Eyelid/blanket/park

Updated on Jan 13, 2011
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ragsandfeathers 's Thoughts:

This picture was taken during the video shoot my boyfriend and I were doing for our band’s song “Eyelidblanketpark” which we will be putting out soon on a 7" record. The song is a dreamy, shoegazey song with cascading, distorted analog synthesizers, chiming guitar (played by me), and echoing, spacey vocals. The video is going to be abstract and dreamy, with lots of footage shot in the snowy forest of DC’s huge park, Rock Creek Park.

by the way, here’s a link to the website of my band, Moon Pie: http://www.moonpieinthesky.com

anyhow, ABOUT THE OUTFIT -

This dress is probably the coolest thing I have ever bought for the least amount of money. It’s an incredible, floor length satin gown, trimmed with white faux fur, with princess seaming and shank buttons from the waist all the way up in the back – and it fits me perfectly. It is from the 1950s and it cost me $6.95! It’s not very practical, but it is beyond amazing and it cost as much as a deli sandwich!

This hat is but a poor shadow of the hat it is replacing, an amazing Mongolian style hat, also from Hungary, with needle felted appliques, that I bought at an antique store and then lost on the bus a couple years later. That was one of my most heartbreaking losses of 2010, coming in after 1) my bird and before 3) my job. Yes, the loss of that hat was more devastating to me than the loss of my job (as a legal assistant) because that job was so boring. Anyway, the hat I am wearing in this picture is a red wool knitted hat with a wide black faux fur border.

The earrings and necklace are both antique/vintage in turquoise and silver, one of my favorite combinations of any stone and metal.

The only thing in this outfit that I didn’t get at a thrift store or a flea market are the boots. I generally get almost all of my stuff at flea markets, estate sales, and thrift stores with the exception of shoes (and underwear and socks), because I have monstrous drag-queen sized feet and it’s really hard to find used shoes in my size except on ebay.

Once again, with the exception of the boots, this whole outfits including jewelry and accessories was less than $20!

Enjoy the winter wonderland, folks!

Alison
Rags and Feathers Vintage
http://www.ragsandfeathersvintage.com

Comments (45)

Vintageholic
Vintageholic on September 08
movie dress
katay
katay on July 19
Snow Princess
Maria_Elyse
Maria_Elyse on May 27
Aahhh, this is beyond gorgeous! I love it like crazy. xoxo
tribalfoxvintage
tribalfoxvintage on May 04
like a fairy tale!
mary1901
mary1901 on January 27
this kind of looks like the dress from beauty and the beast except hers was yellow
ghina_a
ghina_a on January 23
Wow, I love this
aaflick
aaflick on January 21
this is so fun.
CrashingRed
CrashingRed on January 19
Crazy cool!!!
Fatimmy
Fatimmy on January 19
wow!! so love the dress
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on January 17
awesome dress!
VantagePointVintage
VantagePointVintage on January 17
Love the dress! Beautiful!
scarlettslace
scarlettslace on January 17
i love the dress! <3 and your hair color just makes it work! (:
cassiopeiareal
cassiopeiareal on January 17
lovely dress...
milicaaaa
milicaaaa on January 16
wow
xolivykamxo
xolivykamxo on January 16
cute!
cinnamonwren
cinnamonwren on January 15
That dress hopefully makes up for the items you've lost! Thats what I always tell myself...good find!
moonstrukk714
moonstrukk714 on January 14
so pretty
marou134
marou134 on January 14
Love the photo! *_*
somewhereovertherain
somewhereovertherain on January 14
nice
Nikkie
Nikkie on January 14
you look like a princess <3
somewearintyme
somewearintyme on January 14
oh wow I love this, and your hair color really makes it all pop. gorgeous
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on January 14
wow!!
sunsetbubble
sunsetbubble on January 14
great dress
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on January 14
wow what a gorgeous and dreamy outfit!
nimroo
nimroo on January 14
pretty~~
amelieee
amelieee on January 14
you looks like a princess..cute!
Annalis
Annalis on January 14
Amazing coat!
Senta
Senta on January 14
The dress is so absolutely amazing! Can't believe it cost as much as a sandwich :D You look like a princess in it.
kayemoniquesgonzales
kayemoniquesgonzales on January 14
Classy!
jeroy
jeroy on January 13
the dress!!
eclecticmo
eclecticmo on January 13
gorgeous
mandaaXpandaa
mandaaXpandaa on January 13
lovely dress!
Reybeltane
Reybeltane on January 13
amazing dress and photos!
lovestheday
lovestheday on January 13
omg you look awesome like princess ^^
Blueiis
Blueiis on January 13
nice
VixieVaporous
VixieVaporous on January 13
So dreamy and folkloric. You look every inch a snow princess..
mogui_alok
mogui_alok on January 13
Like a Snow Queen! Love it!
ohmygecca
ohmygecca on January 13
ice princess!
ragsandfeathers
ragsandfeathers on January 13
aw sweet first time in the style gallery!
xolivykamxo
xolivykamxo on January 13
cute!
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on January 13
pretty!
mustownmore
mustownmore on January 13
Wow. You look like a Russian princess. Amazing dress, can't believe the price and utterly beautiful image.
imjustmefashionblog
imjustmefashionblog on January 13
pretty!!!
sonialazo
sonialazo on January 13
Amazing find (: You look gorgeous!
ChiccaStyle
ChiccaStyle on January 13
great shot!
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