IN ALL HONESTY, I WAS not planning on uploading these photos to the blog. They were taken during my break from work – sometime between me complaining about how uncomfortable my heels were and how heavily that chocolate muffin I ate for lunch was weighing on my stomach – and were meant to be displayed only on my Instagram. My phone, however, surprised me with its photo-capturing quality and, after some first-grade Photoshop levels and graphics mixing, I concluded that yes, these photos can pass as blog material.

          I came up with the design for this dress one night after having spent hours staring at the ceiling pondering on the meaning behind my life. 


Comment below if your brain suddenly runs on a creative rampage in the wee hours of the night.

Anyway…being a busy person {that multibillion dollar company I own is not going to run by itself} I had no time to draw a proper model, so I made a rough sketch coupled with a hastily whooped up pattern that were presented to my mother the next morning. For all of you living under a rock…or are new to my blog and my Instagram stories, my mom is a crocheting goddess. As any good employer knows, it’s important to believe in your people, so I gave my mom “creative freedom” to create the top part of this dress. I completed the bottom part of this dress in just few hours and spent the next couple of weeks hanging over my mom’s head, going “Is it done yet? How about now? Now? Now?!” 
       My bright smile in these photos probably already convinced you how happy I was with the result of this spontaneous mother-daughter collaboration. In fact, I was so happy with how well she did her part, I immediately dropped a new project on her lap {a glimpse of what she is crocheting}. In my defense, I am also working on her clothes. If I were to indulge in a shameless self-promotion based on some imaginary statistics, I would say that I have made 90% of her clothes. I am a good daughter, I swear. 
I would love to hear in the comments what you think about this dress.
The matching of the Greek meander pattern on both my dress and my bag was completely unintentional. My subconscious runs on awesome levels.



  1. Catherine Xiang
    December 28, 2016

    It's so cute that you and your mother created this piece together! Loved how it turned out, and it looks great on you 🙂


  2. Dilek A
    December 30, 2016

    Thank you so much, Catherine <3


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