Nothing comes between me and my Calvin...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

KNOCK OFF.
Back in December I fell in love with a Bazaar spread featuring this insanely gorgeous Calvin Klein Collection dress and I posted about it here.
It wasn't so much the exact details, as the fabulous feel of the dress and the photo entirely... (crimson lips, liquid cat eye, creamy white fabric with a dramatic front....)

So I did what every girl in my position would do. I plopped down three grand and bought myself this stunner!
OK, I didn't. I paid my rent, kept the electric on and decided to continue feeding my child.

But I did find a way to recreate my own interpretation of that look for a night out on the town with my guy. Here's how I did it:
I found a thrifted dress that had been sitting in my closet for years. I had only worn it once to the theatre (pronounced thee-uh-tu), as there was something a little off about it. So I met up with my design partner and we got to work!

After a few alterations, (a tea length hem, a dramatic cut & a tie front addition) I went from this...
To this:

It was a beautiful night, but mostly because I "felt" beautiful (and accomplished, and proud...) Isn't that always the case?
Shoes - Vince Camuto Moma's. Dress - Vintage redesign. Earrings - 99c store (no joke)

17 comments:

  1. Oh I was so eager to see how this would turn out! I LOVE it! Great job girl! You are a STUNNA! :)

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  2. I am loving the end result. Wishing I could make magic like this with a scissor and machine.

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  3. I LOVE IT!!!! You did an amazing work there!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  4. what amazing shots...with the sunlight! LOVE!
    C

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  5. You're gorgeous - and so is the dress you created. Looks great on you!

    also, got my package yesterday. thank you so much!! I love my new vintage clutch (:

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous as always. I'm so impressed with your ability to so easily transform things! Well done.

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  7. So much fun! How creative and fulfilling! Love this, such a great idea!
    xx

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  8. Lovely dress, wish i could sew! x

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  9. What a great remodel of the dress. Very sexy.

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  10. that is so awesome that you did that! i love how it turned out!

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  11. Wow, great dress! Make one for me, please:-)

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  12. Look what you did with the dress! That's genius baby girl and you look hot!

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  13. Gorgeous dress!! I really like it this way, and the way you cut it, beautiful!Good job:)
    xx
    Emy

    http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com/

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  14. thats a whole lot of cleavage.. :p but like how you made this into a DIY project;) liking your lipstick.

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  15. Love the new neckline. I don't think I could get away with it but I love the way it modernizes your dress and frames your upper body.

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  16. Wow!! What a difference a few cuts can make. Love the shape of the neckline!

    xoxo
    Mandy

    PS-So glad you stopped by my blog! Hope you enjoy the mango pizza. You'll have to let me know how it turns out :)

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