Friday, November 10, 2006

Judith Leiber

As dressing for the evening can sometimes lead to a emotional meltdown, while you riffle through the stacks of bags, dresses and shoes that are strewn through your yet to be professionally re-done wardrobe simplicity may be the one thing that saves you. You should have a go-to evening clutch that no matter the occasion will always stand you in a league of your own. Why carry the 'it-bag' when you can carry a bag that 'it' only wishes 'it' could be.

That's why, this Judith Leiber clutch will answer your prayers. Made of black snake skin with an elaborate leaf motif diamante closure this bag is it. Intact with comb, mirror and change purse this bag is in pristine condition. Priced at $765, the credit card company will not be calling you either. A good option. Buy Leiber, buy a following. Everyone will want to follow the style you command. SOLD

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Tulle Madness

It is gravely unfair of me to try and write a blog worthy of this evening gown. It must be seen in person to garner the full effect of the artistry that has gone into creating this tulle masterpiece. No matter what the event, or situation, you are sure to be the belle of the ball if you step out of the backseat and walk through the doors of hallowed halls in this gorgeous Christian Dior boutique gown.

NWT strapless tulle gown can be seen from three angles below. It originally was sold for $13,000 however here at Decades Two, where we always try to give you the best for less it is priced at $6,010. It is a size 6 and will make who ever wear it feel like a million dollars. What else could a shopper want in a gown.

I truly suggest if you are interested in this gown to see it for yourself as it will blow you away. For further information or to purchase this gown please contact

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Dior Trench Coat.

Wearing a leather trench coat is no easy feat. You do not want to look too 'Withnail and I' and you do not want to appear too burnt out rock 'n roller. So making the selection is a tricky and calculated procedure. Color, fit and quality of the leather should all play an important part in choosing the jacket that you are going to eventually wear with pride.

Christian Dior, makes this decision a little easier. This Lambskin leather trench coat is both classically inspired and modernly updated for a feminine touch to an otherwise overbearingly masculine garment. Priced at $860 and a size 6 this coat needs to sit on the shoulders of the right woman.

As you can see in the detail, there is soft stitching on this buttery coat which softens the dark color and attitude of this trench. The leather is so soft that I would almost rather wrap myself up in this coat and hang out by the fire at home than wear it out in the winter. But, alas, that is just me. Have a trip to a frostier city coming up? Are you into the layering trend? Then this coat will probably serve you well as an alternative to much heavier over sized winter coats you might be buying at the moment.

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Paco Rabanne

I have always thought a healthy interest in the army was good for children, a convicted passion when you are grown might just be wrong. If the adult is not enrolled in the services. However this fall most designers more than embraced their interest in the army. Not the army of today, all computer aided battles, but the army of yesteryear, when marching meant 5 days to go 50 miles and horses pulled mounted guns behind them.

From Spring and Summer 2006, Paco Rabanne gave his interpretation of the classic style military coat as worn by generals, admirals, and soldiers alike. A red coat of white. NWT and unworn this grosgrain size 42 jacket is just a really cool piece. It closes with multiple hooks and eyes and is lightweight enough to wear in the summer but also could add just the right amount of warmth for your winter white wardrobe. In the right city of course. It is priced at $960.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Carolina Herrera

For every time you think you need to have a Reese or Renee moment you have to turn to the UES's lady du jour per semper...Carolina Herrera.

Her style is unmistakable and with the opening of her new boutique recently in LA on Melrose Place, there is sure to be an even greater rush on the splendid pieces she sends down the runway each season. Certainly it take a specific type of woman to wear her creations, but if you are the right culprit you will do them justice and they will do you justice in return.

From Spring 2006, this navy and black silk jacquard trench coat style evening gown answers your every ballroom dream. Casual and un-fussy yet dramatic and sure to cause a commotion upon the sounding of your name. At Decades Two New With Tags! dead stock it is a size 6 dress. It originally was on sale for $6,995. When you shop with us at Decades Two it is priced at $2510. The pleasure is all ours.

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While Europe became famous in the 18th century for its masterful creations in the world of fabric, wonders such as brocade made costume and dress such an elaborate procedure that only the wealthiest of the wealthy could adorn themselves with these woven masterpieces. Brocade has always been a statement in craft work, and been the basis for some of the most magnificent designs ever.

When Miuccia Prada began to employ the mills of Italy to create elaborate Brocade for her collections, the fasheratti of the world went ga-ga of gold. As such this dress below is a classic and timeless reminder that you can always be a little more dressed up than the occasion calls for, and you can always have finery whether royalty or not.

Prada, Brocade cocktail dress. Bejeweled neckline adds extra sparkle to the already breathtaking dress. Size 40 and priced at $635. This piece is worth every penny.

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Leonard Wrap

Known for prints of course, these modern incarnations of the decades old Fashion House are perfect must have dresses that can work all year round. A strong sense of self is advisable, and desire to stand out because these prints certainly catch attention.

This knee length halter wrap dress is a great dress that can be worn throughout much of the year. The floral pattern on the back background pops off the dress and is eye catching and beautiful. The halter falls into a racer back accentuating the shoulder blades. It is a size 4 and is priced at $610.

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Louis Vuitton Party Dress

Since the day Marc Jacobs began designing the LV line of clothing, it has considerably improved in quality and design. Each season the runway presentation is a smorgasboard of eye candy and well designed garments. Whether it is for the male or female clientele, the product is made to the most luxurious of standards.

With this in mind, why not try on this Louis Vuitton dark coral dress. It is made of moss crepe and has chiffon detailins on the shoulders and upper arms. The sweet short sleeves and ruffled collar are adorable and the color is terrific. Priced at $810 and sized 38 this dress needs to be in your wardrobe!

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Hermes Gilet

When one thinks of tradition, glamour, prestige, and status, there is no designer, no house, no brand that speaks more volumes than Hermes. Founded in 1837 as a saddlery company, the house has come a long way since its Equine beginnings. Below is a crisp offering in the form of a gilet. It's perfect for a weekend on the yacht, or hanging around the polo field. Maybe you could wear it for a weekend at the beach or if you just are potting about town running menial errands. In any of these cases you can rest assured that no one is quite as chic as thee!

Hermes, 4 pocket white cotton and linen mix gilet with leather detailing.. Size 38, priced at $560.

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Chanel Mink Bag

We know that people around the world are going crazy for Chanel. Something is in the food at all the fashionable restaurants and bottled water must be contaminated because, women everywhere of all ages just cannot get enough of the Coco legacy.

So at Decades Two, we do all we can to facilitate the urge to Coco. This Mink bag or many hues is such a piece of work, I think everyone needs one. NEEDS ONE, not my emphasis there. It is real mink and it has a gold chain and the clasp is the trusty double "CC" logo, although its slightly out of sight behind the fur. The patchwork on the bag is really cool as far as the design goes, and a very nice touch considering the material of the bag.
It is priced at $995.

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Marni Top Coat

Straight from the runway of Fall 2005, look 35, is this totally Marni coat. Half sleeve with a cute little closure detail, and made of wool, this jacket is perfect for that Italian glamour look in winter.

Here is the picture as it was seen on the runway in spring of '05 and below are close up shots of the jacket in our store.

There are also photos of the details such as the cuff and the plastic appliqué on the lapel. The coat is size 40 and is priced at $795 at Decades Two.

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Prada Overcoat.

The first glimpse of this amazing, Sherlock Holmes inspired coat was look #9 of the Fall 2003 Ready to Wear collection from our constant favorite Prada. Here is a snap short to jolt your memory back to the Spring of 2003 when this collection first appeared. Below that you will find the coat at Decades Two.

As you can see it is a Herringbone 3/4 length sleeve top coat. The colors of the texture are grey, black, and blue. The coat is made of a wool/cashmere mix and is sized 42. The price at Decades Two is $620. There is a close up shot of the label below this second photo.

A coat such as this, will never go out of style. There is nothing gimmicky about it, there are not trends that define it as one particular season or time. It is everything you could want in a great Prada coat and will be a favorite of yours when the cold weather rolls around, or you fly out to NYC every year.

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Christian Dior Boutique Paris

As the winter seems to be further and further away in LA, today is 29th of October and it's nearing 80 degrees outside, you might not be so inspired to buy new winter coats. However, if you are like me, and you just booked your private jet to Aspen for the ski season, then you might be starting the thought process of your apres ski wardrobe.

A puffy sweater sleeve jacket with hood will do the chic trick. It is sized medium and priced at $430. So actually quite a deal. It is almost vintage as it is from the early 90s, but actually looks like you might have bought it at Dior Aspen just last season. It is made of a wool cashmere mix and is lusciously soft.

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Badgely Mischka

Sometimes, you just want to be that type of girl. Or lady. The one who is elegantly under dressed but stunningly over beautiful. You may think I am crazy but pair this tan linen peasant style dress with some greige Dolce Vita flats and you have the look down to a T.

Retailed at Badgely Mischka for $3200 from the Spring 2006 collection this little dress has impeccable bead work and harmonious lines that accentuate the female body in the right places. At DecadesTwo it is on sale for $1,710 and is a size 6.

As you can see in these photos the intricate detailing of the beading is fine and delicate. The dress has pockets which allows the wearer automatic attitude and style efficiency for those moments when you are not quite sure what to do with your neatly manicured hands. Great cap toed, high-heeled sling backs complete the look if you want to dress it up, or the flats as before if you just want to step out to get the paper and grab a coffee with friends.

As ridiculous as that may sound, remember there is never an excuse to not look your best and and dress every day as though it was your last. This is fashion people.

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Blumarine Biker Dream

It's Friday evening, you have a date, and you are heading out to Malibu for a night at Nobu. It is perhaps a little chilly, but you decide what the hell, you're going to take the Harley. Spin by your dates' loft and have him jump on the back of your bike. As astonished and turned on as he is nothing gets him going quite the way your hot little ensemble does. Sure the bike is a strong touch, but as he clutches his arms around your waist and holds on for dear life, you know you won't be waking up alone in the morning.

To go with this fantastic scenario, you obviously need a chic little biker girl ensemble. Nothing too revealing, but nothing too biker either. So, pick this Blumarine black 2 piece sparkly tweed ensemble.

Originally priced at $2638, DecadesTwo has it waiting for you at just $600 new with tags. It is a size 40 and is sumptuously decorated with metal studding and stars and accented with real mink trim. Worn either as a suit or separates, the idea of this piece excites me just a little. Come to DecadesTwo and we will surely secure your Mr. Right-Now. SOLD

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Christian Louboutin

We all know that Christian Louboutin is the darling of the Hollywood foot fetish world. You may be a slave to Manolo and a follower of Jimmy, but every girl worth her Balenciaga or YSL bag in this town knows the shoes to wear are Louboutins.

These may not be the most exciting incarnations you have ever seen, but as an entry shoe into the world of Christian it is a safe bet that you can always rely on in times of some podiatric love.

As you can see they are wedge sandals in the style of an Espadrille but without the summer only fabric. They are decorated with subtle black ribboning and are size 38, priced at $220. The photo below shows the tell tale Louboutin red sole that is clearly unmarked and unscathed fresh out of the box for you to use and abuse. SOLD

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Oscar de la Renta

Sometimes in life there are certain things that just are not so fair. Like an Oscar de la Renta dress being so astronomically priced there is simply no way in this lifetime you are going to spend the cost of a car on it. Then again, there is always DecadesTwo. Your second closet, your best option for finding the best in designer clothing, often unused and brand new with tags, for a fraction of the original retail price.

Take for instance, this little number below.

Originally this high-waisted full-length skirt was priced at $17,000 when it was bought new at Neimans. At Decades you can get the same piece, New With Tags for a mere $5,900. It is a size 6, silk taffeta creation, that when it was first seen on the runway in Fall 2005 ready to wear collection , the fashion world went wild.

Of course Daria Werbowy is not included in this sale.

The gorgeous hues of black, navy and cobalt blue in the many layers of this incredible ball gown are invigorating and startling. The vibrant effect is as though you walked through a lake of blue ink that slowly seeped its way into the fabric of your dress oh so precisely.

Essentially the gown does all the work for you. Pair it with a simple sweat as shown on the runway or with a gritty white ribbed wife beater, this dress can never be dressed down. DecadesTwo loves it and we hope you do too! SOLD

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Tom Ford for Gucci

While the era may be over, we will never forget the sex, rock n' roll and whiskey of the Tom Ford for Gucci revolution.

His mark on the house, and his indelible change to the fashion market is one that will never go away, and what better way to honor it than wearing it on your back. At DecadesTwo we have the perfect option.

Summer 2003, think red. Not any red, but the red that you feel when you lust, love, and leave. This silk corset dress originally priced at $7000 is size 24 and priced at $2410, new with tags, is going to not only make you weep with joy,but when you stroll into the Annual Shareholders, ball every CEO's wife will be jealous and desperate to sneak out to call their plastic surgeons for one more nip/tuck.

As you can see, the gown is dramatic yet demure, the corset style hints at a courtesan life that you may have once lived centuries ago, while the train signals the red carpet extravagance that you live in this life time.

The best part about this gown? Even if you have no where to go, you are single and staying home for a glass of wine and a movie, why shouldn't you make a night of it? Dress up and get down with you and your bad self on your mink thrown. Don this gown and you will be so happy that you chose to netflix Pretty Woman and not The Notebook. SOLD

Lanvin Snake Platform

It may be nearing the end of October, and you may be pulling your winter wardrobe out of storage for the upcoming months but that doesn't mean you need to stop shopping for summer collections. For when your friends ask you, over a cup of tea, where you will be spending your winter hols, you can tell them with the flick of your hair, "Well Henry(your husband) and I have taken a yacht for ten days over Christmas and New Year's. We will be cruising around the Bahamas"

While your friends pack their woolen sweaters, you can pack these Snakeskin Lanvin platforms. Size 38, never worn, and just phenomenal heels. Priced at $390 they are more than a bargain they will make your holiday with Henry, so sexy, so fun and so glam.

Why pull out your winter wardrobe when you can just buy a whole new one. Come into Decades Two and we will solve all your " I have nothing to wear!" dilemmas. SOLD

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Devil may wear Prada but so can you!

I don't know how many of you have visited the Prada store, here in Aspen, but it is quite amazing. Of course it is not designed by Rem Koolhaas as the epicentre stores on both coasts are, but it is a touch of magnificence if you ask me. Situated in downtown Aspen, it is perfectly integrated into the feel of a chic mountain town such as Aspen. The store is spread across several floors, with heavy wooden paneling and slabs of local stone all mixed together to give the feel of your own mountain home. Ski-in/ski-out.

Now this dress takes us back to the Spring collection of this year, 2006, but no matter as the intricacy and craftsmanship that has created this dress is the same as the rest of the Prada empire, perfect, and reminds me of the store.

The wide navy velvet shoulder straps harks back to the roaring 20s and ensuing 30s, and the drop-waist feature of the dress accentuates that detail. There are two pockets on the front of the dress, and I don't know a woman who doesn't like pockets on her dress or skirt, as well as the intricate wooden beading that is covering this amazing piece.

The fabric that the wooden detailing is stitched into is a sheer silky fabric that is quite light as the beading adds some weight to this breath taking gown.

As you can see in the label, this dress is marked as a size 40 and is one of those pieces that you will always be struck to awe by whether you are wearing it, or looking at it in your closet.

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