That Voodoo That You Do So Well

the clothes horse, family affairs, velvet dress, nude heels, redhead, sheer blouse, fall, fashion, style, retro, vintage, cemetery, noir
After a late summer trip living in a suitcase and mostly wearing black, I'm quite excited to be dressing in colors again. Although I'm still living out of suitcase so the same clothes I've been wearing for the past 7 weeks still must be remixed for a couple of weeks yet...This fall I want to focus on interesting colors and unusual combinations. So, this peachy nude blouse and luxurious gold velvet dress at the Family Affairs studio really made me swoon. Erin and Nina convinced me that the blouse looks best buttoned all the way up (I'm usually partial to an open collar). I can't wait to wear this outfit with orange tights, brown shoes, and my Gardens of Whimsy wreath once the weather gets a little cooler...The Toujours Toi little ghost necklace seemed an especially apt addition considering my destination that day.

the clothes horse, family affairs, velvet dress, nude heels, redhead, sheer blouse, fall, fashion, style, retro, vintage, cemetery, noir
the clothes horse, family affairs, velvet dress, nude heels, redhead, sheer blouse, fall, fashion, style, retro, vintage, cemetery, noir
the clothes horse, family affairs, velvet dress, nude heels, redhead, sheer blouse, fall, fashion, style, retro, vintage, cemetery, noir
the clothes horse, family affairs, velvet dress, nude heels, redhead, sheer blouse, fall, fashion, style, retro, vintage, cemetery, noir
the clothes horse, family affairs, velvet dress, nude heels, redhead, sheer blouse, fall, fashion, style, retro, vintage, cemetery, noir
the clothes horse, family affairs, velvet dress, nude heels, redhead, sheer blouse, fall, fashion, style, retro, vintage, cemetery, noir
the clothes horse, family affairs, velvet dress, nude heels, redhead, sheer blouse, fall, fashion, style, retro, vintage, cemetery, noir
the clothes horse, family affairs, velvet dress, nude heels, redhead, sheer blouse, fall, fashion, style, retro, vintage, cemetery, noir
Outfit details:
Buxom Lip Stick in Barcelona
*all pictures by me

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46 comments:

  1. nice location! love how looks the dress, amazing color and fabric!

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  2. the color of that dress is stunning

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  3. I love this dress!! It's such an amazing color and fabric. It looks great over that blouse. (:

    xx
    michal

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  4. I love the swinginess of that dress :) xxx

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  5. wow I adore the shade of that velvet. I'm always searching for a yellow velvet dress.

    Love how you accessorized it too!

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  6. The moving photo creeped me out when I first saw it! =D I love the colors in this outfit. Can't wait to see it with tights and brown shoes.

    bridget-frances.blogspot.com

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  7. That .gif is really enchanting!

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  8. I adore this outfit! I haven't seen a dress quite like this one before!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  9. Love that dress, I can imagine that ensemble with the orange tights already! Love that gif too.

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  10. This outfit is perfect for fall! I love the colors and the look of the fabrics. Great choice of location too, that gif is amazing. It's so ... enchanting!

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  11. I love this dress so much! And the animation in th elast photo is amazing!
    You´re looking stunning!

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  12. Careful with the first picture.
    Don't show-cha Your Chocha!

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  13. @Anonymous, hilarious! I know that pic looks like I might, but my chocha is a safe # of inches higher. The angle just makes my legs look funny. ;)

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  14. I think this is one of my favorite outfits I've ever seen you in. The color of the dress works really well with your hair color too. Tres cute!

    http://www.teenyowl.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the outfit. And that gif is amazing x

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  17. Wow, the dress! I'm in love! It looks so good on you with your pretty hair :) Great combo with the lovely blouse! <3

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  18. This post made me want to decorate for Halloween! You look stunning =)

    Penelope

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  19. This reminds me of a scene from Easy Rider - very pretty!

    xoxo Maria

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  20. Holy moly! You are totally working magic in this outfit! With your hair, it looks so incredible. Everything is in perfect harmony. Gorgeous gorgeous.

    x
    nancy

    palomavintage.etsy.com

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  21. Love everything about this outfit, especially that ghost necklace

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  22. Love this look! That velvet dress is stunning with the blouse! I have a yellow velvet dress too and have been trying to figure out how to wear it in a casual setting, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. I think this is my favourite shoot of yours to date! That dress is lovely, and you look so beautiful!

    X

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  24. This is such a haunting shoot. It fits you so well; I think it's your pale skin and your surroundings that make me think of The Addams Family. You know, except with a lot more color, haha. You're so cute!

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  25. Love the color!

    You've inspired me to shoot in the cemetery across the street sometime. I've thought about it, but never actually done it!

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  26. ahh, this dress is so stunning! Very unusual in a good way. I love the graveyard setting. Also, the title of your post! Have you seen Easy Virtue (with Ben Barnes and Jessica Beil)? I first heard that song on the film's soundtrack. :)

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  27. Absolutely love that you took pictures in a graveyard! I've always shied away from velvet but seeing you in that beautiful colored dress, I might have to go out and buy myself one!

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  28. Cemeteries, personally, creep me out and I wouldn't really want to take any pictures there regardless of how amazing the tombstones may look.
    But, I love love LOVE the silhouette of the dress, its very pretty. I also like how everything is bright in an otherwise dark place.

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  29. My goodness, these are amazing, enchanting and whimsical. Wow.

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  30. this is an amazing location and outfit. at first I was all, "she's playing in a graveyard" to, how delicately honoring. :) you brought beauty to it.

    amazing outfit as well, I love the colors, you are so beautiful Rebecca!

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  31. the colours in these pictures are AMAZING! and they really accentuate your gorgeous red hair. love!

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  32. How crazy! The animated gif reminds me of Japanese anime. That colour in velvet = made for each other.

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  33. God, I loved this dress from the moment I first saw it, and it looks amazing on you! It's so gorgeous! Things can't get much classier than golden velvet now, can they?

    I know what you mean about buttoning the collar up all the way. I used to have hair that was your length, and it's now nearly a boys haircut, and I think with shorter hair it's easier to want to button it up fully. With long hair its like too many things crowding around your neck. It looks great either way! : )

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  34. Wow, it looks amazing. I love the way it hangs.

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  35. The color of the velvet is amazing - it looks so rich!!

    XOX,
    Karen

    http://rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com/

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  36. Those look like pics out of a magazine! Everything goes perfectly!

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  37. the dress is nice, but i think it's a bit tacky to shoot pictures of yourself in a graveyard - if i was visiting a grave and someone was holding themselves a fashion shoot it would be a bit hurtful, don't you think?

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  38. oh my god I absolutely adore that dress! I am SOOOO jealous. By the way, you should check out my fab giveaway, you won't be disappointed ;) xxx

    http://pretty-odds-and-ends.blogspot.com/

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  39. @ellio100, I get where you're coming from, but it depends on the cemetery and the shoot. The cemetery I visited is one tourists visit b/c of several histortic Americans buried there and frankly, only someone's great-great-grandchildren could visit to pay their respects. I also don't consider it a "fashion shoot" to photograph myself with a tripod briefly as I tour the grounds...it's really no different from the dozens of people I saw snapping pictures of the Francis Scott Key grave, or photographing other parts of the cemetery. If it was a more modern, private cememtery frequented by people who actually knew the deceased, I wouldn't have done this there--but I didn't choose the location on accident or luck.
    I've also worked on service projects cleaning and restoring cemeteries. I'm comfortable in them and I have a deep respect for them. I don't think there's anything wrong in trying to show the beauty of a space most people fear, avoid, and neglect. Even this one had spots with memorials falling down and trash; that is much worse than someone photographing a cemetery.
    I would never intrude on someone's private moment at a grave, or anywhere else for that matter with a shoot.

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  40. Everything about this shoot is beautiful. I can understand why people might be offended by you shooting in a cemetery, but celebrating a beautiful yet sombre location here isn't a crime, especially if it inspires such a gorgeous shoot. I want to do a similar one myself, have a gorgeous graveyard near my home. I often go there to think, it's very soft and quiet, and a good place to reflect. Besides, I don't think of the people under the ground as being there, I think of them being everywhere. (google lyrics to a song called 'the dead are not dead')
    Anyway, I won't wade it. I love this shoot. End.

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  41. this dress is so amazing and your styling of it makes me so happy.

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  42. really nice! Those colours look good on you!

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  43. It sounds like you did it thoughtfully and respectfully. Thanks for your response, it was really interesting to get more detail about why you shot there. I've taken pictures in Père Lachaise in Paris when I visited, so now I get where you're coming from a bit more.

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