Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The dress

First of all, I need to be honest and let you know that I'm not at all happy with these photos that we took of my evening dress for the wedding. But it was too cold to be outside in some more appropriate environment (minus 16 degrees with heavy wind, look at my flying hair, which made it feel like minus 30!) so we took the pictures on the balcony. As you can see, there is far to much contrast, always tricky to get rid of when having a bright daylight. But nevertheless. This is the dress and I am very fond of it.
It's a vintage dress to start with that I bought and readjusted to perfection and added some details to here and there. The under-dress, for example, needed to be tailored to my ideas. When I showed it to M the first time, he just looked at me and I could truly see that he didn't get the whole picture at all. He thought it looked like a folklore dress from the seventies. In fact, I was wearing my warm sheep slippers to it, that might have been the problem and it clearly looked different at the time. But when I told him about the changes that I was planning to make, the shoes, bag, earrings ... etc. In other words, the details that so often take something quite average to something fun and personal - I saw that he bought in and at the end he loved my edgy dress and thought it would be fun to escort me with this more original piece than the classical dresses that are generally worn on this kind of occasion.
I love how the legs are seen under this quite covered dress in general. That's what I most appreciate in what became of the outfit. I wore my suede heels in purple and matched them to my darker purple suede bag and then added some jewelery with dark purple stones that you unfortunately can't see here in the photos. Of course, I didn't wear my sunglasses, but the sun was extremely strong so it was impossible to shoot without them. Et voilà!

Funny enough, I just realised that the last time I went to a wedding in the french mountains, I also had a theme of purple without even noticing ... and the same shoes. Look here and you'll understand.


(bag: Yves Saint Laurent & heels: Miu Miu)

12 comments:

  1. wowowo soooo coool! I love it!!!!!!!!

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  2. Hi Stina,
    Only you can wear smomething like that.
    And make it look stunning.
    Very interesting dress.
    You carry it with style.
    Love,
    Li

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  3. I love the dress, looks absolutely fabulous. Subtle sexiness!

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  4. This is really an extraordinary dress- I like it a lot that you adjusted the dress to your very own requirements!

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  5. It is so different-- I really like it, it gives you something extra.

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  6. Vilken härlig klänning! Och de "gamla" bilderna är ju jätte fina!

    trevlig alla hjärtans!

    M.

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  7. Stunning and truly unique dress! Is that the original color or did you have it dyed to your taste?

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    1. Thank you! The under dress is dyed yes!

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  8. Everyone: So fun that you also appriciated it!

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  9. Do you have a "before" picture of the dress? Would be interesting to see the whole transformation. Truly a sensual dress - you are not wearing a bra right? ;-) Very sexual but still classy!

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    1. No I don't unfortunatly. No, no bra. Merci!

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