Dress Me Up Challenge: Arcadia by Cajsa Lilliehook

3 01 2009

Cajsa said: “I would love to see what eshi otawara outfit really draws your interest.Be sure to check out the second floor of her store as well as there’s a lot up there and it’s all on sale right now.”

This was an interesting challenge. I’ve seen several of Eshi Otawara‘s designs before in Cajsa’s blog and in other fashion blogs and magazines, but I’d never really spent time looking around her store. Her designs are unbelieveable, really. I’m in awe at the level of creativity on display there and can only imagine the time it takes to make such fantastical designs.

However, while I can appreciate the creativity involved, I can’t say any of the designs really drew me in and made me fall in love. Of course, this is all a matter of personal taste and you may well find something there that you love. I hope you do, even…because the talent of Eshi Otawara should be appreciated.

I did find one dress on the second floor that I ended up buying, not only because I liked it but because it was a bit ironic. You see, Gabby Panacek did a review of this dress for Glamourazzi right after I joined the blog. I remember thinking how beautiful it was, and also knowing it was completely out of my price range. And now, because of this challenge, here I am reviewing the same dress. Things come full circle sometimes, don’t they?

I bought the Smokey Tux Dress in Strawberry and once I put this glowing confection of a gown on, I immediately thought of Dracula. You can take the girl out of the Goth, but you can’t take the Goth out of the girl. I’m afraid. So, of course, I tp’d over to the cemetary at Transylvania to photograph this fantastic dress.

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