Carolina Herrera, New York

Last Updated on December 1, 2010

Carolina Herrera dress

Carolina Herrera dress

This Carolina Herrera dress was my first ever vintage find. I bought it two years ago at Hairy Mary's, a super fancy boutique in New York's Lower East Side (in the meantime they've relocated to Brooklyn and changed the name to Sharon London). It was love at first sight both because of the Japanese-style collar and because it fit so well. The dress - reportedly between 25 and 30 years old - was in semi-terrible condition, but when I got back to Ljubljana, I took it to a seamstress and she did a fantastic job repairing it.

I wear this dress very rarely because I'd like it to last for quite a few more years, but as it's one of those dresses that make you feel like a better version of yourself (have to write about this "phenomenon" one day), maybe I will wear it more often now. I wore it two days ago to a New York Philharmonic concert because given its place of origin, it felt like the (only) right thing to do. Oh, nostalgia, you'll be the death of me.

13 thoughts on “Carolina Herrera, New York”

    • Thank you! :)
      I was in Vienna last weekend searching for "the" dark(er) red lipstick and this is what I found. With such lipstick you need little else.

  1. the dress is awesome! i know how you feel, when you want to spare it, but people often say that beautiful things are there to be enjoyed, so do the equivalent of eating from the good china, and enjoy it whenever you feel like :))

    • I have this problem of wanting things to last forever because I like/love them so much, so I often end up being too cautious with them ... But especially with fashion new things always come and replace the old ones, thus your advice makes the most sense :)

  2. That dress is beautiful, I like the cheongsam-esque style. What is the length?
    Some of my favorite things I don't wear often because I don't want them to get damaged. I know what you mean about looking like a better version of yourself. I feel like that when I'm on vacation!

  3. Hi Dressful,

    I just wandered onto your blog after reading the blogging tips & how to avoid being too aggressive. It was a very good article. Hopefully you can give us more tips on that since I'm starting to want to expand beyond my group of friends to more of the blogging community.

    At first, I thought you just took a picture of a model for this post and then I realized that it was you! You are really pretty and the makeup is so soft and gorgeous! What stopped me was the Chinese inspiration of your dress... it's really eyecatching.

    I'm going to read some more of your stuff.

    • Hello Nancy, welcome to Dressful and thanks for the compliment! :) Quite a few bloggers have requested tips on how to promote your blog effectively since that post, so I'm definitely planning another post on this soon.


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