Saturday, 20 December 2008
The Material Boy #202
Marc By Marc Jacobs Sky Blue Lambswool Cardigan
Dandy on a dime. Belt tightening..yes? But compromise on style....NOOOOO!
Who doesn't want to recreate luxurious runway styles from top labels but do it at a fraction of the price? Inspired by these tough economic times, I have decided to add a new sub-category call 'Dandy On A Dime' tagged on posts which I have 'hunt' for cheaper alternatives to the pricier ones as spotted on runway of top labels.
First up, Gucci's runway looks for Spring Summer 2009. All those multi-coloured wool cardigans are adding dandyism and colours to the ensemble. I love those blues and turquoise hues. Refreshing colour palette for the eyes and captures the essence of a sun drenched holiday in the tropics. However, knowing Gucci, those TDF cardigans will probably be made from luxurious materials like cashmere or silk which jacks up the prices up to at least SGD $1000 a pop. So I am going to pass on that amidst these belt tightening times.
To recreate the look and capture the colours and styling of these Gucci looks without robbing a bank, I found a gorgeous alternative from Marc By Marc Jacobs yesterday. Check out this lambswool cardigan from Mr Marc Jacobs. It's sky blue (I tweak the colour from a pic off www.saks.com) and in the same family of bright hues, you can pull off Gucci at a fraction of the price!
This cheery and soft Marc By Marc Jacobs Sky Blue Lambswool Cardigan costs only SGD $469, which should not burn too big a hole in your pockets. Wear it with pants with summer flower prints or white trousers and you got the Gucci look! How's that for 'saving money'?:-P
Source: Model shots from www.frillr.com and www.saks.com
Retail price: SGD $469. Where to buy: Marc By Marc Jacobs Boutique at Takashimaya