03 January 2014

Oh Let The Sun Beat Down Upon My Face, Stars To Fill My Dream


It's always been a dream of mine to attend Burning Man Festival. A week in the Nevada desert with amazing music and amazing art and amazing human beings willing to bond with perfect strangers over the two. I suppose it's always been a dream to spend time in the desert, period. Perhaps something to do with the minimalism. Take a tent, food and water, some good books, a way to play tunes, and head into the open space where all that remains is sand and stars. Cheesy/pretentious, maybe. But a dream nonetheless.

I hope to make it to Burning Man in the next five years, but for now I have to find alternative means of keeping the desert in my heart -- like this Topshop dress, for instance. I knew it needed to be in my life the moment I saw it. I adore a good bodycon, especially one with an artsy, almost psychedelic pattern on it. The landscape resembles everything I would want to see in the real world -- everything I'd want in my picturesque desert scene. I just think it's stunning. I'd been searching for the perfect outfit to pair this classic burgundy fedora with, and hopefully this was it.

A word about the choker I am wearing: I discovered this cowhide&leather necklace in a quirky little Italian-based Etsy shop called Madly Vintage. The shop owner was a delight to talk to, and I just love that you can tell she genuinely cares about selling authentic vintage products, not replicas or "inspired-by" items. From Christian Dior to '60s lizard leather, her style is obviously brilliant.

Because the English winter rain is so relentless, I had these shots taken in Paddy's music studio. I think the warm colors of the studio blend really well with the array of colors on the dress. It creates that "dry heat" feel I imagine I'll find at Burning Man...someday.






Get the look:
Desert Scene Bodycon, Topshop, $70
Catarzi Exclusive Classic Fedora, ASOS, $55
Cowhide and Leather Chocker (Similar), Madly Vintage, $18
Jacques2 Double Buckle Shoes, Topshop, $104

11 comments:

  1. An absolutely gorgeous ensemble.

    I was raised in the desert off and on and there is a certain depth and soul to it. It makes you experience life the way I truly think it is meant to be lived.

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    1. Thank you my darling. The closest I have been to a desert is Albuquerque, but even then I didn't get to experience it. I have always envisioned the desert as a very thought-provoking, soulful place. Glad to hear you think it is as well. Must go. Someday.

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    2. I was in the Mojave. Empty and quiet with a little piece of forever embedded in every thought you have and that is from a kid of ten. Goddess help us all if I ever get back there now that I have learned how to think.

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  2. great dress, great pumps! <3

    xx from germany!

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    1. Thanks SO much. I think this dress is a new obsession.

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  3. Aw, I love fantastic little Etsy shops like that! And I would hate Burning Man. . . but to each their own :)

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    1. Likewise, you can find the best things on Etsy. Ahh why do you think you would hate it?

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  4. Great outfit and stunning post!... thank you so much for featuring our vintage necklace with this wonderful dress and lovely accessories :)
    Ciao... our warm greetings from Madlyvintage!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! And of course, darling. Thank YOU for having an amazing eye for authentic vintage!

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  5. You look gorgeous and really make that dress shine! The pattern on it is divine.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like what you have going on here on your end of the blogosphere. ~ :)

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle! The pattern hooked me right away. I loved discovering your blog. Definitely going to keep an eye out for all your posts!

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