Friday, November 29, 2013

DKNY? Nope just Tara...

"Dress shabbily they remember the dress; dress impeccably they remember the woman"
- Coco Chanel

Last weekend I went to the first wedding from my group of friends which was exciting, and very weird 
to consider; that everyone's kinda grown up now and have 'proper jobs' (some of us). For the occasion I wanted to 
make a new dress from a pattern I traced from a Burda magazine many months ago. After searching the various 
fabric stores around Auckland I chose this great black and white print at Nick's for only $2/m!! I'd seen and fallen 
in love with the graphic fabric on previous trips, but only noticed after I bought it that there was a C snuck after 
the DKNY (what did I expect for bargain fabric) haha. This "50sish, business in the front, party in the back" dress
 was worked on for the next week on and off, but finished in the typical project runway style sprint to the finish 
 the morning before the wedding.


nails - Rimmel Kate Moss salon pro in 'Hip Hop'
lips - Rimmel Kate Moss in '111'
shoes - number 1 shoes
sunglasses c/o Choies
dress - made by me

A really hilarious moment happened during the ceremony when a girl behind me interrupted a conversation 
to tell me how much she loved my dress and she was "obsessed" with it! It was such a nice surprise 
compliment from a stranger and made the last-minute stick on bra purchase (to show off the back)
 totally worth it haha!

P.S I hope I'm not the only one that reads the title like "Nope Chuck Testa" lol
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33 comments:

  1. beautiful dress and i love your sunglasses!!!kisses

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  2. You look so beautiful, love your dress!

    Kisses

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  3. It's such pretty dress. And you made it? Awesome! :) xx

    Maja
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  4. I love the dress, is beautiful
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  5. Ooh, it's lovely! The back especially is gorgeous.

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  6. You're so talented! The dress is perfection ♥♥

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  7. The dress looks fabulous and no wonder it attracts compliments. Your skills are beyond comprehension. xx

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  8. Hi dear, your kind words are much appreciated...Have a warm and splendid weekend! You look so beautifully elegant, the dress is a stunning choice, love the design.

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  9. WOW! You are so talented Tara! Great job!
    xox
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  10. Oooh, what a lovely print dress, and those shoes are perfection with it!

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  11. awesome dress and shoes!!

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  12. What a killer dress! I can't believe you made it! I was scrolling through the photos and was like "Oh my gosh! Where did she get that dress, I need it!", then I saw that you'd made it and I was so surprised! It looks amazing! You're so talented Tara!
    xo Maria

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  13. That is such a lovely dress! You are very talented! I really like the print too, it's hard to tell it's letters from a distance!


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  14. Wow, I can't believe you made this, it's so pretty!

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  15. I love it <3 You did a great job and you look lovely.

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  16. Love these pictures, beautiful dress!

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  17. You girls, have an amazing style and blog. Following you now via GFC! If you want you can follow back <3
    Love this dress you look so cute on it!

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  19. Ooo it is a pretty dress! Love the pattern and the back too!
    xx
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    Libi & Lola

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  20. You made this dress? How chic! Love the sunnies as well ;)

    xo,
    miranda

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  21. u look so chic in this look! Plus that sunglasses are fab!

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  22. amazing :)

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  23. I love that quote! And your sunnies are seriously fabulous!

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  24. Your outfit looks genius! Love your style! Thanks for your sharing! and posting!
    Have a nice day!

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  25. Wow this fabulous! The sleeve-back thing is super cool... I love that idea!
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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  26. You look fantastic in that dress! As soon as I saw the back, I gasped. Incredible design <3 Love the sunglasses, too!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  27. i love the gif :))
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