Nina Ricci's Lace Overlay Blouse is on sale for $347, almost one third of its original price ($990). Still rather steep for just a top, but it's a gorgeous top for those who love color, see-through fabric, lace, and ribbons.
Sex and the City fans out there may be boycotting Nina Ricci because of their fiasco with getting Sarah Jessica Parker to wear what was claimed to be a never-been-worn gown to the international premieres of the SATC movie in New York. Oliver Theyskens, who designed the silver dress for Nina Ricci, led SJP to believe that the dress was exclusive despite the fact that he accompanied socialite Lauren Santo Domingo in the very same dress to the Met Ball just a month before that. Plus, Lindsay Lohan also wore the same dress in a Disney advertising campaign months ago. While Mario Grauso, Nina Ricci President, implied that the fib was really not a fib because Domingo, who works at Vogue magazine and is married to a Columbian billionaire, is not an A-lister. Whatever. If I were SJP, I would be beating myself up for not taking Chanel's offer of a gown plus a $200,000 sponsorship.
Well, even if Nina Ricci is gaining from the publicity right now, people will eventually forget or not care, and make purchases of their products for their quality and design. But right now, if you get the blouse, you not only get it at a huge discount, you also get a dinner conversation topic with it.
Vivre is known to be the peddler of bold, colorful items. It is now having a sale (up to 60% off) on their summer items.