Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Last weekend I found this great faux fur hat in one of my favourite charity shops, which gave me the perfect justification to lug around two big coats and some heels on a family walk in the hills... This is a spot that has been frequented by us many times over the years, and what I love about it is how one minute you are following a path in the middle of nowhere and the next you are confronted by a TV mast towering on the crown of a hill. What a great contrast.
The vintage black coat was bought at a flea market stall, and is the only real winter coat I am willing to wear all the time for actual warmth. The trapeze shape is beautiful and I love the detailing of the wool. The matching hat was given to me by my paternal Grandmother. Who doesn't love a floppy hat? The brooch was also hers.
The rusty red coat is my 92 year old great-grandma's and is the last truly vintage item she had in her wardrobe. Just donated to me. I believe it was worn at my mother's christening. Again, very warm- the way coats used to be made to last (though the sleeves are far too short for me). The shoes are from a charity shop. Unfortunately, they look fantastic but are the most uncomfortable things to walk in ever! Both pairs of gloves are family donated. (Another great-granny's, along with the brooch) The dress in both of them is from Beyond Retro. I've just re-discovered it for the second time as it was skulking in the back of my wardrobe for about 3 months.
I'm now off to finish off my art project due in tomorrow (textiles of course!), so good night!