Saturday, February 12, 2011

Deco Poppies

I've always loved the wacky print of this dress - it puts me in mind of Art Deco motifs, and the colour scheme of coral, terracotta, powder blue and navy feels very 40s to me. It's not vintage but new, purchased in Thailand when I was living there. As such it's rather shorter than I like, hitting just above the knee, and as a result I rarely wear it. But I thought it deserved an outing so I added length by wearing a petticoat to peek out under the hem.

The colour scheme was fun to play with, and it gave me an opportunity to get out some accessories I don't often wear. I attached the vintage salmon velvet poppy to a straw fascinator base with a couple of stitches then just pinned it in place on my head with a couple of kirbigrips (bobby pins).

Dress, purchased in Thailand; Carved Bakelite bangle, ebay; Gloves, can't remember (I think they came as part of a lot from ebay); Straw fascinator base, Squirlgirl; 1930s velvet millinery poppy, Agincourt House Antiques, Monmouth; Shoes, Yoma; Necklace, found in the attic; Petticoat, etsy; Belt, purchased in Thailand; Earrings, made by me from vintage buttons.

Photos by Matin. Poppy graphic from this gorgeous fabric by Cindy Lindgren.


  1. Lovely ensemble! I've really been taken with coral and navy, lately.

  2. Fabulous! I love the print (and the fascinator!).

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    Oh, you used my favorite trick Charlotte ~ it's not very vintage, but when my dresses are too short {I like them at the knee or below too} I wear them with a petticoat. Cute ensemble!

    bonita of Depict This!
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