Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Pearls

Hello everyone, my next update on the Breakfast at Tiffany’s challenge is Holly’s signature necklace! I’ve found lots of replicas online, some better than others. However I thought it would be fun to put my unique spin on it – and make it myself!

It is a simple design out of a long chain of pearls and a brooch.

If you aren’t so keen on making you’re own unique version of the necklace as I said, replicas are available, however both the prices and quality may vary!

The pearl necklace was an amazon buy at £1.69. This 72″ chain allows three wraps around the neck. Obviously the longer the chain the more wraps can be created; four being the ideal number as it resembles the actual necklace.

The brooch was also from amazon, costing £1.40. The selection available are all beautiful, able to embellish almost anything clothes wise, hats or shoes. The brooch can clip onto the pearl wraps, or if this feels insecure it can be glued or fixed by stitching. I can also double as that hair piece to compliment Holly’s stylish beehive hair. Simply thread a double pin or too through the brooch and secure it to the hair. Similarly the hair piece can also a decorative hair slide or small tiara – anything elegant and silver would work to gain the Holly Golightly look!

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Little Black Dress

 

 

 

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So, a first update on my quest from Holly’s primary outfit!I began the hunt for a long black dress, having in mind a light material in order to incoporate both a casual wear and formal wear – which would be embellished by jewellery.

The maxi dress introduced an inner challenge within the project of an outfit of £25. My 5″3 and size 12 shape has always brought difficulty in finding a maxi dress with that perfect length. I always found searching in younger teen sections to find a dress with the ideal length, but never fit due to the lack of room for hips! Because of this I took a different approach to find a dress and researched different clothes websites for dresses which resembled the iconic dress. In find I had a straight black dress, thin straps and that tasteful slit up the side to give the illusion of a longer leg.

Dress from Boohoo

After numerous ganders on online shops of my usual choice I found a few options on Boohoo. The prices are very generous, plain maxi dresses sold at an average of £12! Similarly Boohoo also have a petite section where I discovered a perfect fit for a 5″3 height and every size from 8 to 16.  (Boohoo are also very nice to students with extra discounts and promo codes for discounted delivery.) The dress available suited my original checklist, a straight dress with an elegant and natural shape to the hips and waist, as well as a slit up the side and a scoop neck to highlight the future necklace. The dress was £12, just under half the maximum budget of £25. However I think so a maxi dress £12 is an absolute bargain! The dress was delivered a day after ordering, causing Boohoo to my new current favourite!

Signature curve cut out

If you’re feeling adventurous and want a dress near enough identical to Holly’s, the scoop neck and back of the dress can be altered in order to mimic the style of the back of the dress. it is possible to cut of the sides in order to create the back curve. However do not feel like this is necessary and only do it if you want to. The ordinary dress still looks elegant too! Also if you want to cut pieces of the dress please make sure you know what you’re doing, and if you’re younger, ask someone who is more confident and able at cutting and sewing!

Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Welcome

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I am a fashion lover, especially the vintage fashion from 1910s up to the 1960s. My passion for everything vintage has drawn me into creating a project which this blog will hopefully reflect. By the title of this blog you have probably guessed what the project involves.

Breakfast At Tiffanys:

I have always been intrigued by that iconic outfit on the posters; the elegant black dress complimented by the diamonds and the pearls. I saw the film was on TV one day and sat down and watched it. I instantly fell in love with it. Everything about it it was brilliant, the plot, the acting and characterizations, but especially the clothes. Every outfit Audrey’s character Holly wore was exquisite, every scene left me in owe in what the next outfit would be.
After using the internet to find replicas of these outfits I came across a lot of similar projects; girls creating their own versions of these outfits, and this inspired me to create my own challenge.  I will be posting a my own versions of outfits worn by Holly Golighty.

In some instances I will be saving myself money by creating my own versions of these outfits and the accessories, which will hopefully inspire others that it is possible to create these beautiful vintage looks from materials and clothes already accessible.I will also be creating Holly’s iconic hairstyles with step by step instructions to create the 1960s style.
The outfits will be in consecutive order from the scenes of the film, meaning that the first post will be that iconic outfit worn by Audrey as she gazes through the window of Tiffany’s. However, it probably won’t be including the crossiant and coffee! 😀

Vintage combinations…

This post relates to my first post about New Year Resolutions! I’ve always wanted to enter the Vintage Life Magazine competition where a vintage photo reflecting the month in question is chosen to feature in the mag!

When I saw the entry requirements for February via Facebook I got thinking of ways to reflect the month. I automatically thought of the usual themes like valentines day and pancake day. (Pancake day was always going to be my back up plan, just so I could demolish a pancake afterwards)

But I wanted to do something different, so obviously I ‘googled it.’ I found that February was also Chinese New Year – I think I have always known this in the back of my mind but it didn’t really occur to me at the time. So then I thought – a chinese inspired outfit!

I wanted to keep in line with the vintage fashion I am into (which is anything from 1920 – 1960) in a classic, English style. So I thought it would be different to combine the two fashions. As I’m getting quite confident with making circle skirts I thought I would do a 1950’s style in a chinese brocade fabric.

I found the most beautiful fabric from UK Fabric Online, via Amazon. I fell in love with the satin red instantly, despite there being a variety of beautiful colours. I actually went straight back on the website the day the fabric arrived to purchase the turquoise blue – I’m hoping to make a nice pyjama cami set!

The deal was wonderful as it worked out at £3.99 a metre with £4.50 for delivery. I got 4 metres in all and I can honestly say all of it was used! It was like a jigsaw puzzle trying to find the correct way round to duplicate the circle pattern!

Luckily I got a full skirt with just the right amount to make a matching headtie. I teamed the look with a colourful cami, english pearls and a chinese style parasol!

Here is the outcome:

                   I really enjoy making such unique style outfits and had so much fun merging these two themes together!

         I entered the competition – wish me good luck!