We haven’t had a fashion Friday post around here in awhile and several of you asked about the lace dress I was wearing in my post yesterday on our DIY Wine Rack. Lace is hot right now and you will be seeing a lot of it this fall! So where did I get the dress? Well, let’s just declare this week, “Kathleen from Grosgrain is Awesome” week, shall we? In addition to being a talented crafter, Kathleen is best known for her fashion/dress designs and mad seamstress skills. She has made TONS of dresses and sweater refashions over the years and was even chosen as an honorary designer for a Shabby Apple dress. When she offered (okay I might have asked) to make me a dress, I was ecstatic! I got busy pinning some dress ideas that I liked and this one below caught both our attention. It is a dress by Zara released in 2011 and is the perfect amount of hippie-vintage-chic.
And here is Kathleen’s interpretation of the dress! Granted it might look better on a six-foot, 20 year old, French model but this (almost) 38 year old, 5’5″ American girl will have to do for now.
It was so much fun to pretend to be a model for a day. And kind of weird. Kathleen models her clothing creations, or “frocks” as she calls them, all the time and looks great and natural doing so. I kept asking her, “What do I do? Do I smile? Do I look at the camera? Do I look away? Where do I put my hands?” I felt like a total dork.
Kathleen’s man took some of these photos with my camera and we used a collapsible light disc for many of them. I am so buying a light disc! They aren’t expensive on Amazon and make such a difference in your ability to capture light. I can’t wait to try one out on my interior shots. So yes, I look a little freaky in the photo below, but I loved the contrast of the lace against the inside of the barn.
Kathleen did an awesome job of recreating the dress I wanted. I paired it with some knee-high Elle leather boots and a leather belt from Kohls.
The dress ended up being a little short on me, so in the fall I will wear it with some skinny jeans or leggings.
This is my woodland fairy picture. Do I look a bit scared here? I am. I’m waiting for a huge spider to come up from that dark hole behind me and attack!
The picture below was edited in Lightroom by Donna from Funky Junk :). I had posted it on my personal facebook page and she grabbed hold of it and did some Lightroom voodoo which made me look about ten times better than I really do. That’s what good friends are for, right?
I think all lace dresses look better when paired with weathered wood!
Thanks for amusing me today as I pretend to be a model. This pic below was taken by Kathleen with my camera (Nikon D5100) using my 50mm lens and the light disc. It didn’t really need much editing. The light disc smooths out your lines and wrinkles and makes you look ten years younger. I think someone needs to walk around shining one on all of us all the time!
For more fantastic Grosgrain “frocks” be sure to hop on over and visit Kathleen! Thank you dear friend for making me such a beautiful gift!!