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Feature: From Tunisia — The Wedding Dress Stor(ies)


The Wedding Stor(ies)

The Wedding Stor(ies)

 


The magic of a timeless piece inspires new fashion reverence. 

 

By: Amel Gaaloul

Tunis, Tunisia

 

 

For me, this outfit stands as the best illustration of what vintage and second hand stuff is all about. And I can speak of it in full knowledge and brimming consent, as I actually wore it at work the day these pictures were taken in an underground car park.

 

The gorgeous vintage wedding dress.

The gorgeous vintage wedding dress.

 

Adorning a pair of black patent leather Dr. Martens boots, is the piece that has resulted in me being called a princess that day, as well as being looked at – not surprisingly –  as though I was dressed up inappropriately.

 

The subject is no other than a vintage white lace and embroidery dress I found at the resale shop Affaires A Suivre I was telling you about here. Then presented to me as a wedding dress, I immediately fell for it and just couldn’t wait to wear it.

 

The gorgeous vintage wedding dress.

The gorgeous vintage wedding dress.

 

 

Not your typical work outfit or even cocktail dress, I admit. But as soon as I saw it, I couldn’t take my eyes off it. And although I wasn’t actually looking for a wedding dress, nor am I looking to get married any time soon for that matter, I had to have it.

 

So what, it’s a wedding dress? Says who anyway?

 

The gorgeous vintage wedding dress.

The gorgeous vintage wedding dress.

 

It might right have been a bride’s apparel, in a former life. But now, it’s just my dress. And I like it, therefore I want to wear it. Yes, now. Yes, with a pair of high black boots.

 

Let’s just say it’s been reincarnated. After having accompanied a future bride’s load of hopes and expectations on her wedding day, let it be an idealist-32-year-old-single-woman’s every-other-day-dress.

 

 

Photography by:  Mohamed Amine Kasaa

 

 

*British-Tunisian born Amel has lived in Tunis for 5 years, where she works in advertising as well as a freelance editor for www.tunisia-live.net. She loves to wander around Tunis in the search of inspiring places and people that make up the new Tunisian scene. 

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