I love vintage, everything old, especially from the fifties. So when a friend of mine sent me a tip about these dresses at auction at lauritz.com, I literally bid in the last minute. They were estimated to 238 dollars, and I won them for only 75 dollars, a great bargain. But Lauritz charged me 44 dollars to drop them into a box and mail them to me - I suppose I've paid their salary for that day. :(
The flowered dress is just me.
Homely mannequin, beautiful dress - it will look better on me if I lost 6 pounds though.
Also very elegant, but a little too big - I think I'll sew some straps on to it.
A little set of accessories also came with the lot: elegant, long gloves, a nice silver-pearl purse and a silver clutch bag that matches the silver dress perfectly.
All the dresses was very spotted and quite dirty, so having consulted my mother we agreed on trying the dry cleaner first. Thereafter, I could try washing them in my bath tub. My sweet dry cleaner man warned me about a lot of possible accidents, so with great excitement I went to pick up the dresses yesterday. Everything was perfect - now they are all like new, yepiii! :)
I am crazy in love with the flowered and I've planned to wear it at the annual Opel GT club meeting next Saturday. But what shoes to wear with such a lovely fifties dress? My most beautiful, clear, lucite slippers from the fifties, of course:
They have the most fabulous rhinestone heels:
And I've just bought a fantastic nail polish at NegleNymferne - I think this one will dress my nails.
... well, I'd better go polish Tiny Honk. :)