Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Cocktail Dress

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Dress* Daniella Christina / Clutch Bag New Look / Collar Necklace T:S

Danielle Christina is a fashion label that base their designs on sophistication and vintage inspirations. The clothes are designed, cut, and sewn in-house so they are offering bespoke pieces for high street prices (similar price points as Coast, Zara or Reiss). The designer at Daniella Christina has made this dinner dress for me and as I have learnt to design, pattern cut and sew garments in many years at college and university, I really appreciated the time and effort that has gone in to one piece like this beautiful dress. Although I enjoyed pattern cutting and sewing, I also found it very stressful - the final part of sewing (such as putting a zip in) frustrates me so much that I often rush it or give up! I don't have the patience with it so I'm always in awe of someone who can do this day in day out. 

I think the model on the website is wearing the dress a million times better than me, she is more womanly and therefore suits the dress. I am in my late 20's but due to my height and size, I feel like I can't pull off "mature clothes" such as a dinner or cocktail dress as well as those who are the same age as me. I'm ok with that though, because it's not like I wear clothes like this everyday, these outfits are for special one-off occassions! However, I'm already panicking a little bit about being a bridesmaid for a wedding next year, I'm really worried about trying to look comfortable and confident in a posh frock! Anyway, I have styled this Daniella Christina dress with a peter pan collar necklace and nipped it in with an elasticated clasp belt to make it more "me" :) The necklace is from the tempsec shop, it will be available on the website soon! - we have shot the new product photos, and I'm just working through them to get them online in the next fortnight! 

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34 comments

  1. you look stunning as always xx

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  2. The dress is so so flattering on you, love the royal blue on it. Your hair looks so healthy and soft! :D

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  3. Lovely pictures, your hair is stunning :) x

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  4. Really pretty dress! and I totally sympathize with that. I took an art class freshman year of college where we had a sewing project and literally, my fingers were bleeding. It was a nightmarish thing. Haha.

    -Jenn
    chīsana blogger

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  5. This dress is stunning, esp that collar! I prefer you in the dress more than the model...you are always so perfect :)

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the added touch of the necklace!

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  7. I'm in love with this necklace <3

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  8. Sometimes I feel like I can't pull off more mature clothes either because I feel like I often look like a child. But you definitely can pull off this dress! You look very classy! I really like the cool mix of navy and black in the dress too.

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  9. You look amazing! Love the clutch and collar :) x

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  10. My word her designs and finished products are absolutely stunning. She pairs material and colour together so so so well! <3 xx

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  11. That dress is gorgeous!
    I love your hair too, it looks so pretty!

    SHOGOxo~

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  12. Cute dress, the blue colour in the top part really suits your colouring.

    Cath x

    squaremarshmallow.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I thought the necklace was part of the dress at first! You look lovely in this photo, the model is wearing it in a different style, so it just shows how versatile it is :)
    I think your hair looks awesome here too!

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  14. You look lovely! The dress is so pretty and I love how you've added the collar necklace. Looking forward to seeing the new Temp:Sec jewellery xo
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  15. Adore the dress - the midnight blue colour really suits you :)

    Love your blog - new follower :)

    www.hemlinesandholdups.blogspot.com

    Heidi xx

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  16. That collar is so cute!

    Ami x

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  17. I've just clicked the link and I actually think you look far prettier/better in the dress than the model! Love how you've added the necklace too : )

    xx

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  18. you look stunning! This dress is so beautiful and ladylike!

    Than you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! I am so glad you like my idea!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  19. Really cute outfit and great blog - I'm your latest follower !

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  20. So pretty! Love the necklace too :) x

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  21. How shiny is your hair! It's gorgeous, very envious. That dress is wonderful, it almost looks like a skirt and a top with an added twist, looks great.
    xo

    http://katiemarieclare.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. You can definitely pull this off, you look gorgeous! I love your hair so much too :) xx

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  23. Such a pretty collar, I love this outfit :)

    Jo. x

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  24. you look fab in this dress! puuurfect for a party :) x

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  25. very nice~! i think the blue color looks great on you.

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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  26. I really love your blog :) Your style gives me inspirtation and as soon as I get permission from my parent's I'm going to buy something from your website because everything is just so cute:)
    I've added your blog onto 'my blog list'
    If you have time maybe you can drop by and check it out? :)
    http://qwertypop1996.blogspot.co.uk/
    Thankyou:) xx

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment! I usually reply to everyone on their own blog but i couldn't leave a comment on your blogposts. I tried but the "Post A Comment" link wouldnt work :( I did stop by your blog though and thank you very much for adding me to your blog list. Lots of love xxx

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  27. Cute outfit! Your glasses really suit you. ^^

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  28. What a beautiful dress! You look gorgeous (waaay better than the model) xxx

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  29. beautiful sarah with a beautiful dress like always <3 x

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  30. Awesome collar necklace!
    I love the dress.
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  31. I just discovered your blog thanks to your cocktail dress and I really love it! Love your dress and purse!
    Cocktail Dresses Under 100

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