I missed Stella's collection, and Roberto's too. All the best Viktor and Rolf pieces were gone by the time I got there, and Karl's collection was just so-so-- so I don't think I missed much there. For Jimmy, I was very sick, so Lil' Sis and I studied the website every night leading up to the release, and then she dutifully got up at 6am like a true fashion victim-- and still barely got a wristband! She was the second to last group to get in to the 34th st. H&M before the free for all bum rush. (Shout out to Lil'Sis for snagging my first pair of Jimmy Choos!*big kiss*) So naturally, after ogling the Sonia Rykiel ads for a month, I headed out bright and early because I am a lingerie fiend, and I was not going to miss out on Sonia's capsule collection that was released today.
At 8:30AM I was still one of three people standing outside waiting for them to open the doors at 9am.
Does no one in this city need underwear?
Nevermind... MORE FOR ME.
Lil' Sis and I enjoyed a nice, quiet shopping experience this morning and got everything we wanted that was stocked at the 34th Street and 6th avenue H&M.
After trying on everything that caught our eye, Lil' Sis walked away with the gorgeous lace and mesh bustier & fancy mesh back panty, and the rust and pink tonal-multi striped balconette bra & thong. Both of her sets have a nice quality grosgrain ribbon (with a belting edge!) trim. I purchased the silk rosette bandeau bra with convertible straps & tap short, and both the black and nudie-pink high-waisted satin panties with matching garter belts. A nice surprise that you can't see well in any of the web photos-- the satin group pieces all have a very sexy metal zipper detail. On the panty it runs up the back-- HOTNESS!
Over all, the Rykiel pieces looked decently constructed, however, the fit of the satin bustier bras and teddy leave tons to be desired. I'm not an oddly proportioned girl (I have even modeled a little bit of lingerie in my day) but the teddy (as with all other H&M body suits with underwire cups) was a complete disaster. I am not sure why H&M insists that all people who are the same number size are also the same bra size. And the satin bustier bra... it just didn't sit well. My usual size gave me what I call massive "boob dent" and a size up was rumply and extra spacious. Lil' Sis, who is a different body type, had similar sentiments. I'm hoping I'll be able to snag the retro looking slightly bullet-shaped full coverage bra at a later date.* They didn't have any out when we were there. I need something to go with my zip back panties.
But those disappointments are not going to stop me from enjoying my pretty new things!
*11/07/2009 Quickie update- I managed to snag the "bullet shaped bra" at 59th street but to my disappointment, it is number sized as opposed to bra sized and doesn't have a nice fit, so it will be going back to the store shortly.
For more of Alice's shopping adventures --> Click here for a flashback post from February about Bri and I at the Alexander McQueen pop-up.