Floating, Remixed

“All ideas are secondhand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources. We are constantly littering our literature with disconnected sentences borrowed from books at some unremembered time and now imagined to be our own.” Mark Twain

There are situations where a long flowing ball gown is not practical. I prefer to avoid such situations. My philosophy is if I can’t wear a ball gown doing it, than why do it.

But really, when I designed this dress, I needed the ability to be able to work while wearing it. As much as I love the floor-length English netting and silky chiffon, and as whimsical and romantic as it is to see the layers float behind me while I’m running around being a wedding planner, it’s not super practical. I also figured that dancing in it might not be the best idea as it is delicate and may get snagged by someone. So, I did what any reasonable designer does, I had my cake and ate it too. I made the skirt detachable, thus giving me the opportunity to sport some amazing 20’s inspired gold and copper sequins. Bonus: I got to wear my copper and leather belt from my first season.

I know, right!? The ball gown is not actually a gown, but a skirt. Mind. Blown.

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Jessica DRESS: Jessica Swagman | CARDIGAN: J.Crew (similar here) | BELT: Jessica Swagman | NECKLACE: Vintage (similar here) | SHOES: DSW (similar here)

Floating

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore

I designed this dress with the intention of it being a one of a kind, just for me. To be worn only by me. I get to do that when I own the company, right?

Having a clothing company means I spend all this time and energy thinking about what my customers want, what will sell the best, and what will be timeless but also ahead of the trends. Basically, while I design every collection with myself in mind, it’s never for me. It’s for all of you. So, I was going to design something that simply stated, I wanted.

I designed the dress to wear to my friend’s wedding where I was both her wedding planner and a guest. Yes, dear Amy, you are so special and important that I designed a dress to wear just for your wedding.

I should know by now that if I love something and have fun wearing it, others will too. I’m telling you, when I walk around in it, it’s like I’m walking in the clouds. And after having guests and friends show interest in the dress, I realized that I needed to let others experience walking in the clouds.

While the exact dress wont be for sale, a slightly modified version will be offered on my website. I promise to keep you updated on that. And in my next blog post, I’ll actually go through the entire process, from start to finish, on how I designed this dress.

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Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue
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Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

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Jessica DRESS: Jessica Swagman | JACKET: H&M (similar here) | NECKLACE: Vintage (similar here) | SHOES: DSW (similar here)