Slow Couture Remix

Added May 13, 2013

by marie-michelle

Calgary, Canada

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Description

Handcrafted from head to toe! There is a special feeling of empowerment when wearing an outfit made entirely out of hand. To circumvent mass production, homogeneous standardization and inhumane outsourcing conditions is for me, however small the scale, moral agency at its rawest.

Hand stitched and embellished Alabama Chanin maxi babydoll dress, handknit cashmere bolero, hand rolled and stitched silk roses, handcrafted leather gladiator sandals from Rondini (http://www.rondini.fr/)

Material Notes

Organic cotton jersey and Miyuki seed beads for the dress, cashmere wool for the bolero, Lanvin silk marquisette and silk organza for the headdress.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Romantic
Material
Cashmere, Cotton, Silk

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    May 20, 2013, 09.30 AMby carmencitab

    Très très joli

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    May 20, 2013, 12.26 AMby mojo elgin

    WOW!!! Absolutely gorgrous!

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    May 14, 2013, 08.05 PMby Linnae --

    Wow, this is so perfect! You really did a great job! x

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    May 14, 2013, 10.42 AMby freakusbzzz

    You look like the perfect earth girl :)

    My Dad is in Calgary

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      May 14, 2013, 04.10 PMby marie-michelle

      Hahaha! Thank you!
      Small world isn’t it?!

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    May 14, 2013, 10.39 AMby tessi

    Stunning! I would love to see a close-up of your beautiful work on the dress! Kudos to you!

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    May 14, 2013, 05.14 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i am in love with the dress, but even more so with the beautiful bolero! BRAVO!!!!

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    May 14, 2013, 03.13 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Wow! very impressive that the entire outfit is handmade. So beautiful.

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    May 13, 2013, 10.13 PMby freaky-philomeen

    oh and such a pretty landscape. were the photos taken in calgary?

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    May 13, 2013, 10.09 PMby freaky-philomeen

    awesome! what a great way of appreciating and celebrating your talents.

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    May 13, 2013, 09.39 PMby ariation

    I remember your dress from before…Beautiful work! I’m now admiring your bolero. It’s wonderful!

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    May 13, 2013, 08.01 PMby Inga 888

    Very impressive, you made it all, even sandals!

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      May 13, 2013, 10.07 PMby marie-michelle

      Not exactly… the dress and the roses yes! The sandals are from Rondini – a family run 80 year old workshop in the south of France that handcrafts sandals by hand and the bolero is the loving work of my mother in law. Still… all of it is handmade!

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    May 13, 2013, 07.27 PMby Angie H

    lovely. amazing workmanship!

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