Thursday, 18 February 2010

Old times and fab dresses!

I confess I'm kinda old, well 43, so I've got a lot of years of vintage wearing behind me! When I did a post recently on why I don't do outfit posts I said I would dig through some old photos and post some of my favourite outfits of all time.

I don't want to do them all at once but was trawling through old photos yesterday and found a few, so here they are!

I was a singer in a former life, well earlier life! When I first started out I used to wear vintage dresses but I would find that gigging ruined them totally, without putting too fine a point on it, you sweat onstage, it ain't nice but it's true, so delicate old fabric would just start giving way, I was once about to step on stage when the whole back of a vintage dress fell apart so I had to have someone sew me into it quickly! As a result of that and a few other incidents I ended up having my stage clothes custom made, this is my favourite ever! Such a fabulous dress, I felt the bees knees in it!

Anyone who has tried to photograph me will tell you I really don't like it and I'm not very good at posing for photographs! However my husband made me pose for this and now I'm kind glad he did cos it's a nice shot in the Arizona Desert. That dress though, mmmmm! It's white linen, with embossed detail on the neck and pockets, I love it, though it's another that doesn't fit at the moment :o(

Ah another picture of me when I was singing. This was a great outfit, custom made again, you can see it's halter neck but the lady who made it, did it as seperates, so I had a straight skirt and a full skirt with it. I love this dress!

Oh I loved this dress! I'd forgotten all about it until I saw this pic. It was velvet on the top with rhinestones scattered about, and the bottom was like embossed with the velvet leaves. But it was sooooo delicate. It pulled and tore so easily and my friends will tell you I'm a total klutz! So this was not the dress for me, I hung onto it til it finally died a death :o(

Looking over these dresses there seems to be a common theme, my favourite items must be sparkly!

So now you can see why I don't do outfit post, you can't see the detail of dresses, I'm either doing something or more commonly dancing and drinking!  However one thing can be said my vintage or custom made dressed have always had fun!!!


Miss Matilda said...

lovely all of them! You are not old!

Gingeyginge said...

OLD! you look amazing,killer curves,hair of flame...Please don't use that word again it makes me dizzy!

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Yeah're only as old as you feel....and you are not old! And btw you are gorgeous!

Mary Deluxe

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Bless you all, these photos are OLD! But really bless you all!

Actually pics at top of page closer to my real age ;o)

Oh and I don't FEEL old, I still think I'm 27! But sometimes when I look at the average age of other bloggers....

Natasha Bailie said...

I love these pictures FC. OLD!!!! Are you kidding me....? I wish I had seen you sing...have you any CD's? Maybe could be my next soundtrack to my mini video's? Lovely dresses xxx

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I do have CDs eeek!

I'll send you a Youtube vid ;o)

Ivy Black said...

Old?! You're no age at all, sweetie! I'm the same age as you and although sometimes I catch myself in the mirror and see my granny (!) I still feel like a twenty year old!

Nick said...

You look and your clothes look fabulous!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Ivy Black - Yes I know exactly what you mean!

Nick - Thanks!

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