Friday, 9 October 2015

What Helen Wore: Dundee Wearable Art

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What on earth do you wear to a Wearable Art Show? It certainly is a bit of a conundrum! I decided to go with my own piece of wearable art in the form of this Taisir Gibreel dress. Primarily focusing on amazing silk scarves, Taisir also has a range of dresses and tops using her bright and bold prints. I managed to pick this one up at the DCA summer market and have been smitten with it ever since. As she was just in the process of changing the shape of her dress designs I bagged this in her sample sale. Colourful silk, at a bargain price, that's my kinda thing!

Taisir takes inspiration from her Scottish and Sudanese heritage to create bold and abstract designs. I pretty much love them all but couldn't get enough of this bright orange and pick combo. She has a great range of eye catching prints and the A/W collection is looking super strong. Plus she's a graduate of DJCAD and pretty much all of her manufacturing is done in the UK. Talk about shopping local! 

Dress | Taisir Gibreel
Shoes | H&M
Bag | Skinnydip London
Belt | Primark
Necklace | Lucky Dip Club

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To add to the fun factor of the dress I accessorised it with my milk bag. The blue from the bag matched perfectly with the blue on the dress. Plus the novelty bags kept Kimberley and I coordinated. Milk and chocolate do go rather well together. My collection of novelty bags seems to be growing and I'm feeling like I don't make use of them enough. Usually because they're all too small to fit my camera in and my camera comes with pretty much everywhere. For the Wearable Art Show I went with the classic small bag and tote bag combo. Seriously, where would we be without the humble tote?

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