Tuesday, 30 September 2008
After yesterday's '60s influence, I seem to have skipped a decade and landed in the 1970s. I wore my vintage 1970s dress in a way I've been meaning to try for a while, as a blouse.
Since Autumn I've been looking for skater skirts; a vintage velvet purple or red one, and a black one. I am yet to find a velvet one, but have seen some black ones around, and should pick one up. In the mean time, I remembered I had this skirt in my wardrobe.
It is from several years ago, back when waistbands sat on the hips – and to sit anywhere else seemed unimaginable. Now I hate to have my waistband anywhere but on, well, my waist. To bring this skirt into line, I simply lifted and tucked and tied with the belt from the dress. Finally, I added a pair of vintage maroon heels. It suited the strangely cold day.
I was very busy again today, and only managed to get photos in the late afternoon, with the sun sinking and glowing and casting loooong shadows. However, I found this little corner of pale purple light down a lane. I don't know what these flowers are called but they are everywhere at the moment, and are very beautiful, a bit like waterfalls.
I also realised the shape of this has something quite Victorian about it... and, having seen the work of Julia Margaret Cameron (whose work I loved years ago, and then forgot all about) on liebemarlene, I couldn't help myself. [This reminds me, in a round about way, of Francesca Woodman, another photographer with lovely work.]
I did some thrifting recently and have some finds I can't wait to share – all of which skip about in different eras. How about you – do you find you prefer a particular decade, or do you pick and choose from them all? Do tell!
Posted by esme and the laneway at 21:09