(Based off of my original design here)
Update as of July 27, 2013: The checkout has been fixed so anyone experiencing trouble ordering the dress will be able to smoothly do so now! In addition, due to production costs and manufacturing time, the pink lace detailing is now burgundy. If you are still interested in ordering a dress, the pre-order price of $64 (reduced from $69) will end on July 31st.
Of all the opportunities that have come from starting my blog, being able to have one of my own designs produced and sold is the most amazing thing that has happened thus far and I am so grateful for it! I have been waiting for so long to show you guys the final result of my collaboration with Dahlia Wolf and now that the day has come, it feels rather surreal. Dahlia Wolf is Sugarlips' new brand where users can post fashion images that inspire them and the community can then vote on their favorites; from there, the images with the most votes end up being used as inspiration for the next Dahlia Wolf garments. When Dahlia Wolf approached me for this blogger collaboration, I actually asked if I could submit an image of my own design instead. I chose a photo of the brown lace gown I made in my junior year for the school fashion show, and thus, the "Art In Our Blood" dress was born in this beautiful, burgundy color.
Right now, you can pre-order the "Art In Our Blood" dress for $64, which is 50% off of the regular price of $128. After July 31st, the price will go back to $128. I do get a commission on each dress that is sold, so I hope that you guys will consider buying one for yourself and supporting my college fund! :) The only thing I want to point out so that none of my readers are mislead is that the original brown dress was actually two pieces (a short dress with a mesh maxi skirt over it), whereas this version is one, single piece. However, I do think that it looks a lot neater this way. Other than that, I'm very pleased with how closely this version resembles the original (especially the applique detailing!). The added ruching in the back also allows for an adjustable fit in the top area. If you guys have any specific questions about the dress at all, feel free to email me or ask me in the comments and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thank you to Sugarlips and Dahlia Wolf for helping me with my pursuits as a designer and thank you to all my readers for your undying support as well! I truly can't thank you enough for helping me get where I am today.