Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Rachel Gilbert sparkles

Those of you who know me personally and professionally will know that I've been a bundle of nerves over the last week or so. The prestigious Performance Marketing Awards are in exactly two weeks and yours truly is up for an award...and I haven't got a clue what to wear! Whether it's the Oscars or the PMAs, the real winners are the ones who score a fashion homerun. I thought I had all the time in the world to pick a dress but time has just flown and I have precisely 14 days to find a killer dress. This has proved more difficult than being short listed for an award!

I do think there's a real gap in the market for stunning, elegant dresses. It seems like the only "going out" dresses are either dull, shapeless sacks or short, tight, shake-what-your-mama-gave-ya dresses with cutout panels everywhere. Where's the middle ground? A quick straw poll on Twitter proved I'm not the only one who feels this way, about a dozen girls replied saying they felt the same.

With the high street letting me down, I thought I'd have a quick browse on Net-A-Porter, I needed to remind myself there are beautiful clothes out there. That's when I spied Rachel Gilbert's stunning dresses. Originally hailing from Australia, Rachel is known for her super luxe designs, figure hugging fit and liberal sprinkling of embellishment - no wonder she's a favourite amongst A-list stars. All I need now is for my fashion fairy Godmother to pick the prettiest dress and whisk it over to me....

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