Friday, May 8, 2009

Stop Staring! Ok, You Can Look!

As per my previous post, last Sunday I got together with some wonderful Australian bloggers to meet, share blogging tips and tricks and have just a jolly good afternoon.
I pulled out a dress that I have only worn once to the races a couple of years ago and decided it needed another outing. From the US label Stop Staring Clothing, this dress has a vintage 50's look, with modern fabric and detailing. The bengaline fabric has just the right amount of stretch to be both flattering and supremely comfortable.

Slightly over-exposed photo, but a good indication of the 'new look' shape of this dress.
I love the opportunity to wear my crinoline (petticoat). Click to make all my images larger Kittens.

Neckline and tie/button detail

Bright red lips were the order of the day!
I'm only posting this photo because if you look carefully, you'll see a butterfly flitted past just as the shot was taken. Can you see it?

Stop Staring make some really lovely vintage reproduction dresses, which is very handy if you, like me, are not strictly a vintage purist. As I am not a collector of museum pieces, I see nothing wrong with altering a vintage piece to suit or fit me better. Clothing is (IMHO), after all, meant to be worn.

12 comments:

Emily said...

I really love this, the color and fit are great on you. And the butterfly! How cute =)

Bucca said...

Very pretty! I love the detailing and the butterfly shot is SO pretty! I love stop staring.
I actually did my last personal style post on one of their dresses

http://buctopia.blogspot.com/2009/03/outfit-post-stop-staring.html

Icy said...

It is a very fabulous dress, and you look very fabulous in it. Great post.

harbourmaster said...

That dress is to die for! You look gorgeous.

diamondsinchampagne said...

That dress is absolutley gorgeous. It is a beautiful shape, and I love the little details.

Amber said...

That neckline is adorable! I think the military wife in me loves anyhing with a touch of Navy or nautical to it! You looked fabulous!

esme and the lane way said...

OMG it is wonderful! I love it! You look fantastic :) I SOOOOOO want a Stop Staring dress.... decisions!

Hammie said...

You look lovely. More than a match for the beautiful Super Mama (I would not be able to come out of my wardrobe if I knew I was meeting Super KM.)
xx

Ms Vitriol said...

Charming dress. New look is very flattering.

Without the comma between 'larger' and 'kittens', your sentence reads as if clicking will create large kittens from your pictures--a cute thought, very Alice in Wonderland.

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

I've been wondering what the rest of your dress looks like, the shape of the skirt is BEAUTIFUL.

Vintage Verve said...

Turn my photos into huge kittens? I LOVE it! lol

Now if only I could do hair like SKM....

Charlotte Drene said...

What a fabulous dress!