“If Fashion Week is like high school,
Marchesa is the prom queen.”
It’s New Year’s Eve today and you don’t know what to wear? Take a look at Marchesa!
So you’re walking around Manhattan following your customary path to your favorite coffee shop at Central Park, right at Columbus Circle. All of a sudden, around the 36th, you realize there’s more traffic than usual, so you wonder what may be going on. As you approach the Upper Manhattan, the air gets thicker, filled with the most marvelous scents: a mixture of peonies, jasmine, magnolia (Chanel nº5? Miss Dior?), lace, silk and ribbons. Could it be? You check your agenda. OMG! Checking twice just to be sure. Is it time already? You take out your smartphone and tap on the VOGUE app. Yes, your senses had it right: The Fashion Week is here.
Why is Fashion Week like Prom? Because both of them are the most important events in their inner circles, and just like almost every high school girl dreams of the perfect Prom night, every fashionista waits quite impatiently for the next Fashion Week (C’mon, lets face it, we have more Fashion Weeks than high school girls have their beloved Prom). What’s is it about these events that makes them so desired? Well, they make every girl feel like living a Fairytale.
Beauty is one of the strongest magic spells we can be victims of. Think about how you feel when you see your favorite flower, a sunset across the fields or the sea or the mountains, a genius photography or a perfect tableau, a gorgeous dress, the face of the man of your dreams… For some reason, during this two events everything beautifies to the point were we’re practically doped by the atmosphere; everyone’s happy and smiling and laughing so we’re happy and smiling and laughing as well.
Why is Marchesa like the Prom Queen? Because “she doesn’t even have to compete like everyone else—she just prettily reigns, laughing and waving naturally all the way down the runway in her custom Louboutins.” (Voguepedia) The proof is at its Spring –Summer 2013 Collection, as juvenile and cheering as ever.
What do you say? Shall we take a look? Welcome the Top Three:
1) Look A. White swan! Didn’t you think of “Swan Lake” when you first saw this? Or maybe, I don’t know, the first flower of spring! I mean, just look at that dress! So fresh, so clean, so innocent & so pure. The high-waist cut makes every single woman look fitter and taller with longer legs, not just the pretty mannequin. The lace at the top makes the dress a work of art, look at those details! I love how, even though it shows a lot of skin, it doesn’t look vulgar at all. The fabric is just perfect for the season; see how it is super weightless and how well it reflects light? Spring is about going out of our homes to enjoy fine weather and be free! This outfit certainly inspires freedom.
2) Look B. WOW! Far too beautiful to be true! These fringes are magic!!! Not only they dissimulate the little stomach bump you may have, they also add a delicate enchanting movement to your average walking. Have I ever mentioned how I totally love the “Charleston Girl” look? Wow, it’s like “Swan Lake” (yes, again) meets “Singing In The Rain” with a tsarine mode on. The lace detail at the neck takes care of any accessories we may need; and see how it goes all the way just below the belly button? That makes our body look longer, slimmer and equilibrated (because it breaks the dress vertically into two). It’s short but not too short and MY! Look at those shoes! Love at first sight does exist; I just fell for this outfit.
3) Look C. Say what? You don’t want to be the center of attention? I’m sorry, because with this dress, you’ll turn EVERY HEAD. Again, high-waist cut and fringes, and yes, you’ll seem taller, slimmer and (if that is possible), classier. The golden edges reflect the light to your face, so you look happier. Look at the fabric fringes! See how they turn and fall? They will hide the waist you may not have and will give you the hips you’d love to. It’s sort of futuristic with a pinch of Art Nouveau, and of course, VERY elegant.
So, what is it I love about Marchesa? Unlike the usual Prom Queen, her dresses can be worn by ANYONE (who can afford them), meaning your body shape doesn’t matter because the clothes adapt to it. That’s genius to me; I strongly believe clothes have to adjust to us, not the other way around. Bravo, Marchesa!
Well, at the end of this post I can happily say I added a new label to my list of favorites, and you?
I hope you’re shining all over and dreaming on, crazy diamonds! Take care, lotta love, ciao!!! And Happy New Year’s Eve!
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P.S.2 Images taken from Vogue.fr, enjoy!
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