Saturday, 3 May 2008

ETNO DRESS

Well well well...just as I've mentioned how busy I am I used my time reeeeally well and browsed through the internet without no clear destination visiting some of the shops I check every now and then. I guess Bona Drag is not a new aquantaince to anyone, but anyway, they had this Hendrix-dress which fabric was the exact same to one dress I've made some years ago.


Before, as a little hippie girl, I used to make most of my clothes myself.
DIY this and DIY that.

I've made lots of dresses in fabrics like this, but I don't think I'll ever wear them again. Once again I try to remind myself not to be locked within a certain style (like "I don't wear bright patterned clothes like that anymore"), but I think I might not feel comfortable with myself in these anylonger. I would never buy any of the etno styled dresses h&m or zara etc. had a while ago even if I find them pretty in general.

Still, I relate a bit different to my old dresses, since they're selfmade and have a history for me. So I might still wear this dress one day, the one with the same fabric as the Hendrix dress above (and one of the few I fit in anymore) :

(hah! I found a spot for pictures, at least for now :)

I have one in similar fabric but white, with a halterneck, très petite, that I'm thinking of selling, in case anyone's interested...

15 comments:

The Clothes Horse said...

Great dress! It's great how your style has changed and how you have kept certain pieces for sentimental value.

puf! said...

i love your blog much. im adding it to favs...

s.

Safari Lee said...

That pattern is gorgeous. And the colours really are stunning.

ina said...

trés cool. What a funny coincidence!

nuvonova said...

This is such a different look for you but I think you should definitely wear it again! ... you look like a blonde, modern Pocahontas, and your tattoos are almost the equivalent to the intricate jewellery and body decoration of the native indians.

Ranna said...

I think I actually prefer your dress to the one on Bona Drag.
It suits you perfectly and looks like the most awesome summer dress ever. :)

Anonymous said...

where did you get that fabrik?! i love it!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Hey puf-girls Im adding you too as soon as I get on with the new links :)

Ranna: Oh thanks

Anonymous: It's a very long time ago and I had a lot of these dresses, so I'm not totally sure. I either bought it from UFF, it was propably a long tunic, or then from a fleamarket as a fabric.

getpalmd said...

If you don't like it, you can always sell it to me ;-)

WendyB said...

This dress is fabulous.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

getpalmd : hmmm, I'll think about that...

wendyb: thanks!

Anonymous said...

Faan vad bra juttu du har på gång här!! Hade helt glömt hur hippi du var i unga dagar, men den här klänningen ser verkligen jätte bra ut och du borde använda den nu på sommaren! Jag blev just din nya fan, verkligen coola bilder du laggt upp! Keep ut the good work! Besito, K

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

K: :) :) :)

Anupam said...

The dress are very nice and beautiful.

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