Desperate for a Dress

And the Sun…

It’s hard to wear a dress when biking up to Master’s place,
but dievca is getting sick of practical athletic shorts and pants.

she did a little summer splurging on the MatchesFashion.com sales pages:

Rhode Jasmine Floral shirred cotton mini dress

Merlette Tuileries white cotton drawstring Dress

Etro Fantasy Print red side-tie Bikini

Should work out with the RE/done upcycled Levi’s denim mask:


Presentation Outfits…100 Years of Fashion in 2 minutes

dievca was looking to be inspired for Presentation Outfits: she ran into this video and it made her smile and think about options for Master. It seems like the most ‘ladylike’ outfits are from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

The 1910s are too covered and too involved for finding clothing pieces, the 1970s seem like novelty outfits – Disco-oriented, dievca lived the BIG HAIR era of the 1980s (she has a vintage Norma Kamali red satin dress…), the 1990s are back in style – now.

1920s Dress

1930’s Dress

1940’s Red Silk Cocktail Dress Ceil Chapman

CEIL CHAPMAN vintage 1950’s designer Bombshell Cocktail dress silk jersey

1960s Silk Beaded Rhinestone Cocktail Dress Ceil Chapman

Ceil Chapman was an American fashion designer who worked in New York City from the 1940s to the 1960s. She was noted for creating glamorous cocktail and party dresses and for working with celebrity clients including television and movie actresses.


Romantic Retro – inspired by Batignolles

Inspiration:
Jamin Puech Bag
The Batignolles
is a bouquet whose beauty will remain eternal. It brings a touch of elegance and freshness to your style. Decorated with silk flowers each adorned with a brilliant pearl.

Details
Small handbag
Leather strap
Vintage-inspired metal clasp

Also available in Black, Blue, and Tan
490 Euro

Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 15x15x7 cm
Composition: 50% rayon; 50% cotton

Add:

HVN Moon Maria Dress silk

MiuMiu Peep-Toe Pumps with Bow

Princess Seam 1940’s Vintage Coat

18K Gold Plated Cuff

Vintage Bulgari Ear Clips

Chloe Sunglasses 2147

And that is where dievca is going for Master’s future Ladylike looks. Hello HVN!


Feeling like a fille française (presentation outfit)

Dolce & Gabbana Striped Sweater

Gap Denim Wrap Midi Skirt

See by Chloe block-heel sandal Red

Acne Shiloh Crossbody Tan

MJM Light Sterling Cuff

MJM Marriage Cuff

Silver Studs

MJM silver/14K cuff

MJM Opal Cuff

Master’s Vintage Chain

Illesteva Blue Leonard Silver lenses

Woldford Nude Tulle Bra

Wolford Nude Tulle Panties


Vintage Wool Dress and Christopher Marlowe

(click on photo for purchase – Etsy)


BY CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That Valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

And we will sit upon the Rocks,
Seeing the Shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow Rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing Madrigals.

And I will make thee beds of Roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of Myrtle;

A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty Lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold;

A belt of straw and Ivy buds,
With Coral clasps and Amber studs:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me, and be my love.

The Shepherds’ Swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May-morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me, and be my love.


Vintage Dress: Tempting or Tacky?

1960s Vibrant Sheer Silk Chiffon Swing Dress ca 1960 1960s Vibrant Sheer Silk Chiffon Swing Dress back

1960’s Vibrant Sheer Silk Chiffon Swing Dress

This chic retro dress is a palette of citrus greens, hints of golden-yellow, with streaks of aqua blue and smoky brown bands.
The back side of the sleeveless bodice is designed with sweeping draped panel that accentuates the back silhouette.  
The cinched waist flares into a subtle pleated design; transitions into a flouncy ruffled hemline that undulates with every step.

The dress is lined in muted green crepe.

Designed by Pat Sandler for Highlight.

$435

(Click on first photo to purchase)

So…is it adorable or awful?


Summer Afternoon

Summer afternoon,
summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words
in the English language.

Henry James
Miss Selfrdges Orange Tie Front DressDressing for Master:
Miss Selfridge Petites Orange Tie Front Dress
A floppy straw hat,
wedges,
and a clutch.
Miss Selfrdges Orange Tie Front Dress back Miss Selfrdges Orange Tie Front Dress side
Petites orange tie front dress.
Wearing length:85cm 100%
Viscose.
Machine washable.
(click on first photo for purchase information)