Me being fitted for my outfits; sketches/fabric swatches of everything I had made
Dress: Custom, Inspired by this
Shoes: Brian Atwood
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: Bauble Bar
I hope your week is going well! I know I'm so behind on posting any pictures from Vietnam. I'm still trying to go through all of my pictures. This was my first big trip with my DSLR and I went a little snap happy.
One of the cities we visited in Vietnam was Hoi An, a small, quaint beach town with a booming tailoring industry. I knew from the time we booked our trip that I wanted to have a few things made and got some great recommendations. I ended up selecting A. Dong, which wasn't the cheapest place in town, but but had some of the best reviews. However this dress ended up being the same price as the original Asos dress!
I only intended to have two pieces made, but once I started browsing their Pinterest inspiration board, with thousands of amazing pins, I knew I was in trouble. I restrained myself from going too overboard and only ordered 2 blazers and 2 dress.
This dress was inspired by a Asos dress that I loved, but only came in a racer back version. I knew that the alternations I would have to do would cost more than the Asos version so I decided to make my own. I couldn't be happier with the results! I love all the pieces and have been wearing this and one of the blazers non-stop! I'm already trying to figure out how and when I can get back to have more pieces made!
By the way, I promise I know how to iron! I didn't realize how wrinkled this dress was until I saw these pictures!