Review: Versailles Dress

What: Versailles Dress by Moulinette Soeurs

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Season: Summer 2015

Material: Cotton and polyester

Quality: Excellent! The lace is well done, and the cream and fuschia pair very nicely! Love the lining with mesh which adds to the whole effect.

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Fit: True to size

Pros: The colors, the midi (really knee) length and the interesting almost-there sleeves, machine washable!

Cons: May have just a little too many layers for some

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Sissi’s verdict: Keeper! Anthropologie is offering 20% on sale, see if you can grab this dress.

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Review: Elsie Fabric pumps

What: Elsie Fabric d’Orsay pumps¬†by J.Crew

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Season: Summer 2015

Material: Cotton upper, leather lining and sole. The print is similar to the geo brushstroke shirt and shorts.

Quality: Very good! I picked the blue print (as opposed to the yellow one) and it’s a nice bright color. ¬†There is no toe cleavage at all, actually the shoes are pretty covered up front which requires a little getting used to for me. ¬†The foot is open between the toe and the heel, which I understand to be the shape of d’orsay shoes. ¬†Heels are manageable.

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Fit: True to size to slightly large.

Pros: The heel height, the fun print and the sale price

Cons: Covered toes (a little too covered but manageable) and matching the print to regular outfits (will require some imagination).


Sissi’s verdict: Keeper on 75% off super sale.

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Designer spotlight: Fenix Couture

The Brand: Fenix Couture

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The IT Factor: Bright colors and structured lines with the expected Dutch wax prints

The Inspiration:¬†Per the website, the label is inspired by nature, “which is reinterpreted to render its designs in dramatically romantic prints and imagery. The goal of the Label is to bridge the gap between print wax materials and other materials in the consciousness of the fashion world”

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The Designer Behind the Brand: Josephine Akioyamen, Nigerian-born with formal education at Nicky Africana Fashion School in Lagos and at the George Brown College in Toronto Canada

Country of origin: Nigeria РCanada

Notable Awards: None that I could find

Website: Fenix Couture

Where to buy: Fenix Couture Online Shop


Sissi’s Notes:¬†I love the structured looks because they say classy, polish and feminine without being overtly sexy. My favorites above and below. All images courtesy of FenixCouture.com

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