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fur and lace

Posted on: 11.1.12

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This lace dress was destined for my vintage shop, but unfortunately it is way to fragile to make worthy of the shop, in fact its full of holes. Sadly, this is probably the last time this ninety year old dress will ever be worn. Its rather figure hugging, bias cut with a fish tail skirt and deep 'v' back...very thirties!

I took these photos in the graveyard at the back of our flat...some dog walkers thought I was some mad lady prancing about in the woods like a ghostly bride. Anyways, it was all good fun, and i get to show yous all my fakey furry snood, which has been a life saver this winter. I love it {even though I can hardly see out of it}.

By the way, my Junkaholique Shop is open, but I have not added any new stock yet...I hope to do that this weekend if all goes to plan.

Now, i just need to find my way out of this january funk...

17 comments:

  1. Awww. It's so gorgeous. I'd frame it and put it in my studio to retire it. Best of luck losing the funk. I'm just about done shaking off mine, too.

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  2. you make the dress even more beautiful on your lovely figure ;0)
    i bought a few items while studying in London from Camden market, i loved being on a textile degree because of the fact you could be a bit more creative with style. 7 years on i think i still carry that individual style and love vintage even if my figure has totally changed now...
    i love your vintage goodies and the 'rust' jewellery ;0)...you capture your life in photography so enchantingly x

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  3. It looks gorgeous on you but will still look beautiful hanging on a wall to gaze at adoringly! I wonder who wore it originally ...?

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  4. Beautiful post today!

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  5. What a stunning dress. I especially love it with the boots. What a shame it'll never have an adventure again...

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  6. I adore the dress of it- and your styling. I had a 1930s lace dress and wore it till it fell to bits. I still have the wee shrug that went with it but it is more stitches to hold it together than lace now. I ended up getting the shrug, a beautiful little shape, copied by a costume designer friend. She used lace left over from costumes made for a Russian ballet company production of the Nutcracker! Anyways its beautiful as well and reminds me of the old one. Sorry this is so long! Lovely post as usual from you! Jx

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  7. I predict we'll see that dress in some form again...!? Maybe more daffs would help clear the January blues?

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  8. What an absolutely gorgeous dress, x

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  9. I love the idea of wearing lace in the winter, it's a dainty contrast to the wool and fur.

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  10. suits you so well, I can't imagine it on anyone else... Yes the Jan-funk sucks doesn't it?? Fortunately I live in the southern hemisphere, so a good swim in the ocean usually fixes it. Wish you could enjoy that remedy too!

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  11. That dress is just perfect.Pity you couldnt patch up the holes and wear it.

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  12. Love that dress what are you going to do with it?I think hanging it would e nice.

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  13. Lovely pictures ! I love the dress and the fur.

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  14. Cecelia12.1.12

    Great styling worthy of a beautiful dress!

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  15. Lovely photos and very stylish dress, but you look a bit sad? Hopefully it's just because there's not enough sun...

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  16. decorartuk, not sad at all, thats what i look like normally ; )

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  17. Just laughing at the above, I always get told I look sad too! I say, that is just my face!
    I love the dress and it looks so nice. I like the fact it is so long too. What will you do with it? It is such a beauty. x

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