Spring is in my heart: Nude By Anika

by byanika on 30/03/2011 · 38 comments

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Hi Sweethearts!

It may be snowy and cold outside, but Spring is in my heart, and now I want to enjoy my imaginary Spring through fashion! We have already established that I am in denial about where I live, so this seems like the next logical step don`t you think? I agree.

Welcome to my series: Spring is in my heart! Every week I will sew a dress that inspired by my favourite trends for Spring.

This week nude is in my heart. I love this sheer trend, it can be etheral or egdy. Either way the nude trend is all about letting your beauty speak for it self.

Chloe. J. Mendel. Chloe. Valentino (http://style.com)


For me going nude was my most challenging trend yet. I love swimming in the nude, but dressing nude?

Wearing this dress gave me a nice chance to take a walk outside my box, thank you very much. To really push my self I didn`t go for a pink tone in the fabric, instead I thought I`d see if I could get away with a yellow tone, something I have never worn before. After picturing it all in my mind I got to sewing the pleats. For the belt I went a bit rock and roll and used a belt I made last summer from shoe laces and studs from a bag. I like to use contrasts to avoid a sugary sweet look, I always prefer ugly-pretty, remember?

Here it is: 


 Peackock feathers by Indiska. Glass ring, glass clip by H&M. Wegdes by Nilson.


My previous challenges for spring were: 








I am happy to report that spring is making it`s sweet arrival here in Oslo, so for the grande finale of this series I need your help, sweethearts.

What would you like to see next week? White By Anika or Oriental Prints By Anika?

Kenzo. McQueen. (http://style.com)


Give me your input , and I will get out my needle and thread this weekend!



Would you like to contact me? I would love to connect with you!

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1 feministifiedNo Gravatar March 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

i want to jump through the internet and ‘borrow’ all your jewelry! and by ‘borrow’ i mean, permanently. xoxo


byanika 2 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

You, my dear Ariana, is a woman after my own heart. I will personally deliver you a stash at my earliest convenience. Oh, and by the way, I love you! Truly. Hugs xxxxx


3 JoyNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I too love the sheer fabric — that’s a lovely shade of “nude” as well. You look fabulous, Anika! xx Your creativity is inspiring. ~Joy
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byanika 4 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Joy, darling, you are so sweet. And, you would look fab in nude with your lovely hair and colouring! Just saying ;D Hugs! xx


5 theplussideofmeNo Gravatar March 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I absolutely adore this dress: the shear, pleats, and color. You did this trend so well!
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byanika 6 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Thank you so much sweetheart! Big hugs for you my dear. xx


7 AnnaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

i think you chose a very nice shade of nude…like the sheer dress!
well for next edition…i like both white and oriental prints…hard to choose…I’d go for oriental prints, it’s more bold!!
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byanika 8 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Thank you so much sweet Anna. I got the fabric in a hurry (the shopkeeper was wanting to close up and I was trying to consentrate on hues as he was shouting at me lol, so I just got one that looked ok and got out :D ). Thank you so very much for your input, I take it to heart! Mwuuaah! xx


9 OfeliaNo Gravatar March 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Anika, this nude dress is so romantic and edgy at the same time. You did
an amazing job with those pleats; you must have a great amount of patience
and sewing skills to be able to accomplish this!!!!
By the way; You look so radiant with all your smiles!
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byanika 10 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Thank you so much sweetheart Ofelia ( I love your name! ). I do have a lot of patience, but this dress made me want to stop sewing by hand :D . You are always so kind to me, and I appreciate you so! Hugs xx


11 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar March 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm

My dear Anika, when I read nude I came running, expenting you naked on the snow, hehehehehhe.
Your nude inspirations is beyond fantastic. Loving your last photo : ring, booch, belt…wowwwww.
I adore you cheeky smile, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Mil besos siempre.
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byanika 12 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Oh sweetheart, that is so funny!! I honestly didn`t think about that, but I do see your point! Naked on the snow I do not do, but naked swimming/ jumping in the water shouting Geronimooooooooooooooooooooooo, that I do do! :D

Thank you SO much for your support and love, you are so special to me! My dad just bought a house in Bergerac, not to far from Barcelona, so you know, we just might sit down for coffee some day! I would love that. And I love you.

Mil besos and hugs from the high North to you my guapa. <3


13 GRIT & GLAMOURNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Sheer nude…totally unexpected! I hope you’ll do Oriental Prints by Anika next. I adore you in prints!

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byanika 14 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Thank you for your input darling Vahni, I adore me in prints too lol. Hugs xx


15 myheartbloggedNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 6:31 pm

This dress is awesome. I have been wanting to try the nude trend myself. I’m afraid I will look a little naked but I didn’t think to layer with a black dress. Cool idea.
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byanika 16 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Well honey, if I can get away with it then you can for sure! I used the black slip and black belt to ground the look a little, and that helped me feel more comfortable in it. Big hugs for you my dear! xx


17 LaCaraNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Anika, you’ve managed to combine two of my most favorite things! Nude & Sheer = Genius!! I adore the outcome…can I have one in my size pretty please ;D

I hope you do Oriental Prints, I would love to see your take on it my dear!

Lot’s of love!!


byanika 18 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

You absolutely can my dear. I am serious! We`ll talk. :D

Thank you for your input my sweet friend! I just might do :) Hugs to you sweetheart!!! xx


19 Vi.creativeNo Gravatar March 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Wonderful dresses

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byanika 20 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Thank you.


21 Oh to Be a MuseNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 9:45 pm

so can i just tell you that the designer dresses are great, but your dresses are spectacular. love that first one on you dear. and thanks so much for what you said on my blog about finding inspiration.
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byanika 22 byanikaNo Gravatar
March 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Thank you so much sweetheart, that is so kind of you to say! I will be back to visit your wonderful blog soon my dear. :) Hugs! xx


23 KristinNo Gravatar
March 31, 2011 at 1:01 am

Epic post dahling! I quite like how you layered nude over black. I would love to see you tackle white next week! xoxo


24 Casee MarieNo Gravatar March 31, 2011 at 1:22 am

I was so excited to see how you’d rock this trend and rock it you did! Lovely job, dear Anika. I’m quite scared of the nude trend (unless it’s pumps – I want a pair of those) but your fearlessness (and success!) totally inspire me. Swimming in the nude, though? No amount of inspiration will ever be enough. Ha!

I’d love to see Oriental Prints by Anika next! xo


25 PheobeNo Gravatar March 31, 2011 at 3:46 am

That nude dress is so creative. Seriously, you should advertise these dresses to outside retailers…people would eat this up in a heartbeat. It’s so chic, it’s fashion forward, and its flattering to everyone–who doesn’t want all that?

Great job, as usual, Anika :)
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byanika 26 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Thank you so much Pheobe! I am gearing towards setting up shop online, so I really take your encouragement to heart. Thank you so very very much. Big kiss for you! x


27 AlessiaNo Gravatar March 31, 2011 at 10:01 am

you’re beautiful, as always!!
i love the most “color blocking” and “tribal prints” :)


byanika 28 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Thank you so much sweet Alessia! I am glad you enjoyed the series, I sure have had sewing :) Happy Friday dear. xx


29 Beautifully InvisibleNo Gravatar
March 31, 2011 at 7:54 pm

OK, I think this my favorite “spring is in my heart” looks yet! I love the yellow-based nude color you chose, and I also love teh fact that you added some edge with that belt and the black underneath. And of course, you look beautiful as always. LOVE.
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byanika 30 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Is it really, B? Thank you for your kind words! With your beautiful hair and colouring nude would be fab on you! Just saying ;D lots of love, Anika xx


31 JenmarieNo Gravatar
March 31, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Love this color on you! I definitely need more nude colors in my closet.


byanika 32 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Thank you so much sweet Jen Marie! You know, when we get nice and tanned later on nude should be fab, don`t you think? I mean, dressing nude. lol. or any kind of nude. oh dear, this comment isn`t going to well :) Hugs for you.


33 KenyettaNo Gravatar March 31, 2011 at 10:32 pm

so pretty i want a sheer dress now!


byanika 34 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Get one and show me! :D xx Thank you sweets. hugs!


35 kristyNo Gravatar
March 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm

spring is in MY heart too!!!!! i wish oh how i wish the weather felt the same. today it’s rainy and dreary and cold. too cold to do an outfit post, too dreary for any good lighting. booo.

however YOU look like a blossoming bud in these photos. i love love love the sheer trend and i’m getting so excited to see how everyone is going to start incorporating it. you’ve done a lovely job. you’re beautiful! the thing i love about sheers is that it lets us be bold without being too loud about it. it’s a subtle kind of bold, and i’m all about that.

great job doll!!

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byanika 36 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Thank you pumpkin! You are so sweet! I am so glad spring is in your heart too, now I will see about getting some of our rays over to you my dear. Sending you big hugs and kisses for your fab shoecollection ;D <3 xxxx


37 Mode PlusNo Gravatar
April 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Anika, may I suggest you stepping out of your box more often, LOL. I freaking love this color and how you made a trend more an Anika design.
You know how I’m a neutral lover, so this is fitting perfectly in my comfort zone. <3


byanika 38 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm

You may indeed!!! lol. Thank you my darling friend, I really take your kind words and encouragement to heart. My next venture out of the box could be going all red! Two more weeks Nefferth. <3


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