Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Carole Landis Dress




Photo borrowed from the Carole Landis Project

When it came to style, actress Carole Landis had plenty of it. A pretty, polished, and patriotic blonde, she even managed to look fresh and fashionable when performing for the troops overseas during WWII. Case in point—this amazing floral print sundress with peek-a-boo cutout. Carole is positively luminous, and that dress—what a stunner! I decided I needed one just like it, and Kim of NudeeDudee was just the lady to make it. After finding the perfect fabric—a similar cheery floral print with added bright polka dots—Kim set to work recreating the sundress.

She did a fabulous job, and I’ve decided this will be my go-to dress this summer!  Kim has three variations of the style listed for sale in her Etsy shop--one made in up in the reverse color scheme of mine, and two tie-front versions in a red tulip print and Mexican novelty print.  Go check 'em out!
Matt Carson photograped me at the Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix.  I'd never visited the gardens before--the setting was lovely and would be a relaxing place to visit in cooler weather (it was bit warm the day we took these pictures, even early in the morning!)
xoxo,
Amanda Lee






13 comments:

  1. Phwoar! And you look SPECTACULAR in it.

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  2. Love the dress *.*

    http://callmemisslilsusie.blogspot.pt/

    XOXO*
    MissLil'Susie <3

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  3. What a FANTASTIC dress! The photos are just perfect :)

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  4. Nothing short of resplendently stunning! I absolutely adore, and am more than a little smitten with, this incredibly pretty dress. You look amazing, dear gal - so, so amazing!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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  5. Gorgeous dress! Love the fabric too!

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  6. Thank you for the sweet comments! I really adore this dress, the fabric is so bright and happy and fun to wear :-)

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  7. Fantastic!! Beautiful photos, and gorgeous dress!

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  8. Oh you look so marvelous Lady! You have wonderful taste. I'm so thrilled!!

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  9. Love the floral/polka dot fabric and the style of this dress.
    Carole Landis was known as the "sigh girl"...she'd give a sexy sigh whenever she was on a radio program or entertaining the troops. I own a copy of the book she wrote, "4 Jills and a Jeep" - she also starred in the movie of the same name.

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  10. Beautiful dress! I am a big fan of Carole. I helped her niece create the official site at CaroleLandisOfficial.com

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  11. you look so stylish and beautiful. i really enjoys your photos and your blog.

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