July 5, 2018

Show Your Stripes










When one is not exactly a fashion model, and so very few of us are after all, posing can be a problem. What is this face? I think of it as the "oh over there?" as if someone has just pointed out an acquaintance of yours across the garden party. You know, the imaginary garden party in this case. Still photography is the extent of my acting ability, ask me to try and memorize some lines and act natural and I fall apart within seconds.

I love this dress, the stripes and creamy ivory color are just so perfectly crisp in the summertime. I recently picked up this ivory leather belt on Etsy, and though it is a bit small on me I was very pleased to see it matched my other ivory accessories perfectly. I have paired this dress with black in the past, but I decided to keep all of my accessories ivory this time. Excepting this gorgeous Japanese wagasa umbrella of course. I have worn this same dress with a red parasol before, but I am gradually replacing the cheap souvenir parasols in my wardrobe with real Japanese wagasa. The craftsmanship in these umbrellas is truly stunning, I hope I can collect one in every color someday! A few shops still make them in Japan, I'd love to buy some in person in Kyoto one day, anyone got a bunch of frequent flyer miles I can have?

I just want to say a quick extra special thank you to any of you who have gone and subscribed to my YouTube channel, as I am about to reach 5,000 subscribers and it means the world to me! I am going to be doing my first Q&A style video soon and I would love if any of you left me questions to answer too. I think the most frequently asked question I get is which sewing patterns I use, which sadly I can never actually answer since I make my own. Not very helpful of me!

My schedule has been a bit confused this week so I feel as though I am behind on everything! In an effort to catch up I better run, have a good weekend everyone ;)

Dress: Made by me
Shoes: Bait Footwear (Modcloth)
Wagasa, Clutch, Jewelry, Belt, & Hat: Vintage
Fishnets: Amazon


12 comments:

  1. I love a good stripe dress, and this one is magnificent! I always admire people, like yourself, who do the work to make a good chevron with meeting stripes too! So wonderful!!!

    And omg, posing. Yes. So many of my friends ask me what my secret is. It's just taking far too many photos than I care to admit! lol

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank you Janey! It is super satisfying to match stripes like this while sewing ;) I take a billion photos too, and out of the hundreds always choose like maybe 10 that I actually like!

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  2. Hey there,
    I love the striped dress - reminds me of the one in Sleepy Hollow at the endlich 😍
    A question for your Q&A - Who is doing your beautiful fashion shootings 😉
    Greetings from Germany,
    Sandy

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I love that Sleepy Hollow dress <3

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  3. Love all the ivory and the umbrella with this! 😍 The traditionally made Japanese umbrellas are wonderful. I brought a couple back home when I moved back to the States and I'm glad I did, but also wishing I had brought a solid red one now too. lol

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I want one in every color, I'll need extra empty suitcases to bring everything back with me if/when I ever visit Japan ;)

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  4. This dress feels daring in its boldness, and yet you wear it with such elegance. It's really beautiful - you have such an eye for what will work! Kx

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  5. That's a gorgeous outfit.

    They make parasols like that in Burma/Myanmar too, from bamboo and handmade paper. I saw them being made near Inle Lake. White ones are for royalty and the Buddha, gold for monks, but the others are for anyone.

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    1. Thank you Mim! I love bamboo umbrellas of all varieties, it would be fun to have some from different places one day as a collection :)

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  6. This look is utterly fabulous! I love the graphic black and white stripes, especially with that gorgeous umbrella held just so behind you. You seriously look like a picture postcard for some lovely place that I would definitely visit.

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