Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Let sleeping dresses walk




























































































Yet more photos from my shoot in the arboretum last thursday.. Yet more clothes owned by my great-grandma, (mum's-dad's-mother). This dress is an original 50's creation that was found in the attic when  the house was being cleared out - hence the title - a dress that has been asleep for decades gets a new outing and turns its face to the sun. It's the first time I've worn it, and unfortunately it's slightly too big, as well as the elastic having perished, so I had to enlist the help of a trusty safety pin.
There's something about graffic floral prints that always makes me smile. This is definitely a rather bold dress... And the summery scenery definitely compliments it. I felt like a giant flower against the greenery.
I wore it with peep toe shoes that I was given after doing the vintage photo shoot for the wonderful Bertie's vintage shop.
The gold battered locket came from my favourite vintage and antique stall in my local market town. (A bargain, at £5). It's actually quite dangerous for me to visit Rosie's stall, as I'm in peril of parting with more money than I plan!
I love the last shot of the cat. It tried very persistently to make its way into the photos.. Much more of a poser than me!
Photographer: The ever fabulous Flo

46 comments:

Ruxandra said...

lovely dress:)i like the photos a lot, when you moved i saw the fluidity of the dress.and thinking it has over 50 years...wow!

Lemondrop Marie said...

The cat is a lovely model, but you look fab in that vintage dress! So pretty, love the iron gate in the pics too!

styleodyssey said...

beautiful vintage dress you have there- a lovely treasure! aside from the disintegrated elastic, it looks to be in great condition.

sophie la-la-la x said...

amazing shots and lovely dress, I wish my family had as many beautiful vintage clothing as yours!
soph x

www.beautiful-rampage.blogspot.com

thatsorad said...

You always take the coolest pics! I love the pattern on that dress! Your Great Grandma had style! You obviously inherited her sense of style.....and the dress!!! :) LOL Lovely! CS

nOeMi!!! said...

great dress!!
ur blog is wonderful!
xoxo

Raji said...

Gorgeous dress
Great photos

Style Bird said...

Wonderful dress...lovely shots!

CC said...

Love the black and white ones!
:)


Xx

Sarah said...

These pictures remind me of Alice in Wonderland (the cat!). So good. This is sooo pretty :)

Adela said...

i love that dress! once again, i must compliament you on your gorgeous hair! =)

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Leproust Vintage said...

You are so stunning! Beautiful photos, and that dress is incredible. That is so neat that it has such a wonderful history behind it, especially family ties!

Maria said...

loved the 2nd photo.
this remind me of Alice in Wonderland.
so beautiful.
;**

Natalie said...

Your photo shoots are so cute! really shows your fun personality. that dress is lovely :)

Amelia said...

These pictures are so lovely! I love how twirly the dress is.

sophie la-la-la x said...

Its a really good movie - one of my audrey favourites!
soph x

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Birgit said...

Wauw, you know you are so beautiful and I really like your pictures. You have really cute blog, I looove your first picture. Really nice

xx Birgit
www.taukaa.blogspot.com

ryder said...

YOU ARE GORGOUS!!!!!


amazingly beautiful. you remind me on kelsey van mook.

That London girl said...

oh wowo
ure gorgeous
love these series of photos


i love finding all old stuff :)

Erika said...

I so love the black and white ones where you're on the swing. They have such a Victorian, old-fashioned feel to them. And, of course, who can resist the kitty? I think he wants to model, as well! :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous dress! You look very beautiful in it. You're lucky to have such fab clothes in the family. :)

ONiC said...

i love the pattern of your dress. and you look really lovely :]

Farrah @ Stylecrumbs said...

That dress screams FUN FUN FUN!! And you look gorgeous as always, missy :)

XO

6roove said...

nice dress
wow, you are beautiful, girl

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sophie la-la-la x said...

yeh - i love to kill a mocking bird, one of my favourite books!
have you seen the movie?

soph x
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Eliza said...

you are such a fairy! and you are lucky that you found all those beautiful clothes there! :) i have almost nothing from my family (clothes). my mother and grandmother gave them, in time, so now there is almost nothing left. and i love the 11th and 12th photographs. oh my how beautiful they are. where is that beautiful location anyway? <3

Raez said...

gorgeous girly! but wow, your cat looks like a lion in that one shot, haha:)

xx raez

Dylana said...

Thank you for such a sweet comment! You are absolutely gorgeous and have such amazing style for someone so young! Your dresses are all beautiful and the photographs of you inspire me so much! I am so happy I cam across your blog! :)

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Dani said...

what a great photo shoot! and cute cat! ;)

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June Paski said...

i love ur great-grandma dress, i love the flowers pattern, it's so beautiful and you can saw the pattern like these now, aww ur so lucky and you look beautiful wearing it :)

im agree with you, i like unique things who just a few people wearing it, i think i ever seen more than 10 people wear these buckle shoes

xxx

Tati said...

i love your pictures! I love taking pictures too!
you look fabulouss in tht dress and is it strange to say i like your hair? haha...anyway cute blog! cant wait to c ur nxt post!!

meraldia said...

I love vintage clothes! This dress is really beautiful!!

Marie-Louise said...

the second one is so amazing when the motion in your skirt!!

Birgit said...

hahaha nooo thank you, for your sweet comment. :) so thanks ;)

Love Birgit
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Birgit said...

thank youu, I love masks. they have something special/mysterious, that's whatI really like about them.

x Birgit
www.taukaa.blogspot.com

Pearl Westwood said...

That last shot is so the Cheshire Cat! Infact, a lot of your shots remind me of Alice in Wonderland, so fully of magic x
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Fashion Addict said...

Ok, so this photoshoot of you is just gorgeous and I love the dress.

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Nubia said...

I love this pics you look so pretty, awesome swing. lovely dress

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Terry said...

Wonderful photos!
Wonderful dress!
Wonderful model !
I really like the second photo :)


Kisses

Andie said...

love your photography! and your dress is BEAUTIFUL! jealz...

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Yellow Cab said...

these photos are just amazing. love all them.

Xo, YC.

polka dot (Jill Carin Adams) said...

Hey Roz,
What a delight to come home, post, hang out (husband is listening to cricket, how quaint!) and come to say hi & thanks for your comments, and see these gorgeous shots! It's funny when I was younger, of course there wasn't blogs, so I'd do these 'self portraits' with the timer.. they've got a similar feel. It's rare to see another photographer that uses themselves as their own muse : )

Ah! Pearl's just commented! Hi Pearl! Yes, come to think of it your style IS very Alice in Wonderland. Magic is my favourite word these days. I can't seem to post as anything other than my long formal sign-off. jCx

HEK said...

Love your photos!

Fashion Pix said...

Beautiful pictures, you look great!

Sylvia said...

Such a great outfit, and I love the story behind it!

MissNeira said...

that print is fabulous
and the fullness of the skirt is so 50s, love it

xoxo
miss neira