I've been waiting for this dress for a little while now and thought the actual release time was going to be pushed back since the dress before it, Petite Robe de être et le Néant, better known as the Momento Mori / Vanitas dress, had been having issues and that initial release was delayed. It arrived around Tuesday however, right before Thanksgiving, so it was quite a nice thanksgiving surprise.
The box was a little dinged up when it arrived, but luckily it did not have any water damage or any tears or holes.
Like most of their shipped items it was packaged in tissue paper, yet this time it was also wrapped in a celllophane bag. I also ordered a pair of tights pictured above and for all terms and purposes the packaging for everything was much like the last release I received, Cadre du Usagi in sax.
The dress is a very interesting color and ranges between a muted purple to a grey brown depending on the lighting. The sash looks more like a dusty plum in come lights to the grey brown again as well. I think it resembles most a muck lavander or taro coloring. It's really unique and I'm afraid my photos really don't do this dress any justice.
I fond the bodice particularly pretty, and found it very reminiscent of another piece I own by them, Robe de la Danse, which I'm wearing in my Bunny House petticoat review. Also in the photo below and above you can see that the bow sash is actually sewn in place and not a removable sash. I liked the choice of colors to compliment the main color but I am quite sure this will be a challenge to coordinate color wise as I don't really own any shoes in either colorway or anything that remotely compliments these tones.
The front details of the gown has a sort of a slanted scalloped layout and thought that idea was pretty unique especially in the way the chiffon drapes over one another down the front. I think with the different lengths and subtle changing shades of chiffon coupled with the diagonal flowing lines in the front panel gives the dress more character and adds depth to a normally plain solid piece.
When flipped it shows the diagonal scallop details a bit more clearly than the front does.
I was a little sad when I looked at the sleeves, I guess I'm just more accustomed to not having elastic in sleeves, but it makes sense given that arm sizes tend to fluctuate from person to person.
All in all, I'm quite happy with my purchase and have been slowly piecing together something for a coordinate since I was really usnure of the true colors; so sadly there's no coordinate photo but another shot of the front.
I really wanted to share this piece and my love for Juliette Justine's non printed pieces and hope perhaps you saw something you liked here as well. I was a bit nervous after hearing the troubles Petite Robe de être et le Néant was having so was so very much relieved when it came without any discrepancies or funky puckered hems. Thanks for reading!