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’tis the end of a short journey.

6 April 2010

EDIT: So it seems that most people do not understand my sarcasm in this post (I absolutely adore the e-mails lecturing me); yes, it seems like a lovely skirt, and no, I will not actually be wasting $600 on a mere elastic-cotton-insert-some-sort-of-fabric-here skirt, high school student or not. I’d much rather use that money for open classes and coffee. And more caffeinated beverages. It’s called l-u-s-t, darlings. Lust.

But so what if I did? It’s my money. Or my parent’s rather.

So my quest for the perfect, high-waisted bodycon skirt has come to an end, for better or for worse. Drumroll, s’il vous plaît!

Hervé Léger high-waisted bandage mini | Net-a-Porter, $600

Behold, the Hervé Léger high-waisted bandage mini. I have always admired it from afar – from my laptop monitor – mentioning it in nearly every wish-list of mine. Granted, I have never tried anything of the Hervé Léger brand, nor have slipped into any garment worth remotely close to such luxury price tags. But from what I do know about the iconic house, Hervé Léger is the undefeated king of creating the most body-conscious of body-conscious clothing, infamous bondage and all.

Is it pathetic that that I would be willing to shell out the moo-lah ($600!) for this beauty? I have qualms about anything being worth over $100, though that may be the rational (or frugal, take your pick) high school student within me speaking. Yet the same, rational Jiminy Cricket would make sense of it all. Say I wear it every other day. The cost per wear would average to about $5 per outing. It’s in the numbers, and the numbers, my dears, always speak the truth. Or so those scientists and mathematicians and public educators claim. $600, Six hundred dollars, six Bejamins, oh my. All for a lovely piece of elasticated fabric, cut, sewn, and hemmed within a minute’s time. I suppose the extra zeros hanging at the end of the price tag are added to compensate the delicate workmanship: the fabric must be cut not straight (like all other bodycon skirts I’ve seen), but curved. Ah, the extra work of blood, sweat, and tears spent toiling over it!

Regardless. This is exactly what I have been searching for. High-waisted, with the silhouette slimmer at the top than the rest to prevent gapping at the waist. (Damn hourglass figure.) Thick, elastic fabric to prevent unwanted stretching of the fabric in awkward areas and any potential flashing of the knickers to the stranger behind you.

Now ’tis only a matter of convincing dearest mother of releasing the credit card…


La C.

P.S.: Thank you all for those sweet birthday wishes! (:

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Roya permalink
    6 April 2010 2:35 pm

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s only one other factor you haven’t figured into the price per wearing, and that’s the cost of dry-cleaning that puppy.

  2. Roya permalink
    6 April 2010 2:38 pm

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s only one other factor you haven’t figured into the price per wearing, and that’s the cost of dry-cleaning that puppy.

    Edit: OH look! It’s ON SALE!!! Now, it’s worth it.

  3. 6 April 2010 2:39 pm

    I agree with the poster above… those dry-cleaning bills sure are going to add up if you wear it every other day!

  4. 6 April 2010 2:44 pm

    I adore Hervé Léger as much as the next girl, but I’m not sure I could stomach the $600 price tag, nor would I be able to wear the same skirt every other day. However, I know that you’re a big fan of the black bodycon skirt, so if you think it’s worth it, go ahead!

  5. 6 April 2010 3:23 pm

    The skirt is perfect and form fitting.

  6. 6 April 2010 4:58 pm

    Buy it! You are going to live in it and love it for the rest of your life. Totally worht it! ❤ It's such a timeless piece too 🙂

  7. 6 April 2010 7:02 pm

    this piece is a gem and i could think of many things to pair with it. good luck with convencing her!

    Vi from Cali

  8. Mackenzie permalink
    6 April 2010 9:14 pm

    I do not think you’ll regret the purchase:) yes, it is expensive, however you’ll get so much wear out of it it’s worth it. The perfect high waisted skirt can be used in countless outfits. Can’t wait to see in an outfit post!

  9. 6 April 2010 11:14 pm

    love love love your skirt the form fitting must be amazing i found agreat one from aritzia !!
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  10. mim permalink
    7 April 2010 5:27 am

    i would lean on the side of no, but that’s just me personally – im not a huge fan of herve leger. i think there’s a better way of spending $600.

    but do whatever makes you happy!

  11. 7 April 2010 7:41 am

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  12. 7 April 2010 11:43 am

    I hope you didn’t think I was lecturing you, because I certainly don’t care what you do with your money. But it did seem like you were being serious about getting it!

    • 7 April 2010 12:28 pm

      @The Frocker: Honey, it wasn’t you at all! I got some, er, snarky emails about it! ‘Twas lust, that is all (:

  13. mim permalink
    8 April 2010 9:43 am

    i didn’t get the “sarcasm” of the post i must admit. it sounded wistful more than anything and like you were seriously contemplating it. which is fine, you’re entitled to do so. if your parents do want to buy you a $600 skirt, more power to you!
    but there is a bit of anti-materialistic backlash online lately, so be prepared for it!

  14. 8 April 2010 12:08 pm

    That’s the perfect one, I agree ! But my vintage one is even better ;D
    I’m sure you’ll found your perfect one too !

    Oh and sweetheart…. happy belated birthday again. So how are these sweet eighteen ?^^

  15. 11 April 2010 1:32 pm

    Damn, there goes another thing to add to my shopping list… just beautiful. And more than a little sexy, no?

  16. Roya permalink
    12 April 2010 4:03 pm

    EEK.. I apologize for the multiple posts there at the top, deleting them will not hurt my feelings at all, non, non!

    But that skirt on sale at the link for $149? Oh hells yes, I’d buy it myself if I looked good in that style.

    And trust me, I’ve made the awful mistake of taking a great item and discovering later that dry cleaning bills made it more expensive than I planned… just wanted to lightly mention it.

    I admit to missing the sarcasm also. And I’m usually the first in line to snicker at it.

    R. of the horrible multiplicity.

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