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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Playing With Drape

Jonathon Saunders Resort 2009 caught my eye. A lot of the looks reminded me of updated fairytale princesses for some reason (which is a look I'm currently really into), but mostly I was intrigued by some of the layered and draped hemlines I saw.drape, hem, runway, resort, 2008, jonathon saunders, style, fashion, color, daily, outfit, theclotheshorse, the clothes horse, personal drape, hem, runway, resort, 2008, jonathon saunders, style, fashion, color, daily, outfit, theclotheshorse, the clothes horse, personal
With a few safety pins I decided to attempt such a hemline for myself. I like the results, once again my trusty Forever 21 jersey dress was a malleable as I could desire.drape, hem, runway, resort, 2008, jonathon saunders, style, fashion, color, daily, outfit, theclotheshorse, the clothes horse, personaldrape, hem, runway, resort, 2008, jonathon saunders, style, fashion, color, daily, outfit, theclotheshorse, the clothes horse, personaldrape, hem, runway, resort, 2008, jonathon saunders, style, fashion, color, daily, outfit, theclotheshorse, the clothes horse, personaldrape, hem, runway, resort, 2008, jonathon saunders, style, fashion, color, daily, outfit, theclotheshorse, the clothes horse, personal
Outfit details: dress- Forever 21, shoes- Saltwater Sandals, belt- secondhand

68 comments:

Shen-Shen said...

This is amazing! It reminds me of those gorgeous wedding dresses... Except toned down a bit! The colors you're wearing are, incidentally, my high school colors, haha, so I love it even more!

-saves pic- :P

savvy mode said...

I have noticed lots of layering recently. I am layering white thin jersey cami with spaghetti strap dresses in bright color and bold print with necklaces of various length.

Pamcasso said...

so clever, and it worked beautifully!

Nemerae said...

Thanks! Wow, I prefer your dress, it's amazing!!! love it *.* and with that skirt it's perfect :)
Byee
xxx

LCL said...

that looks really nice
I'll have to try the safety-pinned hemline myself

annah said...

wow, love this!! great colour combination!
it reminds me of the michelle lowe holder's (http://www.lowe-holder.com/) a/w collection. yum,


and, yay for bird tattoos! i have one on my wrist (:

Anne-Solange said...

Hey ! This is great ! Very beautiful idea and I do like these green tones

selinaoolala said...

i never check resort so thanks for highlighting this! i really like the idea, and especially the hot colours they've used

Miss White said...

You've done an amazing job with those safety pins, it looks gorgeous!

Lady Smaggle said...

Love, love, love your tattoos. And the drapy layering is inspired.

WendyB said...

I like his use of color.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Quite nice!
But did it stay properly? Sometimes before I've tried similar stuff but the draping never stayed good looking for long...

She's Dressing Up said...

I love how your efforts turned out, and the colours you've paired in the outfit

Ragamala said...

you look like a forest nymph. A very stylin' forest nymph.

ambika said...

Very cool (and so simple!) DIY. The two colors are fantastic together. & of course your tattoos are lovely.

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Jenna. said...

Very nice! I think your dress looks even better!

MHBass said...

once again, you have given me inspiration!

annabananna said...

such a great idea, and not difficult to do. yet it makes such a difference. lovely. i especially love green and yellow together.

Dang said...

It looks very lovely and soft. I like this a lot!

enc said...

I like your interpretation with the contrasting colors. Yellow and green are wonderful in summer.

Rk, Style Blogger said...

you look like some forest sprite or something, idk. xD The layered hemline is such a good idea. You are so fashionable, you make me feel bad about my own style lol. I think I make have to try this hemline thing out myself since you make it look so cool. :)

Anonymous said...

awesome job! as one poster above said, it does look very soft. i'm impressed, and jealous of the most perfect dress ever.

-chelsea

Secretista said...

I'm green with envy. ;]

Melissa said...

I love the back of the dress and the colors. The draping is so effortless, but adds a lot to the outfit!

The Collector said...

You've done a good job. The front looks gorgeous.
This is one look I have found boys do not understand. I have a gorgeous skirt from a few years back (I guess I'll post about it soon now that I have mentioned it) and each time I wear it I get teased that I'm wearing the kitchen curtains! haha.

Nay'Chelle said...

The draping from Saunders collection is amazing. I really like your recreation.

Debbie Shiamay said...

U look positively beautiful :) Love how u find ur inspirations.

Ash1314 said...

I love this idea..!! I think I will try this out myself :)

Paris Tarts said...

I love your blog!!! Wow.......the photography is insane :)

Tart

ill informed said...

oh my gosh excellent job

Fashion Tidbits said...

quite nifty

Nadine said...

What a great idea to wear the dress like that :).

pretty face said...

I prefer resort photos to runway photos. They transition to real life better. But I prefer your photos the best! (does that even make sense)

Dapper Kid said...

Love the dress, defo a good look! I'm curious to see how different it would look if you pinned it from below the waist, so the bottom was loose.

El Bolsillo de Celia said...

Lovely clothes!

Sarah said...

I really really love that outfit!

Luna said...

Amazing! I love your blog:)

Trade links?

coco said...

I really like Jonathon Saunders at the moment. He is on a roll!

Ranna said...

That's a brilliant idea!
You're a genius.

yiqin; said...

I really like your tattoos..they are so awesome! I love how you pinned it to get that effect. Green & yellow goes so good together! I have no guts to pin my clothes or put a brooch. I am really scared of all those holes I'll get! =/

iñaki said...

When I read about the safety pins at the top i was scared, but it actually looks cool!! good job.

xx

susie_bubble said...

Very clever draping....

saray said...

great job.. very creative!

Mimi said...

I've to say it again and again:I love your tattoos.The bright dress is very cute.It reminds me again to kind of candy :D

The Waves said...

What a lovely idea! The dress looks wonderful. Love your tattoos as well! P.s. I have linked you, I hope you don't mind!

anna said...

The dress fits in really well with the woodsy setting. And also, I love how a lot of the dresses you wear show off your tatoos. They're beautiful!

Just wondering, what kind of camera do you have?

Sam said...

great job with the draping!
it looks spectacular.

AsianCajuns said...

Amazing safety pinning skills! I actually like your version the best!

N/OutofFashion said...

Gorgeous, as ever!

Zepequeña said...

The photos are lovely!!!

Zepequeña.

Miss Woo said...

You colour combo also reminds me of Robin Hood :) Very whimiscal and romantic.

steelcloset said...

That belt is definitely ON. And all of a sudden, the "finding the narrowest part of your torso" advice is evident in your outfit. Great from, young lass!

Sugar Pop said...

ooh, it looks great!!! il ike how it still works with different materials.

once again, the tatoos look great...i realize they will not go away, but i feel obligated to tell you how cool they are every time i see them. tee hee.

fashion herald said...

love your interpretation and the colors are a great combination. what a great way to liven up a dress in your closet.

Fashion-Obsessed! said...

Hey, wow love the look, the interpretation is great. Your style is so unique, Oh and good luck on the shopping ban :)
Bye
xx

Ca said...

Pure perfection!

Katia said...

Oh cute!
It also reminds me of like curtains, you know? On the side of windows, I love themm and it looks so nice as a dress!
Very cute, and I also really like the colours you used together =]

fash said...

clever girl, you pulled it off beautifully.
i have a favourite dress to do this too as well, but it's less soft so it puffs out angularly, a bit vivienne westwood.
your take is much more romantic, i must try!

fashionista said...

omg i love your outfit and your tattoos..so beautiful!!

emerald cloche said...

Oh, I really love this!
The setting is perfect too, it really has that fairytale ambiance.

Penny said...

I love the way the back of the dress frames your tattoos, and the earthy colour combination of the green an mustard

CULTURE CREATORS said...

love it!




xCC

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about asking this for quite some time. Aren't you afraid or worried about having your tattoo design being used/copied by someone else? Since it is posted online many people may go ahead and take the design you drew and having it tattooed on themselves. And if that did happen would you be upseat, indifferent or flattered?

The Clothes Horse said...

^Anonymous, interesting questions! I guess I just don't consider my blog that popular or myself that inspiring that I think someone would want to copy my tattoo. Ultimately if it did happen I think I would be a bit bothered and flattered. In the end, it wouldn't bug me that much though because I chose the significance, I designed it, drew it and it's my creation--whatever anyone else does is just a copy. I have the original. It would be very strange to see it in person on someone else though!

ohsarah said...

i love dresses like these, but i haven't found one cheap enough to buy...and there's no way i could pin it up myself. hahaha. i love the green color of your dress! gotta love trusty ol' f21.

xx,
sarah

yoncto said...

holy crapoli, i LOVE your tattoos. nice outfit, too!

K said...

i love your tattoos, & you've inspired me to get my second one in the same spot. not stealing your design. but i love where they're placed.

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