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The Great Gatsby Laurel

May 13, 2013

I modified the, you guessed it, laurel for this dress. I used a brocade fabric I brought on sale ages ago for like a dollar a yard. The beading is an appliquΓ© I picked up on ebay, and the headband is just jersey and feathers. I’m going to see the movie tonight, and plan on wearing this, I expect some “looks”!

While I know this isn’t the best shape for my figure, it’s pretty authentic. I even wore a sports bra to help flatten out my girls, which takes a WHOLE LOTTA sports bra to be quite honest.

I’m going to wear it out with a drapey cardigan I picked up from target, it seems to go quite well.

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    1. Hah, a few compliments!

      The movie was enjoyable, but the CG kind of ruined it for me. I really liked baz lurhman in the 90’s, and wish he stuck to more practical effects. I thought since he was working with Leo again that it would recapture some of the feels I had with romeo and juliet, but it didn’t even come close.

      The fashion was great though, and the sets. His wife does the work on most of his films in set design and costumes, I want to hang out with her!

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