Ladies, Bespoke: Ivey Abitz

Discussion in 'The Front Parlor' started by scotrace, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    These dresses keep catching my eye. Made up when ordered, from fabric choices. They're "vintage inspired," yet have a sort of look all their own. If you made a soup of Edwardian, Annie Hall, and Les Miserables, this might be the style you'd cook up.
    Priced accordingly. Do we like?
    Www.iveyabitz.com

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  2. Miss Retro Chic

    Miss Retro Chic New in Town

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    Difficult question. I've got a sort of love/hate relationship with this style. I wouldn't wear it myself, but I do have to admit this style looks great on some people.
     
  3. VintageBee

    VintageBee One of the Regulars

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    At my age, looking like a street urchin isn't flattering!
    I think it should stay in the 'costume' category....tonight is Halloween:rolleyes:
     
  4. TimeWarpWife

    TimeWarpWife One of the Regulars

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    Honestly, my first thought was of Eliza Doolittle in the movie My Fair Lady. And while Audrey Hepburn could pull off just about any look, this isn't something I'd wear. After looking at the website, these outfits look a bit Downton Abbey-esque to me which aren't too bad.

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  5. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Style? I like. :thumb:
    NOW, the Question is: would I wear it?
    NO. :nono:
    I'm a "iron my shirts, polish my shoes, utterly conservative" girl.
    Going all "boho" wouldn't feel good.
     
  6. epr25

    epr25 Practically Family

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  7. I Adore Film Noir

    I Adore Film Noir A-List Customer

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    Not at all. They have a "lost on the prairie" look to them.
     
  8. Lily Powers

    Lily Powers Practically Family

    Beautiful garments, although a bit costume-y. Love the fabric options, but honestly -even though they're bespoke - I just can't support the price point.
     
  9. St. Louis

    St. Louis Practically Family

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    Oh, I find this look immensely charming! I didn't know about this designer, so thank you for posting. This look reminds me strongly of Krista Larson, Cynthia Ashby and Rundholz. Now I don't mean this in any kind of catty way, but about ten or twelve years ago I would have died over these clothes, though of course I couldn't afford them then or now. I think the Germans call this Lagenlook?

    For the past few years I've mostly worn 1930s and 1940s, so this look doesn't tempt me now, but I thoroughly enjoy the creativity and the charm. The clothes look well-made and the fabrics are beautiful.
     

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