Sunday, 21 November 2010
I went to an exhibition yesterday which had some lovely 1920s beaded dresses, but I wasn't allowed to take pictures. Instead, how about some lovely photos of the entrance, and a display cabinet which was outside containing a couple of copies of Vogue from 1929! I loved the dresses, and I wish I could share them with you, but if you live in Winchester, I would highly recommend a visit to the discovery centre to see the dresses, because they're so detailed and delicate. One even had to be layed out in a cabinet rather than put on a mannequin because the material wasn't strong enough to maintain the heavy beading. My personal favourite was one made entirely of strips of blue sequins, which looked like they would swing very pleasingly during dancing.
Today I went in to town and did a little shopping, including the maxi dress pictured at the bottom. You can't really see it, and I suppose there's not much to see. It's a plain blue dress with a scoop neck and 3/4 length sleeves, I just liked its simplicity and the way it reminded me of Yvaine from Stardust. I also tried on a blue, tiered and pleated dress which reminded me of my favourite one from the exhibition. Holly bought that floral dress you can see her in there, and didn't have to borrow any money from me this time!
I'm thinking of organising a Stardust movie night just so I can wear my new dress now, (which by the way was marked down to just £5) but I'm not sure what everybody else would dress up as. Princes? Pirates? Michelle Pfeiffer?
Pleated blue dress picture by Holly B