Thursday, September 17, 2009

Night Moves


My first real experiment with nighttime photography was successful! Major kudos for my little brother, who magnanimously donated his patience and stellar new camera to help me take these. I got slightly carried away editing them, but I think they turned out awesome.

Believe it or not, this is a different black blazer than the one I wore here. Though I suppose they do look exactly the same. I bought them both at the bag sale.

The shoes used to belong to my mom. I dug them out of her closet last week and have been playing around with them ever since. They are terrifically comfortable and just the right amount of retro.

This dress was another bag sale find. It actually falls to midcalf and strongly resembles a potato sack, but after hacking off the sleeves and doing some nifty safety-pinning, I have created myself a neat little dropwaisted number. I love how exaggerated the shoulders are.

The necklace and bracelet also belong to my mom. I think I have permanently seized the necklace, but she refuses to relinquish the bracelet for good.

I suppose we can share it.

Vintage silk dress, vintage men's blazer, Nicole Miller black tights, vintage suede and cork wedges, all accessories borrowed or taken from Mom

Regarding Fashion Week, I have already seen about a zillion things I love. I promise to post some of my favorites soon!

45 comments:

Sylvia said...

Lovely photos! I love the darkness of the night with that beautiful ivory dress. You've definitely inspired me for a night photo shoot soon!

Emmy said...

guuuh you're lucky matt has photog skillz.

mo'def loving the night shots, though.

Anna G said...

I love borrowing my mom's shoes, except her feet are narrower than mine.

Dylana said...

Your blazer and dress look amazing. What a nice night look!

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Miss Red said...

gorgeous dress! the dropwaist look is really cute. i want to go to these bag sales you talk about. they sound so fun!

Sher said...

Great pictures! The dress looks so gorgeous in the night:)

jayne said...

the whole outfit is amazing, but the heels are particularly hot

Mini & Mod said...

Mom's accessories are always the best and that is such a great thing you did to that dress. Cool blog.

Claire said...

great photos! the white is really nice against the dark.

Midnight traveller said...

Where is the before picture of the dress!!? Hehe. It looks awesome though.

BTW. Burberry is streaming their show live via the Burberry website at the end of Milan/Paris fashion week... Thought you might like to know.

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Raji said...

These photos are so lovelyyy
Gorgeous outfit too, you look amazingg

Amelia said...

The night pictures are really cool--very vivid. I love the necklace!

daisychain said...

fab photos, love the vintage dress

Clare said...

Okay, when does your mom's closet open for business? Love this outfit!!!

WendyB said...

Are those cork wedges? I wear those all summer!

Parapluie said...

The photos look amazing!

Little Monarch said...

oh you jammy thing! your mums wedges are to die for as is the peace bracelet. your bro takes some pretty swell photos.

Cafe Fashionista said...

This post has convinced me that I'm in dire need of a blazer - it's such a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. Love the midnight black backdrop in these pictures! :)

Beatriz said...

gorgeous night outfit. loved the photo shoot and specially the white of the dress against the dark of the nicht.
seriuously? you've been in classes since august 31? god.
oh and by the way, i LOVE your hair!

Beatriz said...

*night
*seriously

xtinagirl said...

Hiii Annie :) I love your vintage silk dress! The color is gorgeous!

-xtina
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June Paski said...

Love ur dress is perfect for night,the photos are great!

xxx

Helen said...

great outfit, the night time adds a different atmosphere to yours photos, i love it

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Love this look...reminds me of Dynasty a little, but still very modern and chic.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Really fantastic photos and amazing heels!
XOXOX
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Britty said...

i love that dress alot!
so you went to fashion week in new york?


oh yeah i link you!

Fashion Pix said...

The pictures turned out really great. I love the white dress with the dark background pictures!

Talisa said...

Great Outfit, love the pictures :) they really turned out great!
great blog!

beautifulnemo said...

Hola! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! <3
I love the necklace and the dress is beautiful too:)

xx from Madrid:)

Rosie Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Definitely a success!

jessica said...

looooove the dress .
absolutely adore .

Georgia said...

Yes. Awesome. Well done.
It would be mine

Tenny said...

you're lucky to have a mom with such good taste, i love those shoes and the necklace too

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Elizabeth Victoria C said...

absolutely love this outfit, the silk dress and necklace are amazing! amazing xx

Phoebe Rose said...

I love these photos! I also adore your necklace :)

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Inès said...

Theses photos are just amazing, I absolutely love them ! Mysterious and awesome.

Inès said...

Oh ! And I really like the necklace and love your dress, perfect with this blazer.

Hayley said...

i love love love the print of your dress

Glowing Doll said...

I've amassed a collection of metal cuff bracelets, all stolen from my mother.

I have no idea what era she bought them in but they are great. Whenever I see one in a store for actual money I'm like, 'ugggh, come on the ones I stole are so much better'.

FESI said...

I really love your wedges!

Emilie said...

GORGEOUS!

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emily said...

haha, in the first picture it looks like you just have disembodied arms. ;)

Danielle said...

That dress is very cute! Very clever of you to reconstruct it like that.
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