Friday, November 30, 2012

No Same Dress Fear

Photo's; Me by Alice Point and WishWishWish

I already posted my Asos Marketplace "No Same Dress Fear" look a few days ago but I really wanted to show you what the other bloggers who participated did, especially after reading the Brittish Elle article "The New Evening Wear" Basically the article added to my current Occasion Wear obsession where I am very intrigued by the idea of reinventing evening wear, the article called it beautifully  "the Downtown" effect where the old rules to evening gowns simply don't apply anymore (think the right matching accessories etc.) and while I still went for a short length dress the article talks mostly about the long length dresses like the dresses by Alessandra Rich and exactly that (Alessandra's vintage, one of a kind looking dresses) brings me to show you what Carrie, Valentine and Olivia did!

Wish Wish Wish

Carrie's Gold Crispy Taffeta-ish frock really gives that something special! I never thought I could love taffeta fabrics like this, and I never thought taffeta could look somehow modern and sophisticated but after seeing Carrie's post I'm all for seeing the use of these typical vintage fabrics again in these typical vintage hues!


Hello it's Valentine

I really liked that Valentine went for a bold Victorian silhouette! and I love how she gave the "downtown effect" a new meaning by matching the dress fearless with boots while keeping hair and make-up polished! I'm actually really inspired by the idea of just tossing all the Evening Wear rules out of the window by what she did, I'm totally going to wear gowns with sneakers, just because!


What Olivia Did

Olivia went for a longer length dress which she combined with flat shoes! I think too often we (Woman) feel obligated to wear high heels when it comes to occasion wear! I honestly don't think this look would have worked they way it does when Olivia had forced high heels to go with it! The Beehive, Red Lips and Pearls add such a perfect Retro Gloss to the look while the flat shoes keep that much needed modern spark!



hahaha so yeah, I was the only sucker who went for a short length dress but I did however (as also stated in the British Elle article) felt the need to do 2 things, I somehow had the dire need to cover myself up ("a bit sexy without being showy") and wanted to re-invent the party dress idea by combining vintage elements like the bow with lace with something modern and downtown cool like the heels and socks.




Laila Claessen said...

ooo super leuk!!
maar die van jou blijft mijn favoriet :)
liefs, laila.

Elisa said...

I really love all of these looks, with a preference for yours because it is slightly quirkier and fresher than the other ones. Great inspiration.

Elisa - Wandering Minds fashion

Luba Dimitrova said...

WOw so many nice looks !

XX Luba

:: Well Living Blog :: shaggy jacket & flared jeans in my look today

cocorosa said...

Laila Claessen and Elisa;

haha thanks but after seeing the other blogger looks I really wished I had gone for a longer length, silhouette and fabric as well :) I think that's why I put all the looks together and really wrote about it because for me it was such an inspiration to see the other looks :)

Somebody said...

Wow this is just great!

Marián said...

Great look!!

Anonymous said...

What name is the font you used at not same dress fear??????

Rhoda Wong said...

great no same dress fear picks!

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie said...

Such a great post - I love all of the stunning dresses & looks that everyone put together.

Mira said...

Everyone looks gorgeous!!! Esp love your outfit <3


ania cyk said...

I love your look, probably the best snapshot ! the way you wore those heels is amazing, they looks perfect with this dress xx

S. said...

Oh, they are adorable!

/S / http://

Valentine said...

Your article is one of the nicest I've ever read....
Thank you so much for being so generous and open-minded : making your readers discover some new blogs. Much appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend Chantal ! :)

Creativity&Chocolate said...

Echt prachtige jurkjes en ze staan iedereen zo prachtig! Mijn favoriet is toch de zwart witte! xx

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Jennifer said...

So beautiful!

xo Jennifer

The little world of fashion said...

I prefer your dress ;)

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