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Love romance top

Added Oct 22, 2010

by ninaribena

Canberra, Australia






This outfit is part of my debut Tango & James fashion collection… the a twist… every piece is conceived from re-claimed materials and are one-of-a-kind items.

The pink bolero was made from a puff sleeved pointy collared 70’s secretary blouse. I re-cut the sleeves to remove the volume at the sleeve cap, and shortened them to 3/4 length. The addition of a beautiful vintage applique gives the piece some more dimension.

The strapless top underneath was made from a frightening button through mens nightclubbing shirt – complete with embroidered dragon on the pocket. I wanted to use the fabric in an elegant way – and show off it’s sheen. The centre front was pleated down onto a strip of denim.

The tutu skirt is made with fabric sourced from a garage sale!

Material Notes

Re-claimed materials




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Evening Wear, Other, Preppy, Rock, Romantic, Vintage

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    Nov 21, 2010, 07.58 AMby jellybean

    I love the way you’ve done that pleating.

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    Nov 4, 2010, 10.35 PMby silviasimon88

    i loooove it

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    Oct 29, 2010, 08.41 AMby tawnda

    Very couture and creative!

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    Oct 26, 2010, 12.35 AMby olystyrene

    Gorgeous outfit! Great bit of repurposing!

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    Oct 23, 2010, 07.23 PMby kelepso

    I like the retro, pin-up girl asthetic. Very edgy , but sweet!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 07.00 PMby magdamagda

    I love the strapeless top:)

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