Thursday, 19 January 2012

Lacey Dreams

Subtle suggestions of skin under softly spread blossoms... lacey shadows falling about her feet in the afternoon sun.
She held onto the skirt on each side and raised it up, becoming a winged dream on the grass ahead for a few magic minutes. A creature emerging from the dim, motionless place inside herself. 
Then the sun dipped away and all there was was shadow and memory.

There's just something about lace isn't there?
This beautiful 60's tea dress will make you feel like an angel. Creamy scallop-edge lace, in a full skirt falling from a gathered waist, sweetheart bandeau neckline behind the throat-high lace, long sleeves and vee back.  I imagine it as a wedding dress, with some cheeky coloured shoes and unique couture headpiece. There is only one of course, which is located here, and whichever Cinderella can fit into it comfortably (I honestly only just got into it! So it is really a 6 or very small 8), and buys it, is one lucky lady.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A Little Vintage Trail

Back from our trip to SA and VIC, with some goodies for the shop and a few pics of our wanderings...

Irving Baby
Twin Street, off Rundle Mall, Adelaide City
This little gem has long been a favourite vintage haunt when we visit adelaide. On the rockerbilly side, it's full of fun bits and pieces and well priced clothing. It been operating for 19 years!

Hunter Gatherer
Brunswick Street, Melbourne
This pretty little pet on funky Brunswick street is a must to check out. A great range of clothing at good prices. And even better... it is a charity based store, with proceeds going to help children in India. We love!

Lost and Found Market
1/5 Perry Street, Collingwood
An Aladins cave of all things vintage. Made up of many individual sellers goods in little pockets of individuality, inside one great old warehouse. You could spend days in here. And the staff are just lovely too.

Thanks Adelaide and Melbourne for a great old time!