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Fashion Forward Iconic Monarch Butterfly Dress by Luly Yang
Perfection in a Dress Inspired by the Journey of the Monarch
"Oh, that dress in the window!" If my introduction to Luly Yang's Monarch Butterfly Dress was by way of a casual walk down the street with my eyecatching this dress in a shop window, I'd be out of my ever-loving mind! That's exactly how it has been for many. This dress has become iconic, and it has also launched the designer, Luly Yang, into a world of design and couture fashion.
So many like Luly Yang as she is down-to-earth and finds inspiration from the beauty of Nature. She has been openly embraced and respected by her peers and the fashion community. I hope you enjoy discovering this lovely dress as I have.
I can't think of a more fabulous way to step-out this Spring season than with Luly Yang's Monarch Butterfly Dress. It is a beauty!
Now, make sure you scroll all the way down this article, as I will also be sharing another Luly Yang couture dress, only this one was inspired by the iridescent blue morpho butterfly. It's another favorite evening gown, and it's truly the evening gown of fairy tales!
Inspired by the Journey of the Monarch
Luly Yang's Inspiration for Her Creation
The journey of the monarch is both impressive and mysterious. These butterflies make a migration of up to 3,500 miles from Canada to Mexico and Baja, California. They are one of the only insects able to make the flight across the Atlantic Ocean, and now, there are smaller communities that also migrate from Europe all the way to Australia. Scientists can only speculate why monarchs migrate such long distances. It remains one of Nature's captivating mysteries.
The symbol of the monarch migration is one of strength, stamina, and endurance, all while maintaining beauty and grace.
Luly Yang compares her journey of the past 10 years to the migration of the monarch. She is inspired by these lovely creatures and the symbolism that accompanies them. She believes that if we instill Nature's beauty even into the clothing that we wear, we will have more of an appreciation for Nature and her beauty. Luly talks more of this in the video below. Is it working?
Imagine a Night of Dancing in this Dress
Treat Yourself to Ways to Incorporate the Monarch Into Your Spring and Summer Wardrobe - Treat Yourself :)
* no harm was done to these monarchs!
Beautiful Magical Video Footage of a Monarch Migration
- from egg to migration and so worth a watch
If you have one or two kiddos in the house nearby, you may want to call them over.
This is a beautifully well done video. It begins with a single female monarch laying an egg on the back of a leaf. The larval caterpillar hatches, grows into a healthy "adult caterpillar," wraps itself in a cozy cocoon, emerges as a beautiful butterfly, and begins its migration journey.
The migration footage of thousands upon thousands of monarchs is amazing to watch. It's a nice relaxing feel-good video. Enjoy.
The Story of Luly Lang's Journey - Watch that Dress Come Down the Runway!
In this video, Luly Yang talks about her personal decade journey and how she compares here own transformation to that of the monarch butterfly's.
Look at What this Woman has Done - "Butterfly Girl"
I love this photo. It makes me smile.
I know I would like this woman upon meeting her. I think there would be more love in the world if we all wore wings. -eheh :)
I believe this woman may have been out promoting the upcoming fashion show, although, I'm not positive. Nonetheless, she looks great in her wings!
Monarch Wings for Your Little Butterfly Girl
Wings are so whimsical and magical, and little girls are very attracted to them. Imagine your little butterfly girl frolicking around the house in this pair. :)
Another Fashion Forward Butterfly Dress by Luly Yang
- the gown of fairy tales inspired by the beautiful dreamy blue morpho butterfly
I simply just cannot stop looking at this dress. It's a fairytale gown, and I'm in love with it.
This dress is also one of Luly Yang's designs. It's a captivating dreamy evening gown. It's the Blue Morpho Monarch Couture Gown.
Ms. Yang has drawn from the beauty of another butterfly, a butterfly that is one of my favorites, The Blue Morpho Butterfly.
Blue morpho butterflies are iridescent and are accompanied by several species and subspecies. I'll show you a blue morpho butterfly below. If you're seeing this butterfly for the first time, I feel you are in for a real treat. For me, it's difficult to stop watching them, and It's such a wonderful surprise to find such beauty! ..........to find it in this dress almost made me fall over! I just had to know, "Who made this dress!?"
Introducing The Blue Morpho Butterfly
I have loved this butterfly and it's similar cousins since I was 16 years old. It's been well over 20 years, and I still remember my introduction to this iridescent strikingly beautiful butterfly.
At 16 I had my first Internship at the National Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. I interned at the "Insect Zoo," which is an actual zoo within the museum featuring not only live insects but also many live arthropods as well. My job was to care for these animals, give public feeding and handling demonstrations, and interact with the public.
Before work in the morning while the museum was still closed to the public, I would wander the halls and marvel at all of the exhibits. It was a wonderful experience that I am truly grateful for. One of the exhibits I went to regularly was small and showcased Nature's Beauty. In a large glass display box were these Morphidae and other iridescent butterflies. I could hardly believe something like these existed in Nature.
So, for me to come across an evening fairytale gown inspired by these amazing butterflies... well...I almost fell over!
If you'd like to read about my encounter with living blue morpho butterflies for the first time or if you simply adore these flashy, beautiful creatures as I do, you may do so here. It's another article I wrote titled, "My Trip the Butterfly Conservatory at the Boston Museum of Science."
Blue Morpho Butterfly Necklace
These are real butterfly wings by a blue morpho butterfly. (Don't fret - The butterfly gets to live out its whole life span in a natural butterfly habitat.
- You can not tell by the photo, but the wings in the necklace pictured are iridescent and will shimmer.
Which do You Prefer?
Which Luly Yang Monarch Dress is Your Favorite?
So, Where Can I Buy These Dresses?
These two lovely monarch dresses aren't as easy to come by, but if you absolutely have to have one of them, you can begin your consultation and get on the waiting list.
If you're local to the downtown Seattle, Washington area, you may stop in Luly Yang's shop. Many have stopped in just to say hello and get a glimpse of Luly's iconic monarch dress in person.
The address for the shop is: 1218 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
By phone, you can reach the shop at: (206) 623-8200
Hours of Operation are: Open 10AM - 6PM Daily, Closed on Sundays and Mondays
If you're not local to Seattle, you may visit Luly's website: www.lulyyang.com
New! Summer 2104 Black and White Summer Dress with Blue Morpho Butterfly - super affordable for everyone
-not a Luly Yang, but very pretty and super affordable for everyone