Thursday, 4 September 2008

Everything old is new again

Trends come and go so quickly in this fickle world of fashion. One minute we all want to be sailors, the next Scottish dancers. Stripes, tartan, maxi, mini. One month our super skinnys are sitting below the belly button and the next we're pulling the wider leg option over our ears (exaggeration intended). So often I feel bound by the laws of seasonal trends. I need to become free of this as keeping up requires constant reading, watching and $$$$. The latter I most certainly am lacking currently.

Ironically the "old world" never really seems to go out of fashion. For some reason vintage (40 years and beyond) and vintage inspired can nearly always make an appearance, be respected and appreciated, even if it's not your thing. A slight nod to the bygone era (genuine article or reflective of our grandmothers wardrobe) and everyone is happy to pass it off as vintage rather than out of date.

Fashion week saw me prance around in this special number. A few observers commented "What a lovely dress - is it vintage?" "That dress is sweet, I bet it's thrifted and from London". Neither actually. It's Australian and brand spankin' new (no busted zips here ladies). It's just designed by a super smart lass who also agrees vintage never goes out of fashion and fortunately always seems to pay her bills.

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18 people have commented:

WendyB said...

Very pretty.

ModeJunkie said...

i agree with u. nicely put. and that dress is gold worth. hihi. u can pass it to your future daughter and then it will be vintage by then.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

how on EARTH did you get these photos to look like this? please do tell! xxx

susie_bubble said...

So who's the designer then?

Mimi said...

The dress is so beautiful and you look like Irina Lazereanu.

roxanne said...

so true. once a garment has acquired that proverbial layer of dust, it's pretty much a sure thing. good call on getting your vintage fix new, so to speak. i've had far too many forty year old seams break on me. love this blog, by the way.

Make Do and Mend said...

Tres glorious!

Miss Karen said...

I love the dress! I go dizzy trying to keep up with trends and what's in or out so I just don't bother anymore hehe.

The Seeker said...

Amazing :)

xoxo

Francis Girard said...

Susie - Its Alannah Hill but purchased from David Jones, they have a concession in the Queens Plaza store here in Bne as wall as a stand alone.

Cupcakes - The pics have just been faded and then boosted in Iphoto and then the boarders added in photobucket. I then paste the html link into blogger, its super easy. I received a Mac for my 30th and Ive never looked back - its great for photo effects.

kristi said...

you look so much like katy perry its not funni :p

Francis Girard said...

Ps. Cupcakes, it also helps with the pics if you have a boyf who is super into IT...... also helps if they are handsome. much love x

Kristi. Thankyou - I think Katy Perry is lovely, thanks for visiting the blog x

The Stylish Wanderer said...

Yes, there will always be this group of people that wear vintage lace and patterns.

Danz said...

Ouu such a pretty dress! I probably would've guessed the same as the people who stopped you on the street. It looks more like a vintage/thrifted treasure than a piece by a modern designer.

Thanks so much for your wonderful comment - that was so sweet of you! Would you like to exchange links?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend dear :)

fashion herald said...

what a great dress, thanks for the designer's name.

Imelda Matt said...

I love that people couldn't tell it was AH. btw digging the new banner.

The Danettes said...

Love the pictures!

Tiphaine said...

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Tiphaine