MATERIALBYPRODUCT

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You know when you come across something that you know you were meant to find. Well this was one of those somethings, a dress so gorgeous and unique that I couldn't not purchase it. It was at Perth's Dilettante sample sale that I found it.

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Dilettante, known for its international labels and killer selection, is the go-to boutique for Perth's fash-pack and the sample sale was no exception. Fashionistas, hispters and others in the know, lined up for over an hour in the hope of snapping up a goodie or two.

My visit was certainly a success.

While my friends walked away with bags full of lust worthy items, I was ecstatic with my sole find a MATERIALBYPRODUCT dress - hand-crafted, conceptual and a work of art.

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MATERIALBYPRODUCT's designer, Susan Dimasi, was classically trained in tailoring and draping at RMIT university in Victoria. Each piece is constructed using high quality materials - typically silk, wool and leather. Dimasi transforms cloth to clothing by creating intricate patterns on fabric, cutting then pleating, always following the human form so each garment fits like a glove. Her process is as poetic as the garment.

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It is not often you come across such a piece. Easy to wear, so versatile to style, this is a dress I will cherish in my wardrobe and wear throughout the seasons.

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Dress: MATERIALBYPRODUCT
Shoes: Daniela Polo 137 from Zomp

DILETTANTE
575 Wellington Street
Perth 6000
Australia

MATERIALBYPRODUCT
148 Holden Street
North Fitzroy
Victoria 3068
Australia

P.S. Stay tuned for the first giveaway ever on LeiLadyLei! The prize is a goodie that's for sure!

Lei xx