Happy Birthday FAIIINT + Dream Black Dress Giveaway!

FAIIINT, Dream Black Dress, Giveaway, Fashion, Blogger, Competition,

Yesterday was FAIIINT’s 1st birthday! I can’t actually believe I’ve been doing this for an entire year already, it’s come around so quickly, but I’ve loved every minute of it & have been given some amazing opportunities I’d never have dreamed & met some awesome people too, all thanks to this blog. The biggest thanks however needs to go to all of you guys who keep coming back to read it & make my day with your lovely comments!

As a way to thank you all, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to hold my first giveaway!

I wanted to do a giveaway that everyone would really love to win, so I thought what better than to do a personalized one! The winner will get to design their dream black dress, which I will then custom make for them, to their measurements & in their choice of fabrics. I’ll be on hand to offer advice or help in the design process, but ultimately it’ll be down to you. The result will be a total one-off, made from beautiful fabrics & custom fit to you’re exact measurements.

The Rules :

  • ✚ The dress must be predominantly black. It’s kinda my thing, so I’m sticking to it! You are allowed to include a little colour if you wish though. It also must be a dress!
  • ✚ I will not make you a copy of a designer or high street dress you like. If you want a copy of one of my own designs, that’s fine, but I’m not knocking off others work.
  • ✚ The winner will be picked totally at random & this is not a contest, so don’t feel you have to come up with some over-the-top amazing dress. If your dream dress is just a plain, perfectly fitted shift dress, that’s fine!

How To Enter…

Follow this blog on Bloglovin’ & leave a comment below with a brief description of your dream dress! It only has to be a rough idea, don’t worry about the little details!

For Extra Entries :

  • ✚ Follow me on Twitter
  • ✚ Tweet about this giveaway by clicking here (or write your own including a link to this post & my twitter handle)
  • ✚ Like the page on Facebook
  • ✚ Share this post on Facebook – here

( Please note in your comment if you have any extra entries! )

The giveaway is open internationally & anyone can enter. I know the blog is mostly read by girls, but guys, I don’t want to leave you out, so feel free to enter & if you win we’ll discuss a menswear alternative!

The winner will be picked at random on the 30th November & announced here later that day. Good luck!

PS: You can view previous examples of clothing I’ve made & worn on the blog by clicking on the ‘Made‘ category!

Giveaway is now closed! Thanks for all your entries!

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70 Comments

  1. Posted 02.11.2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    My dream dress would have a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline and sheer fabric covering the shoulders. The skirt of the dress would be full and floor-length, and it would have a gradient effect with fabric flowers from the bottom up!

    I also followed you on Twitter and liked your page on Facebook!

  2. Grom
    Posted 02.11.2012 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Happy 1st Birthday FAIIINT. WOW Steph, what a *great* giveaway. Good luck everyone. xx

  3. Jessica
    Posted 02.11.2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    My dream dress would be not too long and not too short, have cutouts under the neck and under the ribs much like your cutout outfit! It would be uniform length all around and have a leather belted midsection. It would have studs or other metal details on the shoulders. It would be zippered or clasped up the front and would be long of 3/4 sleeved.

    I also followed you on Twitter, liked your page on Facebook, and tweeted about the contest!

  4. Alexandra
    Posted 02.11.2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    I love your style and I would treasure a custom dress made by you! My dream dress would be v-neck, long and flowy. I followed you on Twitter, re-tweeted your post and liked your page on Facebook. Good luck to everyone!

  5. kim adams
    Posted 02.11.2012 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    My dream dress would be anything made by you!! Love your style!!
    Would be an honor!! :)

  6. Posted 02.11.2012 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    My dream dress would be a nice blend of different design aesthetics I like: form fitting sheath, tea length, sheer mesh panel insert w/sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves. I want it to be a sexy little black dress.

    *followed on Twitter, tweeted link, Liked/Shared link on FB*

  7. leigh
    Posted 02.11.2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Natalie robinson told me about you and after looking at your blog and facebook page im truly amazed by your eork.Like yourself im crazy about Black and id be extremely happy with anything you made.

  8. leigh
    Posted 02.11.2012 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    *work

  9. Posted 03.11.2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    yay congratulations on hitting the one year mark! kudos for creating such an amazing blog in such a short time frame. my dream black dress would probably involve a cinched waist, a bit of lace and a circle skirt. something cute but also sexy :) already a follower on BL and Twitter.
    thanks for hosting the giveaway too! it’s so cool that you’re customising the prize this way, makes it so personalised and thoughtful on your behalf.

  10. Posted 03.11.2012 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Happy blog birthday! Always a milestone, and they seem to come up sooner than you expect. This is an amazing giveaway, and a very thoughtful one at that. For me, my dream LBD would be a dress with a fitted bodice, v-neck (not too deep), with capped sleeves and a skater style skirt that comes about 2 inches above the knee. Probably in a thick ponti style fabric that forms to the body and would work in summer or in winter. Following you on twitter now and bloglovin (already had you in my google reader!)

  11. Posted 03.11.2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    What an AMAZING giveaway!

    My dream dress is super-girly…sorry ;) It would be strapless with a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline. The skirt would be full, knee-length and tulle!

    I already follow you on Twitter and like your Facebook page, I’ve tweeted about this giveaway (https://twitter.com/becky__colley/status/264712158678499329) and have also shared this page (http://www.facebook.com/lifestyleflash).

    Fingers crossed!

  12. Posted 03.11.2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    This is an amazing competition! My dream dress would definitely be a lace bodice with a slit neckline and 3/4 length sleeves along with a thick cotton skater style skirt- simple yet sophisticated! X

  13. Posted 03.11.2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Amazing giveaway Steph and congrats on your blog anniversary :) we started ours at a similar time so it’s nice to follow how they’ve both developed over this year!

    I already follow on Bloglovin and Twitter, and have liked your Facebook page now (name – Natasha Footman) and tweeted (https://twitter.com/girlinthelens/status/264715569369079808). I’d love a black dress with some sort of harness-leather style on the body and perhaps a skater skirt! x

  14. Claire
    Posted 03.11.2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    My ideal dress would be a fitted with hold in panels for my tum short /cap sleeve with diamanté detail to the sweetheart neckline.

  15. Mary
    Posted 03.11.2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Wow what an amazing giveaway! Looked through the clothing you’ve made and love your style. I’m not too creative so would love to have you help me design something that would be flattering on me! I’m thinking something like a lace top with fitted corset-style waist then a full circle skirt. I just followed your Twitter and Facebook (WishUponThis, Mary L). Thank you!

  16. Posted 03.11.2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Steph, first of all happy anniversary! It has been great ‘meeting’ you through the blog and I look forward to many years of your beautiful creations, posts and inspirations! A custom-made dress is such a great giveaway! I follow you on Bloglovin, Twitter and Instagram (now I sound like a digital stalker…) and I’ve just retweeted about it, so I keep my fingers crossed! As for the dress, the design I have in mind is with mini-sleeves and knee-length, not too fitted, but with some ‘draping’ that would give some ‘movement’ to the dress…OK, my explanation is terrible, but I have something in mind…Looking forward to the 30/11 and in the meanwhile I wish you a great w-e!

  17. MC Chau
    Posted 03.11.2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    My perfect dress would be Grecian style dress with halter and v-neck line!

  18. MC Chau
    Posted 03.11.2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Twitter under @cxc118.

  19. MC Chau
    Posted 03.11.2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
  20. MC Chau
    Posted 03.11.2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook under MC Chau.

  21. MC Chau
    Posted 03.11.2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink
  22. Posted 03.11.2012 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Ah, this is such a wonderful idea, so original! I love black (I want my entire wardrobe in black) and a dress made by you would be wonderful. I’m not sure what I’d like yet (too much to choose from!) but it won’t be hard to come up with something that you’d make amazing! I follow you on twitter anyway, I’ve retweeted and liked on facebook :)

  23. Posted 03.11.2012 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Has it been a year already!? Wow that went pretty quickly :) Happy 1st blog birthday Steph, here’s to many more to come!! As for an ideal dress mine would be a simple drape-y number with an asymmetric hem x

  24. Posted 04.11.2012 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    I would love a bodi-con dress with mesh detail between the breasts and a peplum. *.*
    hope i win xx
    izabellamosqueda[at]hotmail.com

    following on twitter as @Dirty_Bella
    liked you on fb as Bella Mosqueda

    :)

  25. Posted 04.11.2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Wow this is the MOST amazing giveaway I’ve ever heard of!! Good luck to everyone taking part :D

  26. MC Chau
    Posted 04.11.2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink
  27. MC Chau
    Posted 04.11.2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink
  28. Posted 04.11.2012 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    I would love a dress made by you and I would trust your judgement ….

    It’s all about the fitting of it , I’d like it to be a kim kardashian inspired dress, classy, fitted but very sexy in some amazing fabric/s

    Something that compliments my figure and is timeless is this possible?! X

  29. Posted 05.11.2012 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Super awesome giveaway you have here! Simply loving all the past dresses you made~ And ^5 to loving black clothes as well!!! <3

    I would definitely want a black dress that shouts unique with a classy neckline. It would be great if it could have a incorporation of wild and sweet touch to the dress~

    Followed and done all that is needed!
    Bloglovin email: gollylocks@gmail.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/harto.mitsuki
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/golly_locks/status/265262310476636160

    Hope you blog continues strong! Great contents!!! <3

  30. Posted 05.11.2012 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on the blog anniversary. It feels like I’ve been following you for longer than a year!

    This is such a thoughtful giveaway and I’d be truly delighted to own something designed by you. My current dream black dress would be close to your Asymmetric design in a heavier silk blend.

    Already following on Twitter. Liked on Facebook. Shared on both.

  31. Posted 05.11.2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Happy blogiversary, I can’t believe it is only a year old, I feel like I have been reading it for years, definitely one of my favourite blogs! I would love a dress made by you, it would have to be knee length with a lot of tulle and a fitted bodice :)

    Maria xxx

  32. Becky Parkes
    Posted 05.11.2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    What an amazing giveaway! If there’s anyone who can make a beautiful dress, it’s you! My dream dress would be a skater style dress with 3/4 sleeves and lace! I love lace. I would also like all the hems to have a white trimming. And for the waist to be really fitted and lots of sparkle everywhere! Oh goodness, the list could go on! xx

  33. Chloe Barrett
    Posted 05.11.2012 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi

    What a beautiful idea for your first prize giveaway on your 1st Birthday…

    My dream dress would comprise of individual diamond shaped material of shine and matt black finish. These diamonds would be individually stitched together to form a mid calf length dress. The stitch should be black as not to take away from the delicacy and subtlety of the diamond pattern. (I quite like the idea of placing a rose pink diamond shape piece here or there). The diamond pattern dress would be mid calf length and would lightly grace the body. It should sit on shoulders through delicate spaghetti straps (black attached to front of dress) which are attached to a single strap at the back (attached to dress). Buttons would allow the dress to open out, these buttons would be on the right hand side, making the dress user friendly. (another option may need to be considered….)

    Regards,

    Chloe

  34. MC Chau
    Posted 05.11.2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink
  35. MC Chau
    Posted 05.11.2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink
  36. Posted 06.11.2012 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    I never enter contests/giveaways but this is too intriguing!
    OK…how about something drapey in front, sorta but not too low, interesting straps and openish back or maybe one single center strap thing…simpler on the way down…

  37. MC Chau
    Posted 06.11.2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink
  38. MC Chau
    Posted 06.11.2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink
  39. Lulu
    Posted 07.11.2012 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    My dream dress would be a sweetheart neckline above knee length dress, just classical lines in classical color. Mixed fabrics would look nice too…

  40. Lulu
    Posted 07.11.2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink
  41. Chona Gomba
    Posted 07.11.2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    HAPPY 1st ANNIVERSARY! My dream black dress would be a halter dress with a feminine sweetheart neckline, empire waist with a half bow on the side, and it has to be knee length.

    I liked you and shared this giveaway on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/chonagomba/posts/257157991073473). I followed you and tweeted this giveaway on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/ChloeBlaneis/status/266118061768196096).

  42. Posted 09.11.2012 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on your one year mark and what an awesome giveaway. My dream dress would be empire or natural waisted with a full below the knee skirt, maybe pleated and would have pockets!

  43. Miky
    Posted 09.11.2012 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    happy b-day!

    -bloglovin: follower number 145
    -twitter fan with the name PlaygroundLoove
    -twitted about the competition: https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=%40faiiinted+is+having+a+birthday+giveaway+to+win+a+custom+made+dress+of+your+own+design%21+Enter+-+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FPLaQrR+%21+%E2%99%A1+%23DreamBlackDress&source=clicktotweet

    my black dream dress would have a 50’s desgin and it would be shoulder free.

  44. MC Chau
    Posted 10.11.2012 at 2:51 pm | Permalink
  45. MC Chau
    Posted 10.11.2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink
  46. Posted 13.11.2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Happy bloggy woggy birthday :)

    So my dream dress would be a dropped waist in black cotton a round neck. A skater style short skirt in pleather and capped sleeves in pleather :) xx

  47. Laura F
    Posted 16.11.2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    I got so excited when I saw this giveaway, I wear so many dresses but I still don’t own a beautiful black dress to add to my collection, it’d be amazing to win!

    My dream dress would have a square neckline, with very short sleeves. Backless until about the middle of the lower back. Close fitting around the breast/midriff area, then out into a floaty, sheer skirt at around knee height, or maybe knee height at the front and then floor length at the back (I can’t decide!), with some sort of small embelishment or colour around the waist of the dress :)

    I’d love to win, anything you create looks amazing! I’ve shared on FB and retweeted on twitter :)

  48. Posted 17.11.2012 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    My dream dress is classic with a twist and shows a bit of leg.

    Shared on FB and Twitter! :)

  49. Posted 17.11.2012 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I am following you on Bloglovin.
    My ideal black dress… my mind goes to a LBD inevitably… or a skater dress to the knee… maybe some velvet designs over it, short sleeve and v neck.

    xXx

  50. Posted 17.11.2012 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Wow…what an amazing opportunity! And happy birthday too! :)

    my dream black dress would definitely be something close fitting but with architectural, drapey details. long or three quarter sleeves too!

  51. Posted 19.11.2012 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Wow, what a fantastic giveaway! I actually came here from the Lucky Mag community and than saw this. :) First of all, I love your fashion taste and have subscribed via Bloglovin’. My dream dress:

    Above the knee (I’m 5’4″) black dress with wide strapped shoulders and a zipper running down the front. Preferably a somewhat form fitting material but with enough stretch to wear with anything, anywhere. It’s all I could think of lately – love black as well and zippers! :D

  52. Posted 19.11.2012 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Happy blog birthday lovely and what an amazing giveaway! For me, my dream dress would be something with a sweetheart neckline, short sleeved/strapped and fitted at the waist, with a slightly flared skirt that finished above the knee. Very 50’s I suppose! It’s the shape that suits me because I’m quite curvy. Thank you for offering such a lovely and thoughtful giveaway! xo

    PS: Following on Facebook and Twitter! xo

  53. Helin
    Posted 20.11.2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I followed you on bloglovin and Facebook so that makes 2 entries for my dream black dress..

    … which is an architecturally constructed dress with a turtleneck or a round-closed neck that will be completely covered in the front and would have black tulle (see through) cut-outs in the shape of bones (or just one big cut-out would be fine).

    It would be below the knee, tight and would miraculously make me look like I have a waist :)))) now, that’s a dream!!!

  54. Bara
    Posted 21.11.2012 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    I really like your style and love that your outfits are so creative even though you wear pretty much just black. I’d love to get a custom made dress from you.
    For a while I’ve been looking for the perfect LBD but had no luck so maybe that’s what I’d get if I won. I would like to have a dress made out of thicker fabric (the kind pencil dresses are made from – one that hides all the unflattering stuff) with a fitted top and a full/flared/skater (not sure what the right name is) skirt. Short but not too much, with cap sleeves and some interesting details that I’m sure you would come up with :) Mabye with a lower cut in the back.

    I follow you on Bloglovin and also like you on Facebook

  55. Posted 22.11.2012 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    This is such a wonderful idea and giveaway!
    My dress would been long sleeved, have a fitted bodice (keep everything nice and sucked in ha ha) with a sweetheart neckline. The bottom half would be full skater type skirt to just above the knee. And I think it would be nice to have some lace trim at the bottom and on the neckline :)
    I follow you on bloglovin and like you on facebook <3
    http://shopaholiconashoestring.wordpress.com/

  56. Posted 22.11.2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    what an amazing giveaway! my dream black dress would be quite simple and but a little bit grungy with sheer bits!

  57. Nenna
    Posted 22.11.2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    My dream black dress should be sparkly and glamorous. I have curvy , hour glass shaped body and the dress should fit me perfectly! Sorry for my bad English! I totally hope I win :D

  58. Posted 23.11.2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Well I’m pregnant right now but I’d die for a black wrap dress of some sort, perhaps with leather like sleeves. All the way to the floor would be gorgeous, something to wear on a fancy date night :)
    Liked on Facebook and following in twitter. Thanks!

  59. StellaDarko
    Posted 23.11.2012 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi :) cool giveaway!! I know it’s unacceptable,but although I have lots (believe me,lots) of black clothes,there is not even one black dress among them. I imagine my dream black dress to be a velvet dress that ends a little above the knees,maybe has a little lace here and there.I imagine its top half to be fitted with long sleeves,a boat neckline and an open back.Its bottom half I leave completely up to you.

  60. Z
    Posted 26.11.2012 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    I have followed on Bloglovin, twitter and tweeted about it.
    This is such a fantastic idea and you have great designs.

    My dream black dress would be simple floor-length in non-clingy material with very thin straps going down into a low back at about waist-height. That would be perfect

    Z
    http://www.are-we-on-time.com

  61. nushechka
    Posted 27.11.2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    following on bloglovin
    my dream black dress would be classic and romantic

  62. nushechka
    Posted 27.11.2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Following on Twitter

  63. nushechka
    Posted 27.11.2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    tweet-https://twitter.com/AnnaKulu1/status/273435181501788160

  64. nushechka
    Posted 27.11.2012 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    liked on fb

  65. nushechka
    Posted 27.11.2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    shared-https://www.facebook.com/annushka.solovey/posts/340985559332140

  66. Posted 28.11.2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Not for me, but seems like the perfect surprise present for that special someone.
    Fitted strapless dress that ends just below the knees. Low cut squarish neck featuring an elegant pushed up cleavage and crumpled shoulders.
    Sounds like a brilliant prize so thank you for the opportunity.

  67. Posted 29.11.2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    sorry to leave a second comment, but I just liked you on FB, shared the giveaway, and followed you on twitter :)

  68. Posted 29.11.2012 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Any dress from your designs would be my dream dress. You are great!!

  69. Posted 30.11.2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Participated finally!!! hope I win :(

  70. FAIIINT
    Posted 30.11.2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for all your entries everyone! :)

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