French Connection Tassel Block Dress and two more Flapper Dresses

french connection tassel dress bFrench Connection deco/ 20s style Tassel Block Dress, 48,50£ here;
Rochie stil deco/ anii ’20 cu franjuri – 48,50£ (aprox. 280 ron) la French Connection, aici.

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Daca sunteti pasionate ca si mine de stilul anilor ’20, cred ca veti fi de acord ca rochia asta cu franjuri de la French Connection este un exemplu reusit pentru moda respectiva.
Ceea ce-mi place cel mai mult la ea este culoarea (mie mi se pare rosie, ei spun ca e roz), pentru ca din ceea ce am vazut, majoritatea rochiilor deco care se gasesc sunt negre, gri sau nude, iar eu prefer culorile mai vii.

EN: If you are a fellow fan of the flapper/ 20’s style trend, I think you may be just as excited as I am about this tassels dress from French Connection.
My favourite thing about it is the colour (it looks red to me, but they call it pink), because as far as I’ve noticed most 20’s/ flapper style dresses out there are black, grey or nude and I much prefer more vibrant colours.

Daca ar fi sa-i gasesc un defect, ar fi acela ca nu are si spatele gol, pentru ca in viziunea mea modelul perfect de rochie anii ’20 ar fi cam asa (dar intr-o cu totul si cu totul alta culoare, pentru ca asta mi se pare oribila si total dezavantajoasa pentru orice tip de ten):

EN: If I were to be really picky (which I am :)) and find a flaw with this dress, it’s the fact that it’s not backless. My vision of a perfect flapper dress is something like this (but in a completely different colour, because I hate this sickly shade of yellow which flatters no skin tone in my opinion):

asos beaded flapper dress mixAsos Salon Beaded Flapper Dress with cut-out back – you can see it here, but it’s been out of stock for ages;
Rochie stil anii ’20 (flapper) cu spatele decupat si margele aplicate – o puteti vedea mai bine aici, dar nu mai e de mult in stoc.

Revenind la rochia French Connection – inca nu v-am spus partea cea mai buna (pentru mine :)): este in drum spre dulapul meu! [Aici puteti vedea cum arata pe mine.] O remarcasem pe site-ul French Connection inca de la inceputul sezonului, cand costa… 200£.
Au venit insa reducerile si rochia a ajuns la pretul de 100£, apoi la cel actual, in sfarsit acceptabil, de 48,5£, si decizia de achizitie a fost luata rapid, in urma unui consult telefonic cu mama (care mi-a si cumparat-o, de altfel – norocul meu e ca ma cheama si Ioana si, desi nimeni nu-mi spune asa, este un motiv sa primesc cadouri chiar la inceputul reducerilor de iarna :)).

EN: Now back to the French Connection dress – I still haven’t told you the best part (for me, that is :)): it’s on its way to my closet, yey! (I’m wearing it here).
I’d noticed it on the FC website at the beginning of the season, but it was 200£ then – much too much in my opinion for a high street brand dress that is made of viscose. The sale came however and the dress was reduced first to 100£ and then to the current do-able 48,5£. I made the purchase decision on the spot, following a phone consultation with my mom (who also bought it for me as a present for my upcoming name day – it’s actually only a middle name nobody uses, but hey, as long as it gives my loved ones a reason to buy me presents right at the beginning of the January sale…).

O veste buna (pentru toata lumea de data asta) este ca French Connection este singurul magazin online (cel putin pana acum) unde ai surpriza placuta de a plati mai putin decat te asteptai: desi la pretul rochiei se adauga si 8£ livrare, apare in momentul finalizarii comenzii o reducere (cred ca scad TVA-ul), astfel incat pana la urma a costat cu tot cu livrare tot 48,5£. Dragut, nu? Imi comand atat de rar de la French Connection din cauza preturilor destul de mari incat uit de la o data la alta de acest mic amanunt imbucurator, asa ca de fiecare data sunt foarte placut surprinsa!

Iata mai jos si ceea ce cred ca a fost sursa de inspiratie pentru rochia French Connection. E “un pic” mai scumpa, 1116€ (redusa de la 3190€), caci e Lanvin, insa mie tot cea “ieftina” imi place mai mult:

EN: You can see below what I think may have been the inspiration for this French Connection dress. It’s “a tad” more expensive, 1116€ (reduced from 3190€) because it’s Lanvin, but I still like the “cheap” version better:

lanvin tiered fringe dressLanvin flapper/ 20s/ deco style Tiered Fringe Silk Satin Dress – get it at The Outnet, here;
Rochie Lanvin stil anii ’20 cu franjuri (si captuseala de matase) de la The Outnet (o gasiti aici).

Daca tot suntem la subiectul rochii flapper/ anii ’20, iata inca alte doua modele pe care le puteti gasi acum la pret (foarte) redus:
EN: Since we’re on the subject of flapper dresses, here are two others that are currently on sale:

warehouse flapper dressWarehouse backless 20’s deco style Hot Fix Tie Back Dress with stud and jewel embellishment and dropped waist – 45€ here;
Rochie stil deco anii ’20 cu spatele gol, talie joasa si tinte aplicate – 45€ (aprox. 200 ron) la Warehouse, aici.

Pe asta mi-am comandat-o mai intai de la Asos acum ceva vreme, apoi, cand varianta neagra a fost redusa pe site-ul Warehouse, mi-am comandat-o si de acolo (din pacate rochia neagra nu mai este deocamdata in stoc). O preferam din start pe cea neagra, dar Asos nu a avut-o niciodata si ideea era ca o voi returna pe cea gri; din fericire insa cred ca s-a pierdut pe drum, asa ca le voi cere banii inapoi pe ea (se mai intampla, dar rar).

Rochia neagra, in schimb, a sosit cu bine (saracuta si-a petrecut Caciunul intr-un depozit DHL din Bruxelles si Revelionul, intr-unul din Bucuresti, dar gata, acum ii e bine si cald la mine in dulap :)). Numai cuvinte de lauda despre ea: nu numai ca imi place la nebunie si este foarte frumos lucrata, dar este si super comoda, datorita taliei elastice, preferata mea. Va trebui insa s-o scurtez (nu este neaparat prea lunga – imi ajunge deasupra genunchilor -, dar cred ca imi vin mai bine rochiile mai scurte) si din cauza aplicatiilor de la terminatie nu va fi o operatiune foare usoara, dar sper ca vom trece cu bine si peste acest hop :).

EN: I ordered this one during an Asos Savvy Sunday and then, when the black version was available on the Warehouse website at a friendly sale price, I ordered it from there as well (unfortunately the black dress is currently out of stock). I’d always preferred the black version, but Asos have never had it and the plan was to return the grey one from Asos; however I think it got lost on the way, because it should have arrived a long time ago, so now I can ask them for a refund.

The black dress, on the other hand, did arrive safe and sound (the poor little thing spent Christmas in a DHL warehouse in Brussels and NYE in one in Buharest) and I totally love it: it’s very well made and extremely comforable due to the elastic waist and loose top part. I intend to have it shortened though (not because it’s necessarily too long – I’m 1,70m and size 10 falls a little above the knee –, but because I think my legs look better in shorter lenghts) and it’s not going to be an easy thing to do because of the studs around the hem, but I hope it’ll turn out alright.

River Island Grey Embellished Backless Flapper Dress with fringe hem, Rochie stil anii '20 cu spatele gol paiete si franjuri, rochie decupata spatele gol, rochii franjuri, 20s style flapper dresses, cut out backless dresses, elegant evening dresses, moda stil anii '20, party dresses, reduceri, rochie cu paiete, rochii de club party petrecere, rochii de seara elegante, rochii river island, rochii stil anii 20, sale, sequin dressesRiver Island Grey Embellished Backless Flapper Dress with fringe hem – 30£ here (reduced from 60£);
Rochie stil anii ’20 cu spatele gol, paiete si franjuri – 30£ (aprox. 174 ron) la River Island, aici.

Si asta imi place (spatele gol, deh!) si mi-as fi cumparat-o cu siguranta daca nu intervenea cea de la French Connection, insa mi se pare mai greu sa gasesti ciorapii potriviti pentru ea (sigur, cel mai bine merge purtata fara ciorapi, dar tind sa asociez rochiile din poliester cu sezonul rece).

EN: I like this one too (the open back gets me every time!) and I definitely would have bought it had it not been for the French Connection dress; I do have a little doubt however regarding the colour, which I think may make it a little tricky to find the right kind of tights (the best option, of course, would be to wear it with bare legs, but I tend to associate polyester dresses with the cold season and prefer silk and cotton for summer).

A very 1920’s Christmas :)

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Scuze ca apare aceeasi poza de mai multe ori: am avut niste probleme tehnice cu aceasta postare si doar asa m-am priceput sa le “rezolv”.

EN: Sorry for the identical photos: I had some technical issues with this post and it was the only way I knew how to “fix” them.



20s fashionRiver Island Light Pink Design Forum Sequin Flapper Dress with tassels and open back, 60£ here;
Rochie stil anii ’20 cu paiete, franjuri si spatele gol – River Island, 60£ (aprox. 350 ron) aici.

Asos Cover Up in 20’s Scallop Embellishment, 24£ here;
Bolero stil anii ’20, cu terminatie ondulata – 24£ (aprox. 140 ron) la Asos, aici.

French Connection fan shaped Mirror Mirror Velvet Clutch Bag with sequins, 55£ here;
Plic French Connection in forma de evantai, cu paiete – 55£ (aprox. 320 ron) aici.

Cleo B Honeysucle Suede Jewel Wedge Shoe Boot (right side), 123£ at Asos, here;
Pantofi (dreapta) din piele intoarsa roz piersica – 123£ (aprox. 710 ron) la Asos, aici.

Asos Twenties Feather Hair Band, 15£ here;
Bentita din pene stil anii ’20 – 15£ (aprox. 87 ron) la Asos, aici.

Kenneth Jay Lane Statement Art Deco Cuff, 87,50£ at Asos, here;
Bratara stil Art Deco – 87,50£ (aprox. 500 ron) la Asos, aici.

Office Art Deco Orbital nude and gold suede platform shoes – 45£ here;
Pantofi Office stil Art Deco din piele intoarsa bej-nude cu insertii aurii – 45£ (aprx. 260 ron) here.

Sandale Bata bicolore (bej/ alb) cu bareta T, 490 ron, mai multe imagini aici;
Bata two-tone (nude/ white) T Bar sandals.

Kurt Geiger pink Hibiscus T Bar Suede sandals – 69£ here;
Sandale Kurt Geiger cu bareta T, din piele intoarsa roz-corai – 69£ (aprox. 400 ron) aici sau la MyCloset.roaici.

Rochia exista si in varianta neagra:
EN: The dress is also available in black:

black flapper frontblack flapper back

River Island Black Design Forum Sequin Flapper Dress with tassels and low cut back, 60£ here;
Rochie stil anii ’20 cu paiete, franjuri si spatele gol – River Island, 60£ (aprox. 350 ron) aici.

La Moustache de Monsieur Poirot

Mai tineti minte colajul meu de inspiratie Hercule Poirot?
EN: Do you remember this Poirot-esque collage?

Ei bine, iata cum viata imita “arta” :D.
EN: Well, this is life imitating “art” :D.

Rochie cu talia joasa (veche) /// EN: Drop waist dress (old): Zara;

Brosa mustata /// EN: Limited edition huge moustache brooch: Asos;

Pantofi Oxford (cu siret) /// EN: Tan heeled brogues (heeled lace-up Oxford shoes): Humanic (asemanatori, marca Aldo, gasiti aici  /// EN: You can find a very similar style of tan and black lace-up shoe boots, from Aldo (“Banghart”), right here);

Inel din lemn si argint (cadou de la mama) /// EN: Wood and silver ring (a gift from my mom)

Umbrela din portbagajul mamei /// EN: Umbrella with hook handle from the trunk of my mom’s car.

Charleston, darling?

♫ The Charleston

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sandale retro cu barete incrucisate musetteRochie plisata cu volane stil anii ’20: Paprika, de la Asos;
Paprika Burgundy Pleated Chiffon Tiered 20’s style Dress, from Asos

Sandale peep toe cu barete incrucisate (in X) – Musette (model identic, dar din piele care imita pielea de sarpe – colectia 2013 – aici)/ Cross Bar Peep toe Sandals: Musette

Update: sandalele au fost re-editate de Musette pentru colectia de toamna 2013; mie mi se par identice cu ale mele (doar ca eu mi le-am luat la pret MULT redus, hehe :)):

sandale negre elegante cu toc inalt platforma si barete incrucisate musetteSandale negre elegante cu toc inalt, platforma si barete incrucisate (care mie mi se pare ca le dau un aer usor retro) – 569 ron aici (disponibile si pe bej/ cremaici).

Plic/ Clutch: Musette

Inel negru din sticla de Murano/ Black Murano glass ring: din Venetia/ from Venice

Miscare de dans/ Dancing move: A mea :D/ My own :D

Mon ami Hercule Poirot

Rochie cu talia jos: Zara, 360 ron (mai multe imagini aici)
Drop waist dress: Zara (Embroidered Dress with Frills), 70£, you can buy it here

Palarie de paie: Asos Black Straw Bowler Hat, 9£ (aprox. 50 ron), o gasiti aici
Asos Black Straw Bowler Hat, 9£, click here to buy it

Colier cu pandantiv mustata: River Island, 4£ (aprox. 22 ron), il puteti cumpara de aici
Black Mustache Short Necklace: River Island, 4£, you can find it here

Geanta de piele: Asos, 40£ (aprox. 220 ron), o gasiti aici
Asos Leather Brogue Detail Across Body Bag, 40£, you can buy it here

Pantofi Oxford: KMB de la Spartoo; costa 80£ (aprox. 440 ron) si ii gasiti aici;
Black and white heeled Abigail brogues: KMB, from Spartoo; they’re 80£ and you can buy them here.

Rochie cu talia jos: Vero Moda de la Asos; costa 30£ si o puteti cumpara de aici
Vero Moda Drop Waist Pleat Skirt Dress (from Asos); it’s 30£ and you can buy it here

Palarie de paie: Asos Natural Straw Bowler; costa 9£ (aprox. 50 ron) si o gasiti aici
Asos Natural Straw Bowler; it’s 9£ and you can buy it here

Colier cu pandantiv mustata: River Island, 4£ (aprox. 22 ron), il puteti cumpara de aici
Black Mustache Short Necklace: River Island, 4£, you can find it here

Geanta de piele cu franjuri: Zara, 330 ron, mai multe imagini aici
Zara leather Pastel Fringed Clutch, it’s 60£ and you can buy it here

Pantofi Oxford/ Leather brogues: Il Passo, 229 ron, ii puteti cumpara de aici.