minimal outfit with a statement piece
There’s no denial in the fact that fast fashion has gained a large portion of the market share in the apparel industry. People are very price oriented and most of us don’t buy unless it’s on a sale. Asian online stores selling cheap, eye catching clothing have been pushing their way into the West more aggressively. It’s hard to compete with them; especially when you have gone through the rude awakening of spending $100+ on a dress that can be bought for a fraction of the price from a Chinese online store. …and you notice the tag “made in China” after you took the dress home, or even wore it once.
I recently came across with a similar online store, called Irisie and tried out a few of their products. No big surprises there: their pricing is low, which makes them hard to resist and even harder to compete with. They offer eye catching designs with colorful and fun patterns and embroidery. The cons: sizing is an issue; make sure you carefully read the sizing details before you place an order. The quality is not always what the photo suggests. This bodysuit is everything you want to have in a bodysuit. It’s soft, it’s comfortable and those understated gold buttons add a nice accent to the look. The faux leather skirt has a slit that is a bit too high to my taste and the fabric is not a great quality. The detail-work on the items is however nice plus shipping is sometimes faster than ordering from a company in the States.
Photos by Rick Robillard