Couture Snob Obsession of the Season

UPDATE- It was so much fun dressing up for Tatiana’s Dallas party. It has been a blast hosting her book signing parties from LA to Dallas (she is continuing on her nationwide book tour– next up is Washington DC!) A big thank you to Oscar de la Renta for co-hosting the party and dressing us up in his amazing creations!!! (Jump for photo of us at the event!)

32A.jpgI slipped on this dark bronze-y lame jacket with Russian sable fur trim last May during the Fall 08 fashion shows and have been thinking about it for over six months.

There are so many details that you can not see from the photo; hand folded origami pleats on the shoulders and around the waist is hand stitched in a criss cross pattern. It is so beautiful! Oscar de la Renta never ceases to amaze me; his ready to wear offers haute couture detailing– a diminishing art but one that Oscar has been master at for almost a lifetime. This jacket is by special order only. Email Oscar de la Renta personal shopper for further details.

I am hosting an event at the Oscar de la Renta boutique at North Park today from 6-8pm to celebrate Tatiana Boncompagni‘s new book, Gilding Lily. Please stop by if you live in Dallas! And yes, I will be wearing this tonight– but only to model it for our guests. Lucky me that I am the same size as the Oscar de la Renta sample model! There is only one sample in the world, so stop by the boutique if you’d like to see it in person!


Tina, Tatiana and our young and very chic friend, Lauren.


  1. B
    September 25, 2008 / 10:11 pm

    As I’ve said a million times b4—I LOVE ODLR!!!!

    T~~I LOVE this piece (Tres` DIVINE!!!)I can totally picture you in it! I wanna see photos of you modeling it…PLZ!! =)


  2. Couture Snob Tina
    September 26, 2008 / 12:50 am

    B– i will have photos tomorrow. The jacket is so magnificent! It’s sitting next to me and I am very sad to have to send it back 🙁


  3. Lottie
    September 26, 2008 / 8:38 am

    Are you getting it T…I remember you pictured in it a few ODLR posts ago….you looked so cute! When will you be posting the new seaons ODLR bags you pictured at NY Fashion Week?! Also the scoop on Eva Longoria Parker and GD?

    B did you ever get that GD bag or should I not mention it!!


  4. September 26, 2008 / 10:00 am

    Just for you Lottie, I will post the Eva Longoria/GD story this weekend!!! xoxo

  5. B
    September 26, 2008 / 1:57 pm

    T~I can feel your pain…are you not going to be getting one for yourself?? I can’t wait for the pics.

    Lottie, Sadly NO, I have yet to get my hands on that bag.

    You woulda known if I got it, cuz I woulda been screaming it from the roof (sad I know), I’ve always been able to get my hands on whatever bag I’ve wanted (always)

    But not this one YET!!

    Tina~~I did call shoprumor and spoke to a gal, she said she would pass my msg to whomever, I must say, I am VERY disappointed that no one called me back, this was back when you told me to call,I also emailed them but I heard nothing.

    anyway, That’s my story, and I’m stick-in to it!! =)


  6. Julie
    September 26, 2008 / 4:28 pm

    TIna, this is the most delectable jacket. You must look just stunning in it. I am sorry, I know we are making it very difficult for you, maybe you shouldn’t part with it? I know you are on a bag diet, but what about gorgeous ODLR fur? 🙂


  7. Couture Snob Tina
    September 27, 2008 / 5:22 am

    Don’t tempt me!!! It is sooooooooo amazing!!! xoxo

  8. B
    September 27, 2008 / 8:32 pm

    OH Tina darling!!!~~You look AMAZING in that jacket!!!! The picture of the model wearing it doesn’t do it justice!!!! WOW!!! I canNOT believe you sent that back!!!!

    I bet you were in heaven rockin that piece of gem all night.

    (I know I would’ve been)


  9. Couture Snob Tina
    September 29, 2008 / 12:38 am

    Thanks, B– You do not want to know how much this jacket costs… I sent it back!


  10. B
    September 29, 2008 / 4:22 pm

    Tina–lol—you are right, I DO NOT want to know how much it cost!!! Sending it back was prob a good idea!!


  11. Couture Snob Tina
    September 29, 2008 / 6:38 pm

    I am not making that kind of money on my own (yet!) and the hubby would have a heart attack if he saw that on the bill 🙂

  12. B
    September 29, 2008 / 7:24 pm

    I’m with ya sister…

  13. Couture Snob Tina
    September 29, 2008 / 7:55 pm

    Especially with the banking/credit crisis right now… it’s all I hear at our club these days. Gloom and doom….

  14. B
    September 29, 2008 / 10:14 pm

    I know, it is stressful…I know I should keep up with the current affairs, but honestly, I don’t listen to the news anymore, it makes my stomach hurt…but like you said, You hear it from other people…

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