10/03/2011

when the sun hits


I felt extremely humbled to receive this beautiful dress as a gift from Christine Rhee of Eleven Objects. She called it the Slowdive dress, so perhaps this dress and I were always meant to exist together on the same cosmic plane. In celebration of this wonderful gift, I decided to do something a little different with this outfit post.



Slowdive's music (like this dress) speaks softly and doesn't scream. It doesn't have to. Their technical precision was best understood with a degree of subtlety that most shoegaze bands often eschewed in favor of a certain brashness. You could never discern their intricacies if they played with a sort of punk influence the way that My Bloody Valentine did. Details like soaring vocal harmonies, deeply personal lyrics, and three guitars bathed in so much reverb it sounds as though they recorded in a cathedral. Their music is beautiful in every sense of the word - you can't listen to the chorus in "When the Sun Hits" and not stop what you're doing to allow your mind to travel someplace else.




10 comments:

Christine of Eleven Objects said...

You look beautiful, the photos are gorgeous, and that is my favorite Slowdive song. Love all of it!

Lydia said...

This was a great idea! Love these pics. That dress looks amazing.

meg // morningmidnight said...

i love how the cutouts of the dress are paired with a longer length -- makes it so much more wearable as more than just 'sexy cutout cocktail dress,' you know? though i probably say this as the girl who has invested in too many sexy little black cocktail dresses that i've worn, like, once...

and those shoes! DYING

Mat said...

nice to receive nice things

Magnet said...

The dress looks really well constructed, I like that it's not completely 'figure hugging' unlike most of the dresses I've seen with cut outs.

Six Six Sick said...

I didn't even know Eleven Objects made clothes! The dress is beautiful and looks HOT on! Also love all the photos of you wearing their different collars.
xx
Tiffany

Amy Creyer said...

I agree with what Magnet said, your dress by Eleven Objects is a rare type of cut-out dress. It is amazing to me how subtleties of cut, tailoring, and pattern-making can make the difference between THIS and the "sausage casing" dresses mastered by Herve Leger and butchered by Kanye West.

Justalazymorning said...

Aaaamazing shoes!!
xoxo

little moon lover said...

that's an awesome dress! how cool!!! and those are some really amazing shoes as well.. thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll keep in touch, take care!

Claire said...

Wow this dress look gorgeous, and well made too.
I think it suits you very much!