February 10, 2012

"No One Wants to Kiss a Girl in Black"

Is anyone else as obsessed with Downton Abbey as I am? PBS has done an incredible thing by importing this show to America, and I think early-20th century North Yorkshire inspired fashion is going to be an ongoing trend this fashion week season, at least I certainly hope so. I mean, is it even at all possible to sit through Downton Abbey without (very intensely) wishing you could steal the entirety of Mary Crawley's wardrobe? (I also wish for the Dowager Countess' incredible collection of hats, but that's another point, and blog post, entirely.)
Without a doubt, Tadashi Shoji's FW12 collection could, indeed, outfit the entire Downton estate for an afternoon tea, flower show, or dinner party fit for a visit from a Turkish Embassy Attaché.



 


PS, definitely thought of my loves Abby Gardner & Elana Fishman while watching/writing/reading this.
PPS, since Tadashi Shoji is also one of the few NYFW designers to offer plus sizes, I'm super anxious to see what gets bought (& worn) this fall!

12 comments:

  1. I love the fashion comparison you drew between Downton Abbey's costumes (obsessed) and Tadashi Shoji's FW12 collection.  The lush fabrics, exquisite details and draped silhouettes are divine. 

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  2. You're right, this is a very Downton (and very beautiful) collection, and you've managed to snap some brilliant photos! I adore that dress is your big detailed back shot! And 'No one wants to kiss a girl in black?' Worrying that I'm always dressed almost head to toe in it then!

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  3. I want it all, and I realllly need to start watching Downtown Abbey. <3

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  4. Finally, many of these designers are starting to expand their market to larger sizes. This should have happened a long time ago. I also notice that the cut of  many of these pieces compliment various body types. Well done, Tadashi Shoji!

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  5. The red dresses give me a serious case of must have syndrome.

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  6. Oh, Tadashi has been doing plus sizes for years.

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  7. The details on the pieces are incredible! Thank you for sharing them! :)

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  8. Beautiful and feminine lace. I love the red dress with black lace and the bottom right hand side black lace dress with chiffon/ gauze on the side. Gorgeous.

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  9. Downton Abbey is so captivating! Usually I just watch shows like that for one reason or another (especially the clothes), but that show has it all... Fantastic storyline, great acting, breathtaking set, and oh, yeah, the clothes. It makes me yearn for a time that we would all embrace getting dressed up again every day and having multiple wardrobe changes depending on what was going on. 

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  10. haha, i watched the whole 2 seasons in like, 2 days a few weeks ago! you're right, these dresses would really suit the setting. i can imagine sybil in the 2nd-to-last draped (velvet?) dress with ombre flowers and mary would totally rock the red lace-backed number!

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