|He designed this MOTB's dress|
Too bad the hapless bride of the misbegotten gown didn’t do the kind of online research that led me to her predicament. A search term as generic as “eBay gown complaints” directed me to a general eBay warning to stay away from copies of British gowns made in China . My gown of interest, a never worn Tadashi Shoji design -- tags included -- would be shipped out of Kansas. The seller had good ratings. The eBay warning site also offered a link to an Internet guide on how to spot a fake designer label.After I found the designer carried in Nordstroms and Bloomingdale's and checked out celebrities in his gowns, I felt ready to take the plunge as deep as the (almost) off-the-shoulder neckline of his 2010 gown that caught my eye. When the package arrived, three days later, I wondered if my next blog would be a yay or nay.