Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Girl in a Blue Dress







I can't tell you how much I love this dress. When I found it 8 years ago, it was one of those "love me now"  moments that visually took me to a scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's and even The Sound of Music. Does clothes do that to you?

I've always been fascinated with vintage pieces, especially ones that have a story. And though I don't know the history behind this one, I found it intriguing and very soulful. Perhaps it was the bold pattern or the hidden blue tulle underneath the skirt. Better yet, the subtle, yet sexy open back with an unassuming but lovely blow.

On an excruciatingly hot day, a friend I went out for cupcakes in cutesy town square, where I frolicked among the flowers and played in the old stationary train.

It was a perfect day for a perfect dress -- that needs alterations on the shoulders! If only I would have known the straps were falling off.... I'd say the back shot was pretty inviting!


Thrifted dress; LAMB shoes; Moschino sunglasses; C.B. Herrera earrings; vintage lucite and cinnabar cuffs; Anne Klein watch; vintage and Banana Republic rings; Swarovski hair pin; vintage clutch. 


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Makeup by Michele Reidel. Photography by Will Willis.

19 comments:

Sweet Tooth Desserts said...

This dress is so pretty!! I love your choice of accessories and the shoes are fab!!!

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Voguersita said...

Absolutely beautiful! You have such a knack for finding gems and making themm current. STUNNING I say. I love all of your jewelry too. And your make up is just perfect for the dress and shoot. You've outdone yourself!!! xxxx

Agneta said...

Mama Mia, I just love your style & approach, so so lovely!

Agneta

One Girl's Wanderlust / Moda de la Mode said...

That dress looks perfect on you, it was obviously made for you!! It is a shame that you don't know the history behind the dress. I have just got an internship with a company called Maggie Semple Ltd and they specialise in just this. If you have a treasured garment and want to know about it's past you can contact them and they can find out for you. It is amazing what they can do. If you are interested just drop me a comment on my blog and I can put you in touch.

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Lisa Quinones Fontanez said...

LOVE the dress! Your post reminded me of a book I read over the summer - A Vintage Affair.

Justice Fergie said...

just gorgeous!!

Patty @ A Day in My NYC said...

What a gorgeous dress! You look absolutely stunning! Love the accessories as well! :)

Mercedes @BeChicMag said...

Bren, I love everything about this post. Your dress, your hair, the accessories and makeup! Did you do the makeup yourself?

Liz said...

I love your fashion sense! I need to have a shopping session with you... lol. YOUR MAKE-UP IS AAAAMMMMAAAAAZZZIIINNNNNNGGGGG! <3 it!

Leslie said...

That is a beautiful dress! And you look stunning! :)

And to answer your question, YES!!! Certain pieces of clothing evoke certain feelings, thoughts and memories. I think you captured all of them in these photos. :)

hunt4anarnia said...

So refreshing! I love all of the pics, maybe I should have been on site to help out with that alteration of the shoulders but that fashion faux-pa turned out to be a hit!


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Laurita said...

WOW you look very classy and-- need I say it? Very CHIC indeed. The photos look fabulous! You do look very vintage and classic. ;)

www.JusticeJonesie.com said...

Very cute dress and perfect for cupcakes!

Sujeiry, 1st Lady of Love said...

You shared this yesterday and loved it just as much today! Beautiful color, sexy back and adore your accessories, especially the red straps on the watch. And the off the shoulder works though it was by accident!

rachel said...

Love the whole look. The hair pin is really pretty. I've been looking for a nice one for my hair.

Yvonne Condes said...

I love that dress so much!! When I saw the first picture, I thought I must go out and get it (we live in different cities and all). What a great find!

Eliana Tardio said...

wow! amazing! beautiful dress, gorgeous style! I love it!

hautepinkpretty said...

girl you look AMAZING!! Love the look and your gorgeous accessories <3

Bren Herrera said...

Thanks fabulous ladies! Was lots of fun shooting though it was over 100F that day! Sigh. When I get the shoulders taken in, I'll do a completely different shoot! A whole new look! ;) Glad you all love the dress and accessories!

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