Sunday, 24 August 2008

Eureka

At first I was a little nervous that the land down plenty wouldn't fulfil my current hankering and obsession with vintage fashion. It's not that I lacked faith in the style of my predecessors, I'm a huge fan of pre war petticoats and the peter pan collar. I just wasn't quite sure our grand parentals placed enough emphasis on fashion in the early years to horde all of those special “just in case my great great grand daughter fancied this peacock blue velvet hat” style pieces.  I figured they were more concerned with digging for gold than worrying about the style stakes of their future offspring's offspring's.
That was until I stumbled across this sensational true red boucle jacket, complete with black gross grain ribbon detail and so gordy their great gold buttons. To my surprise all of a sudden I was Advancing Australia Fair, vintage style.

As far as my all Australian family were concerned I had nothing to worry about,“the first fleet were totally super stylin' mate stop stressing out about it”.

13 people have commented:

Alice said...

oh i love it!!!! I love the colours in the jacket and I ADORE that big white flower!!

WendyB said...

Great find.

Make Do and Mend said...

Ah already settling back into the homeland and stamping your style!

The Seeker said...

What a great jacket.

xoxo

pretty face said...

Tres chanelesque, n'est-ce pas? (sorry I couldn't resist the urge to speak French, despite realising the high levels of pretentiousness it displays..)

Liv/e in Both Senses said...

Unfortunately my mother got her hands on the things my Nonna had kept. She threw them away! Turns out, my mum was pretty stylish when she was younger...fiar bit skinnier too....alas, the wardrobe is bare =(

Grant said...

Magnifique! Francis, you look so splendid in that coat. And that beautiful flower really tops off the look very nicely. Xx

The Danettes said...

Uh Wauv! Love the first pic!

Skye said...

Fabulous jacket - I'm sure you'll find a wealth of vintage treasures here, you just might need to dig a little deeper (which is all part of the fun)!

fashion herald said...

wonderful, good to know the ancestors had it going on.

Lavender said...

Love you work. We need more stylish ladies here in the homeland.

I left a job I loved in the UK and a landscape I couldn’t quit to come back home to Brix in 2005 and it took me more than a while to find my place here again.

I’ve linked to Mud on my Tea Dress from my own blog which is turning out to be somewhat of a new obsession of mine.

PorcelainBlonde said...

The flower head piece looks stunning on you and the jacket is chanelesque!

I'm glad you're finding vintage treasures at home :)

susie_bubble said...

Boucle and oversized flower on the head equals magic...