“Bury me in this”



Those were Missy’s words in response to her new custom couture two piece dress. Vintage silk fabric lined with 100% ivory silk and fitted through the top paired with a complimentary high-waisted pencil skirt. How amazing does it look on her, seriously?!?


In Process: Silky Smooth in the City


Psyched to be outfitting one of the most stylish people I know for her upcoming trip to New York.

Two-piece crop top with high waisted skirt. Made with vintage silk printed material and lined in an ivory silk. Finals pics to come!

The Character’s Dress featured in Santa Cruz Fashion Week

Santa Cruz Fashion Week is in full effect and killing it with fall looks from Cameron Marks (the store just got a bunch of Lauren Moffatt fall 2012 items in – Go!), Stripe (Santa Cruz’s apple of my eye), Wallflower (stocked with cute, original outfits at great prices), Synergy (comfy knits that transfer from the yoga studio to the street), and Tomboy (adore – they always have new awesome western inspired pieces at affordable prices). The outfits, styled by Missy Schnaps, are all perfect for fall while still being real life “wearable”.

I’m happy to say The Character’s Dress made it as one of the two looks for Stripe! Take a look at the beautiful photos by Nick Chao and check out the full post HERE.

Gorgeous Desiree modeling The Character’s Dress at Stripe in Downtown Santa Cruz.

Photos by Nick Chao

Plus, here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot by the very talented Deva Anderson!

Santa Cruz Fall Fashion Week Day 2 Stripe from The Penny Rose on Vimeo.

Be sure to check out The Penny Rose every day this week for fashion ideas for fall.