My love affair with Dior is STILL ongoing. It all begun when the insanely talented and empowering Maria Grazia Chiuri took over the reigns as Creative Director last year.
My love affair with Dior is STILL ongoing. It all begun when the insanely talented and empowering Maria Grazia Chiuri took over the reins as Creative Director last year.
Back in April, I wrote a full blog post about Grazia Chiuri and why I fell in love with her first collection which you can read HERE.
If you stop by the blog regularly you’ll have seen my red J’adior WOC hundreds of times. It is one of my BEST luxury purchases ever. I pretty much wear it all the time with anything and everything. If you don’t believe me just check out these looks HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE.
As I’ve got sooo much wear out of it, I’d been thinking about investing in another Dior bag. I was keeping my eyes peeled for something special and had spotted a new colour way called “Ultra Black” launching for A/W18.
The minute I saw it in real life I absolutely fell in love and knew I had to make it mine! The question was which style to go for.
To cut a long story short, I originally wanted the ultra black J’adior Flap bag which is basically the larger version of my WOC (see it HERE). However, I unexpectedly fell in love with a style I hadn’t paid much attention to before; the Diorama. I always felt the Diorama was too elegant and ladylike for my style but in the Ultra Black, it gave it more of an edge and I couldn’t resist.
I’m so, so, so happy with it. Even though it was a sickening amount of money to spend in one go, I have no regrets.
I have the Small Diorama but it also comes in the larger size in the Ultra Black (see it HERE). Although I prefer to overall look of the larger size, the small is far more versatile as it can be used as a day OR evening bag.
They’ve also done the Diorama WOC in the Ultra Black (see it HERE) which wasn’t released when I purchased mine. If it had been I would probably have chosen it over the Small Diorama.
Firstly, the price difference is massive, £1550 vs. £2850. Secondly, as you know I’m a big fan of the Dior WOC, it’s such a useful little bag.
If you want to dip your toe in the world of Dior bags, I would advise buying a WOC first, as they offer great value for money and are so versatile.
One of the best things about the Ultra Black colourway is the matte black finish on the chain. I tend to match the colour of my bag’s hardware with my jewellery but with the Ultra Black it goes perfectly with either silver or gold, making it so easy to wear! I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting my cost per wear with this bag.
As if buying a bag wasn’t enough, I then fell into a spendy Dior jewellery spiral. Originally all I wanted was a choker but I somehow walked away with four, yes FOUR, necklaces! The Dior temptation is just too much!
One of the things I like about Dior’s jewellery is the cool edge it has to it and that it’s not overly feminine or delicate. The jewellery line as a whole is definitely synonymous with Grazia Chiuri’s style.
The great thing about these necklaces is you can really play around with styling them, either wearing them alone or mix and matching. I tend to layer the necklaces, either wearing the two chokers together, or a choker with one of the longer necklaces, or all together, as I’ve done here.
Again, if you’re looking to dip your toe into the world of Dior, jewellery is such a perfect place to start.