Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Sequined Dress

As much as i love to hate the "embellished trend" where everything looks like it was produced in a Lisa Frank factory*, I do actually adore this sequined dress.  The sequins create a column effect which is flattering for every figure.  It is easy to wear and comfortable: the perfect cocktail dress.

-Coco Curvy

*If you don't understand this cultural reference click here

Dress: Gryphon
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
Glasses: Stella McCartney

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Pleated Black Dress

Yves Saint Laurent is a manifestation of a romanticized Parisian arcadia, in other words, the land of my dreams.  My fantasy realm is basically a YSL ad campaign, consisting of clandestine meetings with devastatingly handsome paramour, splashing around in a Veuve-Cliquot filled bathtub at the Hotel de Crillon, and riding a bike along the Seine while wearing a Breton striped shirt  and carrying a baguette under my arm.  Actually, it would be a Vespa, high heels aren't conducive to bike rides. 

This wool crepe dress brings a little bit of my imagination to life with its elegant pleats and unique shape.  It is impossible to not look and feel beautiful in this piece because, similarly to Mr. Laurent himself, Stefano Pilati embraces femininity and understands how to accentuate the beauty of the female form.  

Oren, a genius at the Yves Saint Laurent store on Madison and 57th Street, explained to me that this dress is part of a capsule collection called Chyc that is comprised of the greatest hits from the past two years.  The pieces from the Chyc capsule collection truly reflect the YSL aesthetic and are staples every woman should have.  

- Coco Curvy

Wool crepe dress: Yves Saint Laurent
Enamel black and gold platforms: Yves Saint Laurent runway
Head Scarf: Hermes
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney
Ring: Yves Saint Laurent
Necklaces and bracelets: vintage