Sunday, March 8, 2009

Vintage Couture

Elizabeth Watabe was spotted today in a vintage Karen Harrison design. The wine colored velvet dress was a couture design in 1982 for Michelle Harrison Watabe (Elizabeth's mom and the designer's daughter). It was also worn in 1999 by Kathryn Harrison (Karen's youngest daughter, Michelle's sister, Elizabeth's aunt). Our sources are unsure whether or not the designer's middle daughter, Laura, ever wore it.

Another source has just reported that Elizabeth's cousin Gwen wore the dress a few years ago. Elizabeth's look was updated with pigtails and patent leather boots.

She accersorized with a bracelet made from garnet Swaroski crystals and pearls that she reportedly got as a Christmas gift from her paternal grandmother. The bracelet was handmade by Sherri Shinsato, her father's cousin, specifically for her, using garnet because it's her birthstone.

Elizabeth was smashing in this look, and we are excited to announce that Elizabeth's stylist has confirmed that she will be debuting her very own Karen Harrison couture design for Easter (if her stylist and the designer can find time to collaborate in the near future!)


Melissa said...

Don't you love it? She looks adorable in the dress. I wish I had my dresses that my grandmother made me. How lucky you are to have it! : )

Koenig Family Blog said...

What a fun post! She is so cute, LOVE clothes that stand the test of time fashion-wise!