Wednesday, 25 April 2012

my picnic at hanging rock dress and a sunday

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On Sunday I decided I could either feel sick and sorry for myself on the couch, or I could go for a walk and "take the air" and improve on things. I thought it would be the perfect time to risk wading well and truly into all out fey territory and wear my Edwardian child's dress; if I am walking in the Victorian bush (or Yarra Scenic Drive, in the middle of Melbourne, to be precise) why not get all Picnic At Hanging Rock? Of course, going on long walks require sensible shoes. I've had these boots for years and they're still super comfortable. And they seemed rather appropriate anyway... ha! The dress does do up all the way, but, fragile as it is, I thought it best to leave the top button undone. I get quite active, you see. I blame it on the "ostrich branch". I found the ostrich-feather shaped leafy twig a few steps in, and it was quite the country walk companion.

I think these pictures actually captured the moment that the season finally changed here. The sunny picture, the third one down, is how the walk started. Before long the clouds came in and there was a big rain storm – and we had a text from friends wondering if we felt like cocktails? Why yes, yes we did. Indoors sounded like a good idea. Tequila and guava, yum. Then it was home, back through the rain and a rainbow, for dinner. I am going to do a lot more of this walking this winter. But not always in Edwardian dresses!

41 comments:

Pretty Things said...

what fabulous pictures, look like a much better way to feel good when you ill rather than sit on the couch. love the dress, and your hair is AMAZING! you should so do a tutorial!

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xxx

Debra Anne of The GIPSY in the PARLOUR said...

perfection inspired by one of my favourite films of all time!!

have a lovely day ;-)

LandGirl1980 said...

Top frock and I am still in LOVE with your bag :)

Immortality Passion said...

Beautiful!!!!

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Emma Litton said...

Soooo fantastic! I actually kind of like the dress with the boots, it's a lovely look for a walk.

xo,
Em

Sandra said...

What a lovely dress!!! Looks like you had a lovely Sunday!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Utterly adore that dress and flower in your hair, you look enchanting. Hope you are feeling better :) x

Dakota said...

These pictures are absolutely stunning!! Picnic At Hanging Rock is among my very favorite films; such a haunting yet beautiful atmosphere.

And aren't you lucky to fit into Edwardian childrens' clothes! I adore that little dress, it's so ethereal and summery.

Martina Visnjic art said...

You look fantastic as always, the pictures are so beautiful.

Lisa said...

This dress is adorable! And the boots are the perfect foil. I like it!

Sher said...

i always feel like i'm stepping into another world when i come to your blog! it's lovely:)

monjournalpastrèsintime said...

I love that dress !

Anonymous said...

I ADORE how you did your hair!!! Could you do a tutorial?

Peachy Keen said...

Stunning dress, love it teamed with the boots. Those cocktails look delish!

Jade

Sandrina said...

beautiful dress :)

Anna | Mormor hade stil said...

Lovely pictures, as always!

kaarlijnx-x said...

beautiful pictures. I really like your cute white dress!

Rohmy said...

You look so beautiful and i love the pictures. Season is changing here too, but here (germany) we wait for the summer to start :))
R.

ana! said...

Awesome dress, and love love love the reference to Picnic At Hanging Rock. Most people have never heard about that film in the states, which is a same because it's so beautiful. :)

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Oh, gorgeous, gorgeous photos. I love the outfit. So very Australian.

Madeline Grace said...

I love this dress! It is so pretty! You should do another hair tutorial on this style? I love it! I wish I could do this!

Laura said...

Everything in this post is just so lovely and inspiring! I truly never thought of wearing an Edwardian dress out and about, but you make it look so perfectly natural :)

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esme and the lane way said...

Madeline Grace, Pretty Things and anonymous: yes, I will do a hair tutoiral for this style! It's really easy :)

Dakota: hehe it's actually pretty big as kids' clothing goes, I think for a 14 year old or so? And I'm just short, ha! ;)

Teresa said...

Picnic at Hanging Rock is one of my favourite books and movies. I love your pictures! Very Miranda. :)

Joey said...

Wow!! Gorgeous!!! Love the white and vintage dress!!! Surreal and will keep in mind for a long time!! Love the red lips!!:D
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Hannah said...

Gorgeous dress, I am after one just like it! x

Beck said...

Such beautiful pictures... & I am in love with your hair! Such a great colour! xo Beck

Rachel said...

Stunning dress and ALL the rest. I've been meaning to ask you a question for a long time- hope you can help me out with it. Your photos are so vibrant and beautiful, yet natural looking. Are you using photoshop (etc) to edit your photos? If so, do you mind giving a little description of the kinds of things you do? Any hints would be much appreciated. Also, thank you for your blog. I just came back from a month of holidays and had 18 or so unread posts of yours to read. Was very exciting indeed. x

Rachel said...

Hi, I really hope this doesn't post twice. If it does- apologies.

Stunning dress and ALL the rest. I've been meaning to ask you a question for a long time- hope you can help me out with it. Your photos are so vibrant and beautiful, yet natural looking. Are you using photoshop (etc) to edit your photos? If so, do you mind giving a little description of the kinds of things you do? Any hints would be much appreciated. Also, thank you for your blog. I just came back from a month of holidays and had 18 or so unread posts of yours to read. Was very exciting indeed. x

Andi B. Goode said...

This dress is so beautiful! As soon as I saw the pictures on flickr I thought 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'!
-Andi x

Aureart said...

che Meraviglia...che Poesia...that's Art!
Molti complimenti per il Tuo Stile...Evviva,Cheers!
Greetings from Italy

Misha said...

I love that film. And this does really give me that vibe, the dress is lovely. Your hair color is amazing and I really need to find out where I can get a bag like that. Where did you get it from?

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

wow wow wow. you have more poise in these photos than the likes of audrey hepburn and grace kelly. I've never been to hanging rock but have always wanted to. when living in Ireland when I was 11, the film "picnic at hanging rock" was playing, surprisingly. it made me yearn for home so much. I hope you didn't up going crazy and running down through the bush in you undergarments. what a scandal that would be! :D


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Ceri said...

You look as beautiful as a porcelain doll with your fair complexion and that stunning dress. <3 I wish I could pull off white but my complexion looks awful with it.

Gorgeous, hunni.

lizzyslovelylooks said...

your just gorgeous! loooove the dress too!!

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look see said...

Love the dress - love the photos! :)

gabrielle-The Gift of Gab said...

This outfit is so lovely lovely lovely. Your makeup is flawless! I really enjoyed looking at your cocktail concoction. It looks so elegant.

Jamie Rose said...

These pictures are so lovely! Your white dress is beautiful.

esme and the lane way said...

Meg Eileen Carroll: hehe no, it was all well behaved and above board!

Misha: it's from asos – I think they have a few bowling bag styles at the moment? :)

Rachel: yep, I use photoshop to edit all my pics. I just do a few easy things, and I should really do a blog post on it. It doesn't take too long :)

kater said...

This is perfect, everything is perfect! Ahhhh!

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