I would think this was pretty even if it weren’t vaguely Buffy-related. Honest.

by Erin on September 21, 2005


Hannigan dress

Check out this adorable dress on the adorable Alyson Hannigan. She wore it to the Emmy awards, which she attended with the adorable Alexis Denisov. (It's like that woman just floats in a CLOUD of adorability.) I did a desultory google but couldn't figure out who designed it. Any ideas? (Or better Google-fu?)

Anyway, I love it because it seems Liberty-ish, and I'm in a huge Liberty-print phase right now (the fabric of the other day was Liberty, and I desperately want about four yards of this):
liberty mark

I really wish there were a better way to buy Liberty fabric in the US other than off eBay. I mean, eBay works, but occasionally you want to buy a certain number of yards, not just whatever they happen to have cut. And they tend to concentrate on the classic florals and not the wacked-out modern stuff I am drooling over. Oh, my first-world problems, how difficult and intractable they are!

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La BellaDonna September 21, 2005 at 9:37 am

A gift for you, and an SO from The Bronze!http://www.sweettreasures.com/Merchandise/Fabric/Liberty/liberty_1.htmhttp://pendletonwoodworks.com/libertyaccollection/http://www.christabels.co.nz/http://www.carolharrisco.com/printedlawns.shtmlStart with carolharrisco first, I think.When you see it, buy it: apparently Liberty isn’t going to distribute in the US any more, AND it has increased the minimum order that small businesses need to make, so it is going to get harder and harder to find.

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Erin September 21, 2005 at 9:57 am

Oh, god, thank you! Thank goodness I have an excuse to go to London every couple of years … I’d better start saving now.

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Sue September 21, 2005 at 11:56 am

Alyson’s dress was by Reem Accra, a designer I’ve never heard of.I love that Liberty print. I have a weakness for paisley.

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Erin September 21, 2005 at 1:47 pm

Oh, Reem Accra. I have heard that name. And doesn’t *everyone* have a weakness for paisley?

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Bess September 21, 2005 at 2:46 pm

Oh, if only I’d known! I could have bought you some when I was there last month. I bought myself a lovely bit of cotton with blue roses on a yellow background and my girlfriend bought a turquoise blue cotton with a pattern of peacock feathers in slightly darker turquoise. Gorgeous stuff!!

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Kai Jones September 21, 2005 at 3:55 pm

Josephine’s dry goods link in Portland, Oregon carries Liberty fabrics.

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Sonja September 21, 2005 at 7:06 pm

If in Los Angeles, you could try F&S Fabrics on Wilshire, between Century City and Santa Monica. They used to carry it, many years ago.

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smonster September 21, 2005 at 10:59 pm

Beautiful dress, beautiful couple, with beautiful smiles. Why isn’t Alexis working? I want to see him in things!

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Francis September 22, 2005 at 7:11 am

Oh, someone beat me to it. Anyway, my mad Google skillz found it at http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/ny-emmyfashion0919,0,5166097.story?coll=ny-television-headlines by doing a News search on “‘alyson hannigan’ emmy wearing”.

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MissMaya September 26, 2005 at 2:53 am

I knew that I loved your blog and that I thought you were totally snarky and cool, so I dont know why it surprises me that you are a Buffy fan, but Im delighted.

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Anonymous December 1, 2005 at 9:12 am

Reem Accra does a lot of wedding dresses like ML or Vera Wang. She’s from the Middle East and is famous for her embroidery and over the topness.”As for newcomers, top awards should be given to Alyson Hannigan (of this season’s new show, “How I Met Your Mother”), looking fab in a neutral Reem Accra strapless studded with multicolored gems.”Gorgeous isn’t it?

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William Geandarme January 15, 2006 at 7:22 pm

Even some boys dream of Liberty and Paisley prints : I was so glad to finally find a shirt printed with that kind of stuff. Sonia Rykiel for men was definitely NOT fitting my budget.

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