Sunday, 7 March 2010

orange ruffle dress (and 1950s goodies)



We are having some very wild weather here in Melbourne (really very bad, actually) and it certainly is not very summery any more. I made the switch yesterday from my white handbag to my new black late '50s one, and during the day wore a burnt orange dress; black and orange, how seasonal :) I also tried a set with a centre parting (hehe small details, they matter! At least to me, of course) which I do like, although the curls did not like the humidity. I also used plain water with no setting lotion, and I liked the resulting soft curls I had during the day.



We then had a night out with friends, and I wore a homemade eyelet '50s wiggle dress (more on this dress another time) and had some fun with a different make up: I tried an Angelique Houtkamp girl look! I just love her work, and the colours are inspiring the tattoo I want to get by the end of the year. *Also I have had a bit of a head cold again (pah) and so I haven't been keeping up with the internets (among other things) but I should be back proper tomorrow.*

orange dress with ruffle collar shappere, fitzroy (dresses re-made from '70s and '80s ones)
black skinny patent belt opshop
black shoes target (what a good buy they were!)

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black late '50s handbag opshop
cream and black eyelet '50s dress garage sale (no I am not usually this lucky!)



43 comments:

Amy Alexandra said...

The humidity was just the worse today for hair. Adore that orange dress with your fair skin, can't wait to see more of the wiggle dress xx

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rosanguyen said...

I like how you did your hair.
So natural looking and beautiful.

Danielle said...

Adore the colour of the dress! Just beautiful, stunning as ever. Another fantastic post! Just love your wardrobe!! <3 xx

Gaby and Jane said...

Eeep that makeup is stunning!!!!

Love love love it

Gaby

Wanderlust said...

You look as if you stepped out of a time machine - did I ever tell you how I am green with envy?
Love the post, as always!

Jetsetting Joyce said...

I really love this dress - softly draped and such an unusual colour. And the hairdo today is gorgeous!

Jetsetting Joyce

Sarj said...

That make up is stunning! I've been thinking lately about playing with different styles of make up and getting into really 'out there' eyes. Was it terribly difficult?

Faux Fuchsia said...

Esme, long time admirer-love your makeup and orange dress and lovely bag. All so chic and fresh. Well done.

Miss Emmi said...

You rock orange so well; I'm jealous! That kind of colour would make me look like death :(

I love Angelique's work! I bought my beau a valentine's day card that she designed :) She's really gorgeous as well, just an all round inspiration!

KittyMeow said...

Ooh I do love Angelique Houtkamp - she is really cool in person too...yes I've met her teehee - though I was too starstruck to say much worthwhile! Are your tattoo plans concrete yet or still a rough idea? Can't wait to hear more about it! :-D

Ulrika said...

Love the colour of that dress, lovely oufit!xxx

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Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

gorgeous dress, so feminine!

darlingdee said...

My hair hates the humidity too! Le sigh, the weather has been horrid in Melbourne.

I just adore the Orange dress. It looks beautiful on you

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Harriet said...

Such a pretty dress, the fabric looks so nie, I love the way it drapes.

Stefanie Valentine said...

Your hair and make up are gorgeous, and i just love the colour of your dress!
I normally set my hair without setting lotion as i prefer how it feels and looks without it.
xx

Justice Pirate said...

I am totally loving the orange dress and the t-strap shoes to match it! Beautiful captures!
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Sher said...

Your hair always look so lovely and thick, adore your shoes too:)

tess said...

the orange dress is such a lovely color

BirdNotes said...

Hello!
I can never pull orange off and I have definitely tried. You look lovely and I love absolutely love the red lips with the orange dress. perfection!

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mysterycreature said...

Your make up works really well, it manages to be quite quirky whilst sophisticaed, which is often hard to achieve.

Well done!

Mamushka Marie said...

absolutely gorgeous! love the color!
xo,
claire

Mamushka Marie

Le Tasché said...

The orange dress with ruffles is so awesome and perfect with the black accessories in combination.
Love it!!!!!

AlicePleasance said...

OMG, that's a seriously great dress and it looks so nice on you! The make up is also amazing :-)

Lulu said...

that orange dress with those black shoes is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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Monica said...

cute!

Q's Daydream said...

love that orange dress! and your makeup is stunning :o)

Heather Taylor said...

What fun eye makeup, you look lovely, as always!

Eli said...

mmmmmm the color of the dress looks perfect with your skin and hair color!!

Sarah said...

That orange dress is wonderful. I love the details. Beautiful.

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festival road said...

oh! the tangerine dress is simply divine. Love it!
Ness, www.hbtnstyle.com.au x

esme and the lane way said...

Amy Alexandra: oof I know. Thanks! It's funny with dresses, I think I have too many but of course I also don't :p

rosanguyen: thanks :) It was nice for the first, say, 10 hours..!

Danielle: thanks very much!

Gaby and Jane: thanks! Very different to my usual, and I prefer my vintage thing but it was very fun to do (and scare Husband to Be).

Wanderlust: cool thanks v much! About the time machine, that is :)

Jetsetting Joyce: thanks :) I'm going to borrow from my 1957 Vogue and call it marmalade!

Sarj: thanks! No, not at all, just one green eye shadow and two pinks... it's fun to try out different things sometimes :)

Faux Fuchsia: well hello! Thanks very much :)

Miss Emmi: thanks! Oh, cool, was that at Outre last year? For a billion dumb reasons I ended up missing it (how, how?!) I hope she comes back here one day :) And I should get one of her books. It's on the list...

KittyMeow: ah you too! I could kick myself. My plans are half way there, but I need to work on them, and then check out a friends rec. in Williamstown... it's half crystal, half vague at the moment! :D

Ulrika: thanks very much!

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing: thank you!

darlingdee: thanks! Yes, crazy weather! Scary too. And it broke my rose bush :<

Harriet: thanks :) Yes it's kind of silk like, and soft.

Stefanie Valentine: thanks very much! I definitely prefer my hair without the setting lotion too, now :) Much cleaner!

Justice Pirate: thanks!

Sher: I have ridiculously thick hair hehe! And thanks! :)

tess: I think so too :)

BirdNotes: thanks! I used to hate orange (and yellow) for the same reasons but it works at the moment :)

mysterycreature: thanks very much! I wish I took better pics, but I was in such a rush!

Mamushka Marie: thanks!

Le Tasché: thanks!

AlicePleasance: thanks very much :) It was fun for one night.

Lulu: thank you!

Monica: :D

Q's Daydream: thanks very much!

Heather Taylor: thank you :)

Eli: thanks!

Sarah: thanks, me too, the collar reminds me of mushrooms :)

festival road: thanks!

Mez said...

That burnt orange colour is perfect for your complexion, such a simple yet effective outfit.

darlingdee said...

Thank you for posting on my blog! You're one of my favourite bloggers, it was a true honour.

Thanks

XX
DD

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Stéphanie said...

Oh ! You're FABULOUS !

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Dotti said...

Girl, you simply rock!

The F Word Online said...

loveee the ruffled dress ! your skin is flawless - you look like a porcelain doll, how jealous i am !

xx lue

nay-nay said...

Yep, i'm SOooooOOOO jelous of your look. I wish i could pull off that Angelique girl make up, although i'm not sure I can as I don't have the hair/complexion for it.
Love it anyways.

Bucca said...

adorable dress don't you just wish it could be spring and summer forever so we can dress up in all those lovely summer dresses!

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Treacle said...

That orange dress is divine, and I love the t-strap shoes with it.

Emily Kennedy said...

Ooooh, pretty pretty! The dress is almost edible, it's so lovely, and the make-up is most FAB!

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