Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. – Coco Chanel
There is always a double-side when it comes to colour. Take lavender. A soft, feminine colour that reminds me of gentle perfumes in my grandmother garden. It’s gentle and calming. It’s soothing. And it’s just a little bit girlie. But lavender also has a dark side. Take this dress for instance. Feminine details and soft lace, a flattering A-line skirt. A button up detail across the bust. Yet, its masculine collar, strong lines and exposed cleavage juxtapose the softness of the shade.
The wonderful Jen at Seraphim Clothing sent me this dress, and when I pulled this dress from the packet and hung it on a hanger, I wasn’t entirely sure how I would wear it. Light cotton made this feel like a dream on my body, but with such a high collar, and feminine lace, it was almost a tad overwhelming. But when I pulled it on, and it fit like a dream, I knew I needed to break out my Spikes. I wanted to give this feminine dress the edge it deserved.
The Christina Lilac Dress is a roomy fit and I sized down to a 20, and could have gone to an 18, but the neck/collar is particularly tight. I never thought I had a big neck, but this was fitted so I may need to find an alternative to make the dress a tad more comfortable. I also found that the bust is a little big for me, but I think with a simple stitch I won’t have to hitch it up and hide my bra all the time.
Christina Lilac Dress – Seraphim Clothing – Size 20 – Gifted
Lita Spike – Black Leather – Jeffrey Campbell – Size 9 – Similar
Black Bangle Set – City Chic – Gifted
Stretchy Skull Braclet – Colette
Kylie Black Sunglasses – SXUC via Sunglasses Shop – Gifted – £20.00
A special thanks to Anne from Anne Sarah Photography for taking these shots for me! If you are in Sydney, make sure you check her out!