Weetacon 7 has come and gone but I have a couple of incredible souvenirs thanks to Yuliya Raquel and the magic she stitches into her beautiful clothing.  I decided to tone down my choices this year, and rather than go for the cocktail dress, go for a dress I could wear to work.   I must say that turned out to be an excellent decision.

I wore the Tres Chic dress my first day back to the real world with black stockings and a high heel oxford shoe.  Tres chic?  How about tres beau, molto bello, muy hermoso, and sher schon?  Just like my one other Igigi bit of sparkle from last year this dress slips on easily with no zippers or fasteners and hugs all the right places.  I love the snug ¾ sleeves and the way the waist nips in to give my rather straight form a more accentuated curve.  I wouldn’t call the skirt full, but there is enough of a swish so that when I walk there is a lovely movement to the fabric.  The second best thing…the poor little Tres Chic had spent two days crumpled up in a ball inside my suitcase (not that it’s a good thing to be so abusive to a gorgeous dress, keep reading.)  When I pulled it out of the case by the sleeve and held it up in the light to look for damages the lovely dress forgave me by not having a single wrinkle.  Can you imagine?  Not one.  What a lovely travelling companion indeed.  Here’s a picture from the fashionista show at St. Brendon’s.


Since this was our Weetacon celebration of the Seven Deadly Sins, Igigi joined in the fun by sending us not only one dress each but two of our choices and in some cases three!  The lovely Wendy Weetabix called us one by one to receive our new fashion statements.  She called my name and all I could do was jump up and down shouting, “I have more than one hanger!  I have more than one hanger!”  It took me several minutes to calm down long enough to take a look at what Yuliya had sent but when I saw the decorative black roses I knew I also had the Bridgitte Sculpted Dress.  I’ve tried and tried to whittle down my long list of adjectives for this dress but don’t think it can be done.  A few are:  classic, sophisticated, lovely, elegant and, well, not to repeat but, chic.  I’m not sure I’d wear this to work but to dinner or the theater, definitely yes.  Add some black patent leather heels, a little clutch, rhinestone embellished sunglasses and a black straw hat and I’m thinking the Kentucky Derby.  At the very least, all eyes would be on this dress in a seat by the windows on Millionaire’s Row for a Day at the Downs.  The only added accessory would be an appletini in my hand for a bit of contrasting color.


When I wear this dress I’m reminded of art collectors who might brag, “Why yes, I have four Monet’s in my collection.”  If someone asks about my dress I will say, “Oh, thank you!  I have three Raquel’s in my collection:  one blue cocktail, one black and white print and one classic little black dress.”  Love, love, love this one…fitted, ¾ length sleeves, the rose detail along the sweetheart neckline, A-line skirt…fabulous.  The one drawback with this one, though, is the back zipper closure.  There’s no way possible to get dressed in this one if you’re by yourself.

For the fashion show I danced around in the St Brendan’s bathroom trying to reach the zipper pull and finally (I think it was Fredlet) came in and finished the zip-up for me.  By the time I got back to my room that night Big T was so sound asleep I couldn’t get him to help me get the zipper down.  Finally, after much hopping, scrunching and tugging I got the zipper open far enough to slink out of the dress.  I’m not sure of any other way to get in and out of this one.  It’s a figure hugging fit that highlights curves so I might need to get creative if I get a chance to wear this when Big T’s not around.

Ah, Ms. Yuliya Raquel, I would love to meet you and ask you how you work the magic to make women feel so beautiful and confident while wearing your designs.

And now for the business part of the review:  This should be considered a compensated review as I agreed  to be critical of the clothing I was given for free and post the entry either on my blog or on the Weetacon.com website.  I also need to give props to Jorie Tappa for taking all the photographs of the lovely Women of Weetacon at the St Brendan’s Inn.

Here’s the very best part, leave a comment on this entry and any of the other Fashion Show Review entries any you might win a $50 Igigi gift certificate.  Heck, if Wendy’s random number generator likes you lots, you could possibly win lots of $50 Igigi gift certificates.

Good luck and go be fashion forward! —Susan



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  1. Beautiful! I wanna win! I wanna win!

  2. Ha! I wore my Tres Chic to work my first day back too!

    I think i need to get the other Jacki 2-in-1 because damn, that dress looked good on me and the purple/pink version is totally, totally me!

  3. Susan – so sorry I missed the big fashion show, but you look AMAZING in the dresses! I love the Tres Chic dress on you – so lovely!

  4. That Tres Chic dress looks fantastic on you!

    I can’t wait to see what all the gift cert winners buy with their winnings!

  5. Susan, those dresses look killer on you! Lady you got fine stems!

    I am in love with the Rainy Day Trench Coat in Olive. And as I sit here in a hotel room with a torrential deluge outside, I sure could use it on this business trip. Maybe it would help me look all chic in the rain.

  6. Beautiful! I love Igigi – so flattering.

  7. You look absolutely beautiful in those dresses… and I would love a gift certificate for some new spring dresses of my own!

  8. You’re absolutely stunning! I hope I’m a big winner so I can get my summer wardrobe on! xoxo

  9. I love Igigi. That Bridgitte Sculpted Dress is sexy!

  10. All of you Weetacon ladies look sooo lovely!

    I want the Boulangerie Wrap Dress. Desperately.

  11. You look absolutely amazing in both dresses! Igigi is my favorite.

  12. This is me, leaving a comment, hoping I will win!

  13. I got comments and the first one was from Yuliya, but where’d she go?

  14. I really like the new Sachi dresses. The print looks really nice, and you could probably dress it up or down. I would definitely wear it to my SIL’s wedding in June, but could also wear it to the office or to dinner with my husband.

  15. That Bridgitte dress looks amazing on you!

  16. Susan, the Tres Chic looks beautiful on you! I love most of the dresses I have seen now, bar one. The Estrella is still holding strong though and I almost done ready all the reviews.

  17. I like you in that second black dress!
    I would like The Boulangerie Wrap Dress to wear out and about, on the town, to church, to brunch, wherever!

  18. The Tres Chic is just so pretty. I am lusting after it!

  19. That Tres Chic dress is amazing, it looks so good on everyone. I have been leaving comments every where that I would love the Ishiko Top in Chocolate but seeing your hot self in that dress makes me think twice. You’re so pretty! I miss you!

  20. Damn, you look hot! I want want want the Sachi dress in merlot. And I want to drink some merlot too! (I miss you too!)

  21. The Boulangerie Wrap Dress in Merlot Grape haiku:

    ‘A dress I could rock!
    Wrap me in merlot grape cloth,
    Fashionable Me!’

  22. You look great! I’m smiling at the zipper comment; the Origami dress I got also has a back zipper and boy was I ever glad I’d been doing arm stretches as part of my workouts since that was the only thing that made it possible for me to grab that zipper pull and get it up.

    I’ve got my eye on the Elianne Top in Purple for work–a dress would just confuse the people in my office.

  23. That Bridgitte Sculpted Dress looks amazing on you. I’d love to win the The Boulangerie Wrap Dress.

  24. You all were so lucky to get an IGIGI shopping spree! I’m trying to scratch together enough dough to get the Boulangerie before it vanishes. Thanks for the chance!

  25. […] going to be the Tres Chic in Black and White (and check out how great it looks on so many different body types at Weetacon!), and while I do love the Tres Chic, my heart absolutely belongs to the Sachi. […]

  26. I am falling more and more in love with the tres chic!!

  27. dang forgot the garment thing I would wear!

    I think I would totally wear the Gianna Dress to my girlfriend’s wedding this summer..

  28. I love the Babette Curvy

  29. I’ve always wanted to try Igigi but just never did. I love the Gloria Dress in Bordeaux or Sachi in Merlot. I think either would be perfect for a upcoming wedding I have to attend in June!

  30. I love how the Brigitte looks on you! Derby-wear indeed … I’ve been pretty sold on the boulangerie for a while now, as mainly a work dress with a bit of oomph, but I’m getting more and more intrigued by the Tres Chic, especially in the pattern to make me feel all glamorous during my commute. Or maybe some more interesting after-work activities, but I know it’ll be an office-based thing most of the time.

  31. Everything is so lovely! I especially want the Nina Origami Dress in Eggplant — I love the sleek design, and I would love to also pair it with a cardigan. So hard to choose!

  32. You look great!

  33. I’m crazy about the Imperia Lace Dress in Black/White …. I would wear it to my art reception!

  34. i love the Gianna Dress so cute.

  35. You look fantastic in the black and white Tres Chic. I would love to get it for the office.

  36. I love that tres chic dress.

  37. Such awesome dresses. I’d love to win!

  38. Love both the Brigitte and the Tres Chic. Just lovely

  39. I would love the tres chic dress! Big money, no whammies!

  40. Oooh, I hope the random number generator picks me!!! There are only 8 or 10 Igigi pieces that I really need. 😉

  41. I am drooling on the Babette Curvy (thanks Sara!)

    You looked so amazing in those dresses – way to work it!! 🙂



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