29.1.10

The Peacock Dress

Psynopsis Acne Denim Peplum Dress
Psynopsis Acne Denim Peplum Dress
It's not often that I buy a piece of clothing just out of pure (design) pleasure. No, I'm a sensible girl! I stock up on black trousers, silk blouses, cashmere sweaters and LBDs, and if I ever revel in frivolity it's shoes. (Although I haven’t even touched a Nicholas Kirkwood shoe yet.*)

But when I saw this Acne dress in the sales there was no stopping me. When would I wear it in the middle of winter? Who cares? A jeans peplum dress – pure genius! I just loved the 'architecture' of it. I was told that topshop had them big time last year and that every 16-year-old had already strutted her stuff up and down Oxford Street in them. Again, I say: Who cares? (Plus, I haven’t seen them, have you?)

Actually, it’s a nearly impossible dress to wear. Not only do you need someone to zip you in; it’s also extremely stiff, making me feel a bit like an underdressed Marie Antoinette. But again I say: Who cares?!?


What's your take on peplum? Love it? Hate it? Already totally over it?...

*That’s why I’m so excited about the Nicholas Kirkwood-Liberty London collaboration at the end of May.

31 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous dress and backdrop ~ love these photos! You look fabulous!

xoxox,
CC

KIRAFASHION said...

The dress is fab and your body! Good work!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I adore peplum; though I can't say it looks great on me. On you, however...pure heaven! You look stunning my love!! :)

Sabine said...

Oh, thank you, Erika and Kira. You made my Friday night! Now I just need a cocktail party to go to...

fadetoblack said...

omg i love the structure of this!
you NEED to find something to wear it too :)

Zenobie said...

Love it! In fact I bought a sheer peplum jacket today. Your Acne dress is to die for, a fantastic way to do denim other than jeans. I'm trying to write my 10 things, its harder than it sounds!! x

drollgirl said...

i LOVE the look of it!!!! you look fab! there are a million ways to wear this! i just wish it was more comfortable for you.

MissKellie said...

I love this dress, I can see why you bought it! :D I've never seen one like it before! I really like peplum on other people, but it looks sort of funny on me. I wish I could wear this style, though! :)

http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Just when I was growing weary of denim dresses I see you in this Acne wonder. Its gorgeous!

Indy said...

That dress is so gorgeous! It's unique and so interesting to look at! It looks great on you!

Imogen said...

This dress is amazing and it suits you so well. I definately think you should have bought it. The background works well too.

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-its a fab dress, you made the right choice getting it!!

Sher said...

You look drop dead gorgeous in this dress! I love peplum dresses but haven't found one that I totally fell in love with yet:P

xx

Big Daddy said...

I haven't seen anyting quite the same, this dress is amazing! And i agree who cares about the comfortable-ness, if it looks this good then its worth it!
Ps. Love the background in these.

Haute World said...

I think the dress is fantastic! The tiered layers and peplum are pretty much timeless but updated in the denim look. I would guess that the stiff material would provide a slimming effect, despite the discomfort... like a corset? Never saw the Topshop versions either, but then again, I don't think anyone would ever mistake this dress for a Topshop fad... their stuff (unfortunately) never looks like something you'd wear forever.

Oh, and it is advisable not to start a Kirkwood obsession ;-) I love his shoes, but I've had to show a great deal of self-restraint in not buying his entire collection...

heart charlie said...

My take is that i LOVE IT!!! The shape is insanely flattering on you and it is just a gorgeous dress!! I love your backdrop as well ;)

Sabine said...

I'm happy you love the backdrop since it's a picture I've painted.

Aurora said...

oh wow I'm in love with that dress.

Jen said...

I'm not sure how I feel about the peplum... part of me thinks I really don't need any extra width about my hips! And the other part is in love with the frivolous nature of them. Utterly useless, but so pretty.

The dress is darling, who cares about its impracticalities? Also, the denim might soften as its worn. I love aged denim. :)

Johanna Urban said...

WOW! I love the dress, so pretty!!!

//Johanna

Gizelle said...

hey, thanks for dropping by my blog..

i love this dress...and i don't care if girls have worn it and it's not trendy anymore..i love how it gives shape to the body..:D

gizellefaye.blogspot.com

J said...

peplum.. LOVE it. you look great in it and i love the bg u have going there!!

fhen said...

jeans peplum dress? awesome!
by the way have followed and linked you
mind to follow back? ;)

have a great week ahead
xoxo

Kirstie Marié said...

I adore your dress! It has such a risqué structure to it although it still has that somewhat femininity and you pull it off so well

Kirstie Marié
x

Rock N Revolution said...

OMG! You look amazing!

Kazuko said...

that dress is a m a z i n g.suits you so well!

Caroline, No. said...

That dress looks as though it was made for you. I love it!

April said...

gorgeous dress!

Kb said...

I've been admiring this dress for ages, so jealous you got it on sale!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

It looks flawless on you! So simple and chic!

Amy said...

It looks gorgeous on you! I love it.