Monday, December 21, 2009

Of the past and future marvel

After restlessly muddling through the closet (lather, rinse, repeat), trenching a pathway that seemed almost dreamlike, I rescued this wild 80s dress from the valley of the shadow of massive amounts of… stuff. It’s inexplicably what I imagine Wednesday Addams would find as enticing as Girl Scout cookies made from real girl scouts.
But the elements are so unapologetically ingenious that it’s virtually impossible to spotlight just one aspect when they all seem to belong to one another. And as much as I contend the notion when everyone starts suggesting poodle perms and crimping, I think I’ll stick with power puff shoulders and bandage lace for now… never mind that Psychedelic Furs was blasting in the background of this set.
Currently: Heading out for some last minute Christmas shopping.
Wishing everyone a beautiful holiday! xxx
(Vtg dress and Topshop boots you didn't see)

48 comments:

Anika said...

That dress is insane. I love it. I would steal it from you. In a heartbeat. Infact I've choreographed the sequence of events. And I hate to say it, but you lose ;)

Okay, all jokes aside I adore this dress. Its all kinds of fabulousness and your perfect pocahontas hair does it all kinds of favours.

Loveeeee.

Miss you, hope all is well in your world and that you are having a great Christmas and silly season.

Look after yourself beautiful girl.

Mwah
xx

stilettostetico said...

OMG this "ideally in harmony with your jet black mane" Dress naturally seems MADE FOR you Dear Bella, AND I especially like the way the sheer details tend to eroticize your arms' appeal !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

Jacqueline said...

Wow, I love the dress! xoxo

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MrJeffery said...

i LOVE this dress. esp the sleeves. what a great find!

Jessica said...

You look fierce that dress! I love the sheer sleeves and the embellishments on the cuffs and around the neckline.

Erika Melisa said...

Gorgeous and exquisite!

K8 said...

I consistently think that there is something about your jet black hair that makes offbeat vintage pieces like this so much cooler. Not sure if I could pull if off, but it looks stellar on you!

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Glamour Bbey. said...

Nice dress!

jaassnnaa said...

awesome dress

Hanako66 said...

what a great dress...and you look fantastic in it!!!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

that dress is crazy!ilove it!

Lynn said...

Love your outfit! such a pretty dress. X

Indy said...

I love the shoulders and the sleeves on that dress. It is perfection!

Dylana said...

Amazing dress!

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Allison said...

The sleeves on that dress are my favorite part...they're so beautiful, and you pull everything off perfectly! You always manage to find such beautiful clothing that I feel I would look like I was just playing dress up in if I ever attempted to wear it - but you look absolutely chic and beautiful! You're just lovely =)

Ljubica said...

amazing dress!!
you look great!
xo

notreallyanon said...

You are so bloody hot its not even funny and every time I see a new post, it's even better than the last which I didn't know was possible. I'm such a fan of you Bella and I mean that in the most noncrazy way. hahaha
You're stunning sexy stellar and hella cool. You should model and yeah you really have the whole Megan Fox thing happening. Locve the dress and the tattooooo!!

Merry Christmasy to you!! XOXOX

mom & son said...

my gosh, that dress is pretty
and you're sexy!

Violet said...

cool dress and you look too cool

good luck with the christmas shopping. I just finished mine

XX
Vi from Cali

Tyler said...

!!! Amazing Bella!!!

maggie said...

this is fabulous! you pull it off so well!

Minette said...

AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING! YOU ARE AMAZING!! I LOVE THIS DRESS!!

VF said...

love the sleeves, really dig it!

xoxo,
F

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FashionHippieLoves said...

love your studded dress!

X

Fashion Nicotine said...

WOW what a gorgeous dress!!

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beingdena said...

I love this dress. really suits you

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this wheel's on fire said...

love that dress! so fabulous

Fashion Tidbits said...

love the dress! and merry christmas!

Marissa said...

Bellllllllaaaaa!! When I saw yo in this dress my jaw dropped. You are trully raising the bar for bloggers. You have such fantastic style and create the most beautiful pictures, I still dont understand why you dont have a massive following. And youre an AMZING WRITER.

THEY dont know what theyre missing. Merry Christmas. Cant wait to see what you get
kisses

Marissa said...

Bellllllllaaaaa!! When I saw yo in this dress my jaw dropped. You are trully raising the bar for bloggers. You have such fantastic style and create the most beautiful pictures, I still dont understand why you dont have a massive following. And youre an AMZING WRITER.

THEY dont know what theyre missing. Merry Christmas. Cant wait to see what you get
kisses

Marissa said...

Bellllllllaaaaa!! When I saw yo in this dress my jaw dropped. You are trully raising the bar for bloggers. You have such fantastic style and create the most beautiful pictures, I still dont understand why you dont have a massive following. And youre an AMZING WRITER.

THEY dont know what theyre missing. Merry Christmas. Cant wait to see what you get
kisses

Vintage Me New You said...

Dear Bella,

Just stopping by to wish you a very happy Christmas with those you love the most!
May you feel happy and Santa to give you whatever you wish:)
You look gorgeous and it's not all about the cute dress you're wearing, it's about you:)
Never change, remain beautiful as I know you:)

Love,
Gia.

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Merry Christmas

Melissa Blake said...

Beautiful as usual!

rossovelvet said...

Best shoulders ever !!

Dith said...

love d dress!
wishing u a wonderful xmas too

MissNeira said...

So glad you rescued that dress because it is gorgeous! you look so lovely!
happy holidays beautiful!

Ayla said...

can i steal this dress from you?? love it girl!

Chasing Cherries said...

Amazing dress, it's so gorgeous!!

Vero said...

The dress is so amazing!

;-)

richard said...

Merry Christmass and a Happy New Year, gorgeus :).

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Gorgeous dress!! I love the sheer sleeves!! Kind of remind of me the black dress from Alex Wang's collection! Stunning Bella! xoxoxo

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wow you look amazing in that dress! love your style

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Kristin said...

Oh dude. Thank goodness it was rescued, cuz that dress is amazing! Happy holidays lady!

Suzanne said...

honestly, i'm not even that reluctant to go for a perm, if you mix it up with clothing that definitely does not refer to the 80's. It could be quite interesting!

Siljesfashion said...

What an amazing dress!! Wish you a wonderful Christmas, Bella!

Lauren and the gang said...

Merry Christmas beautiful!

HeadOverHeelz said...

U r rocking this black dress like no others, love it! Aren't those Marni's platform sandals insane, i just got myself a pair of them too!
Happy holidays! :)