custom blue

the lighting of a great sunset is my favorite for photography. the inevitable haze that glosses over the picture during that moment right before twilight makes things look almost otherworldly. it's impossible for matt and myself to come across such lighting and not take photos. i'm glad i was wearing an outfit i especially liked in order to take full advantage of the situation.

this dress was made for me by and what else is there, an etsy shop run by two talented designers, ami and vivienne. i'm wearing it here both belted and not belted. i love it both ways and am happy it has the versatility to be belted because that opens up a ton of styling possibilities. a huge thank you to ami and vivienne for the dress. i love it and am so excited to have something custom tailored to my measurements.  


if you've read my blog or follow me on facebook and/or twitter, you know that i'm all about lesser known designers. i love my prada, my dior, my chanel... but these are all houses started ages ago whose founders have long since died. new talent breathes life into fashion. and i almost love it more when i'm wearing something gorgeous by a designer most people have never heard of and i get asked what i'm wearing. introducing people to brand new designers, especially as a blogger, is the absolute best. so be sure to check out ami and vivienne's shop, as well as their blog here.

wearing: ray ban 3 in 1 lenses RB3460 56 courtesy of sunglass hut . blue shift cocktail dress courtesy of 'and what else is there' . gold cuff . cambridge satchel company for asos in yellow . jones bootmaker boots . belt by tod’s . wishbone necklace courtesy of baublebar

14 comments:

  1. I adore your outfit! And the photography is so beautiful.

    kiss kiss, colette

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  2. Just discovered your blog, love the photography. I really like the navy dress yellow satchel combo. We just did a post on Cambridge Satchel Co. a few days ago...obsessed with those bags!

    <3 Blonde Vivant

    www.blondevivant.com

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  3. Love the dress!

    XO Charlotte
    www.thefashionguitar.com

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  4. The lighting is really lovely... just like you!

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  5. Anonymous26.10.11

    Obsessed! This is gorgeous. I love your photos and your style. xo

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  6. That satchel rocks! I have one in red and love it soooo much - I want more, heh.
    And I have to agree with sunset being the best time for photos!

    x

    A.

    http://theiconic.com.au

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  7. Ugh that dress is STUNNING!!

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  8. Oh, and so are you babe! Love your work as always!!

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  9. That dress is gorgeous. you look xfab!!

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  10. Too many things to like here: one the lighting is brilliant or rather perfectly soft and diffused. two: the dress is gorge and you in it. how wonderful to have a bespoked piece made just for you! three: lovin' the shade of blue AND four: blue with yellow is incredible is sort of an unsung hero of mine. All of this adds up to LOVELY!
    the Citizen Rosebud

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  11. Great photos, the sunlight is perfect on that dress.

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  12. The bag is amazing: I want it!!!!

    Nene (A princess in the making)

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  13. thanks everyone! very glad you love this look. it's among one of my favorites. =)

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  14. Love the dress. Belt or no belt it looks just gorgeous.

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