Oriental prints By Anika. Sort of.

by byanika on 04/04/2011 · 35 comments

in By Anika,spring is in my heart

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.


Last week I asked your advice on which trend to do for this last post in my series. Most of you suggested I do oriental prints, so of course I did. You know me, I love prints, and this trend is perfect for exclectic mixes!

McQueen. (http://style.com)


I sewed this dress after I got home from work today, and as I had to work with whatever materials I had lying around this is what I was able to come up with. I used a scarf, some material from a vest and a dress to create 

Sort of.




Shoes by Clarks. I cut the front of the shoes to make them more comfy and cute. The neckless is a belt by Noa Noa. Rings, neckless worn as bracelet and earrings by H&M, Top Shop and Accessorize.


I am happy to report that spring finally is gracing Oslo with her presence, so this is my last post in this series.

I hope you are enjoying sunshine and green buds. Happy spring!



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

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1 Bella QNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm

LOVE! I love the print, the color combo and the sweet way you are wearing it. YOU are red-hot, my love!
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byanika 2 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Now I like the dress EVEN more! lol. I am feeling on fiiirrreeeee right now let me tell you! <3 Hugs and kisses.


3 Mode PlusNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Oh no! I was so enjoying these series. You do prints and mixing like no other Anika.


byanika 4 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Well darling, in two weeks we will commence our own series, the Brussels edition! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. <3


5 CurvykatieNo Gravatar April 4, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Absolutely stunning! And I now officially want a pair of cut clarks… I smell a trend brewing!!!
xo Curvy Katie
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byanika 6 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Ha! You are so funny my sweet, I am brewing a trend of cut clarks? I love that ;D Thank you so much for your kind words. Big hugs to you all the way from the high north!


7 CurvyGirlChicNo Gravatar April 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I LOOOVE that you wore that belt as a necklace! they remind me of graduation tassels but 1000x cooler! :D

<3 you!

xo Allison of CurvyGirlChic


byanika 8 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm

ooo ooo ooo, and I never had graduation tassels! lol. Fabulous! Thank you darling, you know I love you right back! xx


9 Absolutely Mrs. KNo Gravatar April 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm

wow I love that dress. that green color looks amazing on you, so fabulous with your skin tone. i love the fact that the top of the dress is so colorful and the bottom is black. (not many people are good in black BTW). the leggings make your outfit perfect for a chilly spring day. but how fabulous are the accessories. every single piece is so phenomenal: the rings, the cuffs, and oh the earrings. i really should wear more earrings.
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byanika 10 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Thank you so much my dear! I really appreciate your feedback! I did have fun playing around with the accessories, I never used to wear them before, I was too shy too, but now I love to mix it up, only wearing pieces that I absolutely love. You would look fab with strong pieces for accessories, you can totally get away with it with your style and beauty. Mwuuuah!


11 SawsanNo Gravatar April 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm

what a pretty dress! You are really creative!
Oriental is my origin et i want the same dress than you!!!
You look amazing!

love x0x0!!
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byanika 12 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Merci ma cherie! You are so lovely, my fave kind of oriental <3 Bisous!!!! xxx


13 KirstinNo Gravatar April 4, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Wow, that’s a scarf? So cool! The colours look amazing on you! I also love your shoes and can’t believe you cut them, they look so good!
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14 BeckyNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Pretty sure you’re the only person ever who can pull of throwing zebra stripes into an oriental print-inspired dress! :D
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byanika 15 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Ha! That is so funny. I`ll take it! Mwuahh! :D


16 RikkeNo Gravatar
April 4, 2011 at 11:57 pm

You are so pretty! And talented! I love how you always mix prints, and this is a perfect example. Oh, and I’d die for that turquoise ring. Where can I get it? :D
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byanika 17 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 5, 2011 at 12:04 am

Top Shop baby! But I am sure you can find similar ones in Copenhagen? Thank you so much hon xx


18 ConsiderMeLovelyNo Gravatar
April 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

SO cute!! I adore the batwing sleeve!
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byanika 19 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 5, 2011 at 12:05 am

Thank you darling! You are cute! I almost had liftoff with those sleeves ;D xx


20 LaCaraNo Gravatar
April 5, 2011 at 12:23 am

I love it!! The print, the colours, the textures all work so well together! Another beautiful design my dear! :D

P.S. – Perhaps you should also be a shoe designer, because I love what you did with your shoes!! You never cease to amaze me!

Lot’s of love!!


21 Raindrops On RosyNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 12:37 am

LOVE THIS OUTFIT! You look absolutely darling. I love spring too! But its not looking much like spring here.
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22 SarahNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 12:47 am

Oh, wow! The colors on that print are so striking. I can’t believe you are so freaking talented. Even if the print isn’t totally oriental, you’re kind of channeling a kimono-type sleeve, too, so I think it all balances out. (:

Psst–I’m over at Just Take a Bow.
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23 PheobeNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 1:03 am

Wow! Your creation looks so much better than your inspirations! How wonderful and creative. Those shoes are also super chic! Amazing as always, Anika :)


24 KenyettaNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 1:20 am

I love that you make your stuff this is a fun look!


25 myheartbloggedNo Gravatar
April 5, 2011 at 2:02 am

Very cool print. I need to find a cool oriental print to wear now. I will be checking out our scarves at the thrift store.
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26 GRIT & GLAMOURNo Gravatar
April 5, 2011 at 2:23 am

Love this remix! Especially your jewelry. Two thumbs up!
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27 OfeliaNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 4:26 am

Anika, the print and the color green looks so beautiful against you skin color and your lovely hair.
You are so very creative to do this dress so fast and you even beautified the shoes!
I really like what you did with the shoes they look like ballerinas shoes!!
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28 ellinorNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 4:44 am

I love the colour and print on the top of you dress. You have some cute dresses. The header is amazeballs. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too, soon.¨



29 lauraNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 5:35 am

Pretty print! And your shoes….. I love them!


30 MyFavouriteThingsNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 9:12 am

Herlig, liker spesielt godt fargene i overdelen! Kjenner meg så godt igjen når det gjelder å benekte hvor jeg bor – jeg har bestemt meg for at jeg egentlig hører til i Sør-Europa, jeg:) Går ikke på ski, heller:) Ha en flott dag!
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31 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 10:54 am

My dear Anika, I have been missing you and your posts.
You look fabulous in that outfit you made out of a scarf and material you found lying aroud. How clever is that????
You are so unique, my dear friend.
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32 The Merry TravellerNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Prints are you my darling! I like the hem of your dress and the shoes too!
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33 Sabrina O.No Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Gorgeous! Love your rings!


34 AnnaNo Gravatar
April 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm

very nice dress!!I think turqoise shades match your complexion and hair colour very much!!!Can’t wait for your new series. I like your creations, they make me feel “bad” for needing 1 month to make a dres!!!
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35 VanoueNo Gravatar April 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Elle est superbe cette robe!
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