Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I feel like this is my 60's film noir spy dress. I should get a wicked trench coat to go over it & go hunt down thieves or murderers or kidnappers, don't you think?

It's hard to photograph a black dress, but this is simple, so there aren't really details you need to see. It's a lot like one of my blue dresses, but this time I added sleeves & a built-in belt, and took out the v-back. It's out of nice black cotton I got in a bin of fabric from a sweet friend, & it's so comfortable I want to wear it all the time. Sleeves on dresses are the best. I forgot to add pockets, though: an unfortunate oversight! Next time, eh?

I actually made this dress last week, but it's been such a whirlwind of a weekend that I never got a chance to post it until now. I wore it to a bridal brunch on Friday for my brother's (then) fiancee, & then later that evening to the wedding rehearsal & dinner. I have photos from these events (& of course the event that followed the next day) just waiting to be edited & posted.

necklace / dazeoftheweek | earrings, bracelet / gift | dress / handmade | shoes / ebay

So, I'm not used to wearing this much makeup. At all. My daily maximum is just concealer, powder, and mascara. Putting on eyeshadow and liner is so foreign to me! I tried to do a slight smokey eye, but I have no idea what I'm doing so I don't know if I succeeded, haha.


  1. OOOOHHHH!! Gorgeous, Addie! As usual, very cute dress! I love it. And yes, a trench coat would be perfect! I was actually thinking of making an LBD sometime soon, but school and life is crazy right now and I don't have time. But it's on my list.
    As for the makeup, it looks GREAT! You did a fantastic job, and your hair looks adorable!

  2. I love the 3rd pic down, and I really love the dress!

  3. You are so beautiful and the dress looks like one I wouldn't mind living day and night in.

    P.S: I am planning something and I might need your help doing it, I'll tell you later in an email. :)

    Love from Toronto, Canada

  4. gorrrrgeoussss! as always :) you are so talented, girl!

  5. Gorgeous as ever dear. Glad to see you putting those retro skills to work.

    -John Bliss

  6. I love love love you in this dress Addie!!! I adore it!!!!
    Great minds think alike cuz I have a black dress almost exactly to yours!
    Mines old though.....a friend in design school made for me!

    Addie girl, I love your retro style rock!!
    And your so beautufull in everything you make! I love how you paired it
    with you wing-tip heels!!!

    I love visiting your awsome gleefull blog and see your fabulous clothes!
    LOVE YOU! oxoxo

  7. That's a pretty awesome dress! Oh, and I dig the shoes! :)

  8. Beautiful! You are so talented! :)

    I have totally fallen in love with your shoes. They are SO PERFECT! Would you please pretty please share the brand/designer?? Thanks!!


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