By Tessa Muga
After an inspiring trip to the Big Apple this month, and a somewhat desperate jealousy of the dresses donned by the cast of one of my favourite television programmes du jour, I thought it would be fitting to delve into the world of the Gossip Girl cast and indulge in some serious wardrobe envy.
Blair Waldorf is the quintissential Upper East Sider, with an impeccable turn out and clothes that are architecturally interesting, yet demure, and guaranteed to cost more than a Londoner’s monthly rent. Hers is the most exclusive of the bunch, with little high street mix and matching, but here are my hand-picked favourites that even Blair Waldorf would be excited to find in her wardrobe.
GMD’s stunning collection of dresses has something to suit every one of Blair’s moods, in her favourite designer choices, so if you feel like taking tea at the Ritz and acting as Queen Bee for the day, don’t hesitate – why not try all four?
Serena van der Woodsen’s style choices are all about fun and seduction – and anything that serves as an excuse to get those mile-long legs out! Despite her best friend Blair’s efforts to remain conservative and put together, Serena is a party girl at heart, and these dresses would be perfect for the part.
Why so sad, S? Is it because Girl Meets Dress customers can now access your favourite designers pieces and wear to their hearts content? We thought so.
And just in case you don’t fit into the Upper East Siders bracket, perhaps some inspiration from Brooklyn hipster Vanessa Abrams might be more up your street. Vanessa’s style is eclectic and full of colour – accesorise these pieces with some chunky bangles, a colourful tote bag, and maybe even a beanie hat, if the mood so takes you!
Why not make like the Gossip Girls and update your wardrobe for a night with these exciting pieces – get together with your girlfriends, pick a character and head out for some cocktails and a cheeky gossip.
By Catherine Sprunt.
This Suzannah silk dress is our dress of the week.
Got a hot date coming up? Don’t rely on black, trusty as it may be, but go for something different.
The luminescent pearly white colour is complexion-flattering and great for standing out in a sea of black this winter. (Though if you’re feeling brave, this dress also comes in purple, green and yellow.) Plus the shape is fun and ultra feminine!
By Katie Rose
As well as being in the running for an award at the 20th Anniversary Drapers Awards this Wednesday we have just received some more wonderful news over at GMD HQ – we have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Drapers Etail Awards 2011 – which targets all online fashion stores.
Drapers emailed us to say “We are delighted to tell you that Girl Meets Dress has been shortlisted in our Best Etail Innovation 2011 category for our Drapers Etail Awards 2011. Over 150 fashion etailers took up the challenge to prove themselves the best in the business and entered this year’s Drapers Etail Awards. The winners will be announced at our new stunning venue, Altitude 360° in January.”
We want to thank all our our customers who continue to rent dresses from us for all your fabulous events, and who share the website among their friends!