(Ignore the weird blocky effect on the dress, I’m pretty sure that’s more an issue with my adjustment than with the actual frock..)I am *always* excited when I get an update to say that Miel have new items in store. Miel is such a satisfying place to shop.The store is well presented, the clothing arranged beautifully and it makes for a highly enjoyable experience. There’s imagination and thought in every design, and you’re assured of quality, something that is backed-up by the regular gifts distributed to the group. They are always top-notch, and to me shows a caring attitude from the designer;it would be way too easy to send a gift out that was below par, but when you receive something of quality then you know you’re dealing with a professional. Anyway, on to ‘Leafy’, a sumptuous number that features a beautiful printed leaf design that delicately traces across the dress, over the shoulder and into the back, where the folds of the skirt are entwined with prim leaves. Basically it looks as though you’ve sat down in a hedge, stood up and taken the brambles with you..but in a completely beautiful way:) As you can see from the picture here the leaf detailing carries onto the hem, which makes me think that this dress is perfect for a wedding, either as an outfit for the guest, or even as Bridesmaid wear. There are three colour variants but I’ve opted for a classic grey here and there are matching accessories too. There’s a headband which obviously I’m wearing, and the corsage is also an add-on. Both cost L$125, with the dress retailing at L$325..and herin lies the problem. ..
Now, it’s not for me to dictate the way that a designer retails their products, or decides upon a cost for a particular item. Make no bones about it this is a quality dress that you would expect to pay a fair few Linden for..BUT I seriously think that you can’t just purchase the dress without the headband and corsage too, and that means that the outfit costs L$575. No biggie, and it’s certainly nice to have options, BUT I feel that the outfit would be better value if sold as a complete package for say, L$500. You could also have the individual pieces on sale too, but I just think that in times like these where every Linden counts that economy is just as important as beautiful design..and for the sake of L$75 I’ll bet it would be more profitable for the designer too.
All that aside, I don’t want to detract from what is surely destined to be one of the most popular releases on the grid this month. It’s a beautiful outfit and more than worth a looksy…as is everything in Miel. Don’t just take my word for it though, take a trip to Miel and see for yourself, but be prepared if you decide to visit the store at The Deck
, you’ll need some serious sheqel!
- Dress, hair accessory and corsage by Miel
- Hair by ETD
- Skin by Redgrave
- Eyes by Miriel
- Pose by LAP
- Shape by Kittylicious! ‘Selina’