Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Starlette Crown










Outfit Details: vintage dress, a gift from my friend Angie
Giant Dwarf Starlette crown
Timberland sandals

I first happened across Giant Dwarf several years ago, when our booths were catty-corner at a BUST Holiday Craftacular. I never formally met Sue, the creative behind this beautiful star crown I'm wearing, but I remember timidly perusing her lovely felt cloche creations and wishing I had more than a couple hundred dollars in my account, so I could even consider buying one. Back then, I practically lived hand-to-mouth, putting every dollar back into materials and bills, and I was counting on that craft fair's sales to pay my rent (thankfully, it did). Anyway, though I also ended up being in the same row as her at the Renegade Craft Fair, I was still completely broke and once again missed out on her creations. But Sue herself was so lovely and talented, I began following her online from that day forward. Eventually, my bank account became stable enough to buy a few of her handmade accessories, and I still treasure each one. This starlette crown was my most recent purchase; it was from her last run of these glass glitter beauties. 
Shortly after I bought this, Sue was diagnosed with cancer and began treatment while continuing to fulfill her orders. I've been following along, as she's been sharing her inspiring journey through Team Sue Loves You and photos on her instagram - and am continually in awe of her resilience and sunny disposition through it all. I think the internet let out a collective sigh of relief when she recently announced that her chemotherapy was complete, and we're all waiting for the day she gets her clean bill of health. Go, Sue!

32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos - I love the dress you chose to wear with the crown! You look like 70s Bohemian princess - stunning!

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  2. Wow that vintage dress looks marvelous!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  3. Beautiful!!!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  4. Fingers crossed for Sue :( You look lovely with her head piece !

    Xx Cristal Pearl

    cristalpearljls.blogspot.com

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  5. You look like a fairy!! Gorgeous outfit head to toe!

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  6. beautiful post!


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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  8. Such breathtaking photos! That dress is amazing.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  9. The dress is gorgeous and the star crown makes a darling accessory. I have never heard of Sue but I will definitely have to check out her work! Thank you for sharing the story of her battler against cancer! Have a lovely day!

    ~AnnaMarie

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  10. Very pretty! The photos are great, I'm just waiting to see you fly on the next photo, it looks like you're a fairy, again, very pretty!

    XOXO JuJu
    http://www.jujusmoments.com/

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  11. Beautiful as always! So glad to hear Sue has finished her chemo, here's to hoping she's cancer-free.

    Rita x
    www.heyrita.co.uk
    heyrita.co.uk

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  12. That was such a cool story, of course sad for her. The pictures of you are amazing! you are such an inspiration and part of the reason I started my blog! www.Caramel-Unicorn.com :)

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  13. This dress is so pretty:)
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  14. you look SO SO gorgeous!!

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  15. Incredible photos, the colours are so lovely :)
    Niamh x

    www.niamh-makes-things.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Gorgeous photos! You look so elegant and pretty!:)

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  17. This entire outfit is lovely! I really love that you chose to talk about Sue and her wonderful creations in this post, and that most of your post have some sort of personal element to them-- It's definitely why I love reading your blog.

    -Helen Grace

    Sweet Helen Grace

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  18. you pull off unique accessories like these with such ease! I love this story and it's so inspirational - I don't know Sue, but I'm rooting for her!

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  19. such an inspiring story, and i love the accessories x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  20. Your looking beautiful in this vintage dress but i love the most is your Starlette crown :-)

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  21. <3 <3 <3 always so pretty! I wanted to know too what the color of your lipstick? The whole ensemble is breathtaking!

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  22. Oh this dress is beautiful - and perfect with that lovely crown!

    Miranda
    Little Gold Pocket Watch

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  23. love it!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  24. Im in absolute love with this headband. Never seen anything designed like this before and I am completely drawn to this look very flirty and romantic. Check out my scarf tying ideas and tutorial and let me know what you think:

    http://www.dahliajewels.com/scarf-tying-ideas-tutorial/i-160.html

    Best

    Judy

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  25. How lovely, Keiko! The dress is beautiful too. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  26. Amazing! Looks like a boho-bride theme :)

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  27. lovely outfit! you gave me an idea on a new headpiece for our next photoshoot. :) thank you!

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