Sunday, 24 October 2010

Autumn Sky Shop Update

Here is the dandeliongirl vintage first shop update! This time it is a palette of blues and greens. I hope you see something you like.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Concrete Sky

Dress - jumble sale
Cardigan - jumble sale
Boots - vintage
Bag - vintage, Christmas present last year
Bracelet - charity shop
Belt - charity shop

These photos are from last Friday. This is what I wore to a friend's party that evening. The majority of this outfit is vintage, and mainly courtesy of the many jumble sales I have been frequenting lately. The dress has the kind of print that on the one hand makes me think bank-worker-uniform circa the mid nineties and on the other, makes me think of space and the night sky. It was also massive so I took in the side seams and hemmed it, and voila a party dress is born. I meant to put the boots in the shop, but they just seem to go with everything and I couldn't resist. And the bracelet is Cacheral from a charity shop about ten years ago. I think it might have been a free gift, since all the charms are perfume bottles. I'm glad I photographed it now, since I seem to have lost it since. Hopefully it will turn up.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Dandelion Girl Vintage

So a little news, I have finally opened an Etsy store! The dandelion girl vintage  I have wanted to do this for so long and have been slowly amassing piles of vintage for this very purpose. This first update is inspired by the changing colours of the leaves, with a palette of yellow, tan and brown (with a little pink and white thrown in too.) I have only sourced items I would wear myself and I hope you find something to tempt you. Also if you're a reader of this blog and want to purchase something in the store, just convo me the words 'secret gift' and the first person to do so will get a special free gift. I hope everyone's having a good week and I would love it if you'd stop by the store for a little browse.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Opening Zion

L-R: Anna Widtsoe, Mildred Gerrard, Nell Creer, Melba Dunyon, Dora Montague and Catherine Levering

These lovely vintage  images are all taken from the book 'Opening Zion' by John and Melissa Clark that I bought while I was in America. The book is described as 'part fashion spread, part adventure guide' so you can see how it would appeal to me. The book is just crammed with these wonderful photos of girls in their hiking gear exploring the Zion National Park as it's first official tourists in 1920. I thought these photos would make for great fall inspiration, the sailor collars, knitted jumpers, laced up boots... I wouldn't mind having them all. Hopefully I will get around to doing a more in depth post about the book in the near future.