At the start of this year I was one of the lucky ones that got invited to the Marlies Dekkers fashion show. During the show I got to see the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections for this year and I. Was. Floored. I am absolutely head over heels in love with these collections! The show was an awe inspiring bombardment of colour, fun, drama, beautiful dancing and more. I enjoyed every second of it! I love the models that Marlies chooses to represent her designs during the shows, they are so fierce, sexy, strong and playful all at once.
The inspiration for the collection that is out now is the incredible Julia Child. I didn’t know a lot about her at first but when I heard she was the muse for this collection, I read a lot about her and her life. She was such an interesting and awesome woman! She served in WOII, working for the OSS (what would now be CIA) where she was a damn SPY (and met her husband), she helped develop a shark repellent, survived breast cancer and wasn’t actually a good cook until she was in her late 30’s. She received numerous prestigious awards and is a true inspiration for so many. This woman proves that you can do whatever the hell you want whenever the hell you want to do it. She found what she loved and she did not give up. That’s a powerful woman.
Julia Child is of course most known for her cooking, so the collection has a lot of fun (retro) food elements in it. Details like little knives and forks, a couture set that resembles a french apron, a lingerie set with grapes (wine + food = a match made in heaven!) I absolutely adore it!
This caused me to love the collection even more. Ever since I saw the first pieces I was already excited, but the fact that Marlies has such interesting and strong women as muses adds so much more to the collections and designs she puts out. More to fall in love with.
Lucky me got my hands on the gorgeous Gloria Pristine and Gold from the collection and I wanted to show you guys how it looks on a curvy body as well as how you can style it with and outfit and still show it off a little.
I tried to show some different angles and poses as well as some more up-close shots of some of the details. I always wear XL bottoms in Marlies Dekkers sets and this set is no exception. For the bra I tried my usual size, 75F, but it looked just a little small, so I went with a 75G for a change. I must say I think the 75F might have been more comfortable to wear for a whole day ( the G cup is just a little bit too high under my armpit) but when it comes to looks, this one just looked better. I think I could have gotten away with the F as well but it would’ve felt and looked a little bit too tight in some areas ( bit of double boob action if you get what I mean).
The fabric is a dream in terms of softness, and the set is very comfortable to wear. The gold faux leather details are such a lavish design touch and make it a lovely piece to style in a more visible way with your outfits. I think it looks very classy and sexy. Wear it with sheer white knit top, an off-shoulder blouse or maybe even under a blazer. Don’t be afraid to show off your favorite lingerie!
I hope you enjoyed this blog post! Let me know if you have any questions or if you’re gonna get something from this collection!
Lots of love