J'adore Couture

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  1. stylegurrl

    stylegurrl New Member

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  2. too kuhle

    too kuhle New Member

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    i would never EVER spend 1 million dollars a year on clothes
     
  3. chanel_girl

    chanel_girl Melody Nelson

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    I wish I could afford couture..... :cry:
     
  4. leyla m.

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    doesnt surprise me at all!
    i know quite few ladies who spend more than that.
    we mustnt forget that there are ladies out there who are devoted VALENTINO couture clients , CHANEL couture lovers and the likes...
    if you got the dough and like the stuff to that extent why not... :flower:

    having said that i know a couple (2) who now have absolutely nothing and were COUTURE clients before their husband went bankrupt :cry: and thats NOT a joke :ninja:
     
  5. Spike413

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    If I could afford it, I would definitly buy couture.
     
  6. purplelucrezia

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    I would definately buy myself a couple major pieces if I could afford them. Of course, I would be sure to give money to charity as well.
     
  7. fashionbug

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    I agree with Leyla, it doesn't surprise me at all either. It seems like most of the people in my area shop couture on a daily basis. I would personally love too if I had the means to do it. However, there is no way I would spend $250k on a dress unless that dress was attracting potential business for me, then it would be an investment.
     
  8. too kuhle

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    i think most couture pieces are just flat out UGLY
     
  9. slinky_vagabond

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    My grandma wears couture.........
     
  10. Spacemiu

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    I think ist great if they ahve the money, then I think its good that tehy suport it, it is like buying a picasso or some thing.


    I just hope they give money to people who need it.
     
  11. leyla m.

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    which designers couture are you talking about? :unsure:
     
  12. faust

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    which designers couture are you talking about? :unsure: [/b][/quote]
    I think he/she is talking about Juicy Couture ;)
     
  13. faust

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    I don't think i could bring myself to buy couture even if i was a millionare. i think it would be consious thing with me - $250k on a piece of clothing or on charity...
     
  14. tott

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    I can imagine that it's very hard and humiliating to "downgrade" your habits... Sort of.

    You do get used to living in certain ways incredibly fast...!
     
  15. leyla m.

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    I can imagine that it's very hard and humiliating to "downgrade" your habits... Sort of.

    You do get used to living in certain ways incredibly fast...! [/b][/quote]
    i didnt find it ok to spend that much on a monthly basis... if you saw that one womans diary.( for some reason i have it from the time when we bought off their furniture) and it all says: fittings DIOR, fittings VALENTINO.. that was her life :doh:

    to each their own :flower:
     
  16. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    Yes, to each their own.

    I'm continually shocked by the sums some people can and do spend... Myself, I certainly don't have that kind of money to spend. I struggle to make ends meet if some unexpected bills pop up from nowhere. :ninja:
     
  17. TheSoCalledPrep

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    All things in moderation.
     
  18. rayncloudx

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    I think he/she is talking about Juicy Couture ;)[/b][/quote]
    :lol:

    and spacemiu: completely agree.. i think it's like buying an exquisite piece of art too. instead of paintings, why not get couture. except in these cases, they're prob buying both :blink:
     
  19. As You Like It

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    If I had that kind of money at my disposal, I'd want to be the couturier. If I had the time to devote to individual clients who were willing to pay top dollar, I would be happy to create hand-made custom items in fabrics specially woven, dyed, and printed for each specific design. I could get the perfect notions and findings, from whimsical custom buttons like Sciapirelli used, or blown Venitian glass beads, like Fortuny used. Top quality silks, like Worth had.

    Couture is such a luxury even the goods that go into couture are luxurious. I think it must be a real thrill to be able to routinely handle real silk chiffon and velvet and custom-order carved mother of pearl buttons.

    I heard there is one designer who uses seam binding that has poetic quotes and aphorisms embroidered into it.

    When I look at antique couture that has ended up in museums...old Vionnet dresses and newer YSL (the mondrian dress!) and Dior's seminal "Bar" suit and embroidered, diaphanous Callot Soeurs dresses from the 1920s, I am hopelessely inspired. Couturiers have the best of all possible goods at their disposal, and couture clients give couturiers the full rein to dispense these goods to their best advantage.

    I think it is, indeed, much like fine art. You don't have a pair of bluejeans made by a couturier. You have fine suits, dresses, and evening gowns made for a perfect fit and lasting quality.
     
  20. brian

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    :wub:

    You took the words right out of my mouth.
     

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