21 September 2008

Vintage Search: Sookie Stackhouse's halter dress



Okay so posting the opening credits of HBO's True Blood is completely gratuitous in regards to this posting. I simply love the gritty, dark images and the swampy feel of Jace Everett's song "Bad Things." At the moment I can listen to this song over and over.

But really what I'm writing about is my current vintage search. Every once and awhile I become obsessed by something I must have. It can be a general thing like an embroidered top or a beaded sweater. Sometimes though it's heartrendingly specific. HBO's new series features the lovely Anna Paquin dressed in a lot of vintage inspired sundresses. As someone who lives in the searing heat of the southwest I know that sundresses can be a life saver on days that are too hot to move. True Blood is only on its third episode as of today, but in all of the previews I keep seeing Anna Paquin's character Sookie Stackhouse being carried by a vampire. She's wearing a gorgeous red and white halter dress. It's in the picture below. It's the best picture I could find and even though it's blocked by a bar table you can sort of see how lovely it is.

So what I'm on the hunt for is a halter topped sundress with a sweetheart neckline in red and white. I'd prefer the floral print to be a bit bolder, but really I'm not picky. Or at least I can tell myself that. The hunt for the perfect summer outing dress begins now.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah I am looking for Sookie Stackhouse's sundress too.

Aimée said...

Hey! If you happen to find it, I hope you'll swing back here and let me know. I love her clothes.

Sara said...

Hey, just happened across your comment!

The show's costume designer is Audrey Fisher. She designs costumes for movies, TV and theater. Her website doesn't show anything much like the stuff you see on True Blood, but I found an interview with her that you might find interesting!

Here it is:

http://www.afterellen.com/people/2008/9/behindscenes_hollywood?page=0%2C4

Hope this helps on your mission to find that dress! I'll keep looking, too. Please post if you find anything!

Mckenzie said...

Did you ever find this dress?? I'd love to wear it to a wedding I'm going to this month! Or something like it...

aabergson said...

I found this dress it has a similar feel to it, same colors, patterned, but it's not a halter, maybe this could be a second best? here is the link......
http://www.chadwicks.com/clothing/Border-Print-Sundress.aspx?PfId=172759&DeptId=8218&ProductTypeId=1&PurchaseType=0

KrystinF said...

So ive been doing alot of looking for that dress and I did find out it was custom made for here, so no luck on finding the identical twin but I did find a dress that is really really similar. Heres the link. I got it and I love it!!!! Its a little more colorful, but the best I could do!

http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=dress%5Fcasual&product%5Fid=2061842094&Page=all

Anonymous said...

Sookie does have very pretty clothing,But I think the outfit I ewwas drawn to most was the pretty nightgown she wore the first time she and Bill slept together. It was simply romantic! I hope you find that dress!Or you did find it,haha.

emma said...

thats the 1 i want the white dress the 1 she 1st wore when she sleeped with bill i need to find that dress im getting married and thats the out fit i want to wear 4 the wedding nite plllllleeeaaasssee help me find it!!

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Colleen said...

I just found a dress almost exactly like it at the local Goodwill. It's white with a red rose pattern. The only big difference is that it's not halter, it has 2 shoulder straps... but it could be easily altered.
I'm going to wear it in senior pictures. =]
SO excited!

Anonymous said...

The dress wasn't made specifically for her. I bought this EXACT dress a year prior to the episode, and it was purchased at a JCPENNY. I find it difficult to discover the dress in stores now.

Jess said...

Actually, I talked to the show's costume designer at Comic-Con (nerd, I know)last year, and she said she gets a lot of questions regarding this particular dress; probably because it is absolutely adorable! Anyhow, she definitely said that it is a one-of-a-kind. So sad...:(

Anonymous said...

Hello, you might like this dress:

http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Valentines+Day+2010/Cherry+Valence+Dress

Anonymous said...

Hello,
You might like this dress:
http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Valentines+Day+2010/Cherry+Valence+Dress

Anonymous said...

sorry, link did not copy correctly. it's the cherry valence dress from modcloth.com

Becky said...

Oh, I LOVE this dress too! the whole episode I was squealing I NEED THIS DRESS! It's so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Just bought this! So excited!!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_031J6376000P?prdNo=13&blockNo=13&blockType=

Savannah said...

I found this and thought it was sookie-esk! It's short and sweet, totally cute for a date!

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3083921?refsid=290300&refcat=0~2378467~2378483~2377032~6008190&SourceID=&SlotID=2&origin=related&cm_Sp=Related-Items-_-Product-_-Auto

pyrodaemon said...

This dress is not exactly like the one on the show but it is close enough that I felt I should mention it (despite being several years late).
http://www.etsy.com/listing/54264831/hi-sweetie-dress-custom-sized?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=sookie+dress&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

Anonymous said...

If anyone is still looking for this try Burda 7408 (from the German website http://www.burdastyle.de/burda-style/damen/abendkleid-traeger-gekreuzt-bustier-abendkleider_pid_205_5574.html). Probably have it in english too.

It gets pretty close