Sunday, November 09, 2008

more on the thea dress




just got back from houston. i don't know how people can travel for business every month, i always get so frazzled when i have to travel....all that waiting at airports and killing time in dreary hotels....

anyway, la garconne posted better images of the thea, and other mayle holiday pieces, and all i can say is that i'm even more in love with this collection.

but the sleeves are shorter than the lookbook version, and i can't decide whether this is a good thing or not. i was a little partial to the longer length for some reason.

oh, and the madras pieces came last week, but i returned the plaid top because it's too boxy and short in the torso. i was worried the gradient dress would be too shapeless, but it fits me pretty well. i'll post photos today or tomorrow, once i recover.

16 comments:

Moya said...

I noticed that the sleeves were shorter too. While I still want Thea (in the putty, and Theodora in persimmon), I prefer the sample's longer sleeves.

How was Houston? I used to live there and loved it. I was in the Montrose area (one of the more artsy areas near the center) and it was a great place to live. I have great affection for Houston, its food, people and general oddness.

Roberta Jane said...

I am loving the Mayle Veva Dress... it looks like something I could wear on an everyday basis - of course, if I were to spend that much money on Mayle I would probably buy the Jeanne or Billie Bag!

Susie said...

it's still lovely, though i agree that i like the longer sleeves better. i stopped into bird today but only saw the black version. i would really like to see the putty one in real life. sadly, bird ran out of the odette coat in my size, so i'll have to stalk it online.

Tobey said...

i just found your blog and love the images and clothing. everything is so sweet and dreamy, two qualities i love. and i think the idea for a clothes swapping blog is fabulous. i will definitely participate!

Stephanie said...

It's a shame about the sleeves - why would they do that?

The neck is so pretty though that it's hard to be too disappointed.

Moya said...

I tried the black Thea on in Bird today. I think it runs a little small, especially in the back. I fit into an 8 fine but would prefer a 10. The black is almost a grey and doesn't show the detail but is very pretty nonetheless (I'm hoping for the putty). The fabric is quite thin, so it is definitely more of a spring dress.

Jeanette said...

Moya, is last season's Mayle on sale in store, do you know how many percent, I am lemming the Veva and Hilaire Dress, just hoping that they will be 60-70% off soon.

Moya said...

Hilaire is 40% off as it is pre-fall. It should be down to 60% soon--I imagine another week/two weeks. Veva isn't on sale yet at Mayle--there are a lot of them around in the smaller size. It is 40% off at Barneys. Mayle haven't started the first round of fall reductions yet--they usually start after Thanksgiving. Fall will probably go down to 60% off in mid-January if it is like any other year. I think they are sticking to their regular schedule even though everybody else has started their sales early--probably because this is the final season and they don't have to raise capital to fund the next line or make payments on production.

erica said...

moya-
thanks for the review. knowing that it's more of a spring dress will hopefully keep me from paying full price right now...i think i would probably want to try it on, too.

jeanette-
veva is 30% off right now odessa in portland, but i am still anxiously waiting for the 50-60% sales....

still working on a name for the clothing blog, can't believe it's taking me this long to figure it out! it should be up this weekend, i think.

Moya said...

I think they changed the fabric from the sample--as well as the sleeves. It is a really light weight silk whereas the sample looks more like a stronger silk or silk acetate blend.

Moya said...

According to Odessa's website, Mayle is 50% off. I just emailed them to find out if this is a typo and will share what I find. I may snag a coat.

Moya said...

Odessa has Mayle for 50% off with Veva in all sizes!

erica said...

moya-

thanks for checking, they marked them down even more pretty quickly!

which coat are you getting?

i want the veva!

Moya said...

I know--I actually emailed them to check it wasn't an error. I could wait longer but don't want to risk losing anything to save $150--in the long term, it won't be worth it.

I'm getting Ludovine as soon as they open--I was going to wait but the Mayle coats this season are moving fast and seem to be selling out in the bigger sizes. I anticipate Mayle won't reduce more than 60% off so if need be, I get a second Ludovine in birdseye--Odessa only has it in black. They don't have Odette. I am going to wait for their next markdown and get Aiko in black. $240 is still a lot for another black cardigan that isn't cashmere, especially as Inhabit's sale will be in a couple of weeks.

Are you getting Veva? It runs on the small side, just so you know. If I get it, I'll certainly get a 10. It is narrower in the skirt/hips than it looks online.

I told Susan at Odessa I'd spread the word--I'm really impressed with them and their discounts, not to mention they charge less for the full price items than anybody else.

I noticed Jake sold out virtually everything except one Ludovine, one of the Laetitia skirts and Tama. I am beginning to think eluxury will be one of the best sources for Mayle this year, once they have reductions.

Moya said...

Veva is $280 at Odessa,btw.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Moya and Erica, I am going to do more thinking about the Veva, it is lovely but I have quite a few Mayle dresses already,the rising US dollar exchange rate has also made everything almost 30% more expensive. I am hoping I can get it on Hejfina if they bring the price down more. I am loving the holiday collection, its really a shame that the Mayle store have to close, her talents are just enormous, the Allegra, Olympia, and I have to get the Hera. Zoe is currently offering 40% discount on their jackets and coats with the code 8331064, they have Mayle in all sizes including 10.