I wore this 1970s Brigitte of London dress yesterday, and felt good.
I bought it at a vintage fair and apart from wearing it here, promptly forgot all about it, such is the number of frocks I own...
For those who asked (Kylie and Lakota, those curious souls!) I haven't done the final count yet, I may confess the total, or I may be too embarrassed!
Anyway - I do love it, it's a pretty floaty Grecian Goddess of a frock.
... the photos have given me pause for thought.
I am not convinced I love it on me.
Does anyone else ever feel the camera tells a different story from the mirror?
I have chosen the better photos (naturally) but I still think I look quite hippy in it, and the drapeyness of the top isn't so flattering.
I think it looked better in winter with a cardigan and and boots, but that covers up the lovely print on the top.
Hmmm... not sure if it's a keeper or heading for Ebay.
I have no such doubts about this dress.
I bought it from an Ebay seller who described buying the frock in 1969, then falling pregnant, going on to have her family, and putting the dress away, never to be worn again. She sounded rather regretful to be selling part of her youth, but recognised she wouldn't wear it again, and she wanted it to go to a good home.
I am always a sucker for clothes with a personal story attached, so when I won the dress, I emailed the seller to tell her how much I loved it and that I had received many compliments when wearing it. She got back in touch to say how pleased she was that it was finally being worn, after 40 years of being stored away.
That print is far too wonderful to be hidden away in a suitcase!
It's my posing-in-a-pretty-frock-against-a-grotty-wall Style Blogger face.
Yeah, I understand ironic juxtaposition, cos I'm really fucking cool.
Nah, not really!
One of the mums at school commented to me that her daughter told her I am always laughing.
Not always. But often!
1960s Sherman of London cotton maxi dress - Ebay
Kimono-style jacket and bracelets - charity shop
Fly sandals - retail
Hair flowers - retail/charity shop
Pendant - car boot
1980s beads - from lovely new mum Liz
I would be interested to know whether you have different opinions on your outfits after seeing your photos of them, as opposed to how you feel in them or how you see yourself in the mirror. Better, worse, or the same?