I thought a lot about models off-duty for these dresses. I would see models on the runway in crazy elaborate outfits and then see them once they were off the runway. There was a common theme; simple, chic, comfort, and casual sexiness. Often top models like Kate Moss would wear lingerie as outerwear with a pair of sneakers, or jeans, or a t shirt under a skip. I love this look. There was one photo where Kate Moss was wearing a dress with a matching choker. I went to work.
These come in a range of colours and patterns. We have stock of various sizes in a few options and have only one or two of other colour/pattern ways.
Model: Robyn & Jacqlyn
The “Griffe de Chat”
This dress was inspired by a gorgeous friend of mine who has the same name as this dress. I wanted to make a basic black shirt dress shape with a unique snake cut out with a micro power mesh in cream. This has the same fabric as our Strict Teacher dress. It is a smooth silk like fabric. In the middle is a snake like cut out that is sewn into the dress. This portion is see through. All edges are finished except the snake which is left raw edge for a design element. This is our oversize version. Made to order. Model: Jacqlyn & Robyn.
I saw a women in a dress very similar to this and fell in love with how cute she looked with her slight side boob showing, and her rib tattoos. I loved how vintage the silhouette looked and how thick and durable the dress fabric was, almost like a apron, or utility outfit from the 1960s. I immediately recreated the look I had seen in two colour ways.
The colourful one seen here is a one of a kind Size 6. This was worn twice, once for this shoot and once for a wedding. It comes dry cleaned and as is. I used a thick vintage beautiful pattern for the upper part and a black power mesh over skirt with a, green silk cotton underskirt.
These feature beautiful thick straps that attach at the back and a invisible side zipper.
Here is our fully stocked version in a black silky fabric. Wear this style of dress with a ruffle top, a cold shoulder top, our Rose Quartz turtle neck (available in our Etsy shop), or rock it naked for a bold fashion statement.
Model: Robyn & Jacqlyn
*Note: this fabric wrinkles easily and therefore pass a light iron or steam over it. Wash delicate cycle, dry on delicate cycle.