Put A Bird On It: eShakti Fashion Giveaway!

by Mallory Whitfield on September 13, 2012

hat – handmade by Love, Marigold
dress – eShakti, Birds of bright plumage dress
shoes – Gianni Bini Tiara T-Strap Sandals
(helmet – trying on a Royal Guard helmet at the 501st mixer!)

I was recently offered the chance to try out a dress from eShakti. I’d heard a lot about them from Ashe over the last few years, but had yet to try them out. (Because, let’s face it, I usually get my fill of dresses from Trashy Diva.)

I really love the fact that they offer all their styles in sizes XS to 6X, and will make the clothes to fit your own measurements in addition to offering standard dress sizes. I also love that you get the chance to customize your clothing… like the dress but want the skirt to be a little longer, or shorter? Done! Want a slightly different neckline or different sleeves? Easy, peasy.

I’m REALLY picky about quality, fabric and texture when it comes to clothing. When I shop for clothes in a store, I touch things, A LOT. I hate most polyester and synthetic fibers. So I was a little nervous about how the dress I chose would feel, considering it’s made from polyester crepe. But I loved the colorful bird print on the Birds of bright plumage dress, and I knew it would be a perfect addition to my Put A Bird On It costume plans for Dragon*Con. (I managed to pull off 2 looks that day, with my bird skirt made for me by my friend Kendra for day, and this dress for night!)

I ordered the dress in my standard size, no custom measurements, but I did have it made with a shorter skirt and a deep V neck instead of as originally pictured. I was really pleased with the quality of the fabric when it came in, and it fit me perfectly! And it has POCKETS, which Trashy Diva has also spoiled me for. AND it matches my hat and shoes perfectly with its crazy colors. What more could a girl want?

Now eShakti is giving more folks the chance to try out one (or more!) of their dresses. Their giveaway includes:

- 1st place prize: one winner will receive a dress each season for the year. (estimated $430 value)
- 2nd place prize: three winners will pick the dress of their choice
- 3rd place prize: three winners will pick the skirt or top of their choice.

Enter for a chance to win HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway<scriptsrc=”//d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js”>

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eShakti provided a number of other bloggers with dresses to try out, so if you’re curious to see other styles and other reviews, check them out HERE:

This dress was provided for me to review by eShakti in collaboration with the Fashionista Blogger group hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years and ModlyChic. Stay tuned, because the Fashionista Blogger group will be hosting their Fall Fashionista Event in a few weeks, October 11-17th. It’s the largest fashion giveaway event on the internet with $20,000+ in prizes, 118 participating blogs and 1/2 million entries.  Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!

Fashionista Giveaway Event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

Want to check out more cute bird fashion, including bird-themed skirts and dresses?

Check out this page where I post more of my favorites!

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Natalie September 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

I LOVE the ruffled front twill dress

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Katy September 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

LOVE this dress on you. Oh man, and those shoes – SO GREAT!! Now I want to see about picking up this one for myself too. I think I might be a little obsessed with this company and their products. – Katy

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Ashe @ Ash in Fashion September 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

WHAT? Amazing. I love that dress on you, and having just ordered one in the same fabric, I was also really pleased by the quality.

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Shari September 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Gridlock city dress is the perfect dress. Great lines.

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shana September 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm

such a cute fraking dress!

i’m currently into the vintage houndstooth print dress: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0024116/Vintage-houndstooth-print-dress and this skirt: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0024454/Owls-in-a-row-pencil-skirt

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Diana September 14, 2012 at 10:10 am
Sarah September 14, 2012 at 10:27 am

I love all of the teal and button details in this collection, especially the Twilight city dress.

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Raegan September 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

Sash waist trench dress is my favorite

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Jene September 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

LOVE the Red hot colorblock dress.

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Marigold September 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

Great line, very sophisticated. Love the dress with the vintage butterfly print. You look great in that hat Mallory!

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Miss Malaprop September 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Thanks, I LOVED wearing the hat!!!!

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Teresha September 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I am digging the dress, but the shoes are just killer. The hat pulls it all together. You really put your own twist on it!

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Miss Malaprop September 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Thanks! The dress really pulled it together for me – find it was pretty fortuitous! I already had the hat and was planning to wear it with my bird skirt, which has a bit of orange in it, and found the shoes while on vacation with my mom a few weeks back, fell in love with them not knowing exactly what I’d wear them with… and then of course this dress popped up which matched both!!

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Pamela Koop September 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

The drape neck knit dress looks nice:) So hard to decide…

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ashley September 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I like Sash tied lace dress!

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Elizabeth September 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Love the colorblock blooming dress.

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Juliet Meeks September 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Love the Flame of the forest dress !

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Dorothy September 23, 2012 at 9:38 am

The tux front crepe dress reminds me of my favorite dress through high school that eventually got so worn I had to retire it. Love it!

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Dorothy September 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

Forgot to mention how great the costume is! Like what you told me about, but even more awesome in person :D

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Miss Malaprop September 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Thanks lady!!!

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Terri September 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

It’s out of my comfort zone but I love the colors: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0024391/Colorblock-season-dress Would love to try it!

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Nina September 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Such a cute dress you’re wearing – and a pair of lovely glimmering shoes!
My favorite from the Shakti-collection is the Coaa miners daughter-dress
(http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0024036/Coal-miners-daughter-dress)
I love the graduated texture and a kind of “noble in a cool way”-style -
I would love to wear it with a at work with a thin, silk-wool-cardigan!

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