Monday, October 17, 2011

Virtual Shopping After Dark

Elie Saab.
OK, you're thinking: Waaaay too sober -- maybe even boring. I don't agree. Think important jewelry, think "blank canvas," possibilities, investment. We don't have to be married to the belt -- more possibilities.
That's another positive aspect of virtual shopping I could do it after dark, I could do it in my pajamas if I chose. I realize I may need to do one more sweep to pull together my evening wear before I cull the pieces down into the keepers. Some I have chosen for today I selected by a simply criterion, they are beautiful, truly sigh-worthy. Would I necessarily dare to wear? Maybe not, but I want to savor them a little longer.

Elie Saab
This is the dress that causes the most problems for me. Let me tell you why: I hate prints. But I love this dress. It floats, it has a YSL gypsy vibe going on, it looks like it could be one of those rare forever after gowns. I don't know, I'm on the fence.
You'll see what I mean and you may not agree or you may agree and think, "why in the world wouldn't she?"
Elie Saab
Maybe a little less dip in the décolleté pour moi.
Elie Saab
What's to say?

Valentino

Valentino
Nothing is more virtual, unfortunately, in my life than evening wear. Once upon a time I had many, many evening gowns, separates and a divine long, black velvet redingote that was lost in a long ago move. Some are still hanging in my closet. I should part with them, but somehow I can't. I'm particularly enamored of a an exquisite and exquisitely simple Valentine number that made me feel gorgeous the instant I slipped it over my head.

I shall finish my virtual evening shopping next week and construct my complete fall/winter wardrobe. I know, I know. It's about time.

Valentino*
Alberta Ferretti*

Elie Saab*


Let me know what  you think about today's collection.

Tomorrow: More pictures of you(!)

***All three of these, admittedly drop dead gorgeous gowns, will be/would be taken immediately to Madame Sneady, my seamstress, for adjustments to the slits, slashes and no linings where there should be linings -- at least for me. I prefer to have people look into my big, blue eyes when they speak to me rather than lower, if you see what I mean.

30 comments:

Linda McMullan said...

Love, love, love the Black Cap Sleeve dress with "twinkles" on it. Absolutely Fabulous.

coffeeaddict said...

All of the Elie Sabb gowns are gorgeous, but honestly in a money is no object situation, I'd but the cream one in the first photo and the black sequined one. Classic, timeless, no need to take it to the seamstress other than maybe take the hem up.

Lilacs In May said...

Every single one of the Elie Sabb gowns are so covetable

kathy peck said...

I also hate prints, and although I liked the gown you showed at first, I went back to look at it, and it's already getting on my nerves. I love all the other gowns, but I think cap sleeves are hard to wear, or maybe just for me? Very bad on my already difficult upper arms. Just looked at the print gown again, and am sort of liking it right now. Luckily, no use for evening gowns here.

Villette said...

I'm with coffeeaddict on this one -- all the dress are beautiful, but those two Elie Saab dresses, the first one and the black twinkling one, bring longing to a whole new painful level. And the red one, too...

Karena said...

Adore Elie Saab. Classic cannot go wrong gowns.

The print/ not for me in the evening. I think of afternoon weddings and daytime grand events.

Tish I attended so many galas in the past and have held on to some of my gowns; like you just because I cannot let go. Recalling one I did....a Carmen Marc Volvo all lace with huge padded shoulders from the 80's!

Xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Elie Saab---truly swoon-worthy, especially that first pic. Boring to others maybe but not to me. Not that I could even come close to wearing it....
judy

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The House of Valentino is on a roll this year. I have loved everything I've seen from there.

Sue/the view from great island said...

Your choices are beautiful!

BigLittleWolf said...

ADORE the Saabs. Every one - except the print. Adore, adore, adore. Might even work on a "little woman," and especially enjoy seeing some sparkle and a bit of sleeve.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

That red Elie Saab dress is gorgeous as is the black gown...now all we need is an event worthy of their wear.
I heard a funny story the other day where a police man was unable to give out a speeding ticket to a very ample woman whose cleavage got and held his attention. He got so ruffled he had to send her on her way...

Catherine Robinson said...

Elie Saab is sensational....the first dress is just perfect, I'd love to wear it! And the black and wine Elie Saab...I'm speechless.
Great post, Tish.
Have a great week.
xx

Jill Ann said...

LOVE the black, red, and wine Elie Saabs. The beiges I find a bit dull for evening. Not loving the print, either, although the flowy cut is nice. Just wish I had somewhere to go which called for such a gown! Not in my lifestyle...

Lorrie said...

I love the Elie Saab dresses, especially the first one. Classic and easily accessorized, as you've said. Or maybe the wine one at the end. Oh me oh my how will I ever choose?

Priscilla said...

OK, finally some fashions for women, not those nearly nude, anorexic, waif-children.
I've seen the Valentino collection and was so impressed. Beautiful fashions for beautiful women. The Ellie Saab dresses are wonderful.
You are right about the lining, though. I have no desire to be mistaken for a strip-tease dancer!
PS, lose the clodhopper shoes. UGLY in the extreme, and impossible to walk gracefully!!

déjà pseu said...

Those gowns are stunning, every one of them, but like you I have no place to wear these gorgeous pieces.

Splenderosa said...

Oh, Tish....so so beautiful & elegant. I think we have almost the same tastes, I always prefer the elegant over the costume, however, I think I add a touch of whimsy or a lot of jewelry that you probably wouldn't. I'm doing a post tomorrow on the perfect look of fashion today for us over 40's. xx's

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Yes, all of them are gorgeous..but I am going out on a limb and say I really like the print most of all..it is stunning!!

Lost in Provence said...

Well, over the last two down-sizings I have been forced to finally get rid of the majority of my evening wear--all of it in a size that I will never see again! But still how I loved them all--what fine memories of being a young woman in Manhattan with all of her life in front of her!

Thanks, as always Tish, for hitting the "dream" button at just the right moment.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I miss all of the black tie affairs. Sometimes I still get dressed up just for the heck of it.
Sam

LuxeBytes said...

I think the two Saab sheaths are just beyond. Absolutely impeccable.

xoxoxo

Molly said...

Anything by Ellie Saab

helen tilston said...

Hello Tish
Incredible gowns, I am particularly drawn to Valentino.
Helen x

Carol said...

The Elie Saab and Valentino are glorious. l particularly like the draping on the final Elie Saab.

Annette said...

I love them all -- well, not the second one -- but my favorite is the very first one. I don't have the legs for that last one anymore but in my youth I would have worn it in a heartbeat.

L'Elégante said...

La première robe est sublime. Il faut dire que le mannequin est délicieuse.
Grrr... j'ai envie de toutes les robes !!!!

Susan Tiner said...

The Saab dresses are all gorgeous but I really love the 2nd one with the floating skirt. Dreamy.

A-Dubs said...

Good goddess, you have exquisite taste. I see what you mean about the floral Elie Saab (it's alluring in a strange and unpredictable way). But my heart and soul belong to the Alberta Feretti black lace (with lining sewn in, of course).

'Can't wait for your final selections for fall!

Catherine said...

I love it- Elie Saab's fall couture line was one of my top picks for my fall fashion review. Great minds think alike! And I agree on that stunning cream column (first photo) it would lend itself to so much or, if you chose, to nothing more at all.

Shelley said...

Brits wear plenty of sparkle and such on a more casual basis, so I do get to wear fun things now and then, but an evening dress is far too serious and has no place in my lifestyle.

Would love a post showing us your evening gowns, even though you no longer wear them. I'm sure there would be some very interesting stories to tell...

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