When Linda McCathy Studio asked if she could sponsor me a dress for Viva Las Vegas, I knew pretty quickly what I wanted. Knowing Linda’s experience as a seamstress and love for vintage clothing, I asked if she could make me a replica of a dress I’d fallen in love on Etsy but wasn’t my size.
We chose a black taffeta like the dress it was inspired by and I love that it has a soft sheen to it but isn’t overly shiny. I feel like it will be more versatile for when I’m wanting to get dressed up but not necessarily super duper fancy.
This dress features a bit more of a 1960s neckline with the big collar and tie at the front. We made it a touch wider and more scoop shaped than the original dress as I prefer to show a bit of décollage… so scandalous!
Linda poured a lot of love into this beauty, especially the time consuming gathered panels on the skirt. They really give the skirt extra dimension and a bit of a couture vibe. There really is nothing better than having something custom made to fit your figure perfectly!
When I organised this shoot with Tony McKay, I knew I wanted the shots to all be in black and white since I’ve never posted a fully B&W set before. This made accessorising a little easier than normal as I could wear heels like these Miss L Fire ones which are actually green with amber accents but they look great in black and white.
The colour versions are still super pretty so I’ll probably ending up sharing some of them in the future too.
Full Outfit Details
Hat- Tock Tick Vintage
Shoes- Miss L Fire
Petticoat- Malco Modes
A big thank you to Linda for all her hard-work and dedication. This dress was actually perfect for travelling, it hardly creased at all and just needed the smallest of touch-ups with the iron. Thank you also to Tony McKay for the gorgeous photos and for bringing my black and white vision to life!