Added Nov 24, 2010
Queens, New York...
This is the first BurdaStyle competition I’ve entered and I’m pretty excited!
My inspiration came from Madonna in the 80’s after my friend dressed up as her so perfectly for Halloween, and from all of the 80’s revival fashions I’ve seen at the mall lately that I knew I could make for much less.
I used two revived 80’s trends, glitter and lace, and made 5 pieces that could be mixed and matched into 4 different outfits. The color gold is also a great choice for parties this year. You could go to several parties with just this one ensemble and not look the same twice!
There are 3 tank tops: one in stretch glitter fabric, one in plain cream jersey and on in cream stretch lace.
There are two skirts: one in lace bubble tiers with a cotton underskirt, one with two layers of stretchy glitter mesh and a chiffon underskirt.
Both skirts have wide elastic waistbands.
The neat thing about this project was how I got the look I wanted for the glittery skirt. The ‘right’ side of the fabric was atrocious, with it’s poorly colored gold dots, and the reverse side was kind of boring with its silver dots. However, if you turn the fabric in on itself, you get the reverse side of the silver showing, mixed with the gold poking through the mesh. It looks great that way!
I had fun styling these outfits in different ways. I made the flower clip from something I found at JoAnn’s, and the bow headband is just a scrap from the glittery skirt. I accessorized with some vintage jewelry from my stash :)
Thanks for looking!
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