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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Space Between The Threads

the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, film noir, black dress, lace dress, black floppy hat, pierre hardy for gap wedges, house of harlow
I love spending time on the beach; even when the weather is grey and windy especially since that type of weather usually means that I will have the beach to myself. If all my posts haven't made it clear yet: I'm quite a loner and enjoy wandering around empty places (in truth most people make me nervous). With a book in hand and my mother's dog in tow, I don't really need anything else to pass an enjoyable afternoon...
While I have gotten more comfortable wearing all black than I used to be, those types of ensembles still make me feel more like a character in a film than anything else; when I add a floppy hat and an oversize ring things really start to get dramatic. I wasn't actually expecting this House of Harlow ring to be so large, but I can't say I really mind the size...perhaps it isn't an "every day" ring (since it gets in the way!), but it's very fun to wear. I'm rather tempted to write "pow!" on the leather burst as it reminds me so much of old comic strips. The outfit actually started with my new dress; the lace is so soft to the skin and the saucy back definitely sets it apart from other black lace dresses.
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, film noir, black dress, lace dress, black floppy hat, pierre hardy for gap wedges, house of harlow
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, film noir, black dress, lace dress, black floppy hat, pierre hardy for gap wedges, house of harlow
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, film noir, black dress, lace dress, black floppy hat, pierre hardy for gap wedges, house of harlow
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, film noir, black dress, lace dress, black floppy hat, pierre hardy for gap wedges, house of harlow
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, film noir, black dress, lace dress, black floppy hat, pierre hardy for gap wedges, house of harlow

Outfit details:
secondhand black hat
gifted Pierre Hardy for Gap wedges
*all pictures by me

72 comments:

Shy, Chesterfield said...

that first picture is so dramatic! I love the all black to!

Shy

Sian said...

Wow! These pictures, and that dress, are absolutely stunning! I especially love the photo of you jumping in the background all blurred, such an amazing effect =)

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Penny Dreadful said...

The black hat with lacy dress is fab - I'm so glad big floppy hats are back in style!

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Jess ♡ said...

These are absolutely stunning photos! That lace and floppy wide-brimmed hat are absolute perfection. Amazing shots <3

Airam said...

G O R G E O U S!

fawn said...

Glamorous outfit. I like how it shows off your hair.

Mae Lu said...

Such gothic, poetic and dramatic ensemble for an empty, windswept beach.

I got that feeling that you are kind of a loner. I feel at home in a crowd of people, but if I had my way, I'd just be with one friend, enjoying quiet time in intriguing settings.

I love the hat especially. I do.

XX.
Mae Lu, thereafterish.

Meg! said...

This is one of my favorites so far. These photos are so atmospheric and fittingly decadent. Those shoes! The ring! And the photo of you jumping in the background is so great. Really liking this post.

Wendygital said...

Wow! Awesome pics, Rebecca!
The atmosphere and the feel to it is so peaceful but fun at the same time!
You sure DO look like a character from a movie... :-)
The ring looks so nice and goes pretty well with the whole look.
And the hat... Absolutely gorgeous!

Caroline said...

wow these photos are stunning! Absolutely gorgeous ...

Michal said...

Awesome pictures and I agree, very dramatic. I love the first one.

Celeste said...

You're so right- these photos are amazing. Great job!

Fatiha Faulzi said...

OH MY GOSH! You look STUNNING in these photos. The first one esp.. You look like you've just stepped out of an editorial.

xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

Charmalade said...

This outfit and photos definitely make me think that there should be sad Italian music playing as the filter fades to a soft black and white.

I mean, what?

What I MEAN to say is that I LOVE the dark drama in this outfit-- the dress (and hat!) are killer!

Toast with Charmalade

Melis said...

beautiful! can i ask how you took these pictures? do you have a tripod? i love your hair! visit my blog please~

Mandyy said...

love the pictures ! :) you look beautiful ! kiss <3

lacee swan said...

LOVE the hat and the lace!......and BEACH!!

Elissa said...

Wow, these photos are the height of gogeousness!!! I absolutely love this outfit as well. You do black wonderfully.

Elissa said...

Sorry for this weird comment but I'd like to know.... you have similar proportions to mine, and I'm wondering what kind of... support you use with these backless dresses. I've totally opted out of the whole backless thing cuz I'm not really willing to do without a bra. Ya dig? Your thoughts are appreciated!

Melis said...

also, what size did you get in the dress and what size bust/waist are you (if you don't mind me asking?) i'm not sure what size i would need. i'm 34c/26

Beatrice said...

Love the photos!!

PinkBow said...

gorgeous outfit & fantastic photos - how many did it take to get the jumping pic as perfect as it is?

Jay said...

love this!! SO cute :)

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Nicole (Nikki) Miller said...

I love the first picture- it's beautiful!! Your hair and hat are to die for.

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little pipedream said...

the first picture is SO beautiful! i love it! and your dress is perfect! <3

Pixie in Pumps said...

these pictures are so beautiful! And i love that ring, i have the neckalce and I can't get enough of it!

Eli said...

what a great little photoshoot, I saw you posted it on twitter and am just getting around to looking at it now. So beautiful!

Matilda said...

In this outfit you make me think of Florence and the Machine! :-)

jasmine said...

how romantic and beautiful, that entire scene and outfit makes me think of those crumbling, sepia photographs of my glamorous great-grandma in her 20s.. which is a good thing.

Dance To The Door said...

Love the whole outfit..the picture of you jumping in the background with the shoes and hat in focus is really neat looking.

Dainty Librarian Vintage said...

Gorgeous outfit. So classy.

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Melis said...

thanks for responding! yeah, i'm 5'5", you're so tiny! :)

lisa said...

I love the drama of the first photo. You look like an eccentric socialite enjoying the beach with her champagne-carrying butler just out of view. :)

Nana said...

omg
these photos are simply amazinh
love them all
<3
genius outfit and genius background

ziboo said...

I love this outfit, it's so graphic !

reckless daughter said...

these are gorgeous. I love the mix of the black clothing and the moody beach. great shots.

vogueish said...

1stly its amazing that you take your own photos..you know..its terrific....
and i love your dress...its such an unusual take on the beach..black outfit..but its soo beautifull...love the hat thing going on...its...tres magnifique!!!!

Erin Cathleen said...

Very mood! You've created a nice juxtaposition here.

Brittany said...

The second shot is my favorite! And that dress is really,really romantic, although some people wouldn't call a black lace dress romantic. I thought it HAD to be vintage at first!

Anna said...

Ahhh I love these pictures. The dress definitely give a movie star vibe...you look so, I hate to use the word, but FABULOUS.

Anonymous said...

So I was listening to Alexi Murdoch's "The Ragged Sea" when I first read this post. Perfect.

Trishna said...

I love this photos, reminds me why I am so drawn in partcular to your outfit photos, because they tell a story.

I can't imagine how long it must have taken you to perfect the second shot without a remote and just the self timer, or was it an accident???

Love from Toronto, Canada

Anonymous said...

Really really pretty! I love it, and I LOVE the hat.

I also second Elissa's question re: support. I can't bring myself to wear anything you can't get a bra under and I'm not even that well endowed...I just want them to stay put.

Mimi and Gigi said...

I can't explain how much I love this outfit. Everything is perfect, especially the dress!

Violet said...

you are gorgeous i love these photos and you hair looks great

XX
Vi from Cali

Beautifully Pure said...

What a pretty outfit! It looks great on you! I love black - it's my favorite color for clothes. :)

And yes, the beach is awesome. I used to go with my friend Christina. I would get all dressed up and she would take pictures of me. It was lots of fun - till she moved away to college, that is. :(

Thanks for sharing your pictures!

~ Katie

Kate said...

So I've been reading your blog for months now, but just had a moment when I discovered you are one of my very favorites. Your outfits lately have been amazing, and I adore your photos... you're so creative & dramatic, but still relate-able & sweet. Just thought I should let you know of my little "I adore this girl!" moment.

JBalloon said...

Aww! Your pictures are so good! I love it!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

that first picture is absolutely stunning. you continually impress and inspire me, rebecca.

Vickie said...

This is by far one of the most stunningly beautiful posts you've ever created! I'm so impressed... You just may be my hero, Rebecca!

xx

Vickie
www.adventuresinfashion.ca

Sarah Dee said...

You look so stunning!!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Heather Lynn said...

so pretty lady =)

poet said...

Love the dress, and the hat!

Cheers,
poet

Lucy in the Sky said...

pretty! i'd love to shoot some pictures at the beach but I'm so paranoid about sand getting into my camera... I love the depth of field in that jumping photo.

Rosa said...

Love it! Beautifuly gothic and victorian almost. Im amazed you can brave it without tights wherever you are! xxx

xiang yun said...

Absolutely love the second picture! You're such a good photographer. I can't imagine doing so with a tripod and self-timer all by myself. =D

Karen said...

Love all the black - it looks so fall!!


Cheers,
Karen

http://rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com/

Outofseasonface said...

These photos are absolutely gorgeous, and capture everything about your outfit just greatly! You do such a beautiful job with self portraits!

Wangari M. said...

Just woow!

cubiclechicblog.com said...

I love the drama of this post! Makes me think of From Here to Eternity... movie glamour on the beach!

- Meredith

Little Woman said...

AMAZING photos. Love them all. :D

iris loves fashion said...

-wow, I don't know what pic I love the most. :-)
xx

Caroline said...

These pictures are so fun! I love the one of the closeup of your shoes with you jumping in the background. What a lovely setting.

VintageGoa said...

Breathtaking!
xoxo

MarieBayArea said...

you look gorgeous in all black. i love this post and can totally relate to enjoying one's own company. nothing more perfect than some good books, magazines, and my furry babies to make me feel the most at home and wonderful. you are such a dreamy inspiration dollface.

libys11 said...

omg!!! this has to be my favorite look of yours!!!! you look so elegant, gorgeous and amazing in this black ensemble!! the hat, the lace, the dress.. everything is just spectacular! :d

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Sophia said...

beautiful photos! i love how you're wearing all black next to the ocean. very dramatic, very moody but romantic all at the same time.

xo.

Disney said...

Wow. Seriously the most beautiful photographs ever.

hellolyndsey said...

OMG this has to be my favorite outfit by you!! (wait, I always say that :S)
haahah
you still look absolutely GOREGEOUS love!!! like this is sooooo beautiful. i love your hair and the scenery and everything! it just puts me in complete awe.

xo
lyndsey of hellolyndseyyy

stylishyear said...

This is by far the best blog photo spread I have ever seen!

ladypemberley said...

i just looked through these pictures again and these photos are superb.. each one is a classic by itself. fantastic.

Georgie said...

I adore this look! it´s so chic and looks so good! :) I need to get a dress like this and a big black hat :)
Georgie from jump and twirl

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