{ keen beene }

{ vintage ysl sunnies, vintage geoffrey beene dress, michael kors watch, lanvin for h+m shoes }

over the holidays, i found this masterpiece of a draped-jersey geoffrey beene dress at feathers in austin (one of my favorite vintage stores). sadly, it has a few moth holes, so i’m in the market for a magic-making restoration fairy, if anyone knows of one. nevertheless, i couldn’t wait to shoot and share this gem with you!! isn’t it insane?
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02841271584494226937 Saoirse

    that dress is such a beauty! oh, how I envy your long legs!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01804442655069145819 Jeanee


    Ditto on the leg envy :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04817350665810757667 Melissa

    OH MY GOSH I LOVE FEATHERS SO MUCH!! I retain the belief that it is the best vintage store of all time. I'm moving down to Austin in about 2 weeks for school and I can't wait to be uber close to it!! Hoorah!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04504487684724082630 Kasia

    you always look so perfect :)

  • Anonymous

    WOW, the dress is gorgeous, your fashion sense is insane, woman, i mean in the best sense of the word. lol. i love the photography! it's gorgeous. love ur blog. long time lurker. 1st time to comment. happy new year!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03600803645063472366 Sylvia

    kelly, this is incredible. love the location, too, but that dress! ah! :)

    i wander, i wonder

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12368846700680270673 Ag

    The dress is… I'm speechless. It'll be an inspiraton for me (tommorrow is the SHOPPING day) :).

  • http://www.theiconicblog.com The Iconic Blog.com

    Love the entire look from head to toe!xx

  • http://www.thestylefront.com Jessica

    Loving that dress – especially the color. It's amazing how a simple jersey dress can be so fabulous with the right supporting pieces.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16802644295099928921 Sarah Dee

    That dress is fantastic!!

    <3 Sarah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17215702970818737863 Beautycountry

    Geoffrey Been has the most amazing vintage dresses. The cut in the dresses are so very, very perfect!!! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17772215968799926893 Nancie Mwai

    loving the colour on that vintage dress!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00355478893379494122 simplychic

    it's completely insane! along with those shoes…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07998591987081035557 .. Jennifer ..

    The fit is perfection and great paring with the leopard print heels!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07948533402407856322 I Dress Therefore I Am

    LOVE the dress! Sooo super chic!

    Alexa Rae

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12064874443589899147 alannah.

    that dress is beautiful!i love the way it wraps around at the front!
    & such a gorgeous watch, great to see you back.x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09844448446594203695 From Suns To Moons

    It IS insane, regardless of moth holes. Sweet find!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07431886068122136937 RX-SZ

    These are beautiful. The fall of the dress is fabulous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02537158399277288473 Serena

    love that dress!!!

    Love From Seoul,
    Nostalgic Senses


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02537158399277288473 Serena

    love that dress!!!

    Love From Seoul,
    Nostalgic Senses


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12767525819187192080 Grace Escudero – The Afeminada

    Oh it's amazing!! I love how it's wrapped. Also, I wish I could have bought those gorgeous shoes-so nice!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14070446849371134697 Steffanie’s Style
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00658769790784076024 Penny Dreadful

    What a lush colour, and the draping is gorgeous. Shame about the moth holes, but if you like vintage sometimes you have to learn to live with it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14592118471244508314 MELISSA Z.

    love the location of these pics and that dress is very nice! <3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08626323070081159883 Eli

    the dress really has an attractive shape and you wear it so well. Sometimes you can patch the holes yourself with thread but I'm sure there are many professionals in NYC that can do something – I think Judy of Atlantis Home did a restoration post a while back

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11296441207544268955 The Pantry Drawer

    i love love those shoes!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01438350713554268856 freyja

    that dress is amazing ! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13273117411988242441 Une étincelle de mode

    Have the same shoes, they are beautiful, particularly wearing like that, you inspire me!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08527837108529747887 Stylifiq

    great find. That dress is lovely.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    love the drape and lanvin for h+m shoes

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  • http://brunetteblogging.com Kim

    Love it! The dress is so perfect, it looks great on you :) I do not notice any holes in it :) Great setting too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01671622982235409326 S

    yes, it's really insane! the colour, the draped and those legs!!


  • http://theythinkimtooyoung.blogspot.com Joanna

    Love your dress! Colour is totally nice too!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17764057807870890342 heylila

    LOVE the glasses!!!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01145255556079280278 Collette Osuna

    The dress is fabulous:)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05517043247584373453 kayaretro

    fantastic dress and what a color!!!!you look amazing

  • blushing flower

    The dress is wild! You can try artificial darning (hope I translated correctly). It worked well for some of my oldies (but goldies:)!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09850971442622243377 BExCLUSIVE MAGAZINE

    i'm totaly in love with the secon photo!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08109699563405609074 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    Your pics are extremely cool!!!


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03383144626607363145 LOVE AESTHETICS

    what an exquisit dress!
    I love the shape and color

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13655360958749372636 franca maisha

    simply beautiful!


  • http://www.neovecchiostile.it Neovecchiostile

    super location!
    love dress,watch and, always, your legs!:)


  • Lara

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!

    The French American Reweaving Co. on 57th St. is amazing. They have repaired many treasures for me.


    Good luck!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffin

    looks beautiful so simply chic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04320292001129217425 verychiclist

    really beautiful, skirts forever this new year!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17246616555311280161 annie markantonatou

    you look great with this dress!
    happy new year!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01315762198792461029 Meg

    Gorgeous dress! That's one of my favourite colours to wear at the moment too!
    I also hate it when I discover moth holes in my clothes :( I wish there was a fairy too!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12350752009323724865 krisandkel

    The dress is a beauty! The way you style it is incredible. These pictures are beautiful and I love the setting under the bridge!

    You can't see the holes but good luck fixing them–I'm sure you'll be able to get rid of them :)

    <3 kristen

  • http://cookieandkate.com Cookie and Kate

    I can't decide if I'm more obsessed with your dress or the styling and setting of these photos. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

  • http://tastearea.blogspot.com taste area

    What an amazing place for shooting! The photos became so arty! Where is it at?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01543497487978632368 Jen S.

    I went to Feathers last time I was in Austin…it was amazing!!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01611399110465666454 Sam H.

    The dress is perfect, i would have bought it too!

    ♥ ♥ ♥


  • https://profiles.google.com/113771921060285938315 Nakia Durant

    Love the dress, such a soft airy knit. It looks super comfortable!

    Vogue & Vintage

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02423137593913013811 Farm Girl Fashionista

    Fabulous find!! In love with that color right now…love how you paired it with animal print!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05128520845526090181 c.o.a

    you look amazing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18097110044244553145 ediot

    absolutely love that dress, it's so flattering.
    and the photos are phenom.
    hope you're having a good week so far


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15784130387081540515 Lace and Tulle

    Love it! the perfect shade of green:)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    Beautiful find…it looks so flattering on you dear :)

    XoXO-Kelli K

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04003788806048785088 Ashley

    so chic – looks beautiful on you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17421347098225672822 Yasmeen

    So simple, yet so elegant. And I love that color. Come to think of it…I should probably get some more clothes in that color, it works with a lot.

    Anyhoo I'm rambling :P



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    that dress is so chic, amazing colour


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    The dress is truly a gem. I will have to check out Feathers whenever I am in Austin. Adore your Lanvin shoes by the way, super gorgeous.

    much love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05137238505542889682 ADJ

    GREAT PICTURES and I love the color of the dress. Nicely done!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07443992914693322959 The Village Idiot

    such a shame about the holes :(
    that dress fits you like a glove and i love how you styled it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06007349133125142364 Lee

    The dress is super duper, but I NEED those shoes. They are fantastic!!!

    The whole piece is gorgeous as always =]

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16795653249208905552 Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    Lovely dress ~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526932894195288411 Karolina
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16747921195231684047 Francesca

    gorgeous dress


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00732444705346331543 Jaclyn

    absolutely stunning! A very unique color.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273240945488877081 Gorete Sousa

    Great Look and Pics!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09739251167444138491 Fashion Agony

    That dress is amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14018563090154607266 Sing

    Very pretty dress and great with the Lanvin shoes.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00207083711507978637 Eugenia Woods

    Happy New Year! Feathers is one of my favorite vintage stores too. I got a beautiful 1950's hand made one shoulder dress that is so beautiful from there. Their prices are great, too! Great outfit combo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13350521363643389727 annawithlove

    How I missed your posts!! Lovely and fabulous, great color and still am so in love with those shoes! xx


  • http://fashionslap.net/ fashionslap.net

    I wonder how they do restore dresses like that. It looks great on you, jersey is way to clingy for me. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00454960991162470764 hotpinksox

    Amazing! I love Feathers. Did you make it over to their sister shop Moss?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15922067433719438878 mo

    Love the shape of the dress, it fits you very good!!


  • http://thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com Leigh

    i love that dress! i wish i could find that in my vintage stores! absolutely amazing…and i love the color, it is so unique.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16119213472212082104 Ariel Maile Adkins

    Beautiful color, and what a flattering fit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02113273275462076740 Jenmarie

    The color is amazing and I love how flowy the dress is!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09100303849308332886 Angga

    The dress is beautiful!! I think austin and surrounding areas have the most amazing vintage places!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17958366929399604669 Baby Budget Blog

    WOW!! awesome dress. The color is my fav. and it fits your beautifully. Hope you find the moth hole solution though of course you can't tell from the pics. I say wear it anyway hehehe


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16152895649723164590 BRAD

    Those shoes are GORGE!!

    Also, lovin' the backdrop you picked for the shoot….


  • http://www.garmentcare.com/blog fashionsdirtylaundry

    Cute dress– love it with the shoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00820705704789737677 Alicia

    I love the color of your dress – and amazing photography!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07527382284822450437 nadia

    Beautiful outfit! One of my faves of yours for sure!

    xo Nadia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08738540407804521635 CaliforniaCandy

    It looks fantastic on you, love the color!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07839058480460214297 World Tour Stories

    You are one classy lady.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15794200198100861432 Oh my Dior!

    excellent photos :D


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17069544872395613840 Frickys

    Total gem, sometimes it is amazing what vintage items pop up! You gave me a great idea, wish it wasn't that cold over here :(

  • http://thetailoredtwo.blogspot.com The Tailored Two

    This is insane! I have hardly ever seen a more flattering dress. Absolutely and utterly in love with this look.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14724931764748520546 styledigger

    That dres is amazing!!! And it looks perfect with those shoes, pure perfection!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13070365376363073352 GlamaRuth

    Vintage Beene almost pains me – it is so well designed and contructed, and I can never ever afford it. It goes for quite insane prices on eBay (even Beene Bag diffusion line), so I have always figured that my only hope is happening on a piece hiding out in a vintage or thrift shop far, far from NYC. So happy for you that you did!

  • http://www.terrygraziano.com terry

    What a great find! Mr. Beene was such a master, one of my role models and all-time favorite designers. The dress looks like it was made for you – thanks so much for sharing!!

  • http://www.the-fashion-buzz.com The Fashion Buzz

    Great outfit, love the shoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03037636603903648365 Grace

    This dress fits right into my current wool knit dress lust. Thank you for sharing!

    I don't know of any fine knit restorators, but I am going to attempt to repair a moth hole on one of my own cashmere sweaters presently. I dutifully saved the spair yanr and I'm thinking about using a little tricot fusible as stabilzer. Wish me luck!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06276759129671725661 Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Wow, your legs look a mile long in that dress. It's a fabulous colour too. Love it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09967670020628204465 Box Moon Babble

    love the color of the dress. beautiful.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12200232510671013939 Jay

    I love the wrap detail on that dress! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06558370496275790584 Lizette

    Can't decide what I love more. The dress or those shoes!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09166745066611491607 Caro

    I think this is my fav outfit so far! It's so simplistically gorgeous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05721879580052990484 Christie

    stunning as always – and those shoes are GORGEOUS!!!

    In Fashion and Style

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04335480408236285628 Erika of Style Activist

    So pretty! Love the sage color on you.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05598984810642842223 Song Anh

    This is my favorite shade of green. It's like an olive green and it looks great on you! I really like the setting that this picture is taken as well.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05052792977181531741 La Petite Marmoset

    Can't see the moth holes from here! It looks lovely on you!


  • o l g a

    adorable! love the dress.. so feminine!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03871884546872341939 Jasmin
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10176032257138145032 Patricia Flores

    Hey Kelly!
    I would like to know which of the MK watches you are wearing. It looks perfect and I need to purchase one like that!:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03908409066878493079 Alex

    that dress is fantastic. love the shape and the color

  • http://anht.hu a-t

    re: dress restoration, you may want to look into without a trace (http://www.withoutatrace.com). they're located in chicago but accept mailed garments for repair as well – i'm not sure if they do jersey, but i've had dresses repaired by them that came out looking fabulous!

  • http://sweetteaandchampagne.wordpress.com Kathryn {Sweet Tea and Champagne}

    Ahhhhh coveting your Lanvin for H&M; shoes. Wish I had a chance at purchasing them, but unfortunately I don't have an H&M; near me! I just got back from NY & it was all picked over and no shoes… oh well. Keep rocking them! xo


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01264929737090552135 LivingTheVogue

    This is so gorgeous!! I love the pics as well!! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14441338787660747184 Rebecca Jane

    The colour of that dress is lovely, and the lanvinxHM shoes are superb

  • http://kittenhood.wordpress.com/ kittenhood

    the dress is gorgeous. The backdrop as well.

  • ella B.

    oh my what a gorge dress and that divine color is utterly speechless. it fits you like a glove. these photos are freaking amazing and your photographer is pure genius.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07455905476556522397 Miyan

    great dress, love the olive colour! im wondering how i have never heard of feathers, i visited south congress many times…just browsed through their blog and just might have to place an order for a special vintage piece. their collection is lovely!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01479680957011473416 HUMANITYISBEAUTIFUL

    That is a great dress! Beene was a genius and you rock it well. I am always hearing great things about Bans Tailor…I think its on the upper east side


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12287191429629089142 fromblank

    this post is so cute! love the shoes.

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  • http://www.marketpublique.com Market Publique

    omg that Geoffrey Beene IS a gem. Feathers rocks. I got my Pauline Trigere coat there :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14204145287891320953 Davina

    I really love this set of photos..the colors and background go together really well!

  • http://itsmyrapture.com Shauna

    Thats a gorgeous outfit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13610116961417600525 Gloria

    Yes! The dress is "too cool for school" as the expression goes…The photography is inspired…but left out in comments that I saw….The amazing hair!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04387951962410807757 Joll Burr

    really love this simple and chic outfit! ur looking great and i like ur style.. just fell in love with ur blog, following u now!:)

    xo, Joll from http://www.jollburrfashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08516185010965010986 Mile

    LOVE this dress!