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Friday, May 23, 2014

Fashion Feature: Queen of Heartz and My Doris Day Dress!

In the weeks since I returned from Las Vegas, so much has prevented me from putting up this post. So here I am promoting and praising a company's Spring collection when the season is nearly over.

That said, I don't think it matters much since these dresses are suitable for summer as well, and the swimwear this season is just fantastic!



In addition to whimsical cotton prints, the evening appropriate items are still available and there is a wide range of bridal styles to suit your summer wedding!


However, I felt I must use this entry to showcase my own Queen of Heartz Spring/Summer frock that I commissioned from Letty just before Viva. I had always been inlove with that gorgeous blue floral dress that Doris Day wore to the Moroccan Restaurant in the Hitchcock classic, The Man Who Knew Too Much.

The Edith Head original was meant for evening; I believe it may have been made of organza. It is so so stunning. I especially loved the square cut of the back and the seaming that trims the neckline.



I wanted a day dress made from a sturdy cotton, that had a similar print. Letty sketched up a design and went straight to work. I got the dress just before Viva and loved it!


The cut of the bodice is very similar to the inspirational design, with the same lovely seaming that traces the neckline.

The fabric is a muted and vintage appropriate floral that could not suit my vision better. I'm especially fond of the back. The wide-set straps just brush my shoulder blades and frame my upper back cleanly and modestly.


The feel of the fabric is luxurious and heavy, but not stiff, and still appropriate for warm weather.


So don't forget the option of having something customized for you, if you visit the Queen of Heartz website and have something specific in mind! I have ten more dresses on my wishlist that I might just have to send her way eventually!


xxoo,
Ashley


7 comments:

Natalie_vintage_girl said...

I love that dress!

marjorie1940 said...

LOVE the dress....and you look so pretty and demure in it. Wonderful choice for you!

Merry C. said...

I too am a vintage lover. I am in love with your dress! You look beeyootiful! Thank you so much for doing all the hair tutorials you post on YouTube. I enjoy those too. Merry from eachlittlebird.blogspot.com

Gaby Balls said...

I really love that blue dress its so pretty.

Gaby x

theglamdottylife.blogspot.co.uk

kappapsichica said...

I adore Doris. I wonder how much these custom pieces cost? I imagine a bespoke dress from QoH is quite expensive.

Chris said...

Hi Ashley, I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

CoriLynn said...

The pictures look great!! You are gorgeous dah-ling!
~xoxo!!

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