just a little all-caps action for you image lovin' speed readers out there. I SO DID NOT MAKE THIS. as the label would suggest, i have my bratty little hands on my very own lady danburry.
in fact this ensemble has been in my possession for quite some time. i was agonizing over the perfect spot to photograph this vintage silk french seamed top and tailored velvet skirt GENIOUSITY when i finally realized: no one is going to care about the background. with that in mind i resolved to do my standard back door shoot that very saturday.
and then, surprise, we went to las vegas.
you would think i'd take a few shots out in the wild... i would think so too. but egads, the sheer amount of drunkards i'd need to photoshop out! it would take DAYS. as it was, i had to spend an hour photoshopping the couch. no, there was no drunken ruggy on it (much), but it was a black couch. banner idea to photograph a black skirt against a black couch. the background might not be important, but it should at least contrast.
(i thought the lines of the couch and the shapes in the painting fit well with the lady's blog, thinking in shapes. this idea made me lose all rational thought.)
the blouse is a little bit of vintage silk chic airy loveliness. and it even happily stoops to slum it with my six dollar high waisted forever 21 jeans. AND WOULD YOU GET A LOAD OF THAT FIT?! i have never, ever ever ever, had a pencil skirt fit me so exquisitely. no bubbles, tapered like a second skin, and she did it with just the regular three measurements, bust waist hip. when i zipped it up and got a load of the back view, i stammered in increasing volume howdidshedothat howdidshedothat and immediately ran to show ruggy.
BOOTY BABY! look at that piece of genius on the waistband! look what it does to my booty, yo! and can i say EXPOSED ZIPPER!
when ruggy saw the outfit, he flipped a little. he flipped a little again when i put it on in vegas, but being a bit of a speed listener, he forgot that lady danburry made it. babe, he said, this is awesome. it fits you SO well. you really should make more things like this.
thanks, i said, thinking of the many gathered full skirts and tank bodices in my me-made closet, and then gently reminded him that I. DID. NOT. MAKE. THIS.
i love how the print plays with the yummy art deco bias strips! this beautiful waistband goes nowhere... not down my hips, not up my chest. no matter how much sway i put in my step. and let me tell you, i got supersize fries in my shake in this ensemble. sheena easton plays in my head when i wear this, full blast. don't hate, Strut Pout Put It Out was the bomb.
lady, you rock. i know i'm fawning, but i'm an expressive person... and it's true! have a look for yourself: at her blog, at her shop, you'll fall in crush just like i did.
EDIT: you've probably guessed from the comments, this was a gift that miss danburry was inspired to design for me! aaaaannnd... you can haz your very own oona blouse at her shop, i do believe there's a huge 50% off sale going on through the end of april. inspired by and named after? yes, nettie, my already bratty noggin has swelled to ENORMOUS proportions.