Beam me up

Updated on Jun 11, 2009
DIY dress - old belt - Primark tights - Steve Madden boots - DIY accessories
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queenelizabeth 's Thoughts:

I’ve made up a new game for whenever I’m feeling uninspired or don’t know what to wear. I go to Wikipedia and press “random article” until I find a topic that I can use as the starting point for an outfit. Last night I went through a bunch of random entries (Scandinavian athletes, phylogenetics, 18th-century writers and tiny towns in Iowa, to name a few) until I came across the article on mountain ranges. I didn’t actually read it, but the idea of crinkled folds and shapes immediately made me think of this wrap dress (aka blanket).

Then I started thinking of mountain ranges on other planets, alien landscapes, some sort of crazy futuristic alien explorer/warrior princess…and here I am, decked out in a blanket and my favorite crazyboots. If I had more time I would have used my shiny silver scarf, insane headpiece and/or space cadet sunglasses. But this dress is another one of those weird pieces that I never know what to wear it with besides the usual.

Actually, now that I think of it, there’s been a lot of sci-fi going on today. My dad brought home a copy of Fantastic Voyage from the library – for those not in the know (including myself), it’s a movie made in 1966 about a science experiment to shrink people and put them inside the human body on a very important mission. Sounds intruiging…and probably has cool costumes and laughably bad special effects to boot.

oh and! I was wearing white tights under my gray tights and when I got home I took off the grey ones because they had a hole, and ended up liking how the white tights looked. I feel sort of like a ballerina when I wear them.

ps. I have 666 friends on chictopia, eek!

Comments (45)

Lunacha
Lunacha on September 18
woow !
chingapaap
chingapaap on September 12
the booooootttsss!
gladful
gladful on August 31
fave!
mau
mau on February 04
haha fab+cool. insp
electricEyes
electricEyes on November 06
so COOOOOOL!!!!!
daydreaming
daydreaming on September 03
cool sweater!
alpha754293
alpha754293 on July 09
I mean, you might be able to spend a great deal of time hunting for them, when what you've done works just as well. I can't imagine it being all comfortable mind you, but at least you look good. and you're right. you DO look a little ballerina-ish with the white tights on.
alpha754293
alpha754293 on July 09
you certainly have an interesting creative process. There aren't very mant artists that are willing to share with us how they get to be. yay wiki. the grey-over-white tights is KEY I think in getting that tone that you've got.
stylebyhyc
stylebyhyc on July 02
wow!!! :) the DIY blanket dress is amazing & so chic!! the draping is.... WOW, just WOW :D I would love to know how to do that!!!!!!!
CalamityJem
CalamityJem on June 19
WOW!
whitelimo
whitelimo on June 19
very inspiring and how you cam about it is really awesome. Thanks!
CEES_
CEES_ on June 17
You are inspirational :D i love ir
Emmalong
Emmalong on June 17
Fantastic idea!
0909jackie
0909jackie on June 17
great idea with the blanket-top/dress/tunic :)
Petitejessica
Petitejessica on June 14
you're definitely a genius in fashion !!
Dheyzhere
Dheyzhere on June 14
a blanket???come on..u r so d*mn amazing..love it love it love it..
MarlaSinger
MarlaSinger on June 14
brilliant! and i adore the boots <3
Annabu
Annabu on June 13
fantastic!
yoquese
yoquese on June 13
wow, stunning boots :D
_alto
_alto on June 13
fantastic. you are one of my favorites.
calivintage
calivintage on June 12
YES. i love it. you are amazing.
Rosenrot
Rosenrot on June 12
You need to make a video on how you made that dress!! It's AWESOME
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on June 17
I actually made a tutorial for TeenUgly...it's not a video but it's pretty clear (I hope)...you can find it here: http://www.chictopia.com/photo/show/62832
oliviooso
oliviooso on June 12
Whoaaa!!Love this dress alot!! Briliant!!
mila
mila on June 12
those boots are frikin amazing!!!!
lydia
lydia on June 12
You pull off futuristic cool without batting an eyelash! Kudos :D
krly
krly on June 12
i love your style and those boots, see your a example that everybody should stop wearing the same thing that everybody is wearing now in days. always something new!!!!
classietrashie
classietrashie on June 12
What a great idea! I love the bodice effect, especially in the 3rd picture.
KristaniA
KristaniA on June 12
the jedi? :D great look! :)
idee_geniale
idee_geniale on June 12
I love this! It actually reminds me of the Chloe Fall 09 line line!!!
Naso
Naso on June 12
thats amazing !!!!!! i love this soooo much !!! :D
slanelle
slanelle on June 12
faved!!! this is beyong chic!
Jasna
Jasna on June 11
This is amazingly chic!!!!Luv it!!!= my chic vote xx
lexiiiipop
lexiiiipop on June 11
wow love it all
tan2
tan2 on June 11
great wrapping skill :0~~ worn together with the bootsthat dress is beyond cool
ashaloo
ashaloo on June 11
love love love!!!
libys11
libys11 on June 11
aaaahh!!! i love that dress so much!!!! :D :D :D
hessica
hessica on June 11
ahh you are a genius!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!
amhenry
amhenry on June 11
really cool idea and nice look. i like it =^)
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on June 11
I love the last photo and that's a very interesting way of getting inspiration!!!!
powderblue
powderblue on June 11
Love this! And that's such a funny and cool way to get inspired, takes lots of imagination on your part!
thegirlwhonevertalks
very cool. i love the shoes and all of the muted colors. really really pretty combinations.
BustownModern
BustownModern on June 11
I love the top photo! Maybe try one with a hood to relieve some of the bulk! You should definitely make this into a series!!!!
groovacious
groovacious on June 11
wow so you wrapped the blanket into a dress? amazing. very skilffuly done. did u use a blanket u had at home or did u actually go out and buy this as a diy thing?
carlaloo
carlaloo on June 11
The boots are absolutely adorable!
lexi951
lexi951 on June 11
wow love the dress!
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