Drapery

I have kept meaning to photograph and post this beautiful dress, but never got around to it - until today. It's by Them Atelier, whom I featured a few months ago - rapturous over their lookbook. I cannot really describe or capture well how lovely this piece is - it's a very soft, creamy colour, with slight discolouration in patches taking away from the somewhat draped-innocence it portrays. It's extremely long, and pools about the feet delightfully - not helpful for walking, but a safety pin or a belt and a pair of 5" heels can remedy this. In the Yuletide spirit that is currently infecting me (glorious twinkling cream-and-white lights, red velvet, glitter everywhere, my head is spinning) I'm giving away a pair of Them Atelier jeans I've had for a while - you can find full length (and better) photos here - they're a waxed black denim with zippers up the backs of the calves, are are a W27. (I'm a W24, and they look great on even in a bigger size.) Leave your email and name in a comment below to enter - it's open to everyone - and I'll announce the winner December 5.

Come winter, and I have found my love of cooking once more! Begone, bland. Today I made myself salmon fishcakes and butternut squash soup. Yesterday I made some faux-muffin blueberry things. No recipes to share as they are hilariously simple... When I make something exciting and aesthetically very pleasing, I'll try to remember to photograph and post it. What else have I been occupying myself with? The latest season of Mad Men arrived on my computer courtesy of my father (thank you thank you) - I need not express my great l'amour with MM, because I will wax on for far too many paragraphs.

Here's two initial songs unlike my usual tastes. I have begun the transition of turning into my mother early and have been listening to a ridiculous amount of this style of music. Then to soothe and bring back the electronic soundscape, a classic and a typical. Naturally I adore the lyrics to the latter. Otherwise, I'm listening to copious old EBM and electro-industrial tracks (as well as some very, very bizarre rap and hiphop that I have vague memories of listening to years ago, and eerily enough can sing along to most of the lyrics - why does my head store this...?) - I believe I will forever in my life have an undying love for VNV Nation.

Now below, I'm wearing a blazer from River Island, and the bag is from there also (I adore this seasons River Island, in my opinion it's smashing Topshop into the ground) a maxi dress from Them Atelier as mentioned before, boots from eBay, necklaces from Kalevala Koru and Topshop. You can find this on LB HERE.

Tom Waits - Ice Cream Man


Tom Waits - Jockey Full of Bourbon


Faithless - Insomnia









89 comments

  1. ohhh I love the dress.
    Do I have to say enter me?
    Well, please do, I actually adore their lookbook, I'd not heard of them before.
    I really love your jacket too...I might have to take a trip to River Iland to see what other lovely bits they have.
    Deanna
    deanna.hodgson@hotmail.co.uk

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  2. Can I enter the giveaway please??
    Sian
    sianhannahthomas@gmail.com
    http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.com/

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  3. Lovely and bautiful!

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  4. you're like some greek goddess :) beautiful

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  5. Gorgeous :) It goes sooo well with ur skin tone!

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  6. Wow I can't even tell you how beautiful I think this dress looks. It's perfect in every way, especially with your beautiful hair and alabaster skin. I would love to win the jeans but they're too small :(. They're amazing though!! <3

    skiepies.blogspot.com/

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  7. The jeans are beautiful.

    That dress is amazing! I wish I could touch the fabric.

    tsjw08@yahoo.com

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  8. You seems like a GODDESS this that dress!!!!!
    I HAVE to draw you on that dress!!!!

    Ive allways thought you´re the most beautiful red-haired long-legged girl in th blogsphere! ^^

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  9. You look like a Greek goddess!

    samantha.noseworthy@gmail.com :)

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  10. your style is always the best.
    very inspiring.
    you're such a beauty, tahti:)

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  11. Oh how excellent, they're my exact size! I actually just heard about Them Atelier the other week too.

    z.steinberg42@gmail.com

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  12. these are beautiful.

    intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

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  13. EVERYTHING looks great on you! Really!

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  14. beautiful dress
    stephanie
    pefonewcomb@gmail.com

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  15. I thoroughly enjoy your blog.

    Joy
    stupid_comp@hotmail.com

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  16. Stunning, absolutely stunning!

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  17. I love that wore a Kalevala cross with this. :)

    I've been wondering, is your name really Tahti or is it Tähti?

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  18. Stunning.

    Also, love the songs! Tom Waits has such a fantastic voice - especially in Swordfishtrombone.
    X

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  19. I love that no matter how soft, feminine and light you appear, I always get the sense that something oddly morbid and eerie lies just beneath the surface... (in a good way).

    Pascale
    pascale.laviolette@gmail.com

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  20. count me in!

    Pilar
    pilarluz@hotmail.com

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  21. you are so insanely beautiful !

    I'd love to win those jeans !
    chelsea956_xo@hotmail.com

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  22. as roupas dão um ar tão leve brutalmente maravilhosas caiam as peças em você

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  23. love your outfit!! featured on my blog!! MY FACE HUNTER

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  24. Gosh! The drapery on the dress is sublime!
    Would love a pair of their jeans.

    Amanda
    accessoryofcrime@gmail.com

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  25. LOVE!! please enter me jen.isadora@gmail.com

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  26. the dress is peeeeeeeeerfect!
    for the giveaway:
    Emma
    emmahogan11@hotmail.com

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  27. OMG!
    You look stunning like a statuette!
    When I see these photos I thiought about some ancient Greek goddess in modern clothes)
    My best wishes to you, keep blogging, cause you are in hundred times hotter than Andy and Chiara together and your style is more interesting I think)
    Really no offence to those girls, but you kick ass! )
    Well, hello from Ukraine)

    Stacey
    http://owlsareawesome-uliss.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love the dress! YOu are so beautiful.
    S.

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  29. one of my favourite looks from you in a long time, what a gorgeous dress, and such a good contrast against the structured blazer! please enter me in for the jeans giveaway :) s.r.mackintosh@warwick.ac.uk xx

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  30. Gorgeous dress, like a piece of art.

    Katz

    katzandthecity@gmail.com

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  31. You definitely should wear maxi lenghts more often.

    Ola
    deszczowy_pies [at] interia.pl

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  32. I saw your lookbook .. you are very beautiful! and that dress is a dream!

    Viaggio della Farfalla
    The Key Item

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  33. Daphne
    daphne.ppl@gmail.com

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  34. wowwwwww!!!

    perfect look

    i loved the dress and the necklacess



    @karyduarte

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  35. I cannot express how happy I was when I found out you love my favorite band, VNV Nation.
    I don't think love to this band will ever cease.
    Oh and of course, you look awesome, as always :)
    Victory, not vengeance! <3

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  36. Beautiful Dress! Long time lurker.

    Mechelle
    l.amourxkills@gmail.com

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  37. <33333

    Crystal
    crystal.s.yu@gmail.com

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  38. 1. you look AMAZING
    2. Tom Waits is my idol and I squealed a little when I saw Jockey Full of Bourbon on here
    3. as little as I need another pair of jeans, who can say no to such beauty?
    ridingthebutler at gmail dot com

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  39. glad to have you posting again! you look elegant, as always.

    mika,
    define.delirium@yahoo.com

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  40. That's such an AMAZING dress :)

    And the jeans look so perfect...

    Casey
    a.sterisk@hotmail.com

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  41. so amazing! and i adore your necklaces!
    Eva Basford
    evabasford@gmail.com

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  42. love your outfit...that dress is so pretty...

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  43. so fascinating.
    I love the way you dress with those beautiful pieces and mix them up.
    I look up to you as my great fashion icon.


    Yumi
    yumi9076@yahoo.com

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  44. Beautiful look! If I had to choose one word to describe it I'd go with porcelain (: truly amazing


    kissthesky@london.com

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  45. Aaah! very amazing dress and look good on you!

    Love,
    Catherine.
    http://etinological.blogspot.com/

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  46. You look absolutely gorgeous and words cant even describe how breathtaking you look! The dress is stunning and I love how you matched it with that blazer and accessories. These Them Atelier pieces look awesome!

    I would love to have that pair of jeans! Keeping my fingers crossed:)

    Erinz
    justerinz@hotmail.com

    chimericalperfection.blogspot.com

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  47. amazing, as usual beautiful :)

    xoxo, Céline
    areyouincorrect.blogspot.com

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  48. Absolutely stunning. I like your blog, following. x

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  49. gorgeous pictures! I love your dress and hair!
    i'd like those pants!

    Dana Lee
    danalee96@gmail.com

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  50. No news, bu I got to say, you look amazing ...

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  51. I'm a size W27, I'm in the search for black jeans, and I would adore to win this giveaway!
    I wouldn't mind owning the amazing dress you are wearing either, but I believe that it looks this good partly because you are wearing it.
    inaluc2005@yahoo.com

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  52. I'd absolutely love to enter for the Jeans, they look very me :)
    Email: Asalraad@hotmail.co.uk
    Name: Asal Raad

    You've certainly inspired me to try the maxi dress, I've wanted to for a long time, but never got around to it.

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  53. I think the dress is breath-taking. I feel in love with it instantly because it so basic but it shouldn't even be considered a basic because the draping makes it so intricate.

    josephine
    therunawaydress@hotmail.com

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  54. oh man, i've always wanted to be a redhead.

    can i enter the giveaway?
    Anya
    Alinda1202@gmail.com

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  55. I love your style and blog, tahti!
    You also have a really cute and unique name :)
    stop by sometime, xx natalie
    http://lavagabonddame.blogspot.com/

    natalie
    thenatalieliao@gmail.com

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  56. I like the version of the Ice Cream Man from his "Early Years" volume as well.

    The dress looks great on you!

    Sarah
    lapheeluv at gmail dot com

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  57. beautiful dress, I love it!

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  58. You're beautiful. ♥

    Lenne
    lennelenne@gmail.com

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  59. wow! You look like a goddess in this outfit!
    I never liked maxi dresses, but this one is so beautiful in its simplicity! <3

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  60. I like the way you made the dress look casual and still very elegant all at once. Beautiful. I am looking for a soft dress like this my self. Time to shop!


    -L O V E

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  61. Gorgeous. I love the way you made the dress look casual, yet elegant. I am looking for something soft and pretty like this. Time to shop!

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  62. The dress is breathtakingly beautiful, love how it drapes like a waterfall...

    I'm a W27, so please enter me for the draw! heleen.deboever@hotmail.com

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  63. How perfect to give them away on December 5th - that's a present-giving holiday here in the Netherlands :) I'd like to enter the competition please!

    Kim
    kimzel@live.nl

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  64. Marlo Edgmon
    marlojean83@gmail.com

    Beautiful photos as usual. Glad to see a post from you. And I LOVE, love Tom Waits.

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  65. oohh enter me pretty please :)
    princess_varuka@hotmail.com
    and the names brea'
    muah!

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  66. Wow, this dress really is amazing, give you a surreal look!

    kiss

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  67. Oh, I want the pants, the are gorgeous!
    W27 is exact my size (now I feel a bit bad, because you are so thin) and it would be a great gift for christmas for me.
    I hope I win<3
    missnyxblog(at)gmx.de

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  68. you're perfect with that dress !!

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  69. enter me please?
    Maya
    mayabeerbower@gmail.com

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  70. Beautiful dress!

    Kim Akrigg
    kim.akrigg@hotmail.com

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  71. Enter me!

    Marie
    idratherdancewithyou@gmail.com

    Love that dress.

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  72. beautiful dress, looks epic on you!

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  73. I just wanted to let you know I used on of your images from lookbook on my blog and was wondering if It was okay for me to use it?

    www.wishesofarose.blogspot.com

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  74. Please enter me in the giveaway!:-)

    Your dress is like a dream...you look lovely in it!
    xoxo
    Carly
    www.chic-steals.com

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  75. So, so beautiful, I would say I wish everyone had your elegance but then I wouldnt enjoy your posts half as much.. ♥

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  76. Lovely pair of jeans! I'll keep my fingers crossed:)

    Love love love this outfit by the way, it's gorgeous!

    ongzr2@hotmail.com

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  77. NICE BLOG !

    http://www.electronic-renaissance.blogspot.com/

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  78. You are really wonderful ...

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  79. you look absolutely stunning!! =)
    gorgeous...and love the pose..pretty!! <3

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  80. you are just perfect.

    kisses from Italy,
    Francesca
    http://delicate-youth.blogspot.com

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  81. wow you look so gorgeous!
    love your dress & necklaces <3

    carina1307@live.co.uk

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  82. Tahti! You. Look. Beautiful.

    Can you help me though?

    I can't find this dress online, so I have no idea whether I can get it in my size (I'm a size 4/6) - I really, really want it for my summer wedding! Can you point me in the right direction perchance? I need prices and colours etc :)

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  83. Adore Your dress and the hairstyle, it suits completly!

    Greets

    ...alkai...

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