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Jul 9, 2012, 6:43am   #2101
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Originally Posted by marina230
Debi, I was wondering where have you been, girl. I miss you. Because of you I got my jacket and few tops. Good to see see you back!
aww thank you!

Originally Posted by jenskar
debi -- Italy, very nice! Where did you go? If you posted more into another thread, do paste the link. I love reading travel reports. I missed seeing your midnight PS1 :)

I read somewhere that the Hun line was named for his endearment for Michele -- puts a new spin on it for me, very playful, and useful as in "Hun, pick me a up a little Rick on the way home ......"

Top went back -- noticed some damage along a seam, and in my desire to try it on, had not processed that it had no tags. Bad move Bergdorf

It's so hot now by us it's hard to even think about clothing ...
Originally Posted by dcblam
^^debi -
Italie, 12 days, how wonderful. Indeed, where did you go and what awesome things did you do/see? It's my most favorite country/place in the world. Envy
It was amazing! We went to Puglia to start, flew into Bari, stayed there a night, and then drove down to Lecce for four nights. While we were in Lecce we drove to different places every day, mainly along the coast. Some of the places we went to were Alberobello, Otranto, Polignano a Mare, and even went right down to the tip of the 'heel'. We then drove from Lecce to a place in the region of Molise, the hotel was in the countryside surrounded by rolling hills and vinyards, it was stunning. We stayed there for a night and then drove onto Rome where we stayed another five nights. We know Rome really well, we lived there for a couple of months in summer of 2006 just bumming around and taking an Italian language course, and go back every summer. It's a second home, I love it there so much. We still see the same people working in shops that we know from 2006! My husband and I are a bit obsessed with Italy, we got married in Amalfi in 2008 and are hopefully going back this September.

And now back to real life and work.... yuck..... haha. We've been back over a week and I'm still not used to it!

How are you guys?
Jul 9, 2012, 6:46am   #2102
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Oh and by the way Jen, my PS1 has been retired!! I got fed up of the quality issues, I had a big colour change, and bits kept falling off. I got a new Tod's bag in Rome and love it, it fits more in it and looks great. Maybe not as cool as a PS1 but a classic that will last forever. Sadly I would not recommend Proenza Schouler to anyone......

I need a new picture!!
Jul 9, 2012, 2:37pm   #2103
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Originally Posted by _debi_
Oh and by the way Jen, my PS1 has been retired!! I got fed up of the quality issues, I had a big colour change, and bits kept falling off. I got a new Tod's bag in Rome and love it, it fits more in it and looks great. Maybe not as cool as a PS1 but a classic that will last forever. Sadly I would not recommend Proenza Schouler to anyone......

I need a new picture!!
I've been thinking about getting a PS1. Is the quality issues that bad? Bits of the purse were falling off??
Jul 9, 2012, 2:59pm   #2104
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debi -
Your trip sounds so wonderful. I would love to explore more of this fabulous country. So, did you actually get married at the church in Amalfi? I adore the bronze doors to that church. DH and I rented a place right down the road for our 10th wedding anniversary - it was a former hunting lodge that hovers right over the water. It was an enchanting place.

We are doing an agritourism stint at a place outside of Pienza this year. We did something similar awhile ago outside of Arezzo. I need to get my arse to another part of the country next time.

And by the way, ADORE your Swan!! Would totally LOVE to get my hands on his EGG chair. I am totally nuts for mid-century chairs. Oh, also a Paulin Ribbon chair as well. AND, a Le Chaise, along with some Platner chairs, etc. etc. etc. My treasures are two fiberglass white Verner Panton Classic S chairs.

And yes, you need bag on your chair....think you should go with your new Tods bag.....


bumblees
AND - as for the PS1.......it's all about hype. Granted, they may have improved the quality since the first year of production, but I was pretty shocked at the POOR workmanship and quality of materials (hardware) used for the bag. I've never given it another thought since......
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Jul 9, 2012, 4:54pm   #2105
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^^I guess I will pass on the PS1 then.
Jul 9, 2012, 8:23pm   #2106
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Originally Posted by jenskar
Hi mavsun -- last season LVR had a second cut especially on things with a lot of sizes left -- are you on their email list? That's how I got my knee length biker for just under 1k -- literally the morning of the second cut. I've been avoiding the site as it will kill me if it goes for even less ;-0 plus am already lusting after a few of the upcoming FW pieces. It never ends! But for your sake I hope they do reduce them again. I love how the jacket drapes.
thanks for the info jenskar. yes I am on their email list, and hope they will send out emails before the second cut. I know the list never ends, but for now I just want that jacket.
Jul 9, 2012, 8:26pm   #2107
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debi, great to hear that you had lots of fun in Italy.
Jul 9, 2012, 9:32pm   #2108
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Ah ... Italy !! I don't know the south at all but have always heard it was stunning -- would love to go someday. My husband and I spent four weeks bumming around Italy the first year we were married -- a lot of time in Tuscany -- then Portofino, of course Florence, Venice -- adored Lake Garda and got kidnapped (nicely) by a little old couple in the Dolomites who spoke no English and we spoke no Italian but we stayed over 4 hours for lunch and family photos.

I'm rather relieved to be able to give up my obsession with PS1's Debi, so thank you. I haven't done much bag shopping lately -- my go to bag continues to be an old Henry Beguelin I've had forever, and some of the older Prada bags before they went to pot on the quality/design. Wish I'd picked up one of the Rick bags when Saks had them on sale for next to nothing ... so simple.
Jul 13, 2012, 8:15am   #2109
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Originally Posted by bumblebees
^^I guess I will pass on the PS1 then.
Sorry to be so late getting back. dcblam is right, the quality isn't that great. I had one of the screws coming undone a few times and falling off, luckily falling off into the bag at least. Then I had the little pin on the front that holds the clasp down fall off and I couldn't find that. And the bag did not wear well, the colour went dull and dirty looking and the bag didn't keep its shape. You should have a look in the PS thread on here, there have been a lot of people with issues. And their CS is not great either. And all that for a bag that costs (here) 1255..... yikes.
Jul 13, 2012, 8:34am   #2110
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Originally Posted by dcblam
debi -
Your trip sounds so wonderful. I would love to explore more of this fabulous country. So, did you actually get married at the church in Amalfi? I adore the bronze doors to that church. DH and I rented a place right down the road for our 10th wedding anniversary - it was a former hunting lodge that hovers right over the water. It was an enchanting place.

We are doing an agritourism stint at a place outside of Pienza this year. We did something similar awhile ago outside of Arezzo. I need to get my arse to another part of the country next time.

And by the way, ADORE your Swan!! Would totally LOVE to get my hands on his EGG chair. I am totally nuts for mid-century chairs. Oh, also a Paulin Ribbon chair as well. AND, a Le Chaise, along with some Platner chairs, etc. etc. etc. My treasures are two fiberglass white Verner Panton Classic S chairs.

And yes, you need bag on your chair....think you should go with your new Tods bag.....


bumblees
AND - as for the PS1.......it's all about hype. Granted, they may have improved the quality since the first year of production, but I was pretty shocked at the POOR workmanship and quality of materials (hardware) used for the bag. I've never given it another thought since......
Pienza sounds great! I'm not sure we have been there, but we've driven around Tuscany before. We haven't been around Arezzo, I would like to go around there at some point.

No we didn't actually get married in the church but the town hall, which was actually a beautiful building as well. But, we do have an amazing wedding picture the photographer took which is us on the stairs in front of the church, we are quite small at the bottom of the picture kissing and the church is huge in the background, and it's in black and white. It is such an amazing photo, my favourite of ours. It's just a great photo rather than being a wedding photo if you know what I mean. We had our reception dinner in the restaurant in Amalfi that juts out into the sea, it was magical.

Thanks! It's funny, only the RO girls have commented on the chair in my photo, we had a conversation about it on here a little while ago. Seems RO fans are also midcentury furniture fans!! We are also very into it and have a fair bit of it in our house, second hand and new. Mostly Scandinavian stuff. And I think you're right, the Tod's needs to have its picture taken in the Swan too!
Jul 13, 2012, 8:45am   #2111
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Originally Posted by mavsun
debi, great to hear that you had lots of fun in Italy.
Thank you!

Originally Posted by jenskar
Ah ... Italy !! I don't know the south at all but have always heard it was stunning -- would love to go someday. My husband and I spent four weeks bumming around Italy the first year we were married -- a lot of time in Tuscany -- then Portofino, of course Florence, Venice -- adored Lake Garda and got kidnapped (nicely) by a little old couple in the Dolomites who spoke no English and we spoke no Italian but we stayed over 4 hours for lunch and family photos.

I'm rather relieved to be able to give up my obsession with PS1's Debi, so thank you. I haven't done much bag shopping lately -- my go to bag continues to be an old Henry Beguelin I've had forever, and some of the older Prada bags before they went to pot on the quality/design. Wish I'd picked up one of the Rick bags when Saks had them on sale for next to nothing ... so simple.
Sounds like a great trip. The Dolomites are another place we want to go and explore, it looks beautiful around there. We've driven through a lot of the country on holidays over the years, including Sardinia and Sicily. We spent our honeymoon slowly driving up from Amalfi to Venice, stopping at a couple islands as well... ahhh... also we're hopefully going to Calabria and Basilicata this Sept.

I like the Rick bags, but they are a bit pricey for what they are I think. Though if I saw one on sale....
Jul 13, 2012, 8:49am   #2112
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On more of a RO note, I just got delivered a Lilies FW top from NAP. Just the twist front long sleeved top, but the twist is a bit nicer and different than seasons past. And in a nice light grey colour.

The sleeves on this are SO LONG, like way longer than my other tops, and even they are LONG. I think I will have to cut them. My question is, I saw that people on here mentioned in the past that they have cut them, is there any special way of doing this so I don't make a huge mess of my new top??
Jul 16, 2012, 10:10pm   #2113
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Hello ladies, I want to thank you all very much for the suggestions and your pictures. I got the size up (sz 40) for the calf skin jacket as juneping suggested and it fits perfectly. I think because it is the SS style being thinner leather, it drapes just the way I like it when unzipped. Initially i wanted to wait until the AW lamb comes out to see which one i like better, but I just can't wait to wear it!! :). Guess it'll be a keeper! Thanks to all your help and here I share with you my first RO :). (it was challenging for me to take the picture with my phone, you girls got skills in taking those nice photos)


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Jul 16, 2012, 10:15pm   #2114
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Originally Posted by melhon
Hello ladies, I want to thank you all very much for the suggestions and your pictures. I got the size up (sz 40) for the calf skin jacket as juneping suggested and it fits perfectly. I think because it is the SS style being thinner leather, it drapes just the way I like it when unzipped. Initially i wanted to wait until the AW lamb comes out to see which one i like better, but I just can't wait to wear it!! :). Guess it'll be a keeper! Thanks to all your help and here I share with you my first RO :). (it was challenging for me to take the picture with my phone, you girls got skills in taking those nice photos)


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looks great on you!! i am so happy for you!!
Jul 17, 2012, 7:03am   #2115
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It's just a great photo rather than being a wedding photo if you know what I mean. We had our reception dinner in the restaurant in Amalfi that juts out into the sea, it was magical.

_debi_
Your photo sounds magical and I've got a great image in my head - thanks for sharing
We are patiently waiting for a new bag on your Swan.....LOL!
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