22 October 2010

purple bat


did you know that purple is my favourite colour? well, you do now. it seems to go with everything, especially gold and brown I think. had a few spare hours this morning whilst waiting for the gas man {actually it doesn't take the two of us to be there, but y'know, we worked late again last night to be fair}. thought I'd venture out to the woods at the back of our flat again. actually its a graveyard but I try to not think about that bit!

this dress is a recent find, two things I like about it are: its really warm and soft, and the colour of course.
however, its a bit if a tent, so it may have another life as a shorter more fitted dress once my eager paws have got the scissors to it! I guess it is from the late 1970s/early 80s judging by those bat wings! Amazing and a bit scary too. by the way, that necklace is available to order from us at RUST, we don't have it in stock as I made it for my wedding {we used to have it in silver}, its 9ct gold with a large freshwater pearl and gold feather, I wear it nearly everyday. that belt I'm wearing is a fave too, it the most realistic fake leather! even Nao had to do is sniffing test before he could believe it! I've had it for years...it came from Primarni for about £2. the white brogues are from Kate Kanzier, who's shop is yards from our jewellery shop {they should really pay me for the amount of times I've mentioned them by now!}.

not just bat wings, but balloon sleeves too! I could take off if there was a sudden breeze.

so enough of my prancing about the woods...I'd better get back to some work, ....yawn.

12 comments:

  1. lovely artemis! you look gorgeous. I always read your blog so i thought it was about time I showed my appreciation...

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  2. Beautiful dress! You've revamped your blog, looks great, very stylish :) Happy weekend!

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  3. Lovely dress, great colour on you! You have the tiniest waist! very envious!

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  4. so so lovely, perfect for autumn!

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  5. I LOVE your dress...it looks amazing with the brogues...gotta get me some Kate Kanziers...Question...do her shoes come up bigger or smaller in size? I'll be mail ordering, so want to get it right! I too like your new look blog. Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. lovely dress, where is the picture taken? It looks beautiful!

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  7. How pretty you look!

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  8. Hello Artemis,

    necklace is lovely. Budget a bit tight this month though...

    I notice you like days out to stately homes/gardens and wotnot... I live in Bristol near Westonbirt Arboretum. Went on Sunday, it was beeootiful - http://www.ruth-brooker.co.uk/blog/?p=394

    Lovely at this time of year if you can be bothered to drive this far.

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  9. I really envy people who find good stuff at Primari! It looks soooooo like leather. Dress great, necklace great, belt great! Keep up the inspiring blogging.
    Jo xxx

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  10. Anonymous24.10.10

    Despite the shocking, astronomical prices I really love Stella Mac's stuff for not using leather for accessories. BUT EVEN BETTER when you can find good quality non-leather belts, shoes and bags that are gently used. So hats off to you, Artemis, for choosing the non-leather vintage when you can find it! Alas quality is so often the problem and really well-made leather goods can last a lifetime.

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  11. the color of the dress is gorgeous...and I am liking the bat-like sleeves quite a bit!

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  12. Purple is my favourite colour too. But it's hard to find nice clothes that are purple. This dress is definitely a keeper. (I'm a little jealous...)

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