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I surrender happily.

by Smoky T., 23 year old mermaid from MAKO ISLAND, Canada

19 comments · 4 · July 14, 2009

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Smoky Topaz - Ghetto Trade Vintage Floral Dress - I surrender happily.
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  1. vintage floral dress

    ghetto trade

    , in Floral Dresses

hello lookbookers, i must say to you that there is nothing that gives me such a rush as buying new clothes. shopping makes me so giddy, even for days after! today i got a bunch of great clothes, and this dress is one of the items that mum picked up at ghetto trade. i looove it!
ANOTHER THING!!!!! i won the best vintage weardrobe contest look! i won a 50 dollar gift card for spanish moss vintage. i also had to do an interview after winning, so here it is!! ( i won with the look that i have on here called 'we can dream our lives away.)

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
i am a sixteen year old lactose intolerant vegetarian, whom is overflowing with passion and love. i am obsessed with art, reading, thinking, traveling, magazines, painting, sketching, pottery, lockets, animals, dresses, and australian accents. astrologically, i am a total scorpio. a november baby. i can come off really cool, detached, and unemotional, but like the saying goes "still waters run deep," underneath my cool exterior is soul filled with intense passion, strong will and drive. i am constantly asking questions. not to question people exactly, but i just like to know how things work. call me curious george, if you will.
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING IN THE PHOTO AND HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO PUT IT TOGETHER?
In my winning look, i am wearing a floral dress from costa blanca, a long pinkish red BDG cardigan from urban outfitters, a pair of black flats, and a gold beaded & braided necklace from urban outfitters. i chose to wear the dress is so comfy! i always find myself cold though, so i threw on the cardigan for extra warmth. for the picture, i completed the look with a vintage luggage bag that my mom bought probably eight years ago from an auction. i actually use this sometimes for a luggage bag when i go to my dads! it fits so much!
WHERE DO YOU GAIN YOUR STYLE INSPIRATION?
I gain my style inspiration from everywhere! magazines, paintings, books, old family pictures, celebrities, pin up girls, marilyn monroe, other weardrobers, people on the street, you name it! for instance, take the quote by Coco Chanel, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." I only discovered this quote last night, but its what i already live by!
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT GOES IN/OUT OF YOUR CLOSET?
Everything comes out of my closet! my clothes are everywhere, you wouldn't even know i had a floor underneath it all. in my mums opinion, my room is a living hell, but its just how i live. i like to see all of my stuff together in one place, like a collage.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING IN YOUR CLOSET? AND WHAT DO YOU FIND YOURSELF WEARING THE MOST?
the favourite thing in my closet is the dress i am wearing in the photo. my floral costa blanca dress is my go-to item, and no matter how hard i try to wear other things, i always find myself back in it!
WHAT GENERAL FASHION ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER GIRLS YOUR AGE?
Don't go with the flow! break the mold, and be yourself. don't look to current trends and celebrities to tell you what's hot and what's not, decide yourself! sure, they can provide a little help and inspiration, but in the end, what is created by you is what is beautiful and unique.

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Christine  Lieu
gorgeous kendra! <3
and congrats on the contest! :)
you totally deserve it, girlieee!
Sophie Lilianna
This is super cute!
Congrats on the win by the way! That's so cool :D I'm definitely jellin :P
So I know that we said we would hang out on Thursday, but as it turns out I have a staff thing I have to go to for work, we're doing a girls night out. We could hang out during the day maybe? Go downtown and take some lookbook shots, (my camera broke so I have no way of taking them :O ) anyway, just dropped by to tell ya that :P ttyl <3
Smoky Topaz
thankyou sophie! aha, im jealous of myself, its crazy! i cant do during the day, i am having jeannie over tomorrow night, then for the whole day too.. whats your weekend look like?
Stephanie Nicole
your interview was so inspiring! i actually emailed it to some of my friends. lol
congrats on the contest, and thats a super cute dress in your picture!!
i love the coco chanel quote!! all of this has inspired me to take more pictures and go shopping!! hahah
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Rachel  Olivia
oh my gaaawd.
im coming over and we are taking my photos in the field!
:) hype + heart
Smoky Topaz
i know , isnt it gorgeous !?!?!?!
sophie is coming over tomorrow i think! :) to take loookbooks!
Mary Berry
i came back to read your answer and stuff :) and also HYPED this picture <3
Ida  M
Sorry I have dropped of the planet! Love this though, amazing! My favourite of today.
Smoky Topaz
i know you totally have!! thankyou<3
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Ahhh TOTALLYYYY agree with you on the messy room thing. Peace in chaos, I call it. :)
Bujas (Beeeee)
wow...this is great :)
i love ur looks..damn it ^^
i should hype them all :)

Smoky Topaz
!!!!! keep the hypes coming then, sweet boy! :)
thankyou, again!
Bujas (Beeeee)
lol...my pleasure ^^

  

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