Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Akira - My Wedding Dress (Part Trois)


So, now that I have been thinking wedding dresses, I have a dreadful confession to make...one that induces disbelief & horror in those whom I have previously confessed this to...And that is, that I have not dry-cleaned my Akira Isogawa wedding dress since my wedding day over 2 years ago...yes, you read right...oh the shame!!!

At first this was because several hours after the wedding, hubby & I left for our 3-day (yes, that was all my then job would allow me to take) honeymoon; on my return, my sister got married a few days later, and I then travelled for work for practically 3 weeks. When the dust settled, I did not know whom to trust my dress with. Procrastination/uncertainty kicked in, and lo & behold, 2 years have passed (shame on me), and I have been too scared to even look at it since, until today...

I have recently discovered a dry cleaner my friend trusted her Vera Wang dress with, with good results...I have 'tested' them with a grease-stained coat, and they have passed, so...I took a deep breath & took my (crumpled) dress from the top of my wardrobe, and had a look...held my breath for the worse...and it still looks good! Big sigh of relief, crumpled yes, but nothing else...so before I take it to the dry cleaners (at long last), I thought I would take some close-up shots to share...

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42 comments:

  1. The detail is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Lucky you to own such a beautiful garment.

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  2. HAHAHAHAHAHA
    2 years! Hilarity!
    I'm sure the fashion police will let that little indiscretion slide. That really is the most amazing dress. I hope my wedding dress is a little something like that.

    Adore your suggestions for your future sister in law's dress also. Urgh there is nothing I hate more than boring generic strapless frou frou la la wedding dresses.

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  3. Amazing details.

    Honey,

    I will give you a little award what you find on my blog. The awards attract a tag. Please reveal 10 interesting things about yourself.

    X♥X♥

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  4. congrats on biting the bullet and getting it cleaned!! must be quite scary, i imagine!! I just had a look through your old posts of the wedding day and the dress and wow, you looked amazing. The dress is just gorgeous. It is out of the ordinary, but not too far out. Perfect, I love it. Congratulations on having such a beautiful dress!

    Brooke xx

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  5. Girl, I'm not sure whether I ever cleaned mine! LOL.

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  6. O vestido é Magnífico!
    E sei bem o que vc quer dizer, estou para lavar um vestido que fui a um casamento desde dezembro!!! Preciso lavar com urgência tbm :)))

    Quero ver fotos do vestido completo! Tira um outfit photo for us!

    Mil beijinhos!!

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  7. wow... crumpled or not this dress is amazing! it was the first thing you commented on my blog about... still can't get over it. a perfect find! i'm glad you found a good drycleaners too, i know good ones but they are very expensive... i let my parents foot the bill most of the time hehehe.

    XXX

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  8. wow, I love these closeups..so beautiful!! Glad you're finally dry cleaning that gorgeous dress--ha ha, my mom had to take care of all that stuff for me, so I probably would be doing what you're doing now if it wasn't for that :-)

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  9. it is so incredibly beautiful. wow!

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  10. What an exquisite dress, darling! I can see why you don't want to part with it even to have it cleaned!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  11. Your Akira dress is exquisite! Love the phoenix embroidery on it!

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  12. The details are incredible! It really has gorgeous beadings! I would be a bit afraid to clean it for frear it will ruin the dress but if your sister trusts the dry cleaner then it should be okay! xxoxoxoxo

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  13. Wow... I did not know Akira until today, and this dress is... gorgeous!!!!

    Sarah
    ~ Lolita of modern tmes ~

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  14. The attention to detail is just breathtaking. What a beautiful gown for an even more beautiful bride :)

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  15. This is one of the most beautiful gown i have ever seen!! I stillremember vividly abt your first post on your gown and since then I was introduced to Akria, that amazing designer.

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  16. That dress is one of the most unique wedding gowns I've ever seen, you're so lucky to have it!

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  17. Such a beautiful dress and my wedding was 4 years ago and I have not dry cleaned my dress yet either......

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  18. wow, beautiful, delicate embroideries ...
    i love the threads that make abstract waves.
    that dress is gorgeous.

    ( La vallée de Chevreuse is next to Versailles. Lucky mother and sisters ! Do you plan to come to Paris soon ?)

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  19. wow, what an unusual and beautiful wedding dress. hope it works out for you (the drycleaning)!

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  20. Oh, this dress is so incredible with all the handcrafted work...
    It´s like a couture piece and I can only imagine how beautiful it looked on you.

    Guess what... as you wrote about dry cleaners: I found this website here.
    Madame Paulette is told to be the best dry cleaner in the world... unfortunately in NYC but they have a worldwide delivery ;)

    http://www.madamepaulette.com/


    Happy sunny day to you!!!!
    Liebe Grüße!

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  21. What an amazing beautiful wedding gown!
    The details are so delicate and lovely! I've never seen such a magnificent wedding gown before - so fabulous!
    Lol, I didn't bring my Vera Wang wedding gown to the dry cleaners yet, too!... Hard to find a trusted and reputated cleaner around, so I completely understand the point :)
    xoxo, S.

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  22. The details are amazing!

    bisous,
    La C.

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  23. that embroidery is to die for! gorgeous gorgeous details :)

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  24. Oh the details! Swoon!
    You should just claim to have not been ready to let go of the memories...since scent is highly tied to memory. ;)

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  25. I adore your wedding dress so much! The details are amazing xox

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  26. the detail! Soo amazing!!

    http://jeadorefashion.blogspot.com

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  27. wow, your dress is absolutely gorgeous! To be honest, i haven't cleaned mine either because i only wore it for about an hour!

    Anna

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  28. I wouldn't want my dress to be ruined by the dry cleaner either! Imagine that! But if your friend had a good result, why not =) It really is a beautiful dress, all the embroidery is just breathtaking!

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  29. What a beautiful garment. If that kind of fabric will be my wedding dress I'll certainly take care of it because the embroidery is soooo adorable. impressive.

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  30. it looks soo beautiful!!! Now i want to get married lol.

    Kiss

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  31. omg this is soooooo gorgeous! i wanted the scrolling down to continue forever. :)

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  32. Oh, so sweet and delicate, I loved these. Sure the whole outfit looks amazing!

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  33. Oh, it's soo breathtakingly beautiful. (sigh..) It's literally like a piece of art!! ahh...

    Sorry I haven't written for soo long! My vacation was great. I spent every weekend with my sister, brothers and relatives. I miss them so much. I couldn't even spare a weekend for friends. I hope they didn't know that I was home. ^.~ heheh.

    I've been back for a month now but had been busy doing some serious cleaning up or shall I say "nesting" and getting ready for the new comer (u-know-who). ;-))

    Whenever I needed some inspiration, I'm always here at your blog... :-)) Keep up the good work!

    Love your special and unique sense of style. (((HUGS)))

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  34. The detail on your wedding dress is absolutely sublime! Just wanted to say I love your blog and you have amazing style and taste! Love it!

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  35. WoW, Tenho estado a ler os artigos relacionados com o vestido de Noiva a apenas posso dizer que é realmente um vestido único e sublime em cada detalhe. Posso afirmar que não é algo que fique bem a qualquer pessoa, mas que ao ver as fotos vejo que foi a escolha perfeita! Tenho uma séria paixão por vestidos de noiva :) só este ano fui a 4 casamentos, e devo dizer que tenho visto muitos vestidos parecidos e por vezes, com os modelos não muito adequados ao corpo de cada noiva - neste caso, isso é competamente diferente, o vestido é maravilhoso, tem linhas simples completadas com detalhes simplesmente perfeitos e executados com uma delicadeza única :)
    Parabéns**
    (escrevo em PortuguÊs aqui apesar de ser usual comentar em inglÊs, pelo hábito do meu blog, passarei a usar mais a minha língua-mãe neste blog, felizmente ^^)

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