by Valerie on Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day two of my black love affair. I reconstructed this romper from a secondhand dress. I’m really happy with how the overall silhouette turned out, but it’s just a little too tight for me around the pant openings. So it’ll probably end up in the shop.

Salvaging old materials is good for the conscience and creativity. It forces me to be more innovative when I have only so little to work with. The down side is if I know I won’t be able to recreate the same piece, I’m more reluctant to let it go.

romper – Neneee
braided sash belt – thrifted
necklace – gift from Francis
studded bangle – handmade by me
onyx ring – heirloom from Mom
platforms – Pierre Hardy for Gap

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