Juliet Dallaire
Montreal, Canada
My Style: Casual Chic, Classic, Minimalism-Love Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Reviews: 209
Average Rating: 4.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Posted September 09, 2010
Lightweight Wool-What A Deal At $50!Wow!
Madewell has won me over yet again. This scarf is every bit as lovely in person as it is in the picture. Moreover, although it is 100% wool, it is not "itchy," nor does it smell of wool (that distinctive smell, oil-like, that accompanied one of my previous Madewell scarves, which was still a great scarf & which I sprayed to rid myself of the oil-like smell). This scarf is very lightweight; perfect for my needs since I wear scarves as part of my outfit and not just as part of outerwear. I have leopard-print scarves I paid more for such as a Tolani, that I do not like as much; and leopard-print & cheetah-print scarves I returned to shopbop.com that cost three to four times more than this one. Thank you Madewell for the EXCEPTIONAL quality & prices. I am thinking of buying the Blackberry/Pink/Orange version of this scarf & ASAP. At 2' wide by 7' long, it is a perfect length for me (size 16 to 18 on top; 5'8"). "Madewell" lives up to its name yet AGAIN!!! Gorgeous IMHO.
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Carrie Bradshaw wears it in Sex&City II
I remain hesitant whether this is truly my style; or if I like it because Carrie wears this exact cuff in the second Sex and the City film. If you are a fan of Carrie and/or Sex and the City, it might be worth the price (even if you are hesitant about the look of it as I am). Carrie wears this Low Luv cuff twice in the film (at least 2x that I know of for certain). Once she is wearing it when exiting a white limo in the dessert, while also donning a Rum Raisin Maison Martin Margiela jacket; John Galliano slip and pants; and YSL handkerchief. Carrie wears this Low Luv cuff a 2nd time when riding a camel, while wearing a Zara blouse; a Dior bustier; and Ralph Lauren pants. BTW Carrie wears at least one other Low Luv piece in the film (including another cuff, while wearing the vintage turban and the Halston one shoulder dress). I give it 5 stars for its appearance in "Sex and the City II." I own a couple of Low Luv pieces from the lower price end (which look cheaper than I wish).
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Absolutely adore-Own 2 different colors
I bought this necklace in two different colours, which I mention to indicate my approval of the item. First, I bought the light brown braid with pink pearls & then the black braid with white pearls. I prefer the black braid with white pearls by far. I bought the light brown braided version first since it was on sale; but I could not resist the black version when it also went on sale. At this price, I say BUY BUY BUY. Very high quality. It looks expensive; certainly it looks at least $202.00 U.S. (i.e., its original retail price). Cynthia Duggan makes top-notch items. At a FINAL SALE price of $60.60 (or, 70% off), I am shocked there are any left in stock. One final note, when my second Victorian Hippie by Cynthia Dugan Leather and Pearl Necklace arrived it was shorter in length than pictured. The pink pearl version was the length pictured here. Perfect length for me as I am plus size. Hence, it may be the case that these are made at slightly varying lengths.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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I Own 10-But They Damage/Wrinkle Easily
I have 10 Love Quotes scarves; however, they 'wear' quickly (e.g., hook on necklaces & bangles very easily; 50% linen/50% viscose wrinkles easily). But I still love these scarves. The colour range, and ESPECIALLY the lightness of the scarves, keeps me coming back for more despite the negatives. I wear these during the winter @ the office and in the summer too. Many of my other scarves, like my Yarnz cashmere ones, are too hot for wearing all day around the office (even during winter). I buy scarves to complete an outfit, not just to wear with an outercoat. Love Quotes are perfect for that purpose. Love Quotes are made in 65% polyester/35% rayon for those who may be turned off by the fact that this one is 50% linen/50% viscose. Linen/viscose scarves damage & wrinkle a little (too) easily. I don't own any of the other Love Quotes fabrics though, so I have no recommendations concerning those. There is good reason celebrities luv these. And now, a purchase benefits Haiti too. Bravo!!!
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Gorgeous-Too Large For The Petitie (???)
I bought this particular scarf as a gift for someone because it is so colourful, with hand-knotted tassels, hand-loomed, and designed by A Peace Treaty. Alas, the person did not like it as it is 100% silk. They do not like silk scarves. Also, for the receiver, the measurements were a bit large as they are petite: Measures 108" X 42." Even though I returned the scarf, it should be said that with their chosen colors and ethical approach to fashion, the ladies behind the A Peace Treaty scarf line are refreshing. The scarf is probably overwhelming for petite women, but a good size for taller and/or plus size women. A Peace Treaty has been gaining a lot of buzz in the past year on sites like Daily Candy and Magazines such as "Marie Claire."
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Beyond Gorgeous
There is good reason this item sells out quickly. It is gorgeous. Highly recommend. On top of the gorgeous item that this is, Alex and Ani made a commitment to be an ecologically safe company since day one, seven years ago. All of the metals that are used in Alex and Ani collections are recycled. Their mission is to empower the consumer through education. Alex and Ani metals are purchased from local metal suppliers. One of the ecological benefits of using a local supplier is the minimal fuel consumption and waste used in the short transportation process. Finally, I have 5 additional Alex and Ani wire bangles, including for example, the Tree of Life signature expandable bangle, the Armenian Cross Expandable Wire Bangle, and the Star of David Expandable Wire Bangle; however, this one is my favourite Alex and Ani bangle thus far. Buy, buy, buy... :0) :0) :0)
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Posted September 03, 2010
Unusual and hip
I was drawn to these because they are jumbo. I wear them around the house for keeping hair out of my eyes. They work well. It has been suggested to me that the same jumbo hair clips can be found cheaper in local stores in my city in Canada (including a Dollarama). But I am still glad to have my version from shopbop as they were only $15 anyway.
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Lovely but inexpensive looking
Similar to the House of Harlow Horseshoe necklace this is a winner due to the extra long length. It even hangs long on a plus size woman such as myself (I am around a size 18 on top). However, similar to the House of Harlow Horseshoe necklace it is my opinion that the gold colour makes it look a little cheaper than the retail value of $98 U.S. suggests (or the images suggest). I give it 4 stars out of five for this reason.
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Posted September 03, 2010
Perfect-Surprised it didn't sell out yet
This is a gorgeous piece, assuming you have a small enough neck as it is only 17.5" long. I bought this one for a relative who loves monkeys. LOL. However, as a plus size woman (size 16 to 18 on top) this necklace is a "choker" on me. What a unique piece though. It really stands out. It arrives in a nice little white faux-leather bag too, with the initials EK stamped on it. I highly recommend this one if your neck is the right size. I bought it at full prize and I am not sorry. The sale price is a great deal. If it was a bit longer, I'd buy a second one for myself.
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Posted September 03, 2010
Cheap Monday Doesn't Look Cheap
Applause, applause, applause to Cheap Monday for making affordable and interesting pieces. What's more the Bullet Bracelet arrived in a little black silk-like bag with the signature Cheap Monday skull stamped on it, along with the brand's name. Even far more expensive pieces by other designers do not arrive so well packaged. Thank you Cheap Monday for being generous and thoughtful to your customers. Unbeatable deal!!!
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