St. Vladimir's Summer school is the awesome... twitterchild?... of myself, Jen, and Ashelynn. We're checking in on Wednesdays, but today is a bonus.
This Looks From Books is going to be a little bit different. I was going to skip this book, because there weren't enough outfits that popped out at me (I was distracted by Dmitri's UNSEXY duster), but Jen specifically requested Rose's black dress that she wears to the dance. I love this outfit, too, so you're only going to get one look, but I'm going to do it summer school style.
STEP ONE: FIND THE RIGHT NECKLACE
From the book: A thin gold chain with a gold-and-diamond rose pendant. Emphasis on the diamond.
You would think that the dress is more important, but the necklace is way more vivid in my mind and I knew I would have the most trouble finding the perfect diamond rose necklace. So I opened a new set on polyvore and searched for "Rose Necklace" and pulled everything I liked. My goal is to find something that fits the description, but more importantly, fits Rose as a character. This is what I came up with:
I tend to pull things that are too pretty not to pull as well as items that actually fit the description. The gold necklace in the upper right hand corner is definitely not a rose, but look at it! It's so pretty! It would look great with a strapless black dress. And it is so out of my price range.
We also have a variety of colored and silver flowers. Both reds feel a little too cliche vampire to me (I'm sorry Prada) and the purple isn't a rose at all. But the upper left hand corner has a necklace that perfectly fits the description. (Also, its a $2,000 dollar bracelet, but let's ignore that.)
STEP TWO: FIND THE PERFECT DRESS
This is how the dress is described: Made of silky black material, the dress was strapless and sleek, falling about to the knees. Although it had a slight flair at the hemline, the rest looked like it would definitely manage some serious clinging action. Super sexy. Maybe even challenge-the-school-dress-code-sexy.
Again, I went through pages and pages of black dresses. I can't lie... black dresses... are kind of boring. And a lot of them definitely read older than 17, but since Rose is into older men, here is what I came up with:
Even though I love the Dolce & Gabbana (Fist row, number five), it didn't feel right, so I'm going with the one immediately to the left. I wish it was a bit shorter, but I like the neckline and it will absolutely show off Rose's curves.
STEP THREE: ACCESSORIZE
This step is the easiest. All we really know about Rose's outfit is that she wore heels and no tights. I decided to go with red heels, because Rose has attitude and so far... this outfit doesn't. I also need a wristlet, because girls like to carry things with them to dances (like vodka), and bangles, because the sound of bracelets clanking against each other is highly entertaining. Or maybe that's just me.
Here's the final look: