Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Little Black Dress Extravaganza Part One

It's the season to don our LBD's.I have decided to do a double feature on this, because the LBD is a critically, critically important essential for our wardrobes. My last LBD purchase was a few months ago,in fact it wasn't a purchase at all- it was a gift from my lovely mummy who has cute pouchy cheeks like a cute chipmunk.
Now when hunting for your LBD, please do not forget the vintage route. This will be covered in the second part of the LBD Extravaganza. You can make some amazing finds in terms of Vintage dresses and charity shops. I have also been known to sketch my own designs and have them made up for me. If you have an aunty who is handy with a sewing machine, this can be a thrilling and inexpensive alternative to some of the higher priced LBD's.
I love sparkly accessories with LBD's - diamantes, diamonds ( I don't actually have any!) anything like that. Not too much, not too little - let the dress be the star.

A Little Black Dress does not always have to be little, it can be floor length and sweeping. These 'gowns' are fun to wear, you can pretend that you are off to the Oscars. If you really have nothing better to do, you can lay out your own red carpet at the door when you leave the house ( in reality this will probably be an old red blanket that you have stuffed away in your garage). Ask your boyfriend/husband/mum/dad/sibling to photograph you as you leave the house. Bribe someone else to ask for your autograph. Wave as you walk towards the car and hurry inside. This is where the fantasy probably ends, as you probably don't have a chauffeur. Anyway, never mind. I present to you the Little Black Dress Extravaganza Part One...
From Top

First Five - Armani
Vivienne Westwood
Paul and Joe
Michael Kors
Jonathon Saunders
Julien MacDonald
Alexander Wang
Alexandre Wang Front and Back


Debbie said...

The variety you showed here is fabulous! I can't pick a favourite. And the last pic made me smile, of course. :)

My trick with LBDs is coloured heels, occasion permitting, and I adore pearls! I have a LBD collection...maybe I'll make a blog post out of them one day.

Looking forward to part two!

Pia said...

love love love the third dress! tres chic!

Iva said...

love LBDs!!

LenkaLovee said...

my favorite are probably the first too. or that first fancy long one.. but they are all gorgeous! i have to find a LBD that I like and is within my budget, i may just have to end up designing my own and having someone sew it for me, as you mentioned.
you sketch as well? that's great! i'd love to see your sketches some time! :)
thank you for your lovely comments on my blog! they always make me smile! :) that scene you painted of paris and those artists? sounds absolutely devine! i am so jealous that you have been to paris and seen that! i'm only dreaming of it!! :)
i do hope you find that book..i saw some copies on amazon... but it would be so awesome if we can do this together! I won't be starting until the first week of january, so you still have some time to find the book. :) now, if you participate then you can keep me on track.. lol. i tend to get distracted easily and have a hard time finishing projects i :)
don't worry about the picture..honestly i'm just glad that my work is out there. that's enough for me! :)
and i still haven't replied to your email!! sorry! christmas time has been crazy busy! but it is on my mind and I can't wait to start working with you!! :)
anyway.. i hope you have a very merry christmas!! i am so glad i met you! :) god bless yOU! :)

Elizabeth said...

That second one looks so fun to wear!

Alexandra said...

these are some great lbd choices! i really love the ones that have chiffon accents!

Savannah Burton said...

i love dress number 4!!