2013-01-14

Fancy Huh?

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Dress? Vintage, consigned at Modify Your Closet Boots? Holt's Last Call (similar in faux, suede and leather)
Clutch? Gucci, thrifted Cuffs? Vintage, auction

This fantastic vintage (freaking handmade!) dress was originally intended as my 'no matter what, I am wearing this' New Year's Eve dress. And then, despite the no matter what, I ended up wearing yoga pants that night. 
Instead I wore it this last weekend for a family dinner at a nice restaurant. It's a pretty special dress but this restaurant is so fancy that the water in your glass never gets below 2 cm. from the edge and I knew it would be the right occasion. I just wish these pictures did the details of this dress more justice. The bow across the front, the bow across an open back but especially the sparkly fabric... We found a door to match the dress and the Gucci clutch (I make this a habit here and here) but it was hard to capture the shine.

I present to you a slightly awkward selfie that shows the sparkle a bit better under the interior light.

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This fabric is just something else. Contrary to what might be your initial assumption, it is not a sequin dress. Instead it's like the whole dress was painted in shiny puffy paint and then someone took a pizza knife to it in a grid pattern. Are you feeling me?

You probably need to see the dress in person. The pictures and now the words (pizza cutters?) are coming up short...

21 comments :

Promise To Slap The Carbs Out Of My Mouth said...

You have been on a fabulous dress roll lately! I love this one but my all time favorite has to be the orange striped dress you posted recently. ~Sasha~

Ariel Maile Adkins said...

This is SUCH a fabulous garment! It reminds me of a Klimt painting.

Lindsay Patrick said...

The dress is amazing and you wear is beautifully!

Lindsay
LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!

briannelee said...

Its BEYOND gorgeous. I love it!!!

fashioningmylife said...

Very cool! the dress look much nicer when you get closer. You look very nice
RocĂ­o
fashioningmylifeindc.blogspot.com

emily said...

DAYUM GIRL!

Chelseabird said...

Girl, you're rocking this dress! I also love the accessories you paired it with! XO

newpetite said...

Love the pretty dress! The little bow detail on the back is just gorgeous and I completely understood the fabric you were trying to explain. Only thing is I am now hungry..

Jennifer said...

Dying over the back!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

That dress is unreal (though of course, you are what makes it look so gosh darn gorgeous!)

ROR said...

You're also wearing thigh high boots. The awesomeness knows no bounds.

T. said...

That dress is amazing!

Caitlin Wilson said...

I can't believe that dress is handmade! There are just so many things I love about it, and every time I looked at it from a new angle, I found something else so cool about it. What a great find!

Caitlin Wilson
re-mix-her.tumblr.com

Sheila said...

That is an AMAZING dress!

gleeps said...

Wowsa, Jentine! Such utter gorgeousness, styled so perfectly.

Bri said...

Well the dress is magical, pizza cutter reference and all! The bow details on the front and back are lovely.

t said...

Hot boots! Nice dress too!

http://initialed.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I'm glad you are using your Ryerson University education to properly describe the details. "Shiny puffy paint cut into grid pattern with a pizza knife"... sounds like 2nd year?

Anonymous said...

Would love to know where your photo shoots take place. Thoughts on adding a location Tag below the photos?

Anneebanane

Anonymous said...

your dress looks like the one drew barrymore wore....it was vintage....she got great reviews...she wore it to some award thing....they were saying it was awesome and like so not expensive...