Thursday 17 December 2009


Breaking news! British Airways has won a High Court injunction blocking the 12-day strike that had been planned for Christmas. This means that my much anticipated holiday is back on and despite my stinking cold I fully intend to celebrate this evening.

1960's "Nouvelle Vague" wool dress and black shoe boots (Charity shop), Silver bangles and rings (India), Urban Outfitters tassel necklace and H&M tassel earrings (Car boot), Faux fur duck-down filled hat (jumble sale).

It's freezing cold here and tonight's plan are fairly low-key. A brisk walk into town, catching up with friends over a couple of pints in a traditional real ale pub followed by buffet night at our favourite Gujarati restaurant.

I'm not sure what I loved most about this dress when I spotted it in a charity shop last year, the cosy wool content, the glorious retro print or the fabulous label. Old clothing labels are just superb , embroidered and often with kitsch designs. So much more care was taken with the production of vintage clothes as they weren't mass produced. I'm intrigued to find out how a dress made in Bologna ended up in a industrial Black Country town.


  1. That dress is gorgeous!!! The print, wool, looks great and looks like it'd be really comfy aswell.
    I always wonder what/where/when about vintage clothes & accessories, it's lovely to think they have a story behind them.

    X x

  2. You look so cosy in that fab hat! I love those embroidered labels too. Hooray for your flight!

  3. Waahh !! Your dress is FABULOUS !

  4. You have no idea how relieved I am that you get your holiday
    (not least because I can't wait to hear of your fab finds whilst there!)


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