16.6.11

Take 10 | Max C Mini Dress

The colour, the pleats, the shortness, the pearly swans… The glycaemic index of this dress must be 100,000 – it's so sugary pretty, but the weird thing is, it works. The short swingy pleatiness is actually extremely wearable and I love it! To counterbalance the sweetness I had to put on my I-hate-being-photographed face. Now, not enough styling ideas? Okay, how about a big red bag and a chunky cardi and some pink sandals?
I think we were all smitten with our dresses – so don’t forget to check out how Sarah, MJ, Sherin, Vicki, Susie, Ellie, Paula, Harriet and Jen have styled it.

Big Thanks to Max C for sponsoring this challenge and writing lovely notes (it's these little things that make all the difference).

dress: max c, shoes: chloe, cardigan: old, label lost, bag: goldpfeil, cushion: diy

43 comments:

Tanvi said...

WOW! That last shot is beautiful!!! Pretty dress to! In love with pleats lately...

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janettaylor said...

Oooh, gorgeous! YAY!

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sacramento said...

It is not an easy dress to pull off, but you do it so well. I love your face the best.
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Nikki said...

This dress is beautiful :) x

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

The colour is so lovely and I adore those pleats. It's also beautifully styled and captured.
Nice sandals, too;-)

the nyanzi report said...

I love the last shot.

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Loving the color very much, Sabine!
Your pose is quite provocative~ most Fab+original i think!
xo*

Vix said...

Not something I'd ever choose but you wear it beautifully, in fact the pick of the bunch! The colour is stunning against your lovely red hair and teaming it with the big bag and the red cardi is inspired. xxx

SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you, Vix!

Lenore - Does it show that I'm getting a bit bored of the usual posing positions? :)

Bet you all love the last pic because you can't see my face... :(

Maddy said...

Lol! You're too funny! We love your face, but I agree, the styling of the last photo looks like it belongs in a magazine!Perfect shot! And I agree with the others, I'm a fan of your provocative pose! It caught me by surprise, but that's a good thing!

Isabel said...

it looks gorgeous on u. i love pleated skirts like this

Kazuko said...

the combination with the red chunky cardi is perfect! i first thought the pleats belonged to a long skirt (which would look so gorgeous on you by the way, with a simple T...), but you can really pull the girly shape off! the colour is also nice with your skin tone and hair!

Sherin said...

It was such a gorgeous dress. I absolutely loved it. You look fantastic the way you styled it. Love how well the shoes go with it.

Susie said...

These photos are so beautiful. You're such a stunner, Sabine! I loved the personal note that came with the dress too--such a nice touch.

Harriet said...

haha I love the way you describe the dress and I totally agree! It is so saccarine but somehow I love it!

Hannah said...

very sugary indeed! love it with the chunky coat and big bag =)


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INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

this looks very sweet, i love the color

Dancing Branflake said...

I love the color.

And your hair is soooooo gorgeous! Lovely!

Sick by Trend said...

lovely fabrics! Also those colors are gorgeous!

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drollgirl said...

i love how you have styled it! so much!

and just wanted to let you know that you were right about maxi dresses. they are not so easy to pull off. AND it is a pain in the ass to walk up stairs in them -- you have to hike the dress up like you are getting onto a horse or a wagon. not to mention the HORROR that an office chair can do to a maxi dress. gah! i have rolled over this poor dress about 400 times today.

also! FABRIC choice can be a big deal when deciding if a maxi dress works or not. some are just to clingy and VERY UNKIND to a lady in windy weather. particularly if made of cotton jersey material! gah. live and learn i guess!

Clare said...

STUNNING! I think this is my favorite look yet!

Black Widow said...

love the shape..the colour..what a perfect dress!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Wow, lovely! What a great collage of all of you!

PinkBow said...

i really liked your pose in the pic...very striking! and i wouldn't have thought it would work with red - but it does! gorgeous.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I cannot get over it! It's absolutely gorgeous and of course you wear it perfectly!

Have a great weekend, sweetie :) xoxo

Filipa said...

Big red chunky cardi- YES! I love how all of you girls styled it! :)

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-you've styled this dress perfectly, it looks amazing on you and everyone else looks great in theirs too! Have a good weekend xxx

styleeast said...

I can see why you were smitten, you've all made it look great and so wearable. Particularly like the chunky cardi combo! x

Indie.Tea said...

Gorgeous dress! It looks great on you - that shade of mauve-pink suits you.
Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

Nnenna said...

I think it looks great with that chunky cardigan and those sandals! I love this challenge and seeing how each person puts their own spin on it =)

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vint junky said...

Oh yes puhleese! It REALLY works. And especially with the red. There's some definite blogger influence going on in my subconcious right now ;)

amy said...

Your blog stole my heart. The images are so dream-like and filled with prettiness.... this dress and it's pleat is lovely!!!!!


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colorsdiary said...

i love your dress!

ediot said...

hey sabine. hope you're having a wonderful weekend this dress is so cute. and it looks fantastic on you. always enjoy seeing these take 10 challenges.
i'll be saying hello to paris from you ;)
xx

Heather said...

how do you manage to look so badass in a floaty blush dress Sabine ;-)

I love the girl who styled it with the floral headpiece too! xx

danniekate said...

i love how everyone does this differently - such a lovely piece! xx

WeShop said...

Beautiful shots of the dress - soooo pretty, can't believe how much I love it considering it's something I never would have thought it very me. xx

jill said...

I love the dress, and the way you styled it (and the others - I find this take 10 thing fascinating). It's such a funny pink - a kind of putty pink - and while I'm not a red person, that red cardigan is such an unlikely combination - and it works!

Lovely to see you Saturday - next time hopefully a bit less rushed. Happy Monday! xx

Haute World said...

This is the kind of dress that could easily look like you're an adult dressing up in little girl's clothes. Definitely need to add pieces to toughen this up a bit. I like your choice of cardigan and bag. I can imagine this would look good with slighly scuffed boots as well or a boyfriend blazer.

Veshoevius said...

I love these photos! I love the way you've captured the pleats and the deadpan expression vs the sacharrine sweetness of the dress is bang on - your styling rocks.

classiq said...

Such a beautiful dress! The colour is simply gorgeous. :)Ada

Cindy Whitehead said...

once again you have put your own twist on something and made it extra special - love it!!

Ag said...

Definitely love this dress!