Saturday, June 7, 2008

What I'm Wearing - Lanvin Inspired

You all may have gathered by now that I loved Lanvin's Spring/Summer 2008 collection. I loved it so much in fact, that when I found out my godmother was getting married, I knew I had to get a dress similar to those in the collection.

I chose this one below in particular for my inspiration because I liked the one shoulder aspect and also because ruffles make me happy!


photo courtesy style.com


I had the dress made by a lady who makes my mother's clothes and this is the end result below which I wore to the wedding today.



I changed the design to suit my body which as you can see is much curvier than the model's, and I wore it with a thin black belt and black peep toe heels. The dress fits my body perfectly and the great thing about it is that it only cost BDS$45 (approx. US$22) to make! I absolutely love it!

50 comments:

WendyB said...

Wow! It's beautiful.

Danz said...

Thanks wendyb! :D

styledigger said...

Wow...this asymetric dress is beautifull! I prefer pink than blue, so I like your dress better than this one from style.com.

Knight Cat said...

i love the dress! looks great n your figure!

xxx
knightcat

Danz said...

Thanks styledigger :) I actually love blue but I really wanted a bright pink for this dress. It's much more vibrant than in the photo.

Thanks knight cat! :D

Winnie said...

wow, love love love! You look amazing!

Danz said...

thank u winnie! you're so sweet :)

WendyB said...

I linked to you!

Cheryl Lynn said...

You look absolutely lovely! My, my, my...to me, your curves do that dress much more justice!

Thanks for your comment. Is bank robbing still illegal?

jayne said...

AMAZING! I'm so jealous you were able to have someone make you a Lavin-esque dress, esp since it looks better than Lanvin. The color really suits you and all in all its just so fun and summery, you must have been the talk of the wedding, hehe, well other than the bride herself :)

Laurel said...

OMH DANZ! That dress is absolutely fricking gorgeous on you, I adore it! Gimme gimme! Thank you for the sweet comment, I hope you're well! xo

Daiane said...

omg, you look totally gorgeous! i love how you adapted it, the color, and the belt is such a smart addition!

Jenny H. said...

ahhh wow. that dress looks amazing on you.
yeah i pretty much love everything that lanvin does.

thank you! that jacket is such a lifesaver. its so easy to wear with pretty much anything.

yiqin; said...

Brilliant! I like how you added a belt to it ;) You look fabulous!

Danz said...

Aw thanks Cheryl Lynn! Hehe, unfortunately so...still waiting for them to pass that bill :P

Thanks so much for your lovely comment jayne! Yeah, most of the women there wore either long spaghetti strap or halter dresses so I did look different from the other guests.

Haha Laurel, you're too sweet! Thanks! Oh, and you're welcome! You always look so great :)

Thanks daiane! I bought the belt very last minute actually but I'm glad I added it, it looked a tad plain without it :)

thank jennyh! I think alber elbaz is fantastic! Lanvin is definitely one of my faves. I can tell the jacket is very versatile, I think I'd want to wear it with pretty much anything too!

:D Thanks so much yiqin!

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

love the dress!!wow!

Lil Midget said...

wow! gorgeous! ive been wanting to learn to sew lately...cant wait for the holiday to start an learn! :)

Sharon Rose said...

A very big wow Danz-you look absolutely fabulous and this dress is so amazing!! It fits perfectly and you have the pleasure of knowing it wasn't at the cost of a Lanvin price tagged dress! The ruffles look adorable-you rock girl!!

iƱaki said...

Oh, wow, VERY well done! You look stunning! and that colour was made for you!

xx

Diana @ So Fash'on said...

wow. it sure looks great!

Siobhan said...

wow i lovee the dress.

Anonymous said...

oh my god i love the way u changed the colour and cut of the dress and made the dress suit YOU! perfect! 10 points! i just came across ur blog and i'm loving it by the way!

angie~*

soph said...

wow wow wow! that looks fab on you! and it's great you can get something custom made for so little cost!

Danz said...

thank you aizat.cinta.goddess :D

thanks lil midget! I started learning during Christmas time last year but I got so distracted by school, I haven't really been able to do much. I have to get back to it this summer though!

Thanks Sharon! :D The thing is, the dressmaker took my measurements once, I went back one time for a fitting and she got it exactly right! Oh and yeah, the price definitely sweetens it :)

Aw thank you inaki!

Thanks diana @ so fash'on :):)

Thank you siobhan!

Thanks so much angie! thanks for visiting, I'm glad you like it :) Hope to see you again soon!

Thanks soph! :D I was a little skeptical at first when I heard the price but the dressmaker did a wonderful job! I'll definitely be going back to her in the future.

fashion* CHALET said...

thanks for your comments, I love that dress by the way :)

.::JoSePhIne::. said...

Great and beautiful dress, I love the colour. You look great!

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

wow thats great, its even better than the designer one

Love the belt detail, really nice

and the colour is great too

NICOLE said...

i love that dress... the color looks really good on you

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CoutureCarrie said...

incredible, Danz! You and the frock are both fabulous! Hope you had lots of fun wearing your creation ;)

The Seeker said...

Dear, you look amazing. So elegante and chic.
Love the dress, the colour is so flatered on you, and I think the belt detail gives it a great statment.
You rock girl, hope you had fun wearing it, because it makes you look happy.
xoxo

Kira Fashion said...

one shouder is a tendencie very old, but always actual and that i really enjoy, those one you picked is gorgeous!

a kiss sweetie!

Fashion Ivy said...

You have to give me the number of your dress maker. She does great work

enc said...

I can't believe how good you look in this!

Well, yes I can. You get the point.

Violetwired said...

stupendously pretty. Good color choice too.

Danz said...
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Danz said...

Thanks fashion* chalet! and you're very welcome :)

Thanks very much josephine :D

Thank you fresh&fab! Although, if I could get my hands on an original Lanvin that fit me this well, I'd get it in a heartbeat...provided I have the dough to pay for it of course...

Thanks nicole :)

:) Thank you so much couturecarrie! That means a lot. Oh, and I definitely enjoyed myself. I felt so good in that dress, I don't think anything could've brought down my mood.

the seeker, I am so flattered by your comments. Thank you very much! I definitely was happy :D

Thanks Kira! Yeah, the one shoulder look has been around for a while but it's one of those looks that I have always loved as well.

Of course fashion ivy, I'll email you the info :)

lol enc, don't worry, I get you :) Thanks so much!

:D Thanks a lot violetwired!

yiqin; said...

I'd love to exchange links! I have just added you :)

Ida said...

You look perfection, Danz!!

I love this dress, and its vibrant color. Paired with the belt it is just THE outfit for summer parties. Quite frankly, I think your version is better than the inspiration, and you are wearing it better!

I do hope the wedding was fun

thetinylittlegirl said...

wow, i love the dress!! it looks really great on you, perfect for a wedding.

Times of Glory said...

Dear, the dress is totally fab! Your belt and shoes gives more feminine touch! I actully think your ruffle is more refined and the dress is more like a pencil which I love!

You look ROCKS xx

Miss at la Playa said...

wow, that's a brilliant idea! The result is amazing, they look exactly the same

AsianCajuns said...

You look gorgeous! I love how you made a runway look a reality that looks even more awesome on you than on the model- well done!

Pamcasso said...

so gorgeous, and that color is incredible on you.

p said...

That is one knockout of a dress and you look stunning having given it your own twist!

Always In Style said...

Tres chic - love love love it on you!!

Danz said...

Thanks yiqin :)

Aw Ida, thank you for your very lovely comments! The wedding definitely was great fun!

thetinylittlegirl - :D Thanks for visiting and thank you for the compliment!

Thanks timesofglory! You are always so elegant, I'm glad you like it :D

Thanks missatlaplaya! I think it turned out a lot better than I expected.

Thanks for your wonderful compliment asiancajuns :D

Thank you pamcasso :) I knew I wanted to wear a bright colour that would work well with my colouring and I'm happy I chose this one.

Thanks p! and I know you love ruffles as much as I do ;)

Thanks so much alwaysinstyle :D

Psyche said...

She nailed it! This looks amazing!

I might need her name when I am passing through Barbados later this year :)

olimpiA said...

Hey, you look really good on that dress. The color is beautiful and it fits you perfectly..well done :)

Danz said...

thanks psyche :) I'll email her info to you.

thank very much olimpia!

Budget Babe said...

Unbelievable. This post is so inspiring. Gorgeous dress, thanks for sharing. :)