Friday, July 23, 2010

The Modcloth Chain Letter Dress

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Dress: c/o Modcloth
Vintage Blouse: Ebay $5
Vintage Hat: Gift from Anna
Espadrilles: Salvation Army $6

Can you guess what arrived yesterday?

You'd never believe how happy I was when I spotted a tiny box waiting at my front door. Finally my camera remote arrived, and I could get back out there to take some pictures! First on my list of things to photograph was this beautiful chambray sundress from Modcloth. I've been waiting to wear it for a couple of weeks now, and I'm also really really excited to reveal a new Modcloth/Blogger collaboration I'm kicking off on my blog today!

Back in June Turi wrote the 'Blogger of the Moment' anniversary post on the Modcloth blog and ended it by asking for suggestions of new and fun ways Modcloth could collaborate with bloggers. I suggested that we start a chain letter dress courtesy of Modcloth that one girl would wear and then pass on to one of her favorite bloggers. The next blogger passes it to her favorite. And then the next one to her favorite. And so on and so on. I love Modcloth's democratic approach to fashion, and I thought it would be a great way to get everybody involved! We'll be able to follow the dress in the the Modcloth Style Exchange pool on flickr. Sound like fun to you guys?

To tell you a little bit about these photos, they were taken down by the airport next to one of those creepy condemned houses. When I visited this spot back in the spring, I nearly died when I first saw something moving inside the house. I was standing far away, but I could still see something moving. It scared me to death until I realized it was just my reflection coming from a mirror in the bedroom. You can see it in the sun flare shot, and in the second to last photo. The house still creeps me out a little, but for some reason I like going back.

I guess I was feeling a little ambitious since I hadn't taken any photos in a while because I ended up taking some video footage too. I'd like to start making these short films a lot more often, but I'm going to have to start getting more footage first. I only had four minutes to work with this time and it's definitely not my favorite, but I love how these videos really bring the clothes to life, so I'm posting it.

37 comments:

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

What a fun idea! Who's getting the dress next!? Love, Annie.

Amber said...

woah, starr! super cool idea! and the video is such a cool idea as well! i love how you are taking your creative aspirations to a whole other level! so talented!

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Q's Daydream said...

Aww, I love that dress and that video!
What a wonderful idea to send along the dress! I hope I get involved somehow!

steph said...

this is such a great idea! the photos are gorgeous, glad you could endure the creepy factor for the location.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful location. I really enjoy the little videos you've been making too. Great idea about the chain letter dress. It's so interesting seeing how everyone styles the same thing a little differently.

Rosalie said...

that little pillbox hat is so lovely and I love your outdoor photoshoots, that mirror photo is amazing!

Zoƫ said...

How wonderful!

You look amazing, and these photos are beautifully haunting.

This is a brilliant, brilliant idea you have hatched here- can't wait to follow the letter!

.Haiku Ambulance

Carys said...

These photos are amazing, as always, and I love your outfit!! Your dress is so sweet, and your hat is just lovely!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

DearBeatrice said...

Neat idea Starr!! Your photos are so lovely and how cute is that video!! ^.^

fashionforwriters.com said...

Aw! Cute idea, love. And ya'all couldn't have picked a better dress for the chain letter!

xo Jenny

Jen said...

that is the cutest idea to have one dress to send around randomly from blogger to blogger. i can't wait to see who gets it next and after that and after that. :D

Kristen said...

fab idea. and it will be fun to see how the other ladies style it. Be sure to let us know who you send it on to.

~Kristen

Catherine - The Girl In The Paper Dress said...

That's such a good idea! I'm definitely going to follow that dress. I also really like the video. It makes everything a little magical!

The Girl in the Paper Dress

Amanda said...

Such a great idea Starr! It'll be interesting to see all the places that the dress will go! One thing I love about clothing is the mystery behind where they have been (hence, my love of vintage!).

That video is amazing, I love the effects you did on it. Looks great lady :]

jamilah said...

must -- have -- this dress! how adorable! and i absolutely the photos... very nice post! now off to check the dress out!
xo
~jamilah~

Jasmine said...

you are so creative! that's a genius idea!!! these photos are amazing! that dress goes so well with that hat! and yay for finally getting your remote! i've missed you!

anna said...

beautiful and dreamy. i love the dress!

your style is always spot on. i love reading your blog!

Rosie said...

Very cool idea with the chain letter dress! I'm totes loving how you've styled it too with the blouse underneath. Super dreamy shoot, the pic of you warped in the window is my fave!

Sher said...

What a lovely, lovely dress and a great idea to start a chain letter dress too!!

These pictures are so dreamy, oh how I've missed your blog:)

xx

Kelly Lauren said...

gorgeous! and what a great idea that you had! Loves it.

Christy said...

I love your dress. The hat is also amazing. Nice pictures :)


Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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Miss Woody said...

so lovely !

Sarah said...

such a lovely dress! You wear it so well! Adorable blog sweetie, great style! xx

Indy said...

Wow, what a perfect dress - and these photos are wonderful!

kirstyb said...

fabulous post and loving all the pics xxxx

Justice Pirate said...

yey! Nomore seeing the remote and now you can hide it for fun!! I love these shots! I missed your outdoor stuff!! That is so nice that they gave you a dress! it is so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The ebay shirt is adorable with it. Lovely, lady!!! the only problem with passing the dress on to bloggers is if they aren't the same size as you. For instance, I don't know of any blogger who would fit in my size other than Quincy.

Ashley said...

Such an amazing outfit! Love the top, hat and dress

bestie said...

Beautiful dress and you styled it perfectly! You look so darling. (: and I love the concept of the chain letter dress!

Bryce said...

Wow, what a great idea! That will be so fun to see all the different girls style that dress!

I really need to invest in a remote for my camera. It sure beats the heck out of the self timer.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

This is such a fun idea, but what I'm really loving here is that second to last photo - it looks like a film still!

v a m p i r e said...

lol what you girls did was really fun !

Little Monarch said...

just saw how Beatrice wore it over on her blog. this is such a great idea and i shall be following you girls and how you wear it!

Danielle @ Antiquated Treasures said...

This really was such a brilliant idea! Congrats on the new collaboration with Modcloth. The way you styled this is just darling!!

Tilly said...

What an inspired idea! Just read about it on Quincy's blog.

Michelle's Style File said...

Love the dress and great idea!
Checking out all the others now.

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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