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lizzieartist
lizzieartist
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Etain: Through Mist and Time

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16 users think that this style rocks.  (This entry is archived - you can't vote anymore)

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...a tunic she wore with a long hood that might cover her head attached to it. It was stiff and glossy with green silk beneath red embroidery of gold and was clasped over her breasts with marvelously wrought clasps of silver and gold...

In Celtic myth, Etain was an Elven maiden married to the Elven king, Midir. But his jealous first wife turned her into a butterfly and banished her, and after many trials she was reborn, 200 years after her first birth, as a mortal maiden. She married the High King of Ireland, but was stolen away again by Midir. My design is inspired by this story. I tried to combine a fantasy feel with a more modern style.

This is a coat with an optional dress underneath. The coat would be of a stiff glossy material as described above, and the dress would probably be of a more delicate and flowing material. Light, delicate, or subdued colors are preferable. Seam and hem stitches on the coat can be of a different color, possibly gold or silver. The coat has a side-close, and used clasps to hold it in place, but buttons can be used as an alternative. The sleeve on the right is the same as the left, I just left out the dress sleeve to show what the coat sleeve looks like on it's own. The hood should be wide, not one of those barely-fits-over-the-head things. I haven't decided if I like the design better with or without the bands at the bust and hip.


Your Comments: (4)

fey
fey
Style Rookie

Oct 29th, 08:58 am by fey

without the bands.

 

 

lizzieartist
lizzieartist
Style Rockstar

Oct 31st, 03:05 pm by lizzieartist

I agree. Thanks. :D

 

 

Zoral
Zoral
Style Rookie

Oct 10th, 03:14 am by Zoral

It's a nice take on Celtic styles and I think it differentiates itself enough to stand out. Plus I'm a big sucker for green. This has my vote.

 

 

lizzieartist
lizzieartist
Style Rockstar

Oct 10th, 03:21 am by lizzieartist

Thanks bunches! Do you have a preference for one or the other? That is, with or without the bands?

 

 


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