Monday, February 9, 2009

MONTREAL FASHION WEEK

I'm finally finished my dress for the 2009 Télio Design Competition! What do you think?

We were allowed to choose 6m of our choice from 18 Télio fashion fabrics. Our design had to incorporate one or more of the themes earth, air, water, and/or fire. Out of 116 applicants, I'm thrilled to be one of the 25 finalists from across Canada who gets to show their garment in the Télio show during Montreal Fashion Week (the cash prizes arent too shabby either)!
I bought this 1960s vintage floral dress from Ragpickers last Saturday. I'm going to reconstruct it for an outfit to wear to fashion week; make it shorter and give it a bell or balloon hem. I'd like to do some adjustments to the bodice (make it more fitted) and the sleeves (which may be difficult because they are kimono-style).
I want to give it a Balenciga Spring 2008 feel. I have some fierce black cut-out shield boots I'm gonna rock with it too. I can't wait; 23 days 'till MFW and my first show ever!

42 comments:

  1. WOW what a great vintage find! I am sure you can do wonders with that. I also absolutely LOVE your dress, those flowers add just the right amount of detail and color to the dress.

    xo, http://dizzyupthedress.blogspot.com

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  2. Congrats! That's so exciting. I wish I could go to Montreal Fashion Week.. I've only been to Toronto's this past October, and am hoping to volunteer backstage this spring.

    If you recreate that floral dress to channel Balenciaga and show it at FW, don't you think you'd get a lot of hate from the judges like Kenley did on Project Runway for channling McQueen (or was it Gaultier) and Balenciaga?

    Otherwise, I think it'd make a great personal outfit!

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  3. you are waaaaay too talented.

    i love love love the brown dress and i can't wait to see how the floral dress turns out! definitely post photos

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  4. It's so incredible that your dress is making it to fashion week! Congratulations. It's truly stunning.

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  5. The dress is amazing.
    You are very talented my dear.
    xx.

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  6. That dress looks amazing!
    And like your blog ;).

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  7. WOW! both dresses are gorgeous! you are so talented! want to trade links?

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  8. You go girl!!!
    BJS *keep it stylish*

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  9. 5'8 is the perrrrfect height to wear heels regularly though! i'm 5'10 and i look like a giant when i wear 3.5 or 4 inch heels which is the only thing i buy because i hate kitten heels.

    and ill post photos once i get a working camera.. i just broke mine! next paycheck maybe haha
    but i always say that and then end up buying more clothes or books

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  10. your dress is absolutely stunning, the tailoring looks impeccable. =] and balenciaga spring 2008 was one of my faaaaavorites of all time, please take pictures of the dress after you reconstruct it!! =]

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  11. I really like the vintage find...

    Your dress is lovely, but there's something about the flowers I feel should be fixed. As it stands, they seems too tacked on' like a craft project at michaels. I don't mean this as a harsh criticism, I mean that they should look more natural? Not flat, but something.

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  12. I completly LOVE your dress. you are talentive . i want this talent. so much. lol
    and i like the new banner.
    i like your shoes, your perfect skin and your lipstick.

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  13. Congratulations! That is such a great honor! Good luck at the show!! Lovely design!! ... and thank you so much for your beautiful wds!

    - aimee

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  14. I love it. Great vintage find.
    Stay chic!

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  15. that dress looks fantastic - good luck in the show!

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  16. fabulous dress! i wanna see pics of you in it! ;)

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  17. Gongrats!
    I love this dress, really original:)

    xx

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  18. both dresses are lovely, if you can alter the vintage dress to look similar to the balenciaga collection that would be amazinggg. you have to take pictures & post them if it works out, i would love to see the finished product.

    oh & your purple pumps are to die for! :)

    much love.

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  19. i love that dress, and jesus your shoes are to die forxx

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  20. what a lovely dress! i'm impressed!

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  21. That's pretty flippin' sweet! And sure, let's trade links =D

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  22. The dress is gorgeous (and so are you!). I'd love to trade links ;-) I'll add you rightaway. Good luck for the competition!

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  23. oooh cant wait to see the final result of the 60s dress!
    Your dress is amazing! Hope you win

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  24. Love the dress. the flowers are just right.

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  25. it looks fantastic, the flowers are so perfectly placed. Im coming to canada in 2013, bet youll be a major designer by then!! and i love your purple shoes!

    brooke xx

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  26. You are SO talented! Linking you xxxxxxx

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  27. lovely dress and you have great ideas to fix the other dress

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  28. Awesome! Love the dress, congrats on becoming a finalist! :)

    ~ Montreal Fashion Minds ~

    http://montrealfashionminds.blogspot.com

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  29. Antonia!!! I love love love the dress. The silhouette is gorgeous. Tailored and black with the bright pops of colourful flowers. Good luck!

    And fantastic thrifted find.

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  30. I love your shoes, and I love love love your header!

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  31. holy crap that's awesome you are a finalist//your dress is stunning! Love your outfit too!

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  32. oh my god. that dress you made is perfection. i would wear it in a minute!

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  33. Noooo, you've got to be kidding me! You're one of the 25 finalists?? That's sooo good!!

    I'm sure you'll make the top 10. ;)
    That's sooo great!
    I love the music of the Télio website...!

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  34. The dress you made is beautiful! I'd love to see what you do with the vintage dress too as i love that Balenciaga collection x

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  35. Those Balenciaga boots are freaking sick!!! I dont know where I would ever where them but it would be awesome!!
    By the way congradulations on your first show!! I hope to follow in your footsteps, way to go!!
    xoxo <3

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  36. one way to give it a balenciaga feel is definitely to push up some fierce shoulders. loving your blog.

    http://ccwearschanel.blogspot.com

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  37. that dress you made is amazing! the structure of it reminds me of something a hitchcok heroine would wear.

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