I was recently invited to check-out GG Boutique at the Radisson Eye (Sandton, Johannesburg). The brief I got mentioned that it's a store for fuller figured ladies - naturally, I rolled my eyes and thought of the usual garments women of size 38 plus are exposed to: frilly chiffons, kaftans, coats and ponchos. For a change, and pleasantly so, I was wrong!
After 30minutes of wandering the rails, I got to play stylist/personal shopper to a woman who walked into the shop - completely and utterly frustrated about the lack of stylish clothes for her body - and was getting ready for a gala dinner in honour of, let me rather not name-drop, but in short: She had to find a radishing number AND FAST!!
The short version of that story is: She left with several options for that event and an appointment to meet with me and her best gal-pals for a shopping session at GG-boutique because, and these are her words, there is none like it.
Polka-dot, pleated cocktail stunner - how DeGorge is it?
With Breton stripes dominating the fashion scene - the troublesome horizontal stripes make you bigger dilemma faces many women... well, true! but what if, you created a mad illusion using the same Breton stripes? perhaps a draw-string cardigan with waterfall features (those would be the long hanging bits on the ends) to off-set the monotony of the horizontal stripes? I paired it with stud-detailed leggings for this look - DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE STRIPES!
For the corporate girls: Classic Black and white always does the trick. Well, this pinafore dress and ruffled shirt (we all need a little drama) matched with these AWESOME gold-bow-detailed, patent captoed leather Chanel pumps scream "I am SERIOUS" and it's such a timeless look! We love it at the DeGorgeous Mansions!
Couldn't resist these two looks - no narrative needed.
I know, I know: it's a Poncho! But the detail on this number is amazing. (side-note: I only really picked this one out because it's sooo reminiscent of Chloe's collection - oversized coats in tans, beiges and browns - and you know how I feel about Chloe's last few collections...)
This Queen-Elizabeth(the second)-esque number warmed my heart - FABULOUSLY timeless in a rich royal colour!
Costume Jewelry - still so in!
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