It's an unnaturally cold day with rainfall of biblical proportions & no chance of giving my latest Dollyrockers dress an outing so this one will have to do. Featured on my blog many times, its been to festivals, dinner parties and on wild nights out. The last time I wore it was on holiday in the Lake District with Krista when it joined us at an Ambleside pub, a North Indian feast and nearly burst it's seams as we laughed along to Withnail and I for the hundredth time.
I love owning garments with happy memories entwined into the fabric.
|Dollyrockers Maxi (Second To None, Walsall, 2010), Green suede platforms (£5, local market), Barry M Spring Green nails|
I love vintage Dollyrockers as the designs are guaranteed to fit a short-arsed, boob-less wonder like me but label snob I ain't, designer brands emblazoned across garments leave me cold, It bags and fancy heels don't appeal and don't even get me started on my hatred for posh wellies with visible logos, I'd rather risk trench foot at Glastonbury than be seen at a festival in anything so crass.
I knew Jon was the man for me on our first date when I spotted the holes in his clothes where he'd hacked off the maker's outer labels. Even a humble Levi tag makes him see red.
That being said I am an utter whore for a groovy vintage label when it's discretely tucked away on the inside.
I snaffled this late 1960s midi dress from Sue Ryder last Thursday solely because the tag inside make me weak at the knees (although the combination of aubergine velvet and ankle-grazing plaited belt are pretty special).
...and this 1960s shirt Jon recently found in Sense makes me inexplicably happy,
but if I was given an endless supply of cash to splash on whatever I wanted I'd still only shop second-hand.
With not a cat in hell's chance of a car boot sale this week & no vintage fairs booked for the weekend I'm knuckling down & updating the Kinky Melon on-line shop. I can't stand much more of this weather so I'm hoping to sell like a demon to afford a flight to somewhere sunny.
See you soon!
See you soon!