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(Gary Pepper Vintage Lace Maxi - available soon, Vintage red clutch, Jeffrey Campbell platforms)

So i've been in two minds about posting these photos. Firstly, I wasn't completely in love with the location. And secondly, this is one of my samples i have come for the store so i wanted the photos to be absolutely perfect. But seeing as the weather is so unpredictable at the moment i'm not sure when we'll be getting a warm golden sunset like this one again so i thought i'd just post them now.

I'm wearing a singlet and mini shorts underneath this dress (which i cut up from old gym tights to make the perfect shorts, highly suggested) and even though people would find it inappropriate i just love that it's completely sheer! I feel like a million dollars every time i wear this dress and i always get looked at as if people are saying "Ah, excuse me miss. I'm not sure if anyone has told you... but... your dress is completely see through." Love it or hate it it's one of my favourite pieces and it will be available in store soon.

There are so many things in the works at the moment and having my patterns made is one of them. I'm finally getting all of my samples in order and can't wait to jet off overseas to source gorgeous fabrics and get them produced. I've had some mixed reactions when i tell people about it and they say "Really, do you think it's that easy?". And to be honest i'm not really sure! I've always been an optimist and a dreamer and you'll more than likely find me in my own world 99% of the time. But if you have an idea then why not give it everything you have to make it happen? If it doesn't work out then at least i can say i tried and i can move on to bigger and better things. I'll never not do something just because others say you can't and if you never make mistakes then you'll never learn.

Right now, i'm booking my flights and all for making those mistakes :)

87 comments:

  1. Wow love the dresss!!!!1

    http://bubbbbbbaf.blogspot.com

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  2. So you designed this dress? It's gorgeous, although I wouldn't be able to pull it off!
    Good luck with the samples and getting them produced, I'm a big fan :)

    XXX
    bloggingbeforebreakfast.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow,lovely pictures, and the outfit is amazing.!!




    xoxo :)

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  4. BEAUTIFUL dress!!
    check out our fashion illustrations at http://www.illustrated-moodboard.com/ :)

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  5. so beautiful. but i cant believe youre selling it! it's so hard to let go of your favorite pieces!

    haaay.

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  6. i agree... you will never learn if you don't make your own mistakes.

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  7. OMG!!!! You look absolutely beautiful! The dress is gorgeous and the red clutch compliments the outfit so well. I totally agree with you when you said "if you never make mistakes then you'll never learn." Your amazing, and so is your blog! :)

    David
    www.VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

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  8. u always post such sweet pictures.
    <3 the styling, this lace dress with black underneath is goooood

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  9. Stunning dress Nicole! And actually, it is that easy. All those pessimists would be surprised. People have the tendency to put things in the "too hard basket" without actually trying first, and are so surprised when they find out from others what is actually quite achievable. ;)

    Congrats on all the amazing things you're doing right now, and I know your new webstore will be a huge hit! I wish I could come travelling with you!! xx

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  10. wow this dress is amazing. I love it. I cant wait to see more of your stuff! congrats on following your dreams. You cant win big unless you take risk!

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  11. LOVE this dress!!! Keep dreaming and pursueing pretty lady!

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  12. Of course you can do it! I have complete faith in you, plus I'm so excited to see your overseas snaps :) Love the dress, although my short little frumpy-ness mightn't agree.

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  13. I love that dress! Best of luck with it all. You're so talented i'm positive everything is going to work out perfectly for you.

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  14. Love the lace maxi! Best of luck with the fabric sourcing trip, I'm sure you will be able to find everything that you want and be able to create the most beautiful collection!

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  15. Wow. Im loving this look.
    If you can rock it why not?!

    I love reading about the exciting things your up to. x

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  16. babe i'm 100% with you. big hugs <3 you'll do amazing, don't worry!

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  17. beautiful dress the lace is absolutely amazing

    XX

    http://gijonesaccessories.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm sure you will be extremely successful, things are only and hard as you make them. And if this is a sample than it looks like you're on the right track, this dress is gorgeous!

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  19. this post gave me the chills. the pictures are beautiful as is the dress! i love that you are so optimistic about your future plans. it really really inspires me.

    i'd say your blog is my fav of all times!

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  20. Sending you bloglove from across the ocean! Beautifully written post ~ you're an inspiration to so many people, and if you have the drive you'll succeed! Good luck in your adventure!

    Bisous!

    Justyna

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  21. these are some of my favorite photos from your blog! if I were you, I would not be able to sell that dress! but also, I am not brave enough to wear that dress or else I would buy it in a heartbeat; I love it so much! have fun making fabrics! <3

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  22. You are a true inspiration...I say don't let anyone say you can't do something! Go on with it girl! Your readers will be behind you all the way ;)

    www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

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  23. you are so right, mistakes need to happen,
    and what are you talking about, the photos are beautiful

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  24. Good Luck with everything Nicole :)

    Trial and error, it's life's teaching method.

    You'll do great !
    xo

    P.s - That dress ir gorgeous, and your confidence makes it 10x more stunning :)

    http://loveloladoll.blogspot.com/

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  25. lovely post <3 thanks a lot !!

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  26. you know what follow your dreams, you are still young if it dont work out try the next thing!! i never care and i do what is best for me no matter the tjings people say sometimes it works out and sometimes not!! good luck in your endevours cant wait for the end product, hope i can buy one piece!! x http://www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

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  27. This is just absolutely stunning. I've been reading your blog for a really long time now, and I must say that it has been an absolute pleasure to see you grow and chase your dreams. I'm sorry if I sound like a mom, but I'm really proud of you. :D

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  28. Woah, that dress is stunning! The photos are great by the way :)

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  29. Good luck!
    I believe in dreamers.

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  30. I'm in love for your dress*_*stunnng!


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  31. these pictures are gorgeous, as are you! and that dress is simply amazing!!!!

    Beauty Bag 411

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  32. oh my god, are you kidding??
    The photos are incredible!

    And the dress is certainly a MUST HAVE.
    You have put together the whole outfit very well.
    Def looking forward to the dress.


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  33. Lovely! This dress is gorgeous. Love pics! (^_^)
    http://aurejafeja-perpetuo.blogspot.com/

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  34. Very beautiful Nicole. Where are you headed ? I can really relate to your words of inspiration :) Im heading to Canada for 4 months in -40 degree weather and I have so much anxiety about making it work!!! You have completely lifted my spirtits :)

    lapetitefembot.blogspot.com

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  35. I wish you the best of luck sweetie! The outfit is awesome. I can imagine the reactions. I kind of like to make people whisper and wonder... xxx
    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.com/

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  36. you seriously inspire me to go ahead with my ideas! just what i needed this morning - thanks hun xxxxxx

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  37. That lace maxi is a stunner. Absolutely gorgeous. And I love how your clutch matches your lips!

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  38. I just read this post a second time... the first time I had a look at the dress, and (the photos are great, by the way) I thought it looked brilliant - but I couldn't imagine myself ever wearing it...

    But looking at the pictures again, I can envisage this being a beautiful coverup for the beach, or a layering piece worn over a cream dress... I'm very excited to see more of this dress and more of your designs.

    Good luck with your entrepreneurial endeavours. I am looking forward to reading your posts about your fabric-sourcing adventures!

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  39. The dress is beautiful! and I'm a huge huge new fan of your blog, I read Here comes the sun and i loved your posts! Your studio; WOW! It's my ideal studio!!!!
    I found what you wrote here "But if you have an idea then why not give it everything you have to make it happen? If it doesn't work out then at least i can say i tried and i can move on to bigger and better things. I'll never not do something just because others say you can't and if you never make mistakes then you'll never learn." so inspirational! Good for you! I hope it all goes splendid and it works out really well for you :) I'm doing something similiar in the sense of not letting people put a downer on what I want to achieve! As you say you learn from your mistakes! It's really inspiring to know that someone else is doing the same and is going strong with it. xxx

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  40. ahh, the sheer looks so awsome with shirt and short underneath!

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  41. OMG you look stunning!!

    http://style-in-sight.blogspot.com

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  42. that really is beautiful...the dress is just gorgeous and perfect

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  43. I truly believe in what you're saying. You gotta try to make your idea work. You've already got a lot of audience with your blog, you know fashion, your shots are amazing, you can model your clothes. You've got EVERYTHING. This has to work! And I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only only who believes that.

    And... This is a gorgeous dress!!!

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  44. It's pure beauty. Then, the clutch matching the lipstick. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. And come and visit me too when you have time.

    Ciao bella.

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  45. I recently stumbled upon your blog and I'm in love with it! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! This dress is stunning and NOT at all inappropriate. Congrats with all your success-your hard work and passion are extremely inspiring!!!

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  46. I STRONGLY LOVE AND WANT THAT DRESS
    omg when it comes out i wanna be the first to know
    pleeeeeeease :P haha
    love love love your blog and style
    xoxo natalia

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  47. i love how the bag and the colours of that tree match. truly stunning
    can't wait to see your collection
    xx

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  48. Wow, love the dress and the red details :)

    http://fridaamanda.blogspot.com

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  49. I'm a new reader of your blog - I found it on American Apparel when I was finally buying some longed-for riding pants! - and of course, I don't need to re-iterate that your style is amazing. But as someone who's on a gap year and trying to gain as many different experiences as possible (e.g. trying to get as much work experience as I can, even though the fact that a lot of it is new to me can be pretty scary!), I really admire your can-do, willing-to-make-mistakes attitude. It's inspiring without being pretentious, so thank you!

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  50. Your dress is AMAZING!


    http://elinorfashionvintage.blogspot.com

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  51. love love love! this lace maxi is amazing and it looks so stunning on you!

    your style, and your eye for clothes are really impressive!
    love your work nicole!

    lots of love,
    - Baz from little-ladylove.blogspot.com

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  52. Yes, dream with your eyes open. I love your attitude, energy and willpower. So inspired...
    Wish you all the best ~ you'll surely do well. ;)

    btw. you look so elegant in the pics!

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  53. amazing!

    are your pieces actually vintage or will there be more than one available?

    totally want <3

    XOXO

    ETTE

    WWW.THRIFTEDKARMA.COM

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  54. You have such a positive view in life. Your blog is always a great read and you are super inspiring!

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  55. Lust lust lusting this dress!!! Now following you on bloglovin'

    www.lovelywanderlust.com

    p.s. Check out our amazing Sebastian hair product giveaway on WanderLust!

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  56. Im actually so grateful ive come across your blog! Quite a while back i found a similar maxi lace piece whilst vintage shopping... buying it cause i absolutely love lace.. i had no idea how i was gona wear it. Absolutely lovee howve u put it together! i am wearing it out tmr night! Keep up the amazing work ={)

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  57. love the dress!! Please update more :)

    xx

    www.amandaanddarling.blogspot.com

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  58. wow I love love love your blog! I just discovered you and your style, photos, look, writing everything is completely adorable. Just added you to my "Daily Reads" section on my blog!

    Thanks for all this inspiration and happy to call myself you biggest fan in Paris :-)

    xoxo Haleigh @ Bardot in Blue

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  59. Loved those inspirational words in the last paragraph. That gave me the motivation to move forward with my dream. Keep doing your thing!

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  60. You gotta lemme know when this is coming out because that lace maxi dress is a to-die-for piece! xx

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  61. Oh btw, nobody gets to tell you what to do. You hear it but in the end of the day, you make the judgement. It's your work and your life, nobody gets to be bossy on you - fact is they don't even have rights to!

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  62. THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!! I want the dress!!!!

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  63. Nicole, thank you. This post has inspired me to really go after my dreams. I always wondered how everything you touch turns to gold and now I can see why. You're amazing xx

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  64. Beautiful dress! Good luck with all your ventures

    xx Vanessa

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  65. beautiful dress!i love your blog!i follow you:)
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  66. i love your dress- it's awesome <3

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  67. sublime lace! I love it.

    http://www.frankiesunshine.blogspot.com/
    visit for the GIVEAWAY!

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  68. fantastic dress! check out my TORY BURCH GIVEAWAY on my blog! You can win a faboulous Tory Burch bracelet!

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  69. LACE LACE LACE..
    remember me a kind of Marie Antoinette hahaa
    we're new here
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  70. Truly amazing outfit and location!!! The light is perfect!

    Wouldn't mind to steal your photographer! ;) Or your wardrobe! :)

    Good luck on the new collection!

    http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

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  71. amazing pictures! you're dress is to die for. fantastic blog!
    xxo-

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  72. You have such an engaging writing style. We love your blog!

    x FS Style

    www.frockshopstyle.com

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  73. I love this dress. Ah, youre so beautiful!

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  74. amazing Nicole! <3 amazing amazing amazing! I remeber the days when you had like 4-5 comments per post, now look at you! Australia's favourite fashion hero x

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  75. Amazing dress !!! love your stuff, you really are amazing. Im from South Africa and coming to Aus in December for a month. Where about in Aus can I get your stuff?? Will be staying in Sydney and Melbourne :)

    Dying to get my hands on some of your stuff xoxo

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