I've been trying to narrow down which version of this skirt that I want. I love the pink, but I'm close to choosing black with antique brass studs. Like a Balenciaga bag in a skirt form, perfect. Etsy, $139
*Also, I decided to move the giveaway to Monday so we can start the week off with some fun.
I love the color of this vintage suitcase.Modhuman, $45.99
*Due to work constraints, my Greenly Spirits editor had to take some time off. I'll be highlighting an item a week that fits into our made in the USA, handmade, recycled, and organic categories. Once she is back there will be more in depth information and articles.
The wedding dress is certainly one of the most important elements (at least for the bride) of the entire occasion. I am inspired by all time periods in the past - I even think that the 80s had something to offer. One of my main inspirations has been late 19th century dresses. I love the gown & veil Gwyneth Paltrow wore in the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.
Buying a vintage dress or wearing an heirloom inherited from another woman in your family is definitely a greener alternative to the retail purchase that most women pursue. You have to think; as soon as one of those typical purchases are made, another order is being processed for the same dress. Consider the energy you could save by recycling or purchasing a vintage dress!
Here are few of the vintage gowns that I'm inspired by and plan on tracking if I have the pleasure of planning my own wedding soon:
Beautiful coming and going
For the modern bride
Short wedding dresses do not always mean casual, as evident by the middle dress. The dress on the right would look so sweet for a vintage beach wedding.
A goddess wedding dress, bohemian lace, and traditional bride
Guest Blogger: Fairlight
Gwyneth picture from Imdb.com/All wedding dress images created from TheFrock.com
Some of you may be wondering what happened to the new feature Greenly Spirits, which covers all things homemade, recycled, organic and/or made in the USA. I promise it will be a regular feature starting next Monday with posts by contributing editor Fairlight.
When I saw these images on Geschmackssache's Flickr page I knew I couldn't wait to post about them next week. She upcycled old Free People catalogs by creating A2 envelopes for mailing. Didn't she do a fantastic job?