April 26, 2012

I DID NOT MAKE THIS


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.

33 comments:

  1. Ohhhh I LOVE Lady Danburry's stuff! I've been oogling the goods for ages now... I can't wait until I can actually afford to buy a piece. That skirt really does fit you amazingly well & I am dying over the pretty waistband detailing.

    Also, I love that your photoshopped that couch. My photoshopping queen, I bow to your digital manipulation skills.

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    1. i'm a little mad at myself for not going further and trying to make it red... lassoing that thing was a beeyatch!

      i think she's having a 50% off sale through the end of april:
      http://www.thinkinginshapes.com/2012/04/giveaway-winner.html

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    2. magic wand, baby. magic wand.

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    3. that damn magic wand kept selecting the skirt too. i HATE resorting to ye olde lasso.

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  2. The skirt is beautiful but that waistband truly is GENIUS! My booty is begging me to use that trick with the white diagonal stripes.

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  3. Well don't you just look fabulous.
    I love that you have a shirt named after you.
    Real nice

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  4. You look marvelous! I love that the blouse is named after you, which is just perfect of course, and that whole outfit is AMAZEBALLS.

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  5. LOVE the exposed zipper. You look flipping fantastic!

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  6. That is AWESOME. And totally deserving of a Vegas backdrop. I also love what you did to the couch. The lines on that waistband are awesome and the blouse is *perfect* with it.

    Go, you! Go Lady Danburry! Go Photoshop! Yay!

    (Also, yeesh you get around, Lady!)

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    1. which lady? the pair of us seem a bit of sewist trollops at the mo...

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  7. wow, gorgeous outfit!!! you look amazing Oona, and I love the waistband on that skirt. the Lady is a genius!

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  8. Yes ma'am. Yes ma'am, this is too too. I'm very envious.

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  9. Very nice!! Great fit, and I love that couch!

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  10. Wow, what an excellent present! It fits you perfectly,
    love the light top with the pencil skirt. Cheers to Danbury!!

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  11. Ooh la la! I love it when a dress has magical bum flattering properties. It's to die for on you!

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  12. Though I question the wisdom of gifting a bratty babe with SPECTACULAR goods AND naming one after her, I must say that you wear them WELL!!! That waistband is making me take back all of the really nasty things I've said about bias strips.

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    1. IT WAS THE BEST DECISION EVER MADE ON EARTH IN THE HISTORY OF TIME.

      (i know, right? she makes bias strips look like spun gold.)

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  13. I need a skirt like that. You look amazing!

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  14. Could you look more sassy gorgeous?! That skirt is awesome on you. And I LOVE Lady Danburry. I have one of her dresses that is so beautifully made.

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  15. Such a simple touch to that skirt and SHAZAM! It looks fabulous and the fit is divine. Just wow!

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  16. HAWTNESSE!! The fit is perfect.
    I cannot believe you photoshopped that couch. Your dedication to showing off clothing with sufficient clarity is SURPASSING.

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  17. gorgeosity, lovely oona.. your ass looks like a million bucks in this skirt..

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  18. This outfit is just perfect. That Lady Danburry is amazing. And, I do have to say you're quite amazing yourself. I swear half the posts in my blog reader this week have been about you! Bravo for making all kinds of friends around the internets. Can I tag along next time?

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    1. it's a little embarrassing, if i wasn't so bratty in the first place. i'm not quite sure how it happened... hurry up and tag already!!!

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  19. Oh em gee, that is awesome! I love outfits that make you feel like strutting your stuff! Now I have to go stalk Lady Danbury...

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  20. Ah-MAZING! You look stunning (as always) but those colours are fantastic and the fit is spot on! Love that Lady Danburry!

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  21. Bwaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhahahahhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Holy cow! This is FANTASTIC! Miss LD is ABSURDLY talented...

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  22. GORGEOUS and off to look over her lovely stuff now! xoxo

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  23. AACK! I love it! I love the booty accommodations, the skirt is so flattering!

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied if not always written!