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Friday, November 9, 2012

Audible Sofas Sepulchrally Hoarse

I don't wear this dress nearly enough, but it's still the most prized piece in my small collection of clothing items that remind me of old sofas. I don't know how someone could be insulted to be informed that their dress resembles an old couch when I love the look of vintage upholstery and the lines of ancient sofas. It is funny the charm we find in certain things--the way we'll snub newer paperbacks for older books with musty odors and worn pages, or how we'll collect Polaroid cameras and old Leicas finding value in the flawed and grainy images they produce; added worth in sunflares. I don't want to categorize it as a nostalgia for a period of time I never lived through, especially since I have no wish to return to the lifestyle or values that would have been forced upon me as a woman in past eras, but rather an admiration for certain lines and colors and patterns that should be permitted to enjoyed anchronismically. I wouldn't trade my modern computer for anything, but I can't deny an appreciation for vintage typewriters...

Outfit details:
Rodarte x Opening Ceremony dress

18 comments:

Kitsune-kun said...

cool spot! something about it reminds me of The Magician's Nephew.

Joanna Haughton said...

I agree. Comparing my clothing to old, vintage upholstery would be a great compliment, and not an insult.

Sincerely,
Joanna
www.ModaMamaBlog.com

caeruleaflagrantia said...

You are so right! I have an 'upholstery dress' myself (gold stitching on thick black fabric) and I've never felt chiquer than when I was wearing it ^^

MintJulep said...

Even though I do not like the cut of the dress, I adore the fabric, and I would be the happiest woman ever if I had a skirt suit in that fabric. And a waistcoat as well.
http://fashionfauxpas-mintjulep.blogspot.com

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

Love your location for this post! It's fitting~

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Micaela // Drifter and the Gypsy said...

I LOVE the dress! It is the perfect upholstery print :) Very wintery and it looks so warm!

XO

Angela said...
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niki said...

oooh! i love that dress!
~niki <3
http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

daria said...

I feel the same way about past centuries, and this dress is indeed a stunner! I personally have a brocade blazer, very couch like, and I rarely wear it, despite the love.

Mani said...

Wow, I love the pattern and colours of that dress! It complements your hair colour so well

Kayla said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...you write so eloquently. I feel the same way about times gone by. I love this outfit so much. I need to wear blouses under my dresses more often. That dress is just divine! Thanks for sharing!

sophie said...

great blog. :)
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Maria Regina P. said...

what a wonderful dress! you look so beautiful and you really have a nice blog and awesome photos here!

Love, Maria
Love, Maria
www.imavintagebee.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Absolutely ADORE this outfit. And what an amazing photography spot!

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Anja said...

that's one fabulous dress!

bestie said...

perfect backdrop for your outfit! so in love with this set. (:

i know what you mean; occasionally someone would point that out about my outfit and i would think, "am i supposed to be insulted by that?". i never did care much whether i looked like i brought the sofa or table or bedspread out of the house. pretty is pretty, no?

Zophie Robinson said...

That dress is amazing ! Such a beautiful dress *sigh*

Jamie Rose said...

I always love when you wear this dress. You always style it so perfectly. I love the old tapestry print and the colors are so rich and gorgeous.

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