For as long as I can remember I've always looked longingly at the website of Mode Merr. Admiring the tailoring, cute pinup styles and super flattering cuts.
So you can understand how thrilled I am to bring you a full shoot showing you their fantastic stock on a girl will super curves!
Mode Merr are a US based company owned and created by fashion designer Angela Zampell. Ranging in sizes XS to XXXL they dress a variety of body shapes. From dresses, blouses, circle to pencil skirts - they have it all.
But that's enough talk! Bring on the pictures!!
The Fitted Peasant Blouse in Black Satin - $50.00US
The Perfect Skirt in Tangarine - $68.00US
Appropriately named this skirt is perfect! The outstanding bright Tangerine is my new obsession and the fit is to die for. I'm in love!! Now that I own this skirt I want one in every colour!
I'm wearing this style in a size L and it is absolutely perfect for my waist and hips. I've recently lost 4 few kilo's so some items fit well others a little loose on my waist. This is snug, molds beautifully to my shape and pairs perfectly with the fitted black peasant blouse.
The Fitted Peasant Blouse fits like a dream and has the perfect length to wear with high waisted skirts, pants, shorts or jeans. I'm wearing a size Large in this also and it's fitted yet comfortable and very cute! This style blouse also comes in Lace, Velvet, Orchid, Pink, Red, Leopard and more!
The perfect skirt is also available in both Raise and Natural waist styles. This skirt is the raise style and sits 2 inches higher above the waistline. I love this option as I really like high fitting waist lines.
The Original Vamp Dress in Black - $50.00US
The vamp dress is staple for every wardrobe. This style can be worn on or off the shoulder and the 3/4 sleeves make it perfect for the current climate in Melbourne.I will wear this with any of my cardigans and layer up like crazy over winter. The fabric is light weight so you can easily wear this in the warmer months also.
I'm wearing this style in an XL and it perfectly on my bust and arms but it's a little roomy on my waist and hips. This is nothing a tailor can't help with. The XL hip measurement is a little larger than mind so it's to be expected.
The Everybody Loves Cleavage Blouse in black - $64.00US
Perfect Pencil Skirt in Ruby Brocade - $60.00US
Don't you just love the name of this blouse? Well it's true I love cleavage and love to show it! This style top is made from a soft cotton lycra so it's that comfortable it's like wearing a t-shirt. The mandarin collar and black cotton pipping give this top a touch of elegance and the frog closure is a really cute feature. I'm also wearing this in a Large and the sizing is perfect. You can wear this tucked or un-tucked depending on your outfit.
Perfect pencil skirt number 2! This fabric is stunning, very regal and sophisticated and the rich ruby colour is so very lush.
This is the natural waist style and after trying both I can say that I do prefer the raised waist as this style feels too loose. I think I could even go to a Medium with this skirt as this is the large and it's very roomy.
It is so very stunning though and as soon as the light hits the fabric you will fall in head over heels for it!
The Bridgette Blouse in Grey (not online yet) $58
The Flirt Skirt in Black - $84.00US
*Warning* wearing this skirt will make you want to twirl.
I've opted for many swing styles recently and I'm loving this basic black version of the swing skirt from Mode Merr. Its the perfect length, shape and the fitted raised yoke gives you the illusion of a smaller waist. This is the size XL and sadly the waist swims on me!! I'll get it taken in shortly though as it is perfect! I will wear this to death through out the year. The fabric is also a great weight so it sits perfectly with or without a petticoat.
Then finally The Bridgette Blouse! A design inspired by the strong and seductive women that once graced the covers of a Pulp Novel's. This is a soft and light cotton jersey and is such a dream to wear. The dramatic dolman sleeves give this top a very 40's feel and I can see myself pairing this up with many a pencil skirt over winter.
My favorite feature of this top is all the detail on the bust and shoulders paired with the fitted underbust/waist. It makes for a really stunning and unique garments. I'm wearing this as with all the other tops in a size Large.
This colour is not available online yet but you can purchase - Black, White and Leopard Print.
So please check out all that Mode Merr has to offer for sale via their online shop and be sure to like their Fan Page via facebook.
Many Thanks to the brilliant Steve Pinirou who shot this and many other styles with me in his studio! I hope to work with him again very soon!!