Monday, August 20, 2012

21, standing out in the colour of my childhood...






"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. 
But it takes people to make the dream a reality."



My 21st birthday has come and gone in a blur of organisation and excitement. 
The whole event only came together due to a massive effort from my Mom and Aunt and various other helpers.  
Certainly took hard work from multiple people to make the dream a reality.

One job I had all to myself was the creation of the birthday outfit.
The theme for the party; Black and White, stemmed from a vision I had of everyone wearing black and white 
and there being a bright pop of colour whenever I entered the scene. It's an important birthday, why not stand out?
With this vision in  mind I went fabric shopping and fell in love with a bright textured silk fabric in lime green and pink. 
I returned home with some swatches and spent an evening sketching some ideas, and after much thought settled on the bright pink 
(flattering and a history with the colour cemented this decision).
Though I couldn't leave the lime at the store alone! 
So I got some of that too, it's just waiting for some love and a project to compliment it :).

Anyway, after working on this garment for a couple of weeks each day after uni 
(and right up to 1am the day of the party!) it was finished and I was very happy with the result.

~

  




dress - my own design
shoes - RMK from Hannahs
belt - portmans
nail polish - 'Union Jack Black' by BUTTER 
lipstick - MAC pro longwear 'dress it up'



My Uncle set up a real professional photo-booth area 
(with my dream SLR camera, incredible lens, studio lighting and remote control; jealousy!). 
So everyone had a lot of fun with that, including the props. 
But I've included a photo Ellen and I took (sans pink mustaches) you'll probably see some more of her outfit soon :).









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68 comments:

  1. WOW! you're so creative!
    super love your dress ☺

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  2. Love your design and love how it turns up! <3

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  3. Wow, you designed that dress yourself? Wonderful!!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  4. That dress is super stunning loving the texture of the pink fabric and its design and a happy (belated) 21st!

    Have a lovely day!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  5. Oh my, lovely dress, you are so talented :) the colour suits you really well, and great idea about that black and white themed party :)

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  6. beautiful dress! Hope you had a very happy birthday! :)

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  7. Wow, BEAUTIFUL!! So amazing you styled this... I love and would totally buy! Happy birthday!

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  8. Wow, that's stunning! I adore the shade you chose.
    I really love you blog. Would you like to follow each other?

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  9. This is such a fun color! I love it.

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  10. Super pretty!
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  11. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



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  12. love it all again! @paquetevistasbi

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  13. Super chic!!! great job!

    xoxo

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  14. this turned out so well!! great job and happy belated :D

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  15. Your design is beautiful! Happy Birthday! Hope it was amazing!

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  16. Great dress!!!! Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

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    xoxo

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  17. Such a beautiful dress, you are so talented! Following you now!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  18. I really like sketching my outfits too. Your sketch is wonderful, and that outfit is gorgeous! So colorful and bright. :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog; hope we keep in touch!

    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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  19. Did you seriously design this dress?! I LOVE that colour on you, such a gorgeous pink and you're really rocking the drses!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful dress! Amazing design. And I love the color!

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  21. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous dress! love how it looks on you :)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  22. great concept, great design. I finished fashion design university last year make sure when you go on my blog to check out my website with my designs www.melissaaraujo.com xx

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  23. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  24. You look absolutely fantastic! love your dress-soo chic and perfect!

    xx

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  25. you did an amazing job on the dress! love the scuba vibe! xo

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  26. I am so in love with this dress!
    Xx
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  27. OMG, that is so cool, you are really talented! I especially like the back of the dress :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  28. I love your own designed dress!
    pretty<3

    bellionducky.

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  29. Love your pink dress!!! you are so talented!!! xxx

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  30. wow, your dress is sooo cute =D I'm so impressed! =D Can't wait to see more!

    xoxo
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  31. What a lovely dress, such an amazing design!
    You look pretty in pink!

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  32. what a nice dress :D


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  33. This looks awesome!! You totally rock, following you now! please follow back :)

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  34. your outfit looks amazing! your blog is very interesting and good. maybe follow? im glad if you visit my blog, too :))

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  35. Amazing photos! Love the pink dress! xxx

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  36. Dress is amazing! You are realy talented :)

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  37. great shoes <3.

    and dress is amazing ! i fall in love!

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  38. Really cool dress - and I love your heels :-)

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  39. That dress is stunning! I cannot believe you designed and made that yourself, you are seriously one talented lady. What are you studying in uni? Please tell me it's something fashion related.

    xx Jenee C.
    http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

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  40. Wow- can't believe you made that dress! It's absolutely stunning. Those are also a great pair of heels! So versatile.

    Ava Tallulah

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  41. omg! I never knew you had a passion for design? Me too! Thats my major this fall :D.
    Let me compliment you on the zipper! There's no trace of any stitches! love it!
    can't wait too see you on my blog!
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  42. love the dress its gorgeous! I now follow you on GFC, hope you can visit my blog and follow me back if you like!

    xoxo
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  43. very cool DYI dress, very impressive :)
    Love,
    AngelaSquared

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  44. wow that dress is flawless. You did such an amazing job on it. I love the pink fabric, you look great!

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  45. Great design! Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way.

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  46. love this dress, the color is so pretty
    great sketches

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  47. Beautiful dress, the colour is divine. I hope you had a fabulous 21st, mine feels further away than I care to remember now!!! (well not that bad but still!!) Love the quote from Walt Disney too. I have a new outfit post up, would love to know what you think. kisses

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  48. you look great in it!
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    uuuum..cheers!
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  49. Love the pink dress

    <3 Kelly
    SavvySelections.blogspot.com

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  50. Wow! Amazing!

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  51. Gorgeous, such a beautiful dress. Love it.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  52. Lovely blog.
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  53. pink and black do make for a lovely combination.

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  54. Hi dear!
    Love so much you're blog, is amazing!
    Follow u, my name in GFC is: sexy_paige_cucu.

    Hope u follow back :) :)

    A lot of kisses.
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  56. I am so impressed with this dress! You have serious talent...It's gorgeous! xx

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  57. Wow that dress is AMAZING! So awesome that you got to celebrate your birthday in a dress that you made yourself! I wish I were that talented!

    Hope you have a great weekend, and hope you enjoy every bit of being 21! :)

    ♡jilly
    sorelle in style

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  58. Amazing job!! I love how it turned out and especially love the zipper detail in the back.

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  59. great job!
    beautiful dress!

    thanks for your visit!

    kisses
    http://mywhiteidea.blogspot.com.es/

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  60. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    I can't believe how perfect that dress is, WOW, well done. Looks exactly like the sketch too. Beautiful. xx

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