so incredibly beautiful.
  • Gabriele Calangelo – Fantastically strange shapes and silhouettes, gorgeous sprayed rows of colour, interesting use of brocade, and the best colour palette.
  • Marni – Capes and big pockets and layers of fur and sixties era prints, lovely! Just lovely.
  • Ter et Bantine – Evil and moody. Simple cuts and simple lines from leather, with a simple but effective desert print mixed in at the end. It was hard to choose eight, I loved every look.
  • Versace – Gothica gothica Lisbeth Salander gothica. Crosses everywhere, manic prints, keyhole-esque patterns, boots, chains, pops of citrus but mainly black, and evening dresses for the tough girls. Short fringes, I really hope it catches on.
  • Prada – prints prints prints. My eyes went fuzzy… in a good way. Miuccia created a collection for a kind of awkward extrovert. Print suits with brogue or mary jane tall tall flatforms, giant jewels on wrapped jackets and dresses, with briefcase-esque bags. The first part of this show was like Wall St for the insane. It was awesome.
  • Jil Sander – Well, I nearly burst into tears at Raf’s farewell. This was probably spurred on by Kinga Rajzak sobbing as she walked in the finale down the runway. Raf, what a goodbye though. This collection was so you, so simple, yet entirely complex at the same time. The feminine colours at the beginning vs the tougher red and black at the end, the coats that needed to be touched and held, elements of silver, tucks in dresses and skirts to reveal a burst of colour. Everything was perfect. Sad and romantic, yet tough enough to carry on. Perfect.

Paris FW post will be up as soon as I stop salivating over EVERYTHING. Prepare for a big ‘un. Cx