Monday, May 12, 2008

Ideal Summer Dress





My ideal summer would be spent wearing this dress, frolicking in the hills of Tuscany with Emma Thompson and Denzel Washington a la Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing. I usually end up in fairly uninspired halters and shorts, but in that outfit you can't sit in the shade of a Cyprus tree and have grape juice dribble down your chin whilst saying things like "Sigh no more, ladies/ Sigh no more..." It's not possible- I've tried. Now in this dress, scavenged from a tent at the Inman Park festival a few weeks ago, you can say just about anything you want to and no one will care. Now, that's my kind of summer uniform! Hmmm... if only I could convince my boyfriend how dashing he would look in navy blue leather pants (see Denzel in bottom photo).
Photos: Top three: A little photoshop magic and I'm twirling in the Tuscan countryside. All photos in Inman Park dress with vintage winking owl ring (my favorite piece of jewelry! And this bird sits on my middle finger harhar), necklace from River Island, and bangles from Dresscodes.
Bottom two photos: stills from Much Ado About Nothing, courtesy of screenrush.co.uk.

33 comments:

Jacquelyn said...

Sigh no more ladies, Sigh no more
The deceit of men was ever
One foot in sea and one on shore
To one thing constant never
Than sigh not so but let them go
And be you blithe and bonny
Converting all you sounds of woe
To hey, nonny, nonny!

And a hey, nonny, nonny, to your beautiful summer dress and to Tom in his performance as Benedict in "Much a do..." this weekend!

Fashion Tidbits said...

cool ring!

Stephanie said...

Adorable dress (as always).
Also, great photoshop skills. I had to do a double take!

AsianCajuns said...

Jacquelyn, thanks for the whole text... When I next wear my dress I will recite the whole thing under a magnolia tree (as we are short of cyprus here in the ATL ;)
ps- I think Tom will make a better Benedict than Branagh.

Fashion Tidbits, isn't it?!

Stephanie, thanks! I am a graphic designer by vocation... this is a sloppy version of what I do at work.

Mona said...

You are absolutely beautiful in that dress!

Ace said...

I adore that dress. End of story.

Ediot said...

great dress! it's really cute! i do too love old films like that one!

August said...

Such a cute dress! Good work with Photoshop!

Mare said...

Beautiful dress, and as mona said, you are absolutely beautiful in it!

AsianCajuns said...

Mona, you are too sweet- thank you!

Ace, me too- and it was such a deal!

Ediot, don't you love using past films as fashion inspiration? Next up... The Wizard of Oz.

August, thank you! It's nice to know that even if I can't be in Tuscany, I can visualize it ;)

Thanks, Mare! You would look gorgeous in it too!

coco said...

It is very pretty
It looks so fresh

Katie said...

love the post and the dress! i wish chicago would hurry up and get warm so i could wear some pretty summer frocks. . .

Natasha said...

I need a dress like that in my life!

June Shin said...

Very cute dress. Also like the ring your wearing too! Dresses are the best because you can just throw it on and people just say, "well you look fancy today." :)

kyutie said...

Hi! how are you doing?! Wow that's kind of like my ideal summer as well.. it feels relaxing and very nature-loving! The dress is absolutely gorgeous!
keep rockin it!

take care,
kyutie

faithsalutes said...

Love it. I would love to wear something like this if my boobs didn't get in the way.

Ragamala said...

I really love the airy-ness of the dress. It's quite simply amazing!

Andrew Fleischman said...

Whoa, Cajun Heidi!

Amie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BLOG! Discovered it just now.. keep it up!

Love Amie

Ash1314 said...

who made that ring you are wearing in the pic...its so unique...i love it :)

Jill said...

Lucky you! Finding such a pretty summer dress. I've been looking for an ideal white cotton dress for summer but can't find one I like enough!

Mary-Laure said...

Ah, yes, a fresh white dress... there's nothing like it in the summer.

Tam Pham said...

LOVE the magic of photoshop!!! dress is so cute!

WendyB said...

I definitely need to frolic more often.

Sally Jane said...

such a pretty summery dress!

Romeika said...

It does look like the scenario of that Shakespeare play, and the dress is certainly innocent and bucolic enough to be worn in such a lovely atmosphere.

Wendy said...

The dress is simply gorgeous!

ambika said...

This brings back memories of one of my favorite adaptations. The dress is pretty gorgeous, too.

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Alya said...

Great photoshop work! I love the movie! I want to frolick in the sun too!!

Caroline said...

i've known every single word to that movie since i was 4. no lie. i watched it EVERY day when i came home from kindergarden. that dress is real nice, too :)

helvetica said...

lovely dress lovely picture.beautiful.

Brandy said...

Looking awesome!! I was always wondering for a ideal summer dress and my search ends at Gap.