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Saint Lucia Gown by DaisyViktoria Saint Lucia Gown by DaisyViktoria
This is my personalized Saint Lucia gown, which I made for Saint Lucia Day this year. I wanted to create something that honored the tradition while incorporating my own style and aesthetic elements.

Saint Lucia Day is a beloved tra­di­tion in Swe­den. The orig­i­nal Lucia was a 3rd cen­tury Ital­ian girl who wore a crown of can­dles and brought food to those who were per­se­cuted. Another leg­end says that in Varm­land, Swe­den, where my fam­ily lives, Lucia brought food to the starv­ing vil­lagers at Lake Van­ern. St. Lucia Day is Decem­ber 13, which was pre­vi­ously Win­ter Sol­stice on the old Julian cal­en­dar. On this day, the eldest daugh­ter dresses up in a white gown with a red sash and a crown of candles and brings Lucia buns to her house­hold.

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Caoranach Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Haha, I fell uttely inlove with this dress and the accessories and now - when I've stopped freaking out on how gorgeous this is - I realise we're from the same'ish place. Woho, Värmland! Can't wait for Lucia Day and all the saffron buns :3
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DaisyViktoria Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Yay, that's so awesome!!! I can't wait too! I love those saffron buns! (:
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Caoranach Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Me neither! Thinking of starting early with the bun-baking :3
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L4D2girl613 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Artist
Holy crap,My name is Lucia. I never knew this was a holiday in Sweden!
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DaisyViktoria Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Oh, how cool! You should learn all about Lucia (who was actually Italian) and celebrate! I love St. Lucia Day, and I think it's a great holiday for everyone to celebrate! (:
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lightkitty2011 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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DaisyViktoria Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you!
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lightkitty2011 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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crazinessx4 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
this is gorgeous. you did amazing work!
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rileysun20 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Just fantastic! That red corset is a dream come true.
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DaisyViktoria Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you!
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Durnesque Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw! That's lovely!
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DaisyViktoria Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you!
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Durnesque Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty and meaningful ^^ great design
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DaisyViktoria Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thanks!
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TraditionalCMD Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awwww. I'm not that slender. I would've loved to have bought it. Keep up the great work!
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DaisyViktoria Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
This one is my personal gown, but I would be more than happy to make one in your size for you! Please send me an email at daisy @ daisyviktoria.com, and I can get a custom order started for you, to fit your exact measurements!
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TraditionalCMD Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Tell me what measurements you need please, and I will get them for you. Thank you.
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DaisyViktoria Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I normally do all of this through email so you don't have to post it publicly! Please email me your height, bust, waist, hip, neck, shoulder to shoulder width, and arm length. Send the email to daisy @ daisyviktoria.com (no spaces)
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silfverpaw Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
We mostly get to know that she was a girl from italy, and like a old man wanted to marry her but she refused, something something, and she got her eyes cut out, but was given even more beautiful eyes by -god- and then the man stabbed her in her belly so she bled and.... burned her?
So the whiteness stand for virginity, the red ribbon is the blood and the candles are either that she got burned, or that she got new eyes. Idunno.

ANYWAY. I love it. The red you used for the corset, the add of the white neck-thingy and the long sleeves. I'd love to see it on. A very beautiful design.
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