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Recap of Customer Photos from 2014!

New Year’s Greetings…and here I’m finally getting around to posting some of the awesome photos I received from customers in the past year. It was truly a wonderful gift each and every time to see a vintage dress brought to life, so thank you all so much for giving these lovelies a home and keeping the world beautiful.

There was this summer wedding in Chicago that I was eagerly anticipating, as the bride Lucy was wearing a 1930s wedding gown from the shop, one of my favourite finds ever and so fabulously iconic of the era that it deserves a place in a fashion history museum. Goodness, she totally worked it. And their outdoor garden ceremony looks like pure magic.

Wedding couple with bride in vintage 1930s satin bias cut halter neck wedding dress

The lovely couple: Lucy and Josh.
Lucy is wearing a vintage 1930s liquid satin bias-cut halter neck wedding gown from the shop.

Wedding couple with guests, bride is wearing vintage 1930s satin bias cut halter neck wedding dress

With the wedding guests.
Lucy is wearing a vintage 1930s liquid satin bias-cut halter neck wedding gown from the shop.

Bride in vintage 1930s satin bias cut halter neck wedding dress, outdoor garden summer wedding

The outdoor wedding ceremony.
After we’ve drooled over the magical setting…behold that exquisite dress back!

Bride in vintage 1930s satin bias cut halter neck wedding dress, outdoor garden summer wedding

Just sunny and fabulous…

Bride putting on vintage 1930s wedding dress

And finally, a sneaky behind-the-scenes shot of the radiant bride

Elisa in Sweden sent me these photos of her wearing a late 1940s to early 1950s New Look lampshade straw hat from the shop. You can read more about the outfit on her vintage 1940s fashion project blog. Elisa is a skilled dressmaker and she made the pretty 1940s reproduction outfit herself! She also works on historical 18th Century sewing and writes about it on her other blog Isis’ Wardrobe (I’m hopelessly into historical re-enactment myself, so it was a wonderful surprise to find out about her similar passion).

Vintage 1940s New Look hat and brown dress ensemble, from Pretty Bones Jefferson

Elisa paired her 1940s to 1950s New Look hat with a handmade 1940s ensemble.

Vintage 1940s New Look hat and brown dress ensemble, from Pretty Bones Jefferson

Elisa paired her 1940s to 1950s New Look hat with a handmade 1940s ensemble.

Susanna Vesna, a fashion blogger friend of mine in Abu Dhabi, wore a 1970s Pretty Bones Jefferson chiffon dress (with a bit of Victorian Revival/1940s look) on her visit  to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Susanna in Pavlovsk Garden, St Petersburg

Susanna in Pavlovsk Garden, St Petersburg; Vintage 1970s pale green chiffon dress

Susanna in Pavlovsk Garden, St Petersburg

Susanna in Pavlovsk Garden, St Petersburg; Vintage 1970s pale green chiffon dress

It was my favourite piece from the Spring 2013 shop collection, such a beautiful pale green colour! You can read more about the photoshoot on her blog here and find the look on Lookbook.nu here.

My photographer friend Deirdre bought a 1970s floral maxi dress (with a gorgeous 1940s style neckline) and a 1970s chiffon nightgown, which she also used for her photography projects (2nd & 3rd photo).

Vintage 1970s floral maxi dress, 1970s does 1940s

Deirdre in vintage 1970s floral maxi dress.

Vintage 1970s floral maxi dress, Deirdre Marie Photography

Erikute in the same 1970s floral maxi dress, photographed by Deirdre Marie.

Vintage 1970s chiffon floral nightgown from Pretty Bones Jefferson Vintage, red scale photo Deirdre Marie Photography

The 1970s chiffon floral nightgown, photographed by Deirdre Marie.

That’s it for now and hopefully there will be more vintage dresses found and re-homed this year. I’ll be shooting the spring collection shortly, so make sure that you are on the mailing list (link is powered by MailChimp) and the shop Facebook page to receive the earliest previews. And again, happy New Year!

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Secret Roses

vintage hairbrush, 1950s/1960s,

old hollywood dress, vintage hair brush, dressing table, vintage green dress, long hair

Another Brocante Market find here – a gorgeous vintage hair brush in a vanity set, that I incorporated into the shoot last week for my shop‘s upcoming vintage collection. It has quite an Art Deco style back, with a a star-bust optical lined cream-coloured plastic hard cover reminiscent of the elevator hall (or the elevator door, too, indeed) of the Empire State Building, the centre of which was left transparent in the shape of a rose bouquet, for the rose picture underneath to show through. The cover happened to have come off while I trying to adjust it, and thus I discovered the vivid, rich paper picture that I didn’t know was there! After taking the photo (which is the top picture here) I have had to replace the protective cover, but the awareness of these hidden roses has made this little gem so special to me.

In all the excitement of my happy accident I have somehow neglected to take a “proper” picture of the brush, which I shall have to remedy in a future post.

This vintage hair brush I think is from the 1960s. There is another vintage hair brush that I’m planning to list on the shop soon, which is a good bit older, from the 1930s or 1940s but of a similar style, and has tiny silk embroidery upon silver satin on the back!

Oh and there will be a 1950s hand mirror, as well…

But first I’m going to be editing these photos from last week and get the new vintage dress collection up (the green dress in the picture is one of the group). This is my first time working on a “collection” of dresses instead of on an individual basis, so it’s a bit daunting; but I think it really makes sense in the big picture.

(Vintage 1940s style 1970s chiffon green Dress: April/May collection at my shop, coming soon)

Vintage 1960s rhinestone necklace: thrifted)

Vintage 1950s/1960s hair brush: Dublin Brocante Market)