29.4.11

Fallen

When I come by vintage items, I am always curious about those who wore it before me...this gorgeous dress was loaned to me for this shoot by my boyfriend's Mom, Jo-Ann, and while I know she and her sister wore it, I am unaware of the journey the dress has made beyond that. What I love, however, is that I have now become a part of its history.

These photos were taken by the wonderfully talented Kaylen Jolly(as were these and these)and I am sending out a big thank you her way for capturing the beauty of this gown in these shots, and to Jo-Ann for giving me the inspiration for this post and for sharing this very special dress with me ♥










Wearing Vintage Gown

Jo-Ann in the dress at a Charity Ball, 1985

xo C

38 comments:

  1. These photos are wonderful and that dress is stunning. It's always fun to think about where a vintage piece has been
    xJennaD

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  2. Woah! va va voom!!!

    Also, I awarded your blog with the One Lovely Blogger Award - More info here:
    http://behavefashionably.blogspot.com/2011/04/one-lovely-blogger-award.html

    xx
    B

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  3. What an amazing dress with an equally special and beautiful history! These photos really captured the history of the dress. Stunning as always!

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  4. That's a fantastic dress! You look like a prinsess in it!
    xo

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  5. that dress is a dream! so want one 8-> gorgeous photos, too!

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  6. Amazing photos in an amazing dress. I love it!

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  7. wonderful!! you look gergeous :)
    xoxo

    salwa

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  8. What a timeless classic. I love that this dress looked exactly as fabulous in 1986 as it does in 2011, albeit worn in very different ways. You look stunning walking barefoot in the countryside in this ballgown, and I love the way that the sun lets us see all of the intricate layers of fabric. The messy Carrie Bradshaw-esque bun is the perfect finishing touch :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  9. You're very welcome my dear
    dont forget to pass along the awards!

    B
    xx

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  10. I love that this dress has a story! It is also timeless and beautiful!
    You look stunning in it :-)

    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

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  11. such a beautiful dress! love the photos :)

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  12. SO beautiful! thanks for your comment, dear

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  13. OMG! This Dress Is AMAZING!!! =)

    http://bluenails-girl.blogspot.com/

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  14. That dress is amazing!! And you look beautiful :)

    Rachel

    xxxx

    http://campuscouturechic.blogspot.com/

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  15. I hate to sound super cliche and say "perfection! Stunning! So pretty!" But I'm seriously at a loss for words. Really beautiful post. Love that dress with the scenery, lack of shoes, and your bun! I liked this post a lot. Stunning....kidding. It really is though! :)

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  16. ohhh ohhh ohhh man. that dress is straight up gorgeous, girl!! you look so pretty in it :) what a cool history behind it (i think of the same when i encounter to die for vintage pieces myself!)

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  17. Gosh, how breathtaking!!! You look stunning in this dress. Every detail, every layer is so clearly seen and it makes this more stunning than 1985 shot. You brought this dress back to life, but You made it look so unique, so super chic and so 21 century!!

    xoxo Ra

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  18. That dress is so stunning!
    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  19. WOW! Jo-Ann's dress is something else again, i love it and you look gorgeous in it Cara! the shots are amazing, Kaylen did a great job. i am in awe; it's absolutely unreal scenery and a stellar day to behold. ♥

    pea ess: thanks for the new job props lades, really appreciated your kind words of encouragement!

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  20. Beautiful and Inspiring Cara !
    You don't fail to impress my dear !
    I love all your photos, and adore you posted the photo from 1985 for comparison value, it's more of a reality of how vintage the item is ! Yet, still in fantastic condition, that's amazing !
    Another great post by you, thumbs up from me !

    Lola xox

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  22. You look incredibly elegant! I love that you're barefooted, such a nice mix.

    x

    The Pretty Secrets

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  23. wow!! You look absolutley stunning in that dress!
    :)
    Great blog!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  24. What a lovely gown! Also, I love your hair pulled up. It really brings out your great bone structure. These photos are lovely. :)

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  25. Aww I LOVE knowing the stories behind vintage pieces too - that is so cool that you have a photo of the same dress being worn all those years ago. Fab!

    Sadie xx
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

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  26. I love the way you styled this dress.Was a great pleasure to see its fashion trip from 80's to present time!

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  27. gotta LOVE black gowns! dark princess mode!

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  28. Love these amazing photos and that gorgeous vintage dress... it's beautiful on you!! Looks fab with your hair up as well. xx veronika

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  29. Oh that dress is stunning! Fab back in 85, fab now. That's the true beauty of a great piece of fashion--it never goes out of style!

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  30. I have an intense love for vintage dresses. YOu look amazing! Love the neckline and the way the dress skirt is slightly poofy. pretty surroundings too!

    my fashion blog: House of Shoes

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  31. Your photos are always so beautiful. Great post!

    http://seventhofjuly.blogspot.com/

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  32. GORGEOUS dress! You look lovely...oh, and I'm number 500 :D

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  33. These are stunning! And so is that vintage dress!!! The photographer did such a wonderful job of portraying the dress' character. I knew it was vintage before I even read the post :)I would love to find something like this for my store!! If your parents ever want to consign something, let me know :)

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