Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cupid De Locke








This darling 1920s bridesmaid's dress stole my heart last week when she popped up on my etsy, with original flapper inflicted cigarette holes and many torn seams from too much charlestoning, I knew at once she had to be mine. I still have countless hours of mending ahead of me, a challenge which I will accept as soon as I can bare to take her off...

Living out of a small suitcase can seem pretty intimidating, when we first arrived in America I had a mixture of pretty and practical garments. As the months have passed i've discarded most of my hiking garb and my suitcase is now filled with a handsome array of delicate vintage party dresses which are spilling out onto the floor. Having such limited space means I can only really keep items I truly adore, which isn't so bad after all!

Tell me about your very favourite dress, how did she come to be yours?

12 comments:

  1. Oh Katie you lucky thing. She is beautiful and couldn't have gone to a better home.
    Ooh favourite dress is a tough one, I think this is when I realise I have too many because I cant decide. :-( So bad.
    I have a beautiful 1920's dress that has devore black velvet Art Deco roses all over it. I love it because 1920's drop waisted dresses don't usually suit my figure and I do love them so. It only cost me £20 at a salvage yard of all places, it's in such beautiful condition that i'm scared to wear it for fear of ruining it. xxx

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    1. Ohh that sounds so beautiful and for 20 quid, wow! I usually have the same problem with drop waisted dresses... so darn unflattering on the hips. I was so surprised when this new dress actually fit in all the right places, I think its erring on 30s which probably has a lot to do with it <3

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  2. Your dress is stunning. I love 20s dresses.
    I found my favorite dress, a late? 1930s dusty rose Vionnet with lace, buttons, and pleats at an estate sale a few blocks away from my house for $14. It, like your dress is in need of tons of repair.

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    1. Amanda that sounds lovely, I wish I could have some kind of a photo pool to add all these dream dresses to <3 I love mending old frocks, seeing them come back to life after ours of hand sewing makes me feel a little giddy!

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  3. Lol, you are so crazy. Hauling a 1920s bridesmaid dress is a suitcase around the country. I LOVE it. Who needs to take up suitcase space with boring socks and knickers when you have a dress like that?

    Hope you are having fun. It is hideously cold down here in Melbourne.

    x

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    1. hehehe wouldn't you do the same? ;) I'd totally regret it if I got back to Australia with socks and jocks! I'm having a blast, although it is SO hot in Florida, i'd like a bit of that hideous cold right about now. Seeing that beautiful green coat on your blog made me pine even more!

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  4. It's beautiful and you look luminous in these photos. :) I spend a big portion of my life moving around, so I make sure to only buy and keep things I love, with the exception of a few bare necessities. It is annoying on that one weekend in the year when having hiking boots would be really good, but the rest of the time I'd rather have my party dresses. I'm not sure if I have a favourite dress, but I did get a long-sleeved, peter pan collared 1960s silk velvet number on Etsy for a reasonable price ($30) and I love wearing it on the two days a year when it's cold enough to!

    P.S. I found your "hiking" garb pretty charming, at least what we saw of it here. :)

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  5. You look absolutely stunning. :) That's one of the things I hate about having a nomadic lifestyle - Right now I have the same outfits that I wear again and again and they're really starting to annoy me and don't reflect my personality at all. I need to go traipsing through some markets I think. :)

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  6. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  7. Lovely pictures and you look gorgeous!

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  8. Oh gosh, Katie, you and your dress look other-worldly!

    It's tough to pick just one favorite. I have one 30s frock, a couple 40s, a few 50s...but I'm tempted to say this one 40s-inspired dress that I thrifted. It's just from H&M, and the bodice is sporting a tiny stain from when I got a little overzealous with a cup of coffee. There IS something to be said, isn't there, for dresses that just feel like an extension of your body? Nothing compares with vintage, but one in a while it's nice to throw something on without the fear of ruining a little piece of history.

    Xo,
    Sarzie

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