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Today I am so excited to debut a very special custom-made shrug. This creation was made by Pixel Pixie, the incredibly talented seamstress behind the blog Cuz I Said Sew. I’ve been looking forward to building a dreamy outfit around this shrug since I received it nearly two months ago… Life finally got out of the way for a moment, and I could not be happier with the end result!
I paired the shrug with a Gallery Serpentine overbust corset in black brocade. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the shrug in person, and turned out the be the perfect companion for it. The neckline/collar of the shrug gives me a vintage vibe, so I decided to tackle some victory rolls for a change of pace. The last time I did my hair like this was about 4 years ago – my first attempt turned out brilliant but all subsequent efforts failed miserably. Victory rolls in 3-foot long hair are incredibly challenging, so I put the whole thing out of my head for ages. Lately I’ve been feeling the urge to give them another shot. With a little practice and a TON of hairspray, they turned out satisfactory. I felt the hair style called for an understated, vintage makeup look consisting of thin eyebrows, black liquid eyeliner and red lips.
You can read more about the process of sewing this beautiful piece in Pixel Pixie’s post. She writes on her blog that she happy to do custom work, repairs or alterations, so if you have something special in mind be sure to contact her!
She also happens to be hosting a fun “Guess My Halloween Costume” giveaway over on her blog. It’s running from October 24-30, with new clues being given each day. Be sure to check out her blog and join in!
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