Monday, May 20, 2013

Mermaid Gown

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So this was a first for me- I was approached by a company called MackTak Mart, which carries designer gowns for formal events. They wanted to know if I'd be up for coming to their showroom in the fashion district to model a gown and promote their business- this being prom season and all. I don't own any floor length gowns, and I love dressing up, so I thought it sounded fun. I was immediately drawn to all the Tadashi Shoji gowns. They were all so beautiful and elegant, and had such striking patterns and colours. I ended up going with this art deco, mermaid-feeling one. It felt so glamorous!

I sure got a lot of stares in Bryant Park, but that's nothing new I guess. I'm always doing weird things for pictures in New York. We wanted to take them of me riding the carousel but the workers wouldn't let us on before it opened, even though it was only about 30 minutes away. It's too bad it was so sunny and shadowy, and I kind of wish Ryan could have come to take photos with our camera and lens because I prefer the look we've honed together, but oh well, at least I got to wear this fun dress for a little bit! I like how the dress really compliments the carousel- what a beautiful bygone era. I'm so glad some designers still try to recall such gorgeous styles. I wish I was going to a prom right now! I would totally choose this one of a kind dress.

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*photos by macktak mart *edited by me

28 comments:

  1. 20s Starlet Chic! This gown is perfect for you!

    I love how your posts always take me away to a magical place.

    <3

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  2. What a dreamy gown! Quite perfect for Gatsby mania

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  3. You look stunning! That gown is beautiful and you look so classy. :) I love the carousel as a backdrop, too.

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  4. Beautiful!
    I recently had to find a floor length gown at short notice and it was hard! I wish I could've chosen something as elegant as this
    Love the spot you've chosen to take the pictures too
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  5. Wooooooow. This dress is gorgeous and you look gorgeous in it.

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  6. these are so dreamy, i thought you were in Paris by the eiffel tower! that dress is killer, red carpet ready, and yes very gatsby-esque...im sure new yorkers didnt know what to think! probably thought you were a model!

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  7. *STUNNING!!!*
    you nailed this look! so pretty.

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  8. Oh wow! That dress is incredible, and you look amazing in it! These photos are stunning. How cool that you got to do this!

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  9. That gown is beyond stunning. Wow, you look like a Hollywood starlet!


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  10. That dress is stunning! And you look marvelous in it. I especially love the wee clippie on your tresses!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  11. Absolutely breath-taking! I love the glamorous feel of the dress and the vintage vibe! Congrats on your modeling gig!!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  12. This is just beyond stunning! And inspirational! I am seriously swooning right now! I own zilch when it comes to actual formal wear. I always talk myself into dresses that I can wear again, so I pretty much have only casual cotton dresses. You look gorgeous and I can see why you chose that dress. What a fun experience :)

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  13. You look absolutely stunning in that gown! Beautiful!
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  14. that's such a fascinating dress!

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  15. THis is a gorgeous- and almost surreal- dress! Aptly called a Mermaid dress indeed! And the backdrop suits it perfectly.

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  16. This is such a beautiful gown! The cut is so amazing, it makes the body look so long and slender. Love it!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  17. whoa. this dress is amazing! and it fits you so well!

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  18. Um...hello lovely. You look incredible! Not that you don't always, but you really chose the most amazing dress, the color complements your hair and skin-tone perfectly, and the silhouette is amazing on you. Absolutely stunning.

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  19. Wow! You look absolutely stunning. These photos are so so beautiful and the perfect setting too. Absolute perfection!

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  20. WOOOW! That is such a gorgeous dress. You look stunning!

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  21. this is not what i expected when I read the tile - such an amazing gown! it looks wonderful on you & I love the location!

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  22. Oh my goodness, that dress looks amazing on you!

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  23. wow, this dress! i have no words, it's so perfect! the location is wonderful for these photographs as well!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  24. you really look like a mermaind on the ground and it's awesome :) <3

    beautiful look :)

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  25. So stunning!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  26. WOW! That is one of the most stunning dress I've ever seen! The details are amazing and it looks great on you!

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  27. Wow! This really is a mermaid dress! It looks so gorgeous on you and I love how you went out in public in a formal dress to get these pictures. The carousel background is lovely.

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