Sudo CP #1 – Taylor Swift in Safe & Sound MV
So, over the first weekend of the month I re-read The Hunger Games trilogy. I was doing it because, for some reason, I thought the movie premiered on the 3rd. Imagine my DISAPPOINTMENT when I realized it premiers on the 23rd!! Ack! I was horrendously broken hearted. To soothe my HG craving, I started googling it. That was how I stumbled across Taylor Swift’s music video for Safe and Sound, the first single off The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond.
I fell in LOVE. Literal love, over the dress she wears the video. If life had a terminal window, i’d totally Sudo CP THAT DRESS /onme. That is, i’d totally copy paste that outfit onto myself if I could. For a while I moped about not being able to share my desire to have this dress. Then I realized I run a rather girly blog and well…a new posting series was born. Tada~!
I tried to find as much info as I could about the dress, but I came up horrendously short. The most I got was from Taylor Swift herself while watching the Making Of Safe and Sound video…video.
“I’m wearing this little vintage 1920′s chiffon, silky dress and the kind of idea of it is…sort of ghost like. It’s supposed to look a little ghostly.”
So, the words vintage pretty much mean one-of-a-kind. It’s a tragedy because this dress is a real beauty.
As TS mentioned, the dress appears to be a chiffon dress layered over a silk or silk charmeuse slip. The chiffon portion features short, gathered ruched sleeves.
(Whoops she sleeves to have pulled a side-seam!)
It has a lovely pleated (or ruched?) v-neck. I love the wide, pointed empire waistline too.
But my absolute favorite parts of this dress are the effortless, fluttery, draped skirt…
And the DEEP, DEEP v-back on the silky slip underneath the chiffon.
Aaack! That back makes me die of envy!
Unfortunately, this is a very unique piece. I couldn’t find anything that matched it even remotely. My favorite dress “inspired” by the S&S dress is this little beauty by Raining Blossoms. Of course, at $269.00 USD it’s not exactly cheap! But I think the sleeves could be shortened by a tailor to make it more similar to the TS dress.
So what’d you think? Should I do more of these? Should I just keep my outfit envies to myself?