Monday, 15 November 2010

An Old Favourite

Frantically searching through my wardrobe for something to wear that would best show off my new boots. I suddenly was thrilled to be re-united with a dress I had once loved and cherished, yet it had still managed to end up tucked away at the back of my wardrobe, almost forgotten about.



I bought this dress over two and a half years ago in a New Look sale, for around £7. It was the time Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd
had just been released and I was smitten with Mrs. Lovett’s (Helena Bonham Carter) eccentric style.



This dress very much reminded me that of the dream sequence, in which she is walking down a beautifully lit pier, parasol and Sweeney on arm. So from then on every time I wore this dress I got that little bit of delight thinking about that very dream sequence.

It’s funny how characters from films can influence the way we dress. I know that I find lots of inspirations in films, not always the most obvious choices, I have found myself inspired by mermaids, Disney characters and even villains!

Originally a summer dress, I decided to wear it the other day with a cardigan and thick black tights, and got no end of compliments! It just shows that some dear pieces always remain old favourites x
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8 comments

  1. That's a really lovely dress! I think there's something super cheerful about wearing pretty, colourful summer pieces with loads of layers and tights - makes winter much more interesting.

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  2. That's such a pretty piece and I'm not surprised you were showered with compliments. I love bright colours and vibrant prints at this time of year, making an effort cheers both ourselves and everybody else up, too. xxx

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  3. Thanks for your lovely comment.
    Isn't it great to find little treasures at the back of the wardrobe (like Narnia) it's a lovely dress.

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  4. Oh that scene from Sweeney Todd is wonderful, I love it! And yes, that dress is so like the one Helena wears! Candy striped and lovely! xx

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  5. Ohh this is so pretty! very nice! <3

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  6. I remember wanting that dress when it was out, kinda gutted I didn't get it!

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  7. Ohh thats gorgeous, i love wearing summer things in winter. Layer it up! x

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  8. only £7? that's one lovely dress!

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