You've probably heard by now of the fabulous new clothing company that specializes in fully customizeable clothing, eShakti!
However, if you have not, I am so excited to have the opportunity to do so now.
I was beyond thrilled when Jennifer, marketing manager of eShakti, recently contacted me and asked if I would review one of their products.
The process was so streamlined and enjoyable. This company has been growing by leaps and bounds, and their customer service is excellent.
And their products?
Lady in Red dress
eShakti’s custom capabilities allow shoppers to easily tailor any item to their specific requirements ensuring a flattering fit and unique look. Built-in online customization tools allow women to modify original fashions to fit their size, shape and personal style. Unlike traditionally-tailored clothing, eShakti’s incredibly quick turnaround time allows customers to receive their custom-made look within a week of ordering!
Many of the pieces available are reminiscent of the past, combining feminine details and dressmaker finishes for today's modern woman. I just adore the way they have captured the classic shape and styling of beloved vintage fashions while updating the look with fresh, fun colors and materials!
Dresses, skirts, tops, cardigans, jackets and scarves are available in a wide array of fabrics and colors ranging from size 0 to 26W and Custom.
I had such a hard time choosing my review, but I finally settled on the Lady in Red dress. I've never had a little black dress... actually, I've never really had anything black before! I. Love. This. Dress.
I received the fully customized option, and was able to specify hem length, sleeve type, full body measurements, and more.
I must say that I was a little disappointed with the fit, which turned out to be several sizes too large - and the neckline was several inches lower than I was expecting because of that. However, a belt fixes it all quite nicely, so I'm not too worried in my case.
But the main point that reconciled me to the fit was the thought that this dress ought to fit me for the rest of my life! We'll see... :grin:
I am very impressed with the quality and attention to detail - this dress even has side seam pockets! Nice, deep ones at that.
I need to sew something to fill in the neckline - for the shoot, I just tucked in a bit of black fabric I had. Inexcusable, I know:)
I styled this outfit shortly after watching Secretariat (for the what? third time? That film is amazing!) and wanted something whimsically inspired by what I might wear as an owner, meeting my horse in the Winner's Circle.
I know, the western bridle is a little bit unconvincing, but my english bridle is currently MIA... very sad:)
Whoever says black and brown don't go together obviously never saw a bay horse. Their gleaming rich brown coats and black points (mane, tail, legs) are one of the most beautiful combinations of all!
Brownie, our retired racehorse, graciously assented to pose with me for this shoot - most of the time.
(Even horses have their awkward moments;D )
In a word: Delighted.
Belt | thrifted
Pearls | gift
Oxfords | Eurostep Gabrielle
Gloves | my Grandmother's
silk peony | thrifted
Petticoat | Kellie Falconer Design