Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Who Was That Mysterious Moustached Woman?




I like to wear my old prom dress when I want to feel good. When I put this thing on, it makes me feel fun, flirty, and girly and love it! It didn't look anything like that back when I first bought it. It was this floor length tulle mess, which the tulle was completely destroyed, as was the slip underneath, so of course as with all things ugly; I took it home with me. Lolol. I upcycled it by taking what was left of the glittery gold polkadot overlay and added it to the bust, shortened the slip underneath to a tea length, and then made a brand new tulle skirt for it, which is also a removeable tutu.

Originally, back in 2008, I wanted something different than the rest of the girls in my class would be wearing. I'd really, really, really wanted a Betsey Johnson, but they were too expensive, and I couldn't find a vintage 40s/50s style prom dress in my size, so I tried to DIY my own BJ SS08 Prom wear. I guess I got it right too, because all the girls in my class kept asking me if it was a Betsey. Granted, I'm not wearing the gold ribbon and flower cumberbun in these shots (so its not really the dress in entirety), but I still love it. In case you never had the chance to see, here are just a few photos from Betsey Johnson's Spring/Summer 08 Ready-to-wear collection, the inspiration behind my old prom dress:








(c. VOGUE.COM)

Yesterday I also took a tip from Proenza Schuller, and paired my dress with a sleek black sweater and some black thigh high stockings. Today, I anxiously await the arrival of the newest addition to my family (my wardrobe, really lol). It should be here today, I HOPE its here to day, but you can bet your sweet bippies that I'll be posting when it does! <3

xoxo coco

13 comments:

  1. you look so cutein your old prom dress!

    +i love your blog!

    Nici from www.set-joy.blogspot.com

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  2. Girly you are stunning!! look at those legs! and im loving the colour of the dress on you - such a classic shape too.
    great blog!
    loving the posts
    stop by some time xx
    take a peek at my giveaway while you're at it!

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  3. wow, what a great job you did!!! it is lovely!!!!

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  4. I love your prom dress. How pretty! :) I wish I could still fit into my old prom dress. Lol. Maybe one day...

    I also love these dresses from the Betsey Johnson collection. I always thought those would make perfect prom dresses. :P

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  5. your style is amazing. i just flipper through your blog and i'm in awe. i cant wait to see what else u have coming. i'm following u know.
    xoxo
    mina

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  6. Are you in the picture? you look fabulous!

    http://verychiclist.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love the dress and thanks for the comment! Stay in touch fashion by stranger

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  8. who are the necklace with the moustaches from?

    I love it :)

    http://verychiclist.blogspot.com

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  9. So many cute dresses!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the dress! And the the whole outfit! :-)

    xx

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