kate towers

Back in the summer (oh! Summer!) Julie of Vain and Vapid was a featured seller at Etsy's Storque. She selected a capelet from Kate Towers of Portland, and I was absolutely smitten. Yesterday Chelsea from Frolic posted that Kate Towers had launched a new website, and it is a thing of beauty! I particularly like the "Wit & Prim" section.

I have begun thinking about wedding gowns / dresses in only the most vague way, but I think that if I had one of these dresses, I would be the happiest bride in the world. Or, you know, one of these dresses to wear for walks around town. Why not?

(Incidentally, why is it so hard to find a formal dress that has a nice-looking sleeve? I have a hideous tattoo that I got when I was 18 sitting right at the top of my left arm and I haaaaaaaaaate it so much that if I could afford it, I would be perfectly happy to go through the pain of laser tattoo removal. I would leap into the chair singing a jaunty little number, in fact.)


  1. thanks for linking the kate towers website- the photo shoots are beautiful!

  2. I am having the same sleeve issue. I've had a little luck with vintage dresses. Some of them have cute three quarter or cap sleeves.

  3. what's the tattoo? is it totally badass? is it KISS? Gene Simmons in all his made up glory?

  4. Anonymous16.1.09


    i would get married in that one for sure. i'm also wanting to know what this horrible tattoo is of. haha.