Sunday, 12 August 2018

Modern Lady of Shalott outfit ft River Island*

Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
Tennyson's 'Lady of Shalott' and the various portraiture interpretations of her are my muses. I was very excited at the prospect of creating an outfit inspired by the poem and channelling his female
protagonists, those immortalised in swathes of beautiful fabric and magical lands by curls of oil paint.
Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
Courtesy of River Island is this exquisite gown of blush pink embroidery and lace detailing. The sleeves are gorgeous, so pretty, floaty and exude fairytale, medieval vibes. It is a bodycon style garment and a flattering fit, a mini dress, a modern twist on a romantic style. I am sitting on an urge to pair it with a high waisted maxi skirt me being me to bring it a little more in to the realm of Shalott.
Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
I love the little details like the collar and lace sleeves, it's such a beautiful garment. I paired the outfit with this ring dated from 27th August 1825. I can't get my head around how old it is, it doesn't feel any different to my other rings and I spend pretty much forever studying the tiny metal knots and curls.
Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
I don't know how it can be so old, it's like it came from an entirely different world. Who wore it, how was it made? It's an incredible feeling to be able to wear a piece of the past that it is still very much alive. Juxtaposed with the poem's theme that is death and immortality, which is what makes it so beautiful. When the curse comes about, it almost feels like autumn has arrived and nature comes up to swallow her.
Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
 It's a really flattering fit as it shapes and hugs your figure when you wear it. Usually I get conscious of my baby belly from having Oscar so it's lovely to feel confident in wearing a slim fit for a change.
Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
Since it was a breezy day we ended up with so many funny photos, nature likes to dress one as it chooses. Maybe once in a while we will tire of modern means and styles and choose to live in a fairytale, the rainy fields and woodlands rolling down to Camelot before our eyes.
Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
Find even more beautiful River Island dresses here. Autumn and Winter are my usual outfit post seasons as in the warmer months I keep my outfits simple. But it is lovely not to have to wear a coat! How funny that people in 1825 had Augusts, what must it have been like? 

27 comments:

  1. This is SO beautiful... you look absolutely marvellous!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | http://wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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  2. Very beautiful dress! love the vintage look and the colour looks fabulous on you!

    Stef | forkandveg.com

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    1. Thank you so much, that is so kind! :D ♡

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  3. Such a beautiful dress! The sleeves are so pretty

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  4. What a wonderful idea for an outfit. I absolutely love the sleeves on that dress!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Shannon, that is so kind! :D ♡

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  5. This dress looks absolutely stunning on you, you suit it so well. Love the sleeve design.

    Heather | x Highland Beauty

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    1. Thank you so much Heather, so kind of you! ♡

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  6. Can I have your wardrobe please?

    https://www.thewhimsicalwildling.com/

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    1. Haha if I can share yours!! Thanks so much Eloise! ♡

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  7. Stunning dress!!

    https://julesonthemoon.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a gorgeous dress! I am so surprised River Island does such vintage and romantic designs. Love the sleeves, totally reminded of the Lady of Shalott by looking at them and the intricate detail. You look lovely Elizabeth :)

    Julia x
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    1. Thank you so much Julia, that is so kind! I'm so glad you liked it! :D ♡

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  9. This dress is gorgeous! The lace detailing is beyond stunning! Just all around beautiful!

    xo Courtney
    poshdarlingblog.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much Courtney! ♡

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  10. That is such a stunning outfit, you look beautiful!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle, so kind! ♡

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  11. Such a beautiful outfit!

    http://amyevans.co.uk - Amy Evans

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  12. I adore the elegance and finesse of the lace detail dress. Pink is definitely your colour.😊

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much, that is so kind!! ♡

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  13. I love this look, that is such an elegant dress and I love the colour!

    Shelley x

    www.onlyshelley.com

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