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Dior: vintage couture,

It's quite fitting that I put this illustration up on the day I'm going to a vintage fayre don't you think!! (more on that in the week though, providing I remember my camera!!)

I've been working on this for a while, on and off. I seen the dress in the harpers bazaar magazine and I couldn't resist drawing it, (you can view the original image here. Though the image in the magazine that I drew from showed the dress to be more orange than red? photo-trickery at it's best again, me thinks!!)

I spent quite sometime working on the shading and the vividness of the colours, I love the reddy-oranges. The green bodice should have looked more acid-ey!! I assumed by laying down a yellow with lime green over the top it would give the right effect, not so though. I do however love the colours not to mention the dress, can you imagine making this, Oh-my-Gosh!! and to think it's vintage Dior, it looked like it was made yesterday Be-auti-ful, I  Love It!!

 I Swear if I owned this I would wear it every day, which actually made me question my own style and design ability's. I love bright colours and do frequently wear them yet when I design and sew for myself I almost always stick to a cautious colour palette. Time to bust out the colours I think and let my inner tropical bird  free!!!

Comments

  1. I love the layering on this dress, makes me think of Freida Kahlo, probably because of all the colours round the neck! Is it the Abergavenny fair you're going to?

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    1. the layring is lovely i bet it's very heavy though.
      yes, I popped down this morning, did you go?

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  2. C'est beau.

    Funny how life goes... I was born as a tropical bird but feel at home in these Northern and greyish latitudes.

    Channel, Dior, you name it, you are right - dream big!

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  3. C'est beau.

    Funny how life goes... I was born as a tropical bird but feel at home in these Northern and greyish latitudes.

    Channel, Dior, you name it, you are right - dream big!

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  4. Sorry but I kept getting an error message when I clicked the publish button. It looks like the same message was published a few times. Please feel free to delete the repetitive entries.

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