One of my favourite fifties dresses (from a great grandma- who else?), I felt like a massive walking flower in this ensemble! Taken in a local arboretum by the wonderful flo.
Lots of pieces of clothing stolen from my mum! The beautiful green dress was one she bought from Beyond Retro, and the jacket was a vintage one of hers. Oh, and the boots were hers too! Sadly now too small for me. Taken in a field on a hill above my house.
My paternal grandmother's much lusted after Balenciaga dress! As I said before, it still amazes me when you look at the detail- it's obvious how much time and effort was put into making the garment. Taken in my grandma's flat, complete with original vintage decor!
The second part of a homage to Ophelia in a raw silk ball gown. Looking back at the summery photos in particular makes me wish for the days when I can tread outside without 5 layers on.
A beautiful red satin evening coat given to me by my paternal grandma shot among the trees of a nearby place. I love the vibrant colour of the coat, that very opulent shade of red.
A DIY Jaeger dress with wellies surrounded by Welsh scenery. I hacked the hem off the dress to tie around the neck in a bow. As many of you will know, I have somewhat of a penchant for Jaeger! (I bought another piece yesterday too, oh dear, the obsession continues..)
A wool tartan skirt rescued from being thrown out, used as a dress. The leather jacket was an Escada one found in a charity shop. The boots- my mum's. Taken on the road behind our house, resplendant with autumn leaves.
I know I still posted this quite recently, but is definitely one of my favourite shoots ever! I adore this striped taffeta skirt, and added my mum's little black cardigan. Thrifted Italian made shoes.
Sorry, for some reason this one won't show at full size, but I still wanted to include it! A tea dress from brick lane and a Jaeger blazer from ebay. (For £5! I bought it months ago and I'm still proud of this bargain.)
This was included on one of my very early posts. Last easter I did a shoot for a local vintage shop called Berties. This exquisite fifties house coat was by far one of my favourite pieces- I have now been searching in vain for a similiar one since. The shoes are also vintage.
Happy new year everyone! I hope you've enjoyed 2009, and are looking forward to 2010.
The past year has certainly been pretty eventful for me. I started my blog back in June, what a long time ago that feels like now! I'd just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has read, commented and followed my blog in the past six months- I really appreciate it!
I thought I'd start off the new year by choosing my ten favourite photos from 2009 to show you all here. (Ten because it is 2010, although I have to admit it would have been much easier if it was 2015 or something!) They range from the very beginning right up until december. Looking through the photos made me think about how my style has evolved, probably partly due to having this blog!
Back to school for me on tuesday, meaning I'll be a lot busier (especially having maths and science exams coming up) but I'm going to try my hardest to keep up with my blog.
One last thanks before I go. The lovely Leslee of http://inkmyfashion.blogspot.com/ did this beautiful portrait of me. I love it, especially the distinctive style and the use of colour. It's so nice that she chose me to draw. So a very big thank you there!
Enjoy this year, I for one am looking forward to what will happen..