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I wore this Saturday night to go out for drinks, this dress has always been one of my favourites that I made during my degree, it’s such a simple dress, but I think that helps the little details it does have really stand out. It’s yet another piece that was inspired by anatomy, this time I was looking at skeletal deformities & the twisting of bones into unnatural shapes. It has a nude silk jersey under-layer with a black mesh over the top & I just love the way both fabrics drape together around the twisted smocking. I still remember the panic of possibly not getting it finished in time, I made it in such a rush just a few hours before my hand in!

I’m still finding my StylistPick boots to be extremely comfortable & I have to say I’m also finding they work with just about everything I own, so this challenge is proving to be quite a bit easier than expected!

You’ve all heard me raving about this Bracher Emden clutch many times before, but I couldn’t resist a close up of it next to the smocking on the dress, I think they look so beautiful together. I still get so many compliments about this bag, my friends have seen it a lot over the past few months but they still coo over it & stare at it whenever I take it out, shop assistants, waitresses & bar maids too always seem to feel the need to tell me how beautiful it is when it’s sitting on the table or at the counter. I must admit, when I’ve not used it for a while, even I have to stare at it a little when I get it out again, almost like I’d forgotten just how awesome looking it is!

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  1. Posted 19.11.2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Head to toe stunning! That dress is to die for! True talent! Love it all!

  2. Posted 19.11.2012 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    love the entire outfit!xO!

  3. Paola
    Posted 19.11.2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    I am a HUGE fan of this dress- the pattern is insanely cool!

  4. Posted 19.11.2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    That is such a gorgeous dress! You have got to be one of the most talented dress makers out there! The whole anatomy theme is really represented here. I feel some sort of affinity with it because I have scoliosis, haha. Love the clutch too! xx

      Posted 28.11.2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

      Aw, thankyou so much! I know what you mean, I’m always drawn to anything brain or heart related because of my fainting condition too!

  5. Posted 19.11.2012 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Steph, you look gorgeous here! Love the ruching on your dress. That’s one statement piece you’ve picked for your clutch. And what a great choice it is.

  6. Posted 19.11.2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    You look stunning and that dress is just wow. The way it twists together is beautiful.

  7. Posted 19.11.2012 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    wow that dress is so amazing….probably one of the most unique yet still really wearable pieces I’ve seen! :D

    • Posted 14.01.2013 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

      Ah, that’s such an amazing compliment, thankyou! :)

  8. Posted 19.11.2012 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Just stunning!!

  9. Posted 19.11.2012 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous dress! :)

  10. Posted 20.11.2012 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    steph this is a gorgeous piece!! i love the twisted details, you have such a good imagination when it comes to these things – and the technical ability to pull it off. i’ve been trying to figure out how the pleats work :) really hope you get to do this on a larger scale one day!

      Posted 28.11.2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

      Thankyou! :) The pleating is a single row of ‘lattice smocking’ giving a plait/spine effect, it’s actually very simple to do, but gives such an interesting effect. If you do it the way it’s intended with many rows on each side you get a criss-cross latticed effect like the top of a pie!

  11. Posted 20.11.2012 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    The braid effect on your dress is just amazing, first time i see this ! That’s what makes things unique !

  12. Posted 20.11.2012 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Totally crushing on you right now, I wish I was half as talented as you, I love this dress!

    Maria xxx

  13. Posted 20.11.2012 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful dress !
    Love the cut, fabric & that twisted detail !
    Love everything :)

  14. Posted 20.11.2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Oh my oh my oh my. You look fantastic and you really are such a talented designer! Looking forward to seeing your video. I did the Jan one and it felt so strange making a v-blog xx

      Posted 28.11.2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

      Thankyou! :) & yes! It was so weird filming myself (& watching it back – cringe!), I got so many funny looks from passers by whilst I was doing it! Hah!

  15. Posted 20.11.2012 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    As soon as I saw the first picture I was thinking of a twisted spine so you got it spot on!
    I would also be complimenting you on the bag if I saw you out, it’s like it has wings :)
    Kerry x

    • Posted 14.01.2013 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

      It’s great to see so many people getting the inspiration behind it! Yeah, that’s one of my favourite things about the bag, the winged shape, I also think it looks a bit like a spaceship! :D

  16. Posted 21.11.2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Steph, I’ve been following the StylistPick challenge and these boots are so you! I have to say that I like all the outfits, but this may be my favourite so far…Your dress is simply beautiful: I’ve always had a soft spot for fabric layering, especially in nude & black shades! Caterina

  17. Rebecca
    Posted 21.11.2012 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Wow! that dress!

    I was just trying to think what my perfect little black dress would look like to enter your competition…. but I think that dress might be it!! damn it!

  18. Posted 22.11.2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    That clutch is amaze-balls!

  19. Posted 22.11.2012 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    Wow that dress is amazing! The twisted detail is so lovely, the first word that came to mind was ‘spine’ when I saw it. This is a bit weird but I love looking at spines because I had surgery on mine so I think this dress is especially beautiful. And I’m so in love with that clutch still, it reminds me of something from Batman in the best possible way! xxx

      Posted 28.11.2012 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

      I love that so many of you instantly knew it was inspired by anatomy & the spine! :) I love looking at stuff like that too, I had an MRI scan of my brain a few years ago & I still find myself looking at that now & again, it’s so fascinating! I actually may post it one day, but I don’t know if it’d creep people out… Haha!

  20. Posted 22.11.2012 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    That dress is absolutely amazing!! Also loving the shoes, you look fantastic <3

  21. Posted 22.11.2012 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    Wow…such a wonderful design. one of my friends is really passionate about textiles and fashion designing.
    something like this will certainly be an inspiration to her Steph. love your outfits, they are always so bold ♥
    ps. I cant wait to get my hands on some of the tops of Zara’s new lookbook too!


      Posted 28.11.2012 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      Aw, that’s so lovely to hear & I am so flattered, thankyou! :) I think I just want the whole of that lookbook, I’m blown away by how good it all is!

  22. Posted 22.11.2012 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Awesome outfit hun and i loooooove that clutch! Hope you are well ;)

  23. Posted 22.11.2012 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I think that dress is just about the most gorgeous thing I have seen all week! x

  24. Posted 22.11.2012 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    I swear to god you’re a clothes making genius, that dress is just beautiful on you! xx

  25. Posted 30.11.2012 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Stunning design. This might be my favourite piece of yours I’ve ever seen. Seriously, no plans to start your own label?

      Posted 04.12.2012 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

      Aww, thankyou Lucinda, that’s such a lovely compliment! :) The longer I spend away from designing & making the more I miss it, so who knows, maybe one day! ;)

  26. Posted 15.06.2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    WOw, the dress is amazing!

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