Much like Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colours, may I introduce to you all my new piano shawl of the same name. I wore this to a wedding a month or so ago but failed to get any really good shots of it, and as you can see, it certainly warrants some.
Everything I love most about vintage is encapsulated in this piece, it is elaborate, dark and evocative. I want to wear it every single darn day, but fear the tassels may be an issue on the Underground so will reserve it for wild nights in Argentina with a Tango band, and of course my funeral. Yeah, I’m taking this bad boy to the grave.
This post is actually a bit of a two for one in the style stakes because underneath this utter fabulousness I am wearing another new treat…
This is the babydoll dress from the Courtney Love x Nasty Gal collaboration. I actually got this a few months ago but have had nowhere to wear it to yet- trashy glitter soaked early 00s glam indie nights are so hard to come by in 2016 dontcha’ know.
The dress is a lovely buttery satin with a huge ol’ bow at the back and cute wee roses along the peasant style neckline. One of the many things I will be eternally regretful for was getting rid of my late 90s babydoll dress collection at some stupid juncture in my past. Most were harvested from the amazing charity shops in my home town for all of 50p a throw. But then all of the ‘The’ bands emerged, skinny jeans came in and I stupidly whittled my babydolls down to nearly nothing. When I saw this little number in the collection it was as if a beacon shone down on me to right the wrongful betrayal of my cute as a button and badass sixteen year old self. In short, it had to be mine.