Tuesday, July 8, 2008

lucky 'lil shirt!

lucky 'lil shirt!


Finally I have photoshop! This post has been a long time coming, and I'm soo excited to finally be able to share pictures!!

I think by now everyone is familiar with the Traveling Shirt! The weeks before receiving the shirt I had been thinking and thinking about what it might look like and what items from my closet I wanted to use... When I finally put the shirt on and looked at the side details of the sleeve I immediately thought, old shipyards and wealthy sailor wives! The outfit came together pretty easily, but the background was tricky! I had this idea of an old abandoned ship yard with decaying piers and rusted machinery but finding just that with public access was next to impossible!

The few days around our brief relationship were totally jammed packed with other things so when the day came to take the picture of course it was cold and wet and drizzly. (Good 'ol New England weather for you.) We drove around Charlestown for a while and did a bit of wandering... Every perfect place we found had big metal fences around the perimeter and I was in no footwear for fence hopping! I was about to give up but we finally found a perfect spot and it was during low tide so we could walk out on the rocks a bit!!

The best part of the day was the fact that all of those rocks had little tiny snails stuck to them! I certainly do love snails, and I especially love collecting their old shells so I was sure to grab a few of the empty ones before we left!



These are my boyfriend's glasses, and this is me holding my findings!



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Now, as for the best part - the launch party!!!!



All the girls look so amazing and it was nice to see the photos in real life and so big! Strange to see Wardrobe Remix type photos right there in front of you instead of on a computer screen!

The Vintage Society


The very best, best part of the night was getting to meet Beth and seeing all of her hard work come to life! She did such an amazing job with everything and it was nice to be a part of it! She's even funnier and more adorable in person (if you can believe it!) and she is definitely one of those girls I wish I could have over on this side of the country on a permanent basis!

20 comments:

Lady Smaggle said...

Oh you're both so adorable. I love what you did with the shirt!

kirrily said...

Oh, I have seen this image around, but only in a itsy bitsy size. Now I can see all the details and it's really breathtaking! Well done!

Heather said...

Great post!
You all did such a great job with the project.

K. said...

I'm confused about the Francesca/Effie thing.

Lily said...

that whole Travelling Shirt thing was such a good idea! And everyone outfits are perfect!

vallmovild said...

I like your travelling shirt picture the best! but all the pictures are great.

Effie said...

thanks so much everyone! All the girls look so, so amazing!

k: real name- Francesca. Nick name- Effie .... with a name like Francesca I bet you can imagine I've happened upon quite a few nicknames!

FIFI said...

just thought i'd let you know i love nosying your blog, come and visit me sometime...
fifi
xx

emily said...

oooh, very cute! i love the snails!

Isabel said...

Its so wonderful you got to be a part of this - you are a huge inspiration to so many people!

purple_violet said...

your outfit for the travelling shirt was gorgeous. been wanting a pair of brown shoes like that and a brown bag now... just because of you having them... :)

Ashleigh said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun!! :) Pictures look wonderful

lucyloves said...

Your travelling shirt outfit was my favourite! I especially like the fur stole.

Stitches & Threads said...

What a fantastic project! You should be very proud. Well done. And you look gorgeous too :)

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

So cute, such a cool idea to mail around the shirt.

Lydia said...

I think my friends and I tried that with a sweater once...it didn't really happen.

The pictures from the opening night thingy look so cool, I'm sure it was crazy to see the pics right in front of you!

Adorable looks, and the outfit you wore that night was really cute too =D

Rosé Ghislain Magritte said...

I think my mouth dropped, the first outfit is phenomenal!

Effie said...

thanks so much again everyone!!!!

purple_violet: I think I live in those shoes and take that bag everywhere!!! They really are two great staples!!! If you find a pair of shoes like that in a real store somewhere, let me know- those are getting so beat up since I wear them too much!!

Rosé Ghislain Magritte: awh, thank you so much! that's an insanely nice thing to say!

sansserif said...

i really love the dress you're wearing here - i really want to find some fabric like this!

Angela said...

I am in LOVEEE with your dress (what you wore to the launch party)! it's beautiful. I love it :)

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