Darlings. I probably don't need to introduce the dress I am wearing today, but I will do so anyway, because dresses as lovely as this one deserve a proper intro. WELL, you probably all know about the ASOS salon collection: vintage inspired in feminine, elegant silhouettes at a higher price than ASOS' usual pieces.
I had been fawning over this lovely flower adorned piece, but it was this floral promdress that took the cake for me. It sat in my saved items basket for about half a year, but I have a good head on my shoulders and I am not about to spend 200 euros on a promdress. HOWEVER, apparently this dress is just a bit too over the top for most people. The price kept dropping until it hit 100 euro. When in addition to that I received a 20% off gift coupon, I knew I had to get it. 80 euro for this silk creation?
It comes with a corset and tulle petticoat and it blows my mind. Surprisingly wearable thanks to the subdued yet vivid colors and sweet, timeless print, pretty sure I will be wearing this for years to come on every occasion that demands a promdress, haha! And, well, people who know me know that I think most occasions demand a promdress. Anyone have a wedding coming up they want to invite me to?
I wore this beauty to Miele Catwalk: an annual event where some of Belgium's finest designers do a glamorous show. I was invited as a blogger so I got to sit in the fancy press section with my boyfriend (I had a plus one! So cool) and I just about sweated my ass off in my pretty prom frock, but I had a lovely time and I saw some sweet fashion. Best thing? An older lady coming up to me to touch my dress, gushing over how she used to wear similar dresses when she was a young girl. She told me these dresses had to be as poofy as possible so they soaked them in starch, which ended up chafing the skin on her knees badly because the skirt was so hard. You never stop to think about THAT when you see lovely Betty Draper sashaying down the streets, now do ya?
Let me share some pics!
The beautiful Afrodite wearing one of her signature hats
Yeah, I switched shoes when I reached the venue because I had to walk some rough patches on the parking lot and these wedges are just more comfy.
Of course when my guy takes pics, he always crops out some piece of me, in this case the crown of my head.
An ever dapper Gilles
nougat chocolates, so good!
Kim and her gorgeous long locks and lashes (and shiny purse!)
Looked like potpourri but was actually very yummy vegetable chips!
Stéphanie's baby blues and lovely ruffled dress. I dig how these pics have vivid hues of red and blue in them, very Dario Argento! :-D
Now, onto the show! I'll show my faves.
the gorgeous colors at Essentiel
Just in Case offered ladylike silhouettes emprinted with what seemed abstract landscape images. Because the models strutted out to the tunes of a country song, this collection slightly reminded me of a light version of Rodarte F/W2011: nice! Also, there in that green fuzzy sweater you can see our very own Paulien! She's a supastaaaaaar
Crowd fave was Lenny Leleu, without a doubt. The designer wasn't present at the event because she's showing at NYFW right now, and she absolutely shared her american dream with us: ballet dancers in edgy bathing suits strutting on pointes to the beats of 50 cent... It spoke of a mix of a sinfree sexuality, raging hormones, cheerleaders and a careless innocence. The dancing took the sexy swimming suits from being objectifying to celebrating these amazing, talented girls and their youth. Loved it.
the entire Sandrina Fasoli collection should get in my closet asap.
The show was closed by this gorgeous creation of Belgian living legend Edouard Vermeulen (Natan). Timeless elegance from the front, ethereal fairytale from the back: do want!
Hope you enjoyed the show :) more pics at Belmodo.tv!
dress: ASOS Salon
black peeptoes: Zara
purple leopard wedges: Bershka