Monday, 13 February 2012

Has anyone seen my yurt?

I love this dress so much it deserves its own clothing category, and when I wear it I vibrate, which leads to all kinds of wonderful conversations with interesting people. This look brings to mind several misty images: 1) Isadora Duncan dancing, 2) standing in the wind on a vast grassy plain with an endless blue sky overhead - with straw and shaggy horses somewhere too, 3) Dior (?!).

Details:

  • thrifted non-dress magnificence
  • Miu Miu thrifted boots
  • oversized black T over the non-dress
  • faux fur collar I bought for $1.99 and added really, really long red fabric ties that took FOREVER to turn right-side out again
  • brown wool cape and long-sleeved T under my dress
Of course I'm feeling visible on this Monday, and, thank you again, Patti, for your wonderful forum, Visible Monday, so I can share my happiness in this dress.

Such as drama queen!!

This pose is an homage to all the women (probably safe to say not men) who embroidered this piece.

The wool cape was necessary for toastiness.





18 comments:

  1. Melanie, this look is so gorgeous, and so singular. Yes, Dior, why not? Or some of the 1970's Yves St Laurent feeling too. Very visible indeed - and thanks for linking up to Visible Monday!

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    1. Oh, Patti, thanks for suggesting Yves St. Laurent. I think he's the one I was thinking of. Glad you stopped by.

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  2. Melanie...I love this ensemble and your wonderful backdrop as well... it is my favorite fashion post that I have seen today! Popping in from Visible Monday...I surely will return...love your artistic style!

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  3. What a beatiful non-dress! I really like your idea for fur collar and must remember it.

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    1. Hi Terri. Thanks. The great thing about the collar is you don't have to sew the ties - you can just pin them on.

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  4. Thank you, Tamera, for that compliment. Your backdrops are great too. I wish I could be outdoors.

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  5. Hi Mélanie!

    Gorgeous dress! I adore the dress!
    Happy Valentine to you my friend!
    And that is it! I wondered what you made me think of every time i see your pics
    Isadora of course!

    Take care beautiful Mélanie!

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    1. Oh, thank you, for that lovely comment! Happy Valentine's to you as well. You are looking good over there in snowy Montreal!

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  6. Wonderful dress, I adore those sleeves, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Yes, yes, the sleeves make the dress, don't they? I'm glad you like this!

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  7. What an absolutely stunning garment! The sleeves are truly wonderful, though it looks like it might be very hard to do anything with your hands whilst wearing it. What you have done with the stole is fantastic too. And the boots!
    I would love to see the whole dress, & close-ups of the embroidery, if you get the chance.

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    1. Yes, aren't the sleeves great? They are like heels - I can do anything in them, not always easily, but I feel fabulous. I'll try to post closeup of the needlework in the future...there is amazing work in there. Thanks for your feedback!

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  8. What an amazing piece of clothing, it's stunning, so beautiful with all that delicious embroidery and those fabulous sleeves!
    Thank you for coming over to my blog and commenting. Apologies for the email debacle!

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  9. Dear Pastcaring - Thanks for this wonderful comment! I am always so happy when somebody whose site I admire comes over for a peek.

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  10. Hi Melanie!

    I just discovered you trough my mothers blog this morning, I really like your sense of style and all the amazing art work in the background, I am not over 40 but I love to see styles from ladies of all ages :)

    -Izzy

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    1. Hi Izzy. I'm so happy you dropped by. I have been following you for a little while too (found you through your awesome mother) and was so happy you found your peeps during fashion week! I love your style.

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  11. Oh my goodness is this non-dress an amazing piece. How beautiful! (and I agree with the echos of Isadora Duncan.) I'm always still amazed at what can be found at a thrift store. Now, why anyone would have gotten rid of that dress in the first place is beyond me...

    Thanks for dropping by my blog as well!

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    1. Hi Elly,
      Thanks for dropping in! Thrifting - yeah, you can't beat it for quality (usually) and uniqueness, unless you are a talented seamstress, such as yourself!! Just joined your blog. You are so talented.

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