This femme floral frock is a one-of-a-kind Clossette original refashioned from a dress from the 90s. I cut away a heart shape from the front of the dress, creating a negative space that I filled with some sheer tulle left over from Sandy’s bridal shower tea party. The re-design was inspired by a somewhat unlikely source – a futuristic office design that transformed two plain Jane old houses into a dynamic office by cutting away bits and pieces of the original structures. Sometimes subtraction is way more effective than addition, you know?
Material: Recycled polyester dress, sheer tulle
Condition: Gently worn/almost new
I bought this cute navy schoolgirl skirt in Hong Kong but never wore it. It still has the original tags! Adorable and easy for summer and it’s a playful length that is still demure enough to wear without feeling like you’re five. The waist is elastic so it can fit a S, M or possibly even a small L.
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Having received several comments remarking on the fact that the Eat Your Heart Out dress looks weird or confusing just lying on a bed – duly noted people! – I decided to showcase it on an actual person. Apologies in advance for the fact that that person is me. On that note, anyone lookin’ for a modeling gig that pays zero dollars?
Totally unrelated topic, but also totally post-worthy, we finally checked out the rooftop bar at the Ravel Hotel in LIC. Despite the rather awful, and I mean terrible, reviews, I actually had a great time and the views are unlike any I’ve ever seen from this side of the river. As you can see from the photos below, you’re literally RIGHT under the 59th St., Queensborough, Ed Koch, whatever you wanna call it, bridge, and there’s a futuristic retractable roof that makes the space really unique. Plus it’s right next to a simply breathtaking ivy-covered brick building that I’m totally going to write up for Inhabitat NYC. The food? Meh. But who is really going here for the food anyways? I definitely recommend it for an engagement party – the prices are (ever so slightly) more reasonable than a city rooftop bar and it’s just nice to be off the beaten path, you know?
After three trips to Vegas, countless days stomping all over Manhattan and at least 50 happy hours (from what I can fuzzily recall), my favorite pair of heels wasn’t looking so hot – unless you like that filthy, “a bum used it as a pillow” look. Despite the abuse, I definitely didn’t want to throw them out, so I decided to give them a little makeover. At first, I decided to just add a dainty piece of lace to the toes to spruce things up, but when the “glue” that I was using turned out to be glow in the dark paint, I was in for a pleasant surprise! Click through the page numbers below to see how you can a.) revamp your own heels using lace, b.) revamp your own heels by making them glow in the dark or c.) all of the above. They might not be hurricane proof but they’d match perfectly with Halston’s glow in the dark sequin dress, and won’t set you back $4K.
I just put the finishing touches on this rather femme floral number, but now I’m second-guessing the design! The back story is that it started out as a perfectly passable dress before I took my scissors to it, but it was definitely lacking in va-voom. Then I garnered some serious inspiration from a somewhat unlikely source – this futuristic office design that transformed two plain Jane old houses into a dynamic office by cutting away bits and pieces of the original structures. Sometimes subtraction is way more effective than addition, you know?
Anyhoo, I cut away a heart shape from the front of the dress, creating a negative space that I filled with some sheer tulle left over from Sandy’s bridal shower tea party. And there you have it! Read on for the before and after and comment to tell me what you think!