Where have you been all my life, Tracy Reese?
Today Marie-Claire introduced me to the joys of Daily Candy, my new favourite website – well, next to Go Fug Yourself, which has been doing an excellent line in awards season sarcasm and always has the best red carpet photographs. So I promptly signed …
Today Marie-Claire introduced me to the joys of Daily Candy, my new favourite website – well, next to Go Fug Yourself, which has been doing an excellent line in awards season sarcasm and always has the best red carpet photographs. So I promptly signed up, like the happy shopaholic sheep that I am, and waited for goodies to arrive in my inbox. And I was not disappointed.
The first offer I got was 25% off Tracy Reese, a designer who, until know, was unknown to me. The photographs on Daily Candy’s offer page weren’t thrilling me hugely but, never one to turn down an invisible bargain, I persisted in my investigations and found a plethora of beautiful frocks, as well as a really very lovely spring/summer collection based on (no surprises here) ethnic and tribal prints (see above). Now, the price points aren’t low, with dresses coming in around the $300 mark (and don’t forget the taxes, ladies and gents!), but there are some really lovely pieces.
Would I choose one of these over something by, say, Marc by Marc Jacobs or the beautiful new Alice by Alice Temperley line (more on which at a later date)? Perhaps. It would definitely be less recognisable in Ireland, which greatly appeals to the snob in me, and you also wouldn’t seem quite so “trendy” (yes, definitely a snob). Plus, you’d get to feel smug at having taken advantage of the euro-dollar exchange rate. Just do not forget the taxes. For the love of all that is Galliano.
And no, I’m not sure whether those rubber legging things are leggings, tights, or (perish the thought) crotch-high boots.