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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel.

Friday, January 22, 2010

dreamy dresses and top knots on rainy days

23 January 2010

It is raining outside. I am wearing one of my favorite dresses. I am listening to Louis Armstrong on vinyl (I love the crackle of a record. My bf found me two Louis Armstrong records and Blueberry Hill - fats domino in a thrift shop last weekend.).

Inspired by the model in the Juliette Hogan lookbooks I have started taking to wearing my hair in a top knot and wearing floaty dresses. It makes me feel like a ballerina. This has coincidently led me to thinking about taking adult ballet classes. I have always wanted to. But looking like a ballerina is rather different to actually mastering the dance.

In other news, I went to one of my old friend's weddings last weekend and it was such a wonderful weekend. I wore the Alice Edwards ball dress I posted about just after my birthday and curled my hair and wore red lipstick. I love any occasion to dress up. It was supposed to be outside but sadly the rain forced everyone inside (this New Zealand summer is the worst I have encountered). In the end, it really didn't matter. It was a lovely personal ceremony.

I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend. I am about to have a coffee, watch an old episode of Project Runway and then do some new listings on trade me.



  1. You look sososo beautiful, I love this whole outfit, especially the gorgeous red shoes. x

  2. I love a top knot. I remember I was wearing one once as I travelled on a bus through the Haight Ashbury district in San Fran and this little girl pointed to me and said to her Dad "that lady is a ballerina." So cute.

  3. Cate - thanks so much! You are lovely x

    Louise - oh that is so so cute! I love how little kids just say whatever they think x

  4. I adore this dress with the bow on it. You look beautiful.

  5. EGAD!!! Those shoes are perfection!!! I've been looking EVERYWHERE for a good pair of bright red heels but to no avail! Cheers on finding yourself a lovely pair!