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16-02-2010
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more woodblock prints... so pretty. if the top and scarf have the weight of the silk that i just bought than i can see why they drape so beautifully.

eva gentry actually came in quite reasonably priced for the same scarf than in other stores. i know they are getting more prints in tee's.

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^ good to know! Browns has that ikat print beaded scarf for around $730 oh well. lucky, the scarf you got is still the loveliest though!! I'll wait to see what monamoore gets in stock in terms of scarves (and shoes!!)

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tourist and lucky - agreed on the canary top. It's beautiful!

I'm also really drawn to the Danae shirtdress. In the past year or so my closest has evolved into so many neutrals. I'm surprisingly drawn to this pattern/color scheme.

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I haven't been paying attention to Dries shoes this season. Has anyone seen any?

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shoes have some similarities to last year. the heel shape and i believe the toe box is the same.

mona, i like the dress too but wonder if it is the type of print that you need to see on to know if it works for you.

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mona - i know what you mean about being drawn to color/print right now. personally, this is my favorite print in this collection (along with my favorite dress ... i wish i could think of an excuse for why i *need* it)

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^ Looks so easy and cool (as in temperature ) in the summertime ... a little hard to remember what the heat is like at the moment

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i could think of a million excuses to buy that dress...

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i saw this scarf at eva gentry and asked them how it would look as a skirt and a top. they put it on a mannequin and sent me these photos and i was sold. there are 16 different woodblocks used for this particular piece. The artisans first carve out the motifs on a woodblock and then engineer the placements into this composition. The trim is embroidered, and then handsewn to close the back so there are no topstitches.

i think its something special, hope you do too.

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From which collection is this scarf?
I've got a similar one...well the same..but it's not Dries.I am so happy nowI am gonna wear it all the time till get some Dries's scarfs.

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These are my favourite s/s 2010 so if you know what the price could be..that would be great.









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EnVogueLove - I haven't seen those particular items, but you may want to take a look at the online sellers of Dries to get a sense for what they may cost (brownsfashions.com, joanshepp.com, mytheresa.com, www.antonioli.edu). Generally, the more embroidered/beaded/etc the item, the higher the price!

So there's an interesting discussion in DvN F/W 2010 thread about how easily (or not) Dries items can integrate into a wardrobe, and I thought we could continue the discussion here. The question is whether you need to commit to the Dries look when wearing his clothes. I think I get stuck either trying to create a Dries look or wearing the items very simply with good basics. Take for example this skirt, which I wear a lot. It's a basic shape, which makes it easy to wear. But I wear it in perhaps not very adventurous ways. This outfit is my best way of chaneling the runway look. But otherwise, I usually just wear it with simple sweaters and tops.

And then I have this top, which is languishing in my closet. It has a beautiful drape and really works well with many skirts. But for some reason, I have outerwear issues with it. I often feel stuck looking at the runway pictures for inspiration.

Other people here, like softgrey and luckyme (and I'm sure others) find ways to wear Dries in unexpected ways, which I really admire

btw, both the top and the skirt (oh, and the shoes!) are from one of my favorite collections, f/w 2005 I would live in that collection. I guess that's committing to the Dries look, once again!
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Then there's this skirt, which, because of the shape, is just really hard to wear. This is I think more the problem helena was talking about in the other Dries thread, whereas the problem with the two items above have a lot to do with the print
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tourist, the picture of you wearing the skirt is ideal, so clever how you mixed it up and found the niche lengths, even down to darker on top and lightness in the middle melding back into darker tones on the bottom. i also find that his boxy (or another brand of) jackets suit the lower proportions perfectly. i think that's why he does so many cropped jackets.

your picture of the post #761 skirt is more of a challenge but with a slim t it would look good and some dries type heels. interestingly, even though i dont necessarily look at the runway styling for precise ways to put his work together, it does make sense that the shoes i wear are often matched to the season's garments just because they tie in to each other with ease.

your draped top (which is gorg, do tell me what that is please) is a layering piece to me so i wouldnt necessarily wear it with a jacket. if i look at what i have from dries for tops most are very boxy square cut and a bit cropped. he does seem to throw in many different proportional looks so depending on your body type you can usually find something that is appropriate. perhaps that is my draw, the beautiful prints done in a variety of cuts to suit vastly different body types.

all in all i love your choice of his prints.

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touris10 I think that this skirt...also the shoes looks great on you.

I don't know really what to say about Dvn's clothes cause I don't have any of it.I don't know how it fits on me.My opinion is that you have to be skinny to look good in Dries.

Olivia Palermo is here dressed in very "Dries van noten look"

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EnVogueLove - my apologies, I had some type-o's in the url's I gave you. It should be http://www.brownsfashion.com and http://www.antonioli.eu. Both of these are in Europe, Joan Shepp is in the US. I'm not really sure about mytheresa ...

In terms of fit, actually, I don't think you have to be skinny to wear Dries! I feel his clothes are definitely made for a woman's body. It is an advantage to be tall, however. Many things didn't work out for me because the proportions better suited a taller person. Also, I find sometimes his volumes overwhelm me. Women with good stature wear Dries the best, I just try to find the few things here and there that work for me.

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touris10 I was at http://www.brownsfashion.com and I love it.I was also at mytheresa and for my country the price for sending me what a ordered is 49 euros.I think that mytheresa is from Germany(but not sure).I am so happy that you find me this sites.The prices are not that big..it's like everything is less 1000 euros.Do you know the prices in Dvn's stores would be the same or higher?

Well...that's true that you have to be tall to wear Dvn.But for people who are not that tall they would look good in Dvn only if they are skinny(that's what I wonna say).The pictures where you are wearing Dries I could say that Dries fits really pretty on you.I wish I had some Dries clothes....Do you have any other Dries clothes?


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