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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Diane von Furstenberg Mondrian dress

I was in New York recently on hols and had promised myself one designer item. What it would be, I did not know. I was ready to search and wait for the right dress/bag/shoes to present itself to me. I had money to spend and I was in one of the best cities in the world for shopping. What more excuses does any self-respecting lady need?

Now, I've never been a fan of Diane von Furstenberg's wrap dresses. Whichever fashionista said that wrap dresses are great for large-chested ladies clearly had had one too many mojitos. Wrap dresses divide the chest of larger ladies into two nice beanie bags, drawing attention to exactly the area you want to miminise. However, when I walked into the DvF outlet shop at Woodbury Commons, my perception of this designer completely changed. Fantastic patterns and colours filled the rails, and I loved her use of polyesters and man-made fabrics.

Browsing the sale rails (I know! Even in an outlet I'm still attracted to the sale rails) I found this stunning Mondrian-inspired shift-dress. I loved it from first sight. Have you ever seen the Mondrian paintings that inspired this dress? Up close, the tape that he used to block off the different sections has started to peel away from the canvas. However, from a distance, the simplicity of the paintings in their primary colours is amazing. That's the same feeling that this dress imparts.

One trip to the changing rooms and I was sold, hook, line and sinker. The best part? With sales tax included, the grand total was just over $160 or somewhere in the region of €100. The dress makes me feel unique and sleek and that is worth far more than €100. The only problem now is to find the right pair(s) of shoes to match the dress.
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