Archive for March, 2013

31 MarOh,Vintage Wedding Dress Company Youre So Fine

I’ve had a slight bee in my bonnet in the past few years over wedding dress designers photographing their gowns with accessories that (in my humble opinion) make the dresses even more delicious than they might be otherwise, but not actually selling the aforementioned accessories.  So that frothy lacy affair the model had draped around her shoulders?  Nope.  Sorry, that doesn’t come with this dress.  But… that’s the REASON I loved that dress SO MUCH.  Wah!

Also, I’ve always fancied the idea of buying a fairly plain (cheap) wedding gown and zuzhing it up with bits and bobs, thus transforming it into giddy couture-esque heights whilst back-patting myself on my thrifty creativity.

SO.  I was beyond delighted to discover that Charlie Brear from The Vintage Wedding Dress Company has (cleverly) released a series of accessories that will add sizzle to any wedding dress, and allow a bride to change up her look without having to splurge on a second wedding dress.

Here are some dazzling beauties – see the VWDC website for more

30 MarOne great dress

So honored to have my prom dress uk featured over on the dressgirl  this week! I love the stylish details they chose to accompany the dress, especially the fresh-right-this-minute yellow and pistachio palette. See the whole inspiring feature here.

29 MarAloha kakahiaka

I don’t have much claim to Hawaii since my family only lived there for a few years, but places make an impression on people even if you’re only permitted to visit temporarily. Because of my now minimal knowledge of Polynesian culture and the tradition of flowers in the hair I can not wear a flower behind my left ear until I’m “taken.” Symbolically, single women wear flowers behind their right ear. As much as this is rather antiquated and not from my own cultural background, just knowing that fact keeps blooms firmly behind my right ear. Random facts just resonate with me–the way you’re supposed to hold chopsticks and never leave them sticking out of your rice bowl, or the history of blue doors in the South. I just can’t shake those tidbits of information and they change the way I dress, or eat, and want to decorate my house. In college I often tucked fresh flowers behind my ears before class in the morning (only to be dismayed at how wilted they looked by the end of the day). This particular hair pin is a preserved orchid and my sister bought it for me many birthdays ago from a market on the Big Island. At the moment it’s a rather optimistic accessory hoping for spring blossoms to match…

Outfit details:
orchid hair clip (similar here)
Seams To Be scarf
H&M cardigan
dress c/o Modcloth (old, similar here)
Wolford tights
Seychelles oxfords (similar here)
*pictures by Jon

28 MarHello world!

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