11 July 2011

Satin Flowers & Burlap Bows

Lush.


Well, these neutrals certainly are not boring...I saw this lovely and oh~so~feminine dress at a shop called Fuss in Watercolour, FL recently and it reminded me of the fabulous costumes designed by Alexander McQueen which I viewed at MOMA last month.


The swirls of satin flowers ~ daisies ~ in mocha and white are so delicate and at the same time bold and whimsical.


I just could not get enough of the details of this frock.  The way the light shimmers on the silk and satin, the striking criss~cross of the black ribboned bands at the waistband...


...the plunging neckline, and full skirt evocative of fashion in past eras.


It is simple sophistication.


Love it!


And it might even look proper with this vintage rhinestone embellished satin and straw cloche {which I found at Kudzu Antiques in Atlanta the other day}...


...at a party on a porch decorated with French terra cotta pots filled with mossy ivy and tied with floppy burlap bows...


...rustic wrought iron trellises and tables...


...white washed urns and jugs filled with hydrangeas...



...and a sweet angel girl kissing a bird to top it all off.


{By the way, I did not walk out of the store with the dress ~ the price tag was over the top ~ although I may design and sew one for myself...if I can find the fabric.  Now I begin the hunt and get my sewing machine oiled!}

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

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Joining the White Wednesday party today.

10 comments:

Margie said...

A spectacular dress for certain. Good luck with creating your own version Suzanne. If anyone can do it, you can!! Quite the undertaking!! Hugs!

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hey Margie ~ I will let you know if this project idea becomes a reality!

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

Fleur de Bee said...

If you're taking orders sign me up! Stunning!!! Loving your pots!! xoxo

wordpoet55 said...

A beautifully designed wearable art garment! Thanks for sharing it...joni

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love it too! And hope you make one and share it with us. :) HPP

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Thank you blog friends! Now you all have me inspired to get started on this fashion project.

bluebirdsandbutterflies said...

Hi there,
What a unique dress! Love the hat, too. Please post a photo of your creation when you get it done. I know it will be fabulous! By the way, I grew up in Florida and I had no idea there was a town somewhere called Watercolour. It sounds like it would be an interesting town to visit. Have a beautiful day! xoxo Kim

Denise said...

HI! Thanks for the nice compliment on my blog about that fishing rod picture. I will post it to etsy. I hadn't gotten there yet....thanks for the push.
I love those burlap bows and that wrought iron angel......so pretty!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

WOW! I love the dress. Cute way to decorate your posts.

Dee

Fleur de Bee said...

Re-reading this...I think I might need to be buried in that dress. Or at least have it for the wake. I'd never take it off so I guess they'd have to bury me in it LOL. FAB!!! Kiss Kiss!

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