Saturday, 16 April 2011

Lobster & Schiaparelli

Elsa looking fabulous
I have always been partial to clothing and accessories that are a bit left of  field and the work of Elsa Schiaparelli is a inspiration to me. I am sure many of you have seen this marvellous lobster dress, that Salvador Dali painted onto the fabric for her. I would love to create something like this for myself, but it would probably end up looking like a five year old had defaced their mother's favourite dress.

Lobster Dress

Elsa's work was innovative, she brought squared shoulders, nipped waists and eccentric prints to the fashion world and I am very thankful for that.  

Oh my there's a lobster on my arm
And just to show you what I wore with my lobster:

Information on the delightful Schiaparelli found here.


  1. I also love the Schiap, and great is his neck of insects, or belts and buttons ......

  2. Wow I love your lobster bangle !!!

  3. Black Pinafore: Oh yeah I have seen the insect necklace it's amazing!

    Solenn: I got it from ebay very cheap they aren't great quality though, the stones fall out!

  4. Ooh a lobster bangle! How cool is that! Also, nice dress (I think, or is it a top?) :).

  5. beautiful, and your lobster bangle is just too cute


  6. Dial V: Thank you, it's pretty quirky I love it! It's a dress I made from a 1950s pattern, was hard work but it turned out quite well considering I am an amateur. I need a tripod so I can take better pictures hah x

    Pretty Things: thank you that's sweet of you to say x

  7. Now I'm very curious, I would love to see a full picture of your dress! ;-)

  8. I will try and take one for you! x