I recently bought an old Lip Service gown off an online flea market. It's the Bride of Frankenstein dress from Houses of the Holy collection from 2004 in black colourway. It was really cheap because the dress has been worn a lot and the PVC is very worn. It thought I could get a few evenings of wear from it, and possibly a photoshoot or two. I was unsure of how I'd like the dress, but gave it a go anyway. Turns out it's just perfect!
I took a picture when trying the gown on and posted it on Instagram, and was very excited a few days later when Lip Service had re-posted the picture! It's also on their Facebook page, here's a link to it.
My current plan is to wear the dress as long as it stays intact, then cut it apart and draw patterns from the pieces so I could sew a new one :)
|Toilet mirror pictures from the club ;D|
|The dress in Lip Service catalogue.|
|The dress has handy sleeves with zippers. So when the venue started to get hot, I opened the zippers. Photo by Ari Rantanen.|
I'm really fond of older Lip Service pieces. It feels like the designs these days are a bit more toned down, or maybe they just don't make gowns that often. I love dresses that I can just put on and be all done, without having to worry about matching a top and a bottom. Especially when I only have half an hour to do my make-up, dress up and test my DJ'ing computer, like yesterday! And I have to say that for an 11-year-old dress the piece is just perfect!