Wednesday, January 30, 2013

a girl can dream: january.........


I'm definitely dreaming this month. And in my dream I'm wearing couture Giambattista Valli. The white and black peplum madness above to be specific.
Hey it's my dream, I can wear whatever I like right.
For some reason, perhaps it's because the Spring 2013 Couture shows have just finished, I've been just a little obsessed with Haute Couture recently.
The other day I watched a BBC documentary from 2007 called "The Secret World of Haute Couture". An interesting story and a good insight into the desire for couture. Not long after I read a piece online somewhere about the renewed interest in couture. Dior and Chanel are doing a roaring trade apparently, with some customers dropping by and selecting up to twenty, yes twenty, pieces of couture.
Quality seems to be the driving force, and in today's world of fast and even faster fashion I can see where they're coming from. Exclusivity must have something to do with it as well. The number of people who can afford a dress from Zara would far outweigh that which can afford to have something handmade and custom fitted. So I guess the chances of running into someone wearing the same threads as you would be considerably slimmer in the secret world of couture.
Frankly if I could live in any secret world, it would definitely be the secret world of couture.
I'm a really good secret keeper too.

xx

4 comments:

  1. Oh that dress is amazing! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  2. Sounds dreamy and I think I'm going to look into this documentary too. Always on the lookout for a good doco!

    Have a great week,
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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