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28.8.06

Celebrity Vintage Spot

Here is Nicole Ritchie sporting yet another 70's maxi. What you can't see in this pic is that the entire front has a keyhole slit almost to the waist giving the look a much needed glimpse of skin to offset all that wonderful fabric.

Nicole is styled by Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe and you can see more and more of Rachel's influence as time goes by and they work together. Rachel is a vintage devotee and often dresses her clients in vintage straight out of her own closets! She does this because it guarantees her clients exclusivity with their outfits - no side by side "who wore it best" in US magazine for her girls. By wearing "old" they tend to often look the "newest".

Irony huh?

But what do you guys think of this look? I tend to buy 70's dresses that are a little less literal interpretations of this time period. That high neckline and total head to toe coverage is straight out of that era. I think a little more skin at the neckline would soften this up and give it a more modern twist. However, as I said the camera angle is not showing the keyhole this dress has so its not a completely fair shot.

I do take issue with the shoes though. Besides that fact that those are the Louboutin's everyone lusted for this season, I personally would have styled this with a strappier open heel. Just for a bit more lightness and maybe a softer color too. These make your eyes go screeching down to the bottom of this ensemble and its hard to get back the lovely floaty feeling one had otherwise.

What do you think? Love it or hate it?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not crazy on the shoes with that dress either.They just seem to clash with the soft flowing dress.total contrasting styles.The dress is a little too full on 70s as well!

Mandy said...

OMG, so funny, before I even read what you had to say about the dress I was thinking, "those shoes totally do nothing for that dress...except take away from it." The jury is still out for me on this dress. I can't decide if I like it or hate it. I'm thinking it might look a little better on someone else or honestly if she did just change those shoes it could be great.

Magarite Elaine said...

I love the dress! It's something that I would totally wear. It would look better on me too b/c I'm 6'0 and have long/lean proportions. But maybe I'm a little biased :). The shoes are a bit much. I think that the black is such a hard contrast. I would have selected a butter creme closed-toe spiked heel.

Anonymous said...

I love the dress soo but agree if it had a V neck or wrap front maybe it would work better

And why why why black? Yuck the shoes almost kill it.

Yin Yee said...

It's a beautiful dress! I like the colour, the fabric, the sleeves, the etheral floatiness! But I agree that most 70's styles can do with more skin (in a good way!). Some skin, in my opinion, is very flattering, especially for petite girls like us to not look all overwhelmed and submerged in the dress! I personally prefer to show skin at the back -- more tasteful and sexier, and allows us to get off with less asset up front! I would pair this dress with low-heeled jewel-entrusted sandals. And I would definitely ditch that bag! This dress needs a smaller purse.

Jessica said...

wow! that dress is awesome...i would never wear it, but she looks great!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this dress - Shrimpton find me one!!!

Tina said...

LOVE IT - I love her and think she looks great but I also agree about the shoes - too black for this lovely floaty dress

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