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eShakti Dress, Vintage Hair, and Elizabeth Taylor Vibes

By Kristina Suko @eccentricowl

The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.comThe Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com

The Dress of Dreams

I had big plans for this dress. It is so glamorous, so romantic, and so glorious, I had hoped to take photos in a winter wonderland, emulating the 1950’s with my husband in a romantic photoshoot while we were on vacation. I had everything packed and planned, down to the coordinating bow-tie my husband was going to wear. And then… I got sick. So sick I spent the entire four days of vacation in bed, and all plans of photoshoots in the snow were very concretely abandoned.

At first, I was so disappointed. I wanted to create a fairytale with this dress! It is a princess kind of dress with its embroidery and color, very Anna-meets-Belle, and it evokes the glamor of 1950’s Hollywood to me.

The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com
The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com

But then today as I prepared and shot the outfit, I realized that perhaps it’s a good thing I was delayed. For one, I now have a corset which works much better with this silhouette than my other corset (review coming next week!). For another, I wouldn’t have had the idea to emulate Elizabeth Taylor in my hair and makeup, and I think that really makes this look come to life! And lastly, I wasn’t freezing my toes off in the snow. Which is always a plus!

The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com
The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com

Just imagine if I had violet eyes. I really want to do a series on YouTube where I recreate vintage beauty icons, especially after today! Hopefully I can kickstart my channel soon; I know I have been talking about it a lot, but life has a way of moving way faster than I expect! I’ll jump in really soon with sewing and makeup, I promise!

The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com

Back to the dress, though! Last year, eShakti had contacted me about collaboration and of course I said yes! I brought up the idea of possibly doing a lookbook with them, and got a green light, so sent over a few items that I thought would make a really cute Christmas lookbook. However, after some of the messages got lost in the Holiday jumble, they ended up only being able to send me the Deer dress, and this dress. So the lookbook may never come about, but after wearing this gorgeous thing I’m okay with it! I still want to create a lookbook, and have a few dresses I’m keeping my eye on to purchase in the future and create something special.

The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com

Everything about this dress is perfect. The fit is phenomenal — I utilized their custom fit feature, as always — the zipper doesn’t stick like it can with thicker fabrics, the fullness, even without a petticoat, is fairly great, the bra strap stays are so useful, the length is ideal… I’m so in love. Usually with any sponsorships or collaborations, I try to be as critical as I can to give a fair and unbiased review… but there is literally nothing wrong with this dress. I have zero complaints!

The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com
The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com

Beauty and the Beast

And a few people have mentioned that I really need to wear it to the opening of Beauty and the Beast, so now I am torn! I cannot decide whether this or my Belle dress would be a better choice. Which means, of course, I’ll just have to go see it twice!

Is anyone else extremely excited for this remake? I cry every time I watch the preview, and I’m not exaggerating that. It hits me RIGHT in the childhood. It IS my childhood. I am tearing up just thinking about it right now, which is ridiculous and perfectly expresses just how much I adore Beauty and the Beast. I was so afraid at first that the casting might have been off, but having watched the latest preview I’m no longer skeptical. I think they chose extremely well.  

The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com

I plan to go see it with my mom, as I only recently found out that it’s her favorite fairytale as well, and then with my husband since he really likes these remakes. Ugh. I can’t even express how excited I am!

The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com
The Dress of Dreams | eyreeffect.com

Are you planning to see Beauty and the Beast? And what do you think about this gorgeous dress? More importantly, which dress should I wear the first time I see the aforementioned remake? Because that is a momentous occasion.

Dress, c/o eShakti (On sale and available in maroon and black!)| corset, c/o Orchard Corset | shoes and belt, thrifted | necklace, old | earrings, vintage | fur stole, vintage | petticoat, Amazon

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