Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Shopping: Butterflies party wear


SHOPPING

BUTTERFLIES PARTY WEAR

Happy holidays for frock sake!


WORD HAS IT THAT AS THE HOLIDAYS APPROACH, SO DO THE PARTY INVITES. WARDROBES AND PURSES ARE EMPTIED IN SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT FROCK. WE ALWAYS NEED AN EXCUSE BUT REALLY, WHEN IS IT NOT TIME TO GET DOLLED UP? IF THIS YEAR IS ANY PROOF AT ALL, US GIRLS WILL FIND A NEW PAIR OF HEELS, A SKIRT TO MATCH IT AND A PLACE TO ROCK IT. ONE WALK THROUGH BUTTERFLIES ON THE GRASSMARKET AND YOU WILL FIND A FAB EXCUSE OF A PARTY TO GO WITH YOUR NEW DRESS IN SECONDS FLAT.


What started out as a bridal shop 16 years ago has expanded to servicing ladies of all sorts: engaged or single, aged 15 or 30, size six or 32. Owner Fiona Brown opened this particular location next to the Butterflies bridal shop, just around the corner from Godiva, in January of this year in order to offer women something different. She wants you to feel so unique, in fact, that she keeps track of what is purchased for area functions and sees to it that no one shows up wearing the same vision.


Some of the pieces are actually one-offs, so not to worry about a woman's biggest fear - encountering your twin on a big night out!Inside the newest edition of Butterflies are three floors of very vibrant excuses for having a ball, from the obligatory Little Black Dress to floor-length gowns to skin-flaunting show-stoppers -- the sassiest ways to raise the game, and the hemline. Downstairs are the fairy tale gowns that beckon a prince and up the staircase are the Diva corsets and old Hollywood-style numbers meant to grace the hips of sirens.



Bite Life's faves include a satin and striped corset-style top with its skirt short flirtaciously ballooning out. Another one by Unique Boutique is irredescent silver with crafty corsages all over and streams of holiday red-coloured chiffon spilling out at the seams. Or go for that LBD , circa 1940-something, that needs only a pair of really red lips to acccompany.Some of the funnest stuff may remind you of Cyndi Lauper, Cinderella, Dita Von Teese or Carrie Bradshaw, but will doubtlessly remind you that all-the-time is a great time to find a party, throw a party or BE the party! Happy holiday party-hoppin'!


Butterflies Party Wear17-19 West PortGrassmarketEdinburgh EH1 2JA0131 228 4401


Also in Nov/Dec issue of Bite Life Magazine

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