July 30, 2014

Fawkes the Pheonix

Has it occurred to anyone else that Fawkes, Dumbledore's pet phoenix from Harry Potter, was probably named after Guy Fawkes? Like get it? Bonfire night/phoenix explosion/fire rebirth? I just realized this! By the way, yes this is going to be one nerdy outfit post folks so prepare yourselves!

The weekend before last, my mom and I attended the symphony to hear The Music of Harry Potter! This probably isn't a surprise, but I am a huge Potter fan so I was very excited to hear the music from the films played live. Just like the books, the music from the films is very important to me. I grew up with Harry, the books and the films being consistently released as I grew up. Which is why when I saw the Colorado symphony was going to be playing the music, I just had to go!

I decided to wear one of the 1920's dresses I made this spring. This one is the least authentic looking of the bunch due to the crazy colorful feather print fabric. I love this dress, the fabric is just super awesome and I get tons of compliments every time I wear it! People are not really used to 20's shaped dresses, and most dresses today are either short or maxi length, whereas this dress is in between. I love a good hankerchief hem! This dress features a riot of colors from bright magenta to soft sage green and every color in between. I usually like jewel tones or black, so this dress is one of the more brightly colored items in my closet for sure.

Dress, Necklace and Earrings: Made by me
Bracelets: Vintage
Shoes: Nine West
Hair Comb: Ebay (Titanic replica comb)

We shot some pictures by the colorful graffiti but then spotted this awesome building on our way to lunch and stopped to take a few photos. I love when Victorian/early 20th century paint/advertisements are left on old buildings.

There is still one more chiffon 20's dress I made this spring that hasn't made it to the blog yet, one day perhaps. I have been rather busy this week but I will talk to you guys soon!


  1. That concert sounds great, and something I would really enjoy too. Lovely dress, and even though the print might not be authentic, it is a stylish look. Love the hair comb too!

    1. Thanks Tanith! It really is a fun outfit to wear with all those colors!


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