April 13, 2012

Dying for Dries

When it comes to buying designer clothes, I'm stingy. But then what 17 year old wouldn't be?
I'm a high school student, I don't work and I sure as hell don't have the money to fund designer goods the way some other bloggers do.
But that doesn't stop me from dreaming.

I often sit on net-a-porter filling up a shopping bag with hundreds of items before pressing checkout and laughing at home many centuries it would take to be able to afford them is a favourite past time. It's all a part of the thrill of dreaming this imaginary wardrobe that I one day hope to have.

The New Guard, an online and boutique store in Adelaide makes that fantasy  closer (a few cms in my case) to a reality.
With the likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Hakaan, Acne, Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant and my personal favourite 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Not only that but they support incredible Australian designers such as my current obsession Dion Lee, Ellery, Arnsdorf and Carly Hunter.

And currently they are stocking Dries Van Noten. The initial excitement upon reading this was soon and sadly flattened with 'oh God I'm going to look and feel depressed over not being able to own it'. Or in other words, my daily ritual after reading my emails in the morning. hmm sucks to be average, doesn't it. I really must get onto that job... but back to my pre-melancholy mentioning.

Now if you've read my blog since the beginning (and really it hasn't been that long) you'd remember me posting a bit about the Dries Spring Summer 2012 collection, and now I could actually get my hands on it!
Yes, the lovely team at The New Guard are stocking all those glorious items I continuously drool over.
They offer something many other shops in Adelaide are lacking and that's international high end fashion and style. And I give them a BIG applaud for that. There isn't a time I click onto their site and don't load up the cart with designer delights. So today was no different.

These quality and beautiful pieces are worth forking out the big bucks to own, especially if you choose right you could have yourself a classic item to treasure. Here are just a few of my picks from their latest offerings.
(Trust me just narrowing this down was hard)


(and while your at it those Alexander Wang Liya heels in pic 2 would be great)

On a side note, how gorgeous does Adelaide model Tori Trigg look? She recently finished an impressive first circuit of the autumn winter fashion week runways. And things tell me it won't be her last!

So, the conclusion of this post would be, start donating money to me now or grab all your black attire and lets plot our break in. 
I hear balaclavas are 'chic' or whatever now days?

Decoded: By Kate

p.s while your browsing please buy me everything Dion Lee and 3.1 Phillip Lim there, k? thanks bye.

And buy yourself something special, you'll have a hard time trying not to!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, these designs are beautiful, and yes I would love to have them, but sometimes I think if I even had the money to buy them, would that really be the best way to use it?
    Good job putting together the gifs. looks awesome!