Tuesday, 12 May 2009

A.L.E. gut

I suppose many of you dear readers believe that my favourite stores are the usual suspects, aka The Holy Trinity of Inditex:
ZARA - BERSHKA - PULL&BEAR
This is only partly true.
Yes, I love many things about these stores. The low prices, the vast quantity of clothes, the absence of annoying, rude and pushy salesgirls, the fact they are everywhere and that you can always find new things in stock. But, as much as I like them for all of the aforementioned reasons, my favourite store is, and has been for almost a decade now, no other than Faltso boutique in my hometown Samos.

Those of you who may haven't heard of this little shop before, you can go back a few months and read this post, where I present the store and the owner, my lovely friend and fashion mentor Eva.

As I said there, Eva has impeccable taste, not only regarding her own appearance (isn't she a doll?) but also when it comes to dressing others. She picks all the clothes that get into her store one by one during frequent trips to Athens. Unlike most boutique owners, when something doesn't look good, she's not afraid to say it. But, most importantly, she knows what you're gonna like before you do. It's magic! Even I - who, we all know, have a very certain taste in clothes - trust her completely.

Anyway, these pictures of me inside Faltso, sporting this gorgeous green puffy A.L.E. dress and shoes are a few weeks old, from way back when I was back home in Samos for Easter, but they're still haunting me till this day.

Eva and me both knew I would love this dress. For those of you who haven't heard of it before, A.L.E. stands for Attrattivo Limited Edition. It started as a side project of Attrattivo, a Greek company specializing in alternative young women's clothing, and quickly it turned into its own brand. Their clothes are always a bit more quirky and unique than the standard Attrattivo styles, and I love them! I already have two dresses by A.L.E. seen here and here and I was about to acquire this one, but...

I felt a bit weird. Is it just me, or this dress is a tad bit too short? Don't get me wrong, I don't mean it's too short in general, I just feel it's looks too puffy in this length. Maybe a couple of inches more would have managed to decrease the puffiness factor a bit, which, otherwise is a big plus. As are the pockets. Extra bonus points to the designer for that thought!

So, I ended up not getting the dress. Or the equally gorgeous brown leather heels, also by A.L.E. Too many shoes, I'm afraid. Most of them heels. I have to take a step back and just observe for a while. But, the dress and he shoes are still haunting me...

I hope my mum isn't reading this, but Eva, if you bring in anything else I might like, give me a call!

26 comments:

Rachel said...

Hi - I stumbled across this blog and love it! That outfit is wonderful. I am also jealous you live in Greece. I wish to travel there some day.

Sal said...

Hmm, I don't know, Lopi, I think it's a very flattering length. But if you wouldn't be comfy in it, you'd never wear it ... so you made the right choice.

lopi said...

But what does the fact that I'm still thinking about it tell us?

efi said...

einai fantastiko forema, to xazeva ki egw tis proalles sth vitrina tou a.l.e.
kai exei mia xara mhkos gia kalokairaki :)

Antoinette said...

I agree, it looks fantastic on you -- cut, volume, color, all. I bet that's why you can't stop thinking about it. :)

Elena said...

wow! Gorgeous! You're such a beautiful woman!

mika said...

polu wraio to forema! teleia grammh kai xrwma pou s paei polu!

battered couture said...

very nice. and that is saying something since bubble dresses are not my thing. Also... love the shoes and you in them.

Jo said...

The dress is just perfect! Who doesn't love A.L.E.'s clothes? They have a unique style ethnic/trendy/urban.

Marietta said...

lopi ki emena m aresei poli.and your legs looks sexy with combination!

lucille said...

love the 3° and the 4° images ! You look great in this lovely dress !
lucille

DaisyChain said...

I loveeeee the colour of the dress

The Clothes Horse said...

Looks like a lovely store. That gree dress is fun.

yiqin; said...

The pockets are awesome! Every dress SHOULD have pockets. I never know where to put my hands without them!

Thalia said...

i quite like the length actually....and you have slim legs so i find it very cute..u could wear it with pumps or heels and it would look equally good!!!

Raquel said...

you should have got both, but if not both, at least the shoes! they're amazing.
x

lucia said...

as all girls mentioned here you look just perfect in that dress...but i can understand why you didnt buy it. as far as i can decode your style by your posts, i find the length of it a bit unfamiliar. if i were you i woudnt have buy it too.

-i should say again that it suits a lot, especially paired with these amazing shoes..

Jo said...

Hey, I just saw my all - stars pics on ermou mag, at an article written by Pelopidas. I don't know if you had anything to do with this, but thanx a LOT anyway!!! :))

_nina_malvada_ said...

you look pretty as always...

C. said...

It is a very sweet and sexy dress!! I suggest you should go back and buy it!!

Thalia said...

i was at the ladytron gig at fuzz yesterday and one of them was wearing a similar black dress. It had the same length and it was a bit low cut at the back! she was wearing it with black boots with a tiny heel and black tights! it did work although it was a tiny bit too black for me!!!

Xokolat said...

I love your shoes (what you wear with the blue-green baloon dress)

from where are they??

thanks

Eleh said...

i don't think the dress is too short :D anyway, the pockets on it make it even more adorable.

lopi said...

Thanks a lot everyone!
Sorry if I've been a bit absent lately...

I agree with many of you, indeed pockets are a big plus on dresses and skirts. You hear that dear designers out there???

And yes, I loved the shoes too (they are by the same brand as the dress) but I really shouldn't get yet another pair of heels...

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Marianna said...

Polu wraio foremataki :) Eimai fan Attr@tivo kai ALE. Congrats gia to blog sou!