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Green Bay’s Next Top Model

March 15, 2011

As I mentioned in my last entry, one of the Weetacon events this year was an Igigi fashion show. Last year, many of the Weetacon ladies got a garment for review from Igigi; this year, Yulia Raquel (the founder and designer at Igigi) amazed us by sending so many things we had to have a fashion show to be able to share them all. I was fortunate to receive three dresses in which to strut my stuff.

Tres Chic Dress in Plum (fashion show)

This is the Tres Chic Dress in Plum as I wore for the fashion show, accessorized with a scarf from Kohl’s and shoes by Type Z. (Photo above by Jorie Tappa.) This was very comfortable to wear; it’s made of a knit fabric and is lined, so the knit doesn’t cling.

Tres Chic Dress in Plum

When I tried it on again at home, I wore a necklace instead of the scarf, and the neckline of the dress complemented rather than competed with the jewelry. The only thing I’d change about this dress is to make the neckline a touch less wide at the shoulders, as my bra straps did peek out (this might not have been an issue if the straps of my bra were more wide set, but I don’t get as much support from bras like that so don’t tend to wear very often).

Tres Chic Dress in Plum (detail)
Tres Chic Dress in Plum (detail)

One thing I really liked about this dress was the ruching on the 3/4 sleeves; that extra touch added something special. I’m sure it would have been easier to make with a plain sleeve, but instead of doing that, Igigi added this nice detail.

Nina Origami Dress in Eggplant (fashion show)

Here’s the Nina Origami Dress in Eggplant, which was less forgiving in the fit department than Tres Chic. (Photo above by Jorie Tappa.) I feel like I should have gone up a size for this one, as my chest pushed the side seam forward and my hips pulled the skirt out so it didn’t drape as nicely as it should have. That said, I really like the shape of this one and am sure I will love it when I’ve dropped a few pounds like I’m planning to do very soon.

Nina Origami Dress in Eggplant

Both for the show and at home, I wore chunky jewelry from Kohl’s (though different sets, because I couldn’t decide which I liked better), Vera Wang tights, and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Carmella Lace Dress (fashion show)

Last but definitely not least, here’s the Carmella Lace Dress. (Photo above by Jorie Tappa.) I loved this wrap dress from the moment I put it on; it’s so comfortable and so pretty. I did have to pin the front to keep my bra from showing, but the hangtag was attached with a little black safety pin that was perfect for the task. It made me feel like twirling, so I did.

Carmella Lace Dress
Carmella Lace Dress (twirling)

The detail on this one is great, too, especially the lace trim around the neckline.

Carmella Lace Dress (detail)

Igigi’s generosity didn’t stop with the fashions for the show. I’ve been given a $50 Igigi gift certificate to award. To get a chance to win it, visit the Igigi website and pick out something you’d like to spend the certificate on, then come back here and leave a comment with which Igigi garment you’d buy and where you’d wear it. International readers are welcome to enter, just make sure that Igigi ships to your country (see this page for shipping details). Entries close April 7th, 2011; I’ll pick the winner from all comments using random.org. Also note that the other ladies in the show are running similar contests, and there’s no reason you can’t enter theirs, too. Links to their reviews can be found on this page, which is being updated as more reviews get posted. Good luck!

The dresses in this entry were provided to me for review purposes by Igigi. The content of this entry was not dictated by Igigi; I get to keep the dresses for my personal use.

2011-April Update: the winner was S. Grivno. Congratulations to her!

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