08 August 2011

who am i to feel so free

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You guys, remember the earlier days of the blog when I used to wear crinolines as dresses and two tights at once? There was this one Nozomi Ishiguro dress, it was red, and I was obsessed with it. I haven't kept up with Ishiguro's work, but I spent the afternoon listening to T-ARA and catching up on it and it inspired me to do this. I took about a dozen photos using my crinoline in different ways with things I'm really into at the moment, inspired by my previously posted moodboard. :)

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I love this crinoline because it's so versatile, I can literally wear it a thousand different ways because the elastic is old and there are so many layers to play with. I'll show you another way I've worn it on Wednesday. I wish I could make gifs because I'd show you how it moves IRL, because in these photographs the outfit is wayyyy girly, reminiscent of my favorite McQueen collection (can you guess which?) and it wasn't my original intention. Oh well.

Bolero: Vintage Crinoline Dress as Skirt: Comme des Garcons 

I noticed I have an influx of new blog readers! Hiiiiiii. :) I'm guessing you saw me in Teen Vogue or from Lucky's front page. Nice to meet you. *bows* ^_^

18 comments:

nicolette said...

Perfect. I never thought I needed a crinoline until I saw this. Now I do. Thanks.

Lydia said...

Amazing. I love this as a shrug/bolero/whatever. And your hair looks rad.

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I love crinolines..like how you wear it!! x

martiita said...

Nice color of hair.
Love from armarioenduddas :)

Claire said...

Arabelle being perfect, as always. :)

Savannah Burton said...

I love this! I really need to own a crinoline! You're hair is sooooo beautiful :) I love how it's faded on the top :)
I want to see it irl as well! Come to dallas!!

Yuna said...

dang looks so awesome! you should totally upload a video on how you make different styles of this! :D
and wow i didnt know you were from jerseyy! haha me tooooo :P so boring here though!

Joel said...

Nice outfit Arabelle! :)
Hope you're okay!

Yajaira said...

love the skirt - cute

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Arabelle said...

Hi Yuna! Yeah, it can be quite dull. That's a good idea, the video, I'll start working on it tomorrow. ^_^

Carmen said...

I love this so much words cannot even express how much so! You're my hero!

Carmen Ri.

Magnet said...

For a second I thought the crinoline was the american apparel white petticoat skirt.. (I have the black one) and I was thinking, hmmmm that's an interesting way to wear it 0__0 oops my bad. Moving on, nice outfit and my I bloody love your hair soo much.

Tobeinstyle said...

The skirt and the crinoline make up such a great outfit already! Your hair just tops it all off for one hell of a great outfit.

Hazel said...

aaah perfection
god that skirt and your lipstick and your hair
perfect combo, seriously

Payton Hamilton said...

i want a crinoline now !


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Claire M. said...

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Madeleine said...

I have a crinoline, but sadly, I don't think it would work like that. Still, crinoline as a capelet is definitely a success.

canvas print said...

Wonderful, absolutely amazing!