Week 8: Charlotte

Feb 27, 2012 | 27 Comments

The story behind this dress, unfortunately does not come from a gal named Charlotte, but the city in North Carolina.  I picked it up along the way on my cross country journey.  We happened to come across a Goodwill pay-by-the-pound spot where I found this winner…

Who knew Jessica Fletcher was authoring books during her mystery solving down time?!?

Who knew Jessica Fletcher was authoring books during her mystery solving down time?!?

…and this one:

Week 8: Charlotte - Before

Week 8: Charlotte - Before

The purple intrigued me, but the fit did not.  I was liking what I saw from behind…

Back View!

Back View!

…and the wheels got turning!!

Continue reading…

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Week 8: Oscar Rundown!

Feb 27, 2012 | 8 Comments

I have vivid memories as a kid staying up past my bedtime to watch the Oscars year after year on the east coast.  I was a movie junkie at a young age and the glamorous Oscar spectacle was always so alluring as a girl living in the ‘burbs of Long Island.  Nothing seemed better than Los Angeles, the Shrine Auditorium (where they used to be held), and the red carpet of:

SEQUINS

Cher's 1988 Bob Mackie ensemble

Cher's 1988 Bob Mackie ensemble

SUITS

Celine Dion's 1999 backwards white suit jacket

Celine Dion's 1999 Galliano for Dior backwards white suit jacket!

SATINY SLITS

Nicole Kidman's 1997 chartreuse embroidered Dior dress

Nicole Kidman's 1997 chartreuse embroidered Dior dress

I was anxiously awaiting today’s show to get my yearly fill of glamour, couch-side.  There were a few pieces I loved and already the DIY wheels are turning in my head!

I love bold colors, so Michelle Williams’ Louis Vuitton dress…

Michelle Williams!

Michelle Williams!

…and Emma Stone’s red Giambattista Valli…

Emma Stone!

Emma Stone!

…were two of my faves.  I was on board with Emma’s bow at the neck, even though some who were around me said she looked like a present waiting to be unwrapped.  I guess I’m just a bow gal :)

I was totally loving Jessica Chastain’s complete look.  Her McQueen gown was regal…

Jessica Chastain!

Jessica Chastain!

…and anything that’s hand embroidered just makes me giddy!

One of my favorite parts of the night was how Angelina Jolie’s leg made such a spectacle in her Atelier Versace (her leg has it’s own twitter feed, @AngiesRightLeg!)…

Legs-gelina Jolie!

Legs-gelina Jolie!

…that Jim Rash made a subtle impersonation that didn’t click until the commercial.  Pure genius.  He wins for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best College Dean on a TV show (Community), and Best Sense of Humor in a not-so-thrilling awards show.

Jim Rash doing the Angelina

Jim Rash doing the Angelina

Which ones were your favorites or least favorites?

Outfit post coming in a few short hours…

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Week 9: Stacy’s NDAD Creation

Feb 26, 2012 | 9 Comments

Today’s remake comes from Stacy – I thought it fitting to use this piece she sent my way because it was totally reminiscent of the one I did this past week – a Turkish dress turned tunic that my aunt passed on to me.  We could be twinsies… 

Here’s mine as a refresher:

Marisa - Before

Marisa - Before

“I have been a huge fan of your blog for awhile now, and I have been inspired to do a few of my own remakes (with the help of my best friend Jen who makes fashion accessories, purses, etc. – and who taught me to sew last year).  This one we did was a dress to shirt transformation…

Here’s Stacy’s before:

Stacy - Before
Stacy – Before
We both had gold trim and gold cuffs – the only thing missing was a gold trimmed slit in the front!

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Week 8: Esra

Feb 24, 2012 | 24 Comments

Today’s piece came from within the family…my Aunt Esra handed this one over to me.  She’s pregnant and gave me a few pieces to add to the collection – I totally scored on behalf of the little gal en route!  This one is is a dress from Turkey (she’s Turkish) and I couldn’t wait to make a few small tweaks.

Week 8: Esra - Before

Week 8: Esra - Before

I love the gold trim, but this was just screaming tunic to me!! Continue reading…

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Week 9: Moldy Closet

Feb 23, 2012 | 29 Comments

Lil’ Update!  Been dealing with some closetal water damage…check it!!

Gross!!

Gross!!

Clothes are everywhere/handyman is coming tomorrow/can’t walk to my sewing machine, so a new post will be headed your way then!!

Displaced coats!!

Displaced coats!!

Dealing with the loss of my leather jacket I got in Florence when I was in college thanks to some mildew attacking.

Oy!

Oy!

Happy Thursday!!

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