Victorian Lace

lace dress, shakuhachi, over the knee boots

This Shakuhachi lace dress that I wore to a recent cocktail party was love at first sight. The love was so strong that I had to buy this dress in every color available…  luckily there were only two. This one in black lace and here is the twin sister in neon pink (I wore it to Australian fashion week).

However, what may look like a silly impulse buy was in fact a clever stylistic maneuver.  Firstly, because rarely does a dress strike me so strongly, the fact that this Shakuhachi number did means a lot. Secondly, its timeless silhouette will last many seasons. It’s versatile – I’ve already concocted plans for styling it in several different outfits. Finally, and probably the most important reason is it reminds me of the Victorian era which is my favorite for fashion. Ummm… and should I mention it was on sale?

pretty lace dress

outfit for a cocktail party

statement necklace, lace dress

Lace dress, cocktail party outfit

shakuhachi dress

Outfit details: Shakuhachi dress (also saving for this dress), Diva necklace (similar here), Zomp over the knee boots (similar in suede here)



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  1. Natali November 6, 2012

    You look gorgeous and feminine!! Love the dress!

  2. The Dainty Dolls House November 6, 2012

    STUNNING!!! Yes yes, my favourite outfit of you so far!! I adore it…would have bought it too…it’s marvellous & you look magical :) Xx

  3. Jennifer November 6, 2012


    xo Jennifer

  4. Natsumi November 6, 2012

    You know it’s a damn good investment because of how GORGEOUS AND AMAZING you look in it!!! Keep that dress safe! I can’t tell you how much I love how you’ve styled it – I think this might be my second favorite look of yours EVER after the Great Gatsby one (that said, I love all the styles you do but these have to be the most stand out ones where I feel like framing your picture, haha!).
    GORGEOUS TO NO END! Cue: Applause.

  5. Megan November 6, 2012

    Gorgeous dress, definitely timeless and I love the eye makeup you’ve done for this look!

  6. Amalia November 6, 2012

    loooove your makeup here!

  7. Saumya November 6, 2012

    love your eye makeup :)

  8. E-von November 6, 2012

    Amazing on you Maria! The whole ensemble is striking. And your make up looks flawless xx

  9. Larkin November 7, 2012

    This is perfection! The lace and the boots are so sexy yet not at all slutty. And the necklace is a lovely eye draw. Beautiful.

  10. S from Le Fanciulle November 13, 2012

    You are so stunning! Gosh! Your baby girl is going to be the envy of all her friends with a trendy mother’s wardrobe like yours haha

    Steph xx

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