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Eeee I’ve been working on this dress for over a month now and I’m so happy it’s finally done ^-^ I’ve been in love with mid century fashion for years, and earlier this year, I went to a fashion exhibition with my grandma and I got so inspired, I sketched this design in my book on the floor of the gallery haha
All of the beading is entirely sewn by hand and I’m really looking forward to doing more in the future ♡
I also opened my etsy store today, and this is the first listing!!

Dress: Made by me (etsy listing)
Purse: Etsy

Hi my lovelies, today i’m going to reviewing this gorgeous white pearled/crystal beaded statement necklace from bornprettystoreI hope you love it as much as I do because it certainly adds glamour to any outfit you choose to wear it with &I chose to wear it with a formal lace dress for an evening occasion. I had received many compliments that night &I can’t wait to wear it again as it stands out so much. All their stuff is cute &super cheap☺

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I love how haunting the new cross necklace looks with this I Do Declare white lace dress. I also put together a few fully beaded chokers in black that pair with the long necklace perfectly 🌑#voodooodolly #roadtorufflecon #idodeclareshop #gothic #goth #altfashion #jfashion #lolitafashion #lolitaindiebrand

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So, I made a movie-Arwen dress in the fall, and I am going to use it for the Rivendell bingo square, because it doesn’t fit anywhere else! 

I used a pattern from Simplicity that has Arwen’s blood-red dress, and Eowyn’s brown and green dresses. They call it something fantasy-related, but it is obvious. I altered the pattern around the neckline and the upper sleeves, just to match the movie dress a little better. It took me a really long time to make. The sleeves were very complicated with the beading, and I did a decent amount of hand-stitching. The deep red color didn’t photograph very well, but it is a stretchy velvet texture. If I had to do it again, I would make the neckline lower and the sleeves longer.

I love the way that Arwen is described in “Many Meetings”, it is so different than the way that Goldberry is mentioned. They are both beautiful, but Arwen’s wisdom and grace are added to her description. I think she embodies Rivendell’s culture of beauty, peace, age, and wisdom.

Teamed up with some friends for a photoshoot down at Festningen in Oslo.

The dress is inspired by Smaug from the Hobbit, sewn in silk dupion and organza, richly embellished with dragonscale smocking, beads, pearls and lockstitch embroidery. I’ve blogged about it here:: [English] [Norwegian]

(Also, do notice that I let my makeup artist best friend put glitter flakes in my hair. That’s how much I love my best friend.)

Makeup and hair: Trine’s Imaginarium

Photographer: Oda Isaksen

Moral support: commander-t