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August 5, 2008

OP Art-unity at The Avenue!

Filed under: Fashion,PRADA! — Miss Plumcake @ 2:20 pm

Do you love this? I think I love this, and it’s at the Avenue of all places!
Plumcake Likes!

It’s a little Balenciaga, a little mod, a little Surly Model In The Addicted To Love Video (y’all remember that right? I only ask because I was at a café the other day, and because I’m an insufferable pedant I had to tell the cute little girl behind the counter that tomatoe wasn’t the traditionally preferred spelling for that particular bit of fruit. As she erased it from the chalkboard menu the cook looked over and asked her “Who are you? Dan Quayle?” and the little waitress –I swear– said “who?” I think I nearly grew a goiter.)

Anyhoodle, back to the dress. It’s good. A little short, but not too much and it would be good with tights and a really out there shoe. You wouldn’t want to go too ladylike, there is a time a place for delicate shell pink Valentino demibow d’orsays (and when you are older I will tell you a very good story about those Valentinos and a Scottish fireman that I haven’t even told my friends yet); you need a big shoe to balance those big shoulders.

In fact, if you’re a fashion-forward sort of gal, this would totally be the time to break out your thick-heeled Marc Jacobs or Miu Mius from last year, although a Marni sandal (like the ones here ) could be fun too in an Edie S sort of way.

Oh speaking of the Edies (this time Little Edie), I finally and found a jeweled turban I can actually wear! Can I just TELL you how fab it is? It is so SO fab. I’ve been dying to be able to carry off a turban for years and now with this little vintage chiffon number (not quite the Prada, but what are you gonna do?) I totally can.

So I think it comes as no surprise to anyone that I spent the evening traipsing around my apartment in my new turban, long drippy Balenciaga chandelier earrings and olive gloves admiring myself in the mirror and yelling “I’m your Auntie Mame!” to my infinitely unimpressed dog.

That’s normal, right?

 EDIT: Our friend Style Spy just sent me an email asking if this Trina Turk dress “looks familiar.”   Is “Muse” (the designer responsible for the Avenue dress) a flanker of Trina Turk’s design house or is The Avenue indulging in a little knock off action? HMMM.


  1. I’ve tried on a bunch of dresses as the Avenue over several seasons, and I’m completely underwhelmed at the cut and quality. Their slacks, tops, pajamas, undies, etc., are a completely different story.

    Comment by Omnibus Driver — August 5, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

  2. Be careful where you wear that turban, dahling.. It might be so revolutionary you can’t wear it in East Hampton. On second thought, that’s probably only if you’re wearing that skirt as a cape. *sighs* Anyhow, Brooks will be fairly amazed—don’t you think?

    Comment by Sara — August 5, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

  3. Ahem. Out with the fireman story.

    Comment by Jane — August 5, 2008 @ 11:25 pm

  4. That dress is all right, uptight and outta sight!

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — August 6, 2008 @ 10:13 am

  5. I’ve been admiring a similar (yet wilder) one at silhouettes (whose clothes never fit me right):

    Comment by Sara in Austin — August 6, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

  6. Isn’t that something similar Tabatha wore on Shear Genius Season 2 Episode 2 ?
    It is so distinctive that I remembered it right away.

    Comment by me — August 7, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

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