To start off, I just want to thank everyone who got involved in the debate on the previous post. There were some incredibly thoughtful and insightful comments. I'd love for people to carry on commenting on it. It's great reading your thoughts.
Now, on to today's post: another one in a very long line of charity/thrift shop finds.
This is a Jaeger dress that was found in Edinburgh over the summer when we were staying on Nicholson Street, which has the most charity shops possible in a single area... So as you can imagine, I couldn't wait to start combing through them. I actually noticed that in the latest Vogue, it also mentioned that specific street of charity shops, so it's obviously a popular destination.
This was from 'Shelter' I think, specialising in vintage. What I was drawn to first with this dress was the fabric (see the closeup.) I love the child-like effect of the crayoned flowers on bright yellow. The fact that it was vintage, Jaeger and only £6 settled it for me.
I customised it a little to suit me more. The hem was cut off to knee length, with the surplus fabric tied around the neck in a pussy bow to give it a seventies feel. I'd usually be thinking about what pair of heels to put with a dress as fabulous as this, but it was a proper welly-wearing walk, so that settled it, Then it was on with the Radley belt (charity shop) and up with the hair into a messy bun. It's the new tramping around the countryside look, Daaaarling!
The photos were taken on the welsh coast in front of a picture postcard estuary. (That's the best way I can be dragged out of the house to go on walks now, with there being a promise of a shoot for my blog at some point along the way. Though my younger brother is none too happy with the extra hanging around).
And lastly, a massive thank you to the bloggers who got back in touch with me about the designs I did for them. I enjoyed this project so much, and it was lovely to be acknowledged by some of the people I drew. I thought I'd just put a small quote from each one to tell you what they thought.
Jane from Sea of Shoes- "You’re a fantastic artist and I wish you all the best-hope someday your designs translate into real life and I can get my hands on those ruffly anklets."
Raez from Cheap Thrills- "Two runway-worthy outfits designed just for me, I love 'em:) Such creativity!"
Adela from Pink Champagne- "You are a wonderful artist, and should definitely consider a career in fashion photography/illustration. I LOVE the picture, and am already thinking of ways to interpret these looks."
Nicky from Lips Of London- "I feel so special having you a fabulous blogger take time to draw outfits influenced by my style!"
Karla from Karla's Closet- "THANKS SO MUCH! very sweeeeet of you, i love it!"
So thanks again to those bloggers, and also to everyone else who commented. It really made my day! I hope to show you some more of my designs sometime..
I'm on holiday now until thursday, but I'll look forward to catching up when I get back.