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Swan Maidens

Allow me a moment of fancy--I recently re-read Cecelia Dart-Thornton's Bitterbynde Trilogy (a really fantastic fairy tale) which includes a swanmaiden. Swan maidens are animal shape-shifters similar to selkies--a selkie is a seal who sheds his/her fur cloak to walk the earth in a human form; swan maidens fly as swans, but may shake off their feather cloaks and appear human. You might also be familiar with the ballet Swan Lake which isn't specifically about swan maidens since those are bewitched maidens and a swan maiden is actually a mythical creature of his/her own race. Not to get too convoluted in irrelevant mythology: this dress is my feather cape. I've been eyeing it for ages and finally couldn't resist any longer. The colors are my absolute favorites to wear and the all-over feather print is both unique and simply stunning. Wearing it hardly gives me wings, but it is nearly as precious to me as swan maiden who possessively guards her cloak.

Outfit details:
Zara purse

11 comments:

Two Happy Hearts said...

Simply stunning!!

Kristian said...

This dress is gorgeous, stunning.

But I think it is the special feeling you get when wearing it that might just be the most beautiful thing about it.

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steffy said...

What a gorgeous dress!

Emily Peebles said...

Wow, such a beautiful dress! And I quite enjoyed your lessen in mythology :) Swan Lake is one of my favorite ballets.

Ginger said...

Beautiful print...the colors, the motif...everything. Although, wouldn't it be cool to actually have a feather cape?

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Alexa said...

Such a wonderful dress! I'm obsessed with dresses! You just cant live without them. Super cute outfit <3 love it

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Winnie said...

I love the dress, the feather print is lovely and as always, so are your words!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

That dress is so lovely! Your short haircut is adorable. =)

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blogoratti said...

Amazing style you have...

I kept looking at the tracks expecting a train,haha.
Looking great*

Jewel said...

Lovely dress. xx

Crystal Taylor said...

That purse is divine!