Although the aesthetic that she designs for, doesn’t really suit my body shape, I have a couple of tops that I have bought over the years that I still wear and do wish that she designed more clothes that suited my shape.
Yesterday I ventured into her store in Newmarket, Auckland and tried on a Tennis Dress (if only it would stop raining then I could actually play tennis) and a couple of variations of the Contrast Sleeve Dress. They were playful dresses that made me feel young (is this a good thing) and that fitted in a casual way that didn’t show all the wrong bits. Priced at around NZ $285 for the Tennis Dress and NZ $180 for the Contrast Dress – I was tempted.
I loved the fabric and the interpretations of the K and W inter-linked through-out the ‘motifs’ on the front of the Contrast Dress. The sleeves were a nice shear fabric. It definitely had appeal when I ventured out of the changing rooms, which were full of customers trying on an array of designs, from lovely 50’s style knee length dresses – perfect for a summer’s evening or wedding; to tops of the same fabric, which looked delicate – with a touch of sophistication and a few other variations of the dresses that I was trying on. There is a lot to like about the range on offer at Karen Walker and I haven’t even mentioned about the Karen Walker jewellery or her designer sunglasses. Go check it out.