So how about some fashion inspiration?
|Black swan print!|
|Ooh - orange!|
|TheGirl wants this|
Sister duo Tracey and Leigh’s fashion label, Dahlia , first caught the eye of its global following selling homemade designs at London’s Portobello and Spitalfields markets. Teaming clever cuts and bespoke detailing with playful prints; dresses and playsuits reign as designs reference vintage, lady-like imagery as ever present inspiration, delivering a hit of offbeat personality with each individual collection.
A few celebrities have been spotted wearing their clothes. They have a team of "Girlfriends" from around the world, who blog about how they wear the clothes: style ambassadors, I suppose. Sarah, the UK-based girlfriend also has her own blog here.
|cat print blouse(ASOS)|
|Dot mesh dress (ASOS)|
So I pop over there quite regularly just to see what's new.
|Image credit: temporary secretary blog|
|Peter Pan collar! Image: temporary secretary blog|
Sarah looks amazing in it!
I asked her permission to share these photos, by the way : )
So what do I like about this dress?
- The layering of fabrics: sheer black velvet polka dot over a crisp white cotton under-dress.
- The over-sized white cotton Peter Pan collar with lace edging and embroidery
- The black satin ribbon tie at the neck
- Little puffy sleeves
- Nipped-in waist
- The length: and the fact that the sheer layer is longer than the under-dress
|Certain similarities...it could be done...|
Which is a pity... because I have found that amazing fabric!
Look! (Link to Ditto Fabrics in Brighton)
|Picture credit: Ditto Fabrics|
Black tulle printed with with a flocked velvet polka dot.
Polka dot size approx. 4.50cm.
£7.99 per metre
Could someone do me a favour and make something stunning out of this fabric, and show me the results? Extra love for a Peter Pan collar!
Back to my grey wool...