"" wondermomo: TIBI (NYC) Chantal Lace Dress

Thursday, December 16, 2010

TIBI (NYC) Chantal Lace Dress

When you have Emma Watson, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Blake Lively, the fearless ADR, and countless other starry names all selecting sexy black lace for their very recent red-carpet events, it would be difficult to imagine a more obvious demonstration of favour and vogue.
Indeed, a byproduct of the prevailing gothic trend, black lace is definitely one of the most important looks of the season. Whether completely covering a dress or placed as strategic panels, black lace says flirty and feminine like nothing else quite can.
With delicate scallop-edged sleeves and a silhouette-skimming bodice, this vampish yet cute dress from Tibi is a lace-tastic update on the perennially chic LBD. Go for a romantic look with strappy heels and a pashmina, or team with killer spiked heel boots and a lashing of red lippy!
(RRP US$405)

Black lace has clearly been the top embellishment choice for celebrities this season.

Amy Smilovic started Tibi in 1997 when her husband was transferred to Hong Kong. She had a choice -- report to her husband at American Express, or start her own business. She chose the latter. Her small collection, heavily influenced by her international travels, quickly emerged into a complete line of women’s wear through word of mouth amongst the ex-pat community and a large overseas order placed through Saks Fifth Avenue. Smilovic’s switch from a business executive to fashion designer was a natural one considering she used to be with Ogilvy & Mather advertising, she studied both business and art in college, and she is a dynamic illustrator. Tibi fashions are now found in over hundreds of upscale stores around the world including Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

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