The Dress For Bookworms

leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dressI love clothes that reference my interests without being too obvious about it. For example, I want to wear clothes that remind me of libraries but I'm not as excited about a tee that reads "bookworm" on the front...I want my clothes to say book worm without the literal writing. Which is why the Leannan Sidhe dress I created with Nour & the Merchant is a bookworm dress, but it doesn't say that anywhere. Rather the custom embroidery we created for this dress is inspired by vintage book covers and we even buried a little gold-threaded book within the pattern that isn't immediately obvious. Your eye is probably first drawn to the dragons and swords and the vines that tie everything together, but there's more than one hidden detail in this embroidery--tiny moths, hawthorn blossoms, books, stars, and even a little "quiet in the wild" lurk within the folds of tulle. I see it as a dress for bookworms that are set on becoming the main character of the stories they read; a dress fit for the adventures in novels or stumbling across the fae in the woods.   leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dress leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dress

wearing Leannan Sidhe dress from my capsule collection with Nour & the Merchant and old flats & belt
leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dressSince this dress was inspired by beautiful vintage books it felt infinitely appropriate to wear it to my favorite library of old books, the Armagh Robinson Library. Floor to ceiling shelves of old leather bound books with gilt lettering and marbled edges, the very type of book that inspired this dress. That type of book always looks like a bit of magic to me. While this dress is very opulent, it can be styled a few different ways. Cristina of Nour and the Merchant wore it recently on a weekend trip with ankle boots and a leather jacket. Today I styled mine with an old belt and my favorite pair of beaten up flats. It still feels quite elegant, but not too overdone for everyday when paired with more simple accessories. I think sometimes we wonder "what occasion do I have to wear this dress" rather than how can I make my every day feel more like an occasion. Sometimes wearing something a bit whimsical can add a bit of magic to your day. Just like a book is more than words on paper bound together, this dress feels like more than a combination of threads--it's adventure in dress form. I can't gift you a dragon to ride off into the sunset, but I can make you a dress with golden dragons and twisting vines that captures some of the magic of a good story so you can wear dragons on your sleeves and swords hidden between the folds of your skirt...
leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dress leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dress leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dress leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dressMy capsule collection is limited with Nour and the Merchant--most of the pieces are designed for summer and so they might not be available to purchase come autumn and the other concern is fabric limitations. Already a few shades of linen have started to sell out for the Hollyhock skirt and the stock of custom fabric for this dress and the Hawthorn dress is running low. If pieces are very popular we'll try to order more of the fabric to produce more dresses, but some colors or style might be completely sold out and unable to reproduce. I'm so glad that so many other people have fallen in love with the Leannan Sidhe dress too and I'm so excited to start seeing people wearing it. Please do tag me if you wear the dress in the future!leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dress leannan sidhe, nour and the merchant, bookworm dress, main character dress, enemies to lovers dress, fairytale dress, fairycore dress, magic dress, dragon dress, book dress, bookish dress
wearing Leannan Sidhe dress from my capsule collection with Nour & the Merchant and old flats & belt *pictures edited with presets from my Cottagecore Preset pack*

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3 comments:

  1. This dress truly is one of the most stunning dresses out there. It looks perfectly at home in this library!

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  2. I always love seeing the photos you take in this beautiful library! This is the perfect dress to wear while browsing those shelves.

    The Artyologist

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