There’s not much in this world that I love more than fashion. The only things I love more are food, retro music, and my small group of friends. I’m constantly finding new and vintage threads that are the reason I don’t sleep at night, because I’m too busy crying over their beauty. Dedicated Follower of Fashion is going to be re-occurring posts about fashion that corresponds with the month’s theme.

FASHION WALK WITH ME

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Twin Peaks is one of those television shows that you start to watch, because you’re tired of feeling out of the loop on tumblr, and the photo sets make it look pretty darn awesome. The first time I saw this show was on Netflix, because I was in the same boat- I just wanted to know what the hype was about. After the first episode I became obsessed, and realized why there was such a large fan base. The first thing I noticed, besides the cheesy theme song, was the fashion. It was so simple, but so perfect! As I continued to watch the series I tried to figure out what time period it was based in. At first I thought it was the 1950’s, but then the cassette tapes happened. From what I can tell, the show is based in the early 1990s (when the show was made), but only David Lynch knows. Throughout the entire series there is wonderful fashion including Audrey Horne’s oxfords, sweater, and pencil skirt combination, Lucy and Donna’s ugly sweaters, and the most beautiful diner uniforms I have ever seen in my life. Since the fashion in the show is fairly simple it’s easy replicating any of the looks. At the Etsy shop, Biantika, makes custom diner dresses, and you can find ugly sweaters, button-ups, and pencil skirts at almost any thrift shop. On the other hand, the oxfords are much harder to find. I’ve only found saddle shoes online at ModCloth, and Bass Co.

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From top left to bottom right: Shelly in her RR Diner uniform, Audrey Horne’s oxfords, Audrey Horne changing into red pumps, Lucy sporting an ugly sweater

PRADA, WHAT PRADA?

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The other week I saw The Great Gatsby and I fell in love like every other person on this planet. Unlike a lot of “Gatsby, what Gatsby?” quoting teens, I’ve seen other versions and I’ve read the book (listened to it on audio, but same thing, right?). Everyone has been obsessing over this not-so new story, but I can’t blame them. There is something so unique and special about Baz Luhrmann films. Whether it’s his dynamic cinematography or the way he manages to capture his actors on screen, it’s absolutely breath-taking. AND HAVE I MENTIONED THE COSTUMES? All of the dresses and suits were perfect, and I’m not exaggerating. If you looked up the word “perfect” in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure Gatsby dresses would pop up somewhere down the line. Prada made some of the dresses (such as Daisy’s teardrop dress: below) and Tiffany’s supplied all of Daisy Buchanan’s jewelry. You can actually get a replica of her diamond headband for the low price of $200,000! *cue sarcasm* If you feel like splurging, Etsy has a wide variety of vintage dresses and accessories available, but that’s only if you’re feeling really crazy or have a lot of money to burn.

From top left to bottom right: Daisy in the Prada teardrop dress and Tiffany jewelry, Myrtle Wilson in a killer red get-up, party goers with more perfect costumes, Jordan Baker displaying Tiffany’s pearls

That’s it until next month when I find more things to cry over!

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June 5, 2013

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