Photography by the amazing Matthew Barlow: thanks for such a creative and fun shoot! Check out his work here- you know you want to!
Also special shout out to my friend Amber Wooley for helping out with the lighting- lord knows how pale I would have looked without that fancy reflector thing!
Dress: Ice (Similar)
Sunnies: Mink Pink (Similar)
Necklace: Lovisa (Similar)
Belt: Vintage (Similar)
Clutch: Anna Sui (Similar)
Clogs: Big W (Similar)
There's nothing better then a garment that has a story behind it and the tale behind this pretty, chalky dress is certainly not reflective of the modern fairy-tale vibes that come from this shoot (however, it would be cool if I did find it at the end of a rainbow).
I was munching on a good old falafel kebab on my lunch break and being the clumsy oath I am, I managed to drop it all down my suede Topshop shorts. The whole 'stitch in time saves nine' mantra playing on repeat in my head, I scrubbed it down with some soap and water in the loos. Low and behold it didn't dry, and, well, I didn't want to return to work looking like I'd had some sort of accident. I ran into ice and bought a maxi skirt and it was three for ten dollars (what?) so I ended up buying this dress and a cobalt blue number for a few pretty pennies. It's safe to say the shop assistant did look at me like the crazy lady who had wet herself in a shopping centre. Guess I won't go in there for a while...
I combined this duck-egg dress with a vintage chain belt and floral Anna Sui bag to add to the vintage-dolls house vibe. It just shows, vintage items are not the only items that have stories behind them....
What is the weirdest way you've acquired a garment?