Coming of Age

by cecylia on January 18, 2013

Hussein Chalayan dress (from Paris 99) /  Vintage clutch / Tom Gunn heels

Hello lovelies, I hope you are enjoying the gallery format! After showing you a sneaky of my Hussein Chalayan dress here I knew you craved for more. So keeping in theme with my regression to childhood, I paid a local playground a visit. This dress helped me start 2013 with a clean slate and fresh perspective. Trust the famed Central Saint Martins prodigy to create such a striking dress from a simple shift. Adding ‘real’ human anatomy, albeit futuristic, to the shoulders, the dress fuses fact with fiction, fantasy with realism. I tried adding a necklace or a brooch but they seemed a little meaningless next to such a sleek silhouette. Another lesson of ‘Less is More’ for yours truly. Not sure if you noticed, but there are 3 major shoulder muscles demonstrated in silver, can you help me name them?

Thanks to Diana Vreeland‘s famous quote (that no matter at what age, she will “die young”), and the wise saying from Jesus in Matthew 18:3, being ‘young at heart’ is paramount to our wellbeing. As we bid our adolescence adieu, we lose some of the great qualities that we once possessed: sweet innocence, deep trust, a carefree nature… . So this weekend should the weather permit, why don’t you revisit your childhood and visit your local park for some monkeybar merriment?

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Berty Morales January 18, 2013 at 7:05 am

In love with this oversized sweater. It looks amazing on you Cescylia!

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cecylia January 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

it’s actually a dress not a sweater Berty :D

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Berty Morales January 18, 2013 at 8:51 am

That’s it I am going back to my cave until I see what is really going on…LOL. Well Cess it sure looks amazing on you! ;)

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Suzi Maynard January 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Cute dress! I’ll be visiting the playground soon enough-that is, when I go back to work!!
I always feel young!! It’s really a wonderful attitude to possess. x
Hope you’re enjoying your day.
Suzi x
For the Love of Audrey

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cecylia January 19, 2013 at 7:46 am

indeed, I can tell! You are forever youthful young Suzi!

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TJ January 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm

You are too cute, girl! Loving this outfit :)
xo TJ

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cecylia January 19, 2013 at 7:46 am

aww thank you hun! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Mica January 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Ah you have so much fun on your photo shoots! Love how comfortable and carefree this dress looks – or maybes it’s because of all the fun photos that I think that, haha.

Even spotted little theo in the background! :)

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cecylia January 20, 2013 at 10:45 am

yes well done for spotting the little pooch :D The dress is so comfortable I want to sleep in it :D

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juju January 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm

your images are amazing! cute dress!

Pretty To Be Happy

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cecylia January 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

Thank you sweetie, yes Hussein Chalayan is amazing!

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Princie January 20, 2013 at 3:08 am

That’s really cute. Love your grey dress, beautiful and comfy!
Thanx for your sweet comment!

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Elizabeth Victoria Clark January 20, 2013 at 9:14 am

Amazing dress! What an awesome piece to have in your closet. x E

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cecylia January 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

indeed I’m very lucky indeed, I hope to cherish it for years to come!

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Fashion Pad January 20, 2013 at 11:15 am

Your dress is so cute!!! Love your entire look.

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Yulia January 22, 2013 at 8:04 am

love the dress!!! you look beautiful!
kisses

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Evane February 2, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Cool dress! I’m totally onboard with the young at heart philosophy. I believe playing is important to our wellbeing no matter what age we are! Also, tbh I can never resist a playground, I love swings and monkey bars (they are great gyms ;D).

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Yahav Paris '99 April 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Going back and looking over your blog lovely, love this on you, and so carefree on the playground, ps, please don’t sleep in it haha! Great to see you this week :) xx

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