Thursday, June 28, 2012

Winner's Circle | Dress Review from eShakti

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?
Insanely adorable.

             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.
Thanks, eShakti!
 Dress | c/o eShakti
Belt | thrifted
Pearls | gift
Oxfords | Eurostep Gabrielle
Gloves | my Grandmother's
silk peony | thrifted
Petticoat | Kellie Falconer Design


  1. What a cute black dress that goes anywhere! I love the extra details that you added, especially Brownie=love.. It does seem like you are going to the winner's circle with the white gloves and dressy overall look. After looking at the site, they do have a unique idea here for providing clothing that is available in current popular styles with that built in flexibility. I am thinking it must be quite popular for many young people wanting a basic look that can easily be switched around. Thanks for sharing! And you look beautitul!

  2. Lovely pictures! I won a blog giveaway for an eShakti dress, and I chose this exact same dress but in red. :) I was also the tinest bit disappointed in the fit, and the sleeves look a bit odd on me (I want them snugger around the bottom where the smocking is). But I can fix that, and now that I see your photos, I might have to try adding a belt {I don't usually wear belts}. :)

    P.S. Your hair always looks so elegant and effortless.


  3. Wow! That dress looks so cute on you! And the horse was the perfect addition to the photo shoot! ;)

  4. Beautiful Kellie. Stunning. ;)
    With love in Christ,
    Emily Ruthann

  5. Oh. My. Word! What a loverly new frock! And how exciting to be asked to review it! I just had to take a peek at the website, and you weren't kidding when you said their stuff is adorable. My favorite is the "Rosette Trim" dress. Especially the turquoise print--LOVE!
    That smocking on the sleeves is adorable, and the whole thing is very 1950s (especially with your accessories--and your always-fabulous hair). What fun!

    God bless,

  6. how do you do your hair? You are so beautiful!

  7. Thank you, Winnie:)

    Kirsten - how fun! We can be twins! Yes, the bottom sleeve smocking was a bit loose, but that can be fixed. This dress in red would looks gorgeous on you! Thanks:)

    Tom - isn't the Rosette Trim one cute? Their designs are very cute. Very very cute:)

    Thank you so very much, Keely! I'm planning to do a tut on this hairstyle... soon:D

  8. Such an adorable dress!! Love it!


  9. Absolutely gorgeous! How does Brownie manage it? His hair/mane always looks amazing! ;)

    Seriously now, you look just lovely, dear:)



  10. I have been sooooo busy but I have been meaning to tell you that I absolutely adore these pictures. I also fell in love with about 90% of the eShakti dresses!


  11. That's wonderful, Kellie! You look so great and I love the photo shoot. As usual, your hair is amazing. I would love to try eShakti sometime. :D But considering that I don't usually spend that much money on clothing. . . it will just have to go on my wishlist. :D

    Blessings to you!

  12. This dress is soooooooo cute!!! I have never really seen a 50s style dress that I liked, but this one I really, really do! I love how eShakti combines those classic, old fashioned styles with modern day, making them totally timeless. Those old styles are so pretty, but sometimes, sadly, they come off as too "costume-y" for modern day. But eShakti really updates those looks to perfection so you can wear them anywhere without feeling silly! (something that happens to me alot:) You look great in this dress, great choice. I now have my eye longingly on their Surplice Shirtdress in navy blue. *sigh* Keep up the great style you've got goin' here!


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