Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hawaiian Dream

Last week I had a photo shoot with the amazing Matt Carson, and I had an opportunity to wear the Hawaiian dress I mentioned a few posts back. I had it made from a late 1930s pattern, and asked the seamstress to customize it with peek-a-boo cutouts at the midriff and back. She paired it with a matching bolero and scarf, and I was thrilled with the way it turned out!

xoxo,
Amanda Lee

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress! And I love your hairstyling too :)

    <3
    K

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  2. What a beautiful dress - and those shoes are to-die-for! O_o

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  3. Thank you, Riikka!

    The shoes are cream linen, and one of my favorite pairs too :-)

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  4. What a gorgeous dress, I need to find myself a Hawaiian dress, I hope mine looks as good as yours!

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  5. Thank you Stefanie!

    What style Hawaiian dress are you looking for? For repros I've always been a fan of Whirling Turban (though they are pricey, their designs do pass for originals--which can also be quite expensive.) I'll also post a link to my seamstress' Web site as she does a very nice job with her designs :-)

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  6. Lovely! That blue color looks amazing on you!

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  7. what a wonderful dress! you look beautiful darlin'!

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  8. Thank you for such nice comments, reprise and Yesterday Girl!

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  9. absolutely GORGEOUS! I just love the colors in that fabric. SO perfect on you!

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  10. gorgeous, gorgeous!
    <3

    Lauren
    www.lakuvent.blogspot.com

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  11. Baroness and Lauren--you are both too sweet :-)

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  12. how pretty! i love the colours on it. great shots!

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  13. You look absolutely striking! The dress is gorgeous!

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  14. Thank you, Betty! This dress is definitely a favorite of mine now--I must post the seamstress's Web site once she has it up and running :-)

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  15. You look so glamorous! I love the midriff cut-out, and the fabric is just perfect for this style! :)

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  16. Thank you, Casey and Esme! I was inspired by a Whirling Turban design, but wanted a more 40s silhouette. It turned out exactly as I'd hoped!

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