Two years ago I got to meet one of Melbourne’s most fashionable treasures, Mary Lipshut. She passed away last year, and this year her stunning collection was bought and consequently sold by Hawkeye Vintage in a series of sales across Melbourne.
Occasionally I am given vintage clothes from friends who know that I wear them pretty much…all the time. This was passed along to me by a friend as it belonged to her mother but she wasn’t getting any wear out of it. Would I like it?
Today I attended High Fashion, High Tea at the Park Hyatt here in Melbourne to round of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
It was a great way to end a hectic week of parades, showings and parties, but I loved every moment of it, specially seeing the Carl Kapp parade today.
I loved the colours in this dress, and while I’ve styled it here with quite tough accessories, I think a pair of lavender, suede heels would look great with a slim, silver belt.
Or maybe you can give me your suggestions on how you’d wear it?
The day I tried on this dress in New York, it was 30 degrees and humid. It was hard to imagine that it was going to work on a winter’s day, but I’m glad now that I bought it.
I featured it in a post I did on why people love New York but it only got hotter and hotter and it sat at the bottom of my suitcase for the rest of the trip.
A big part of why I started the blog all those years ago, was that I didn’t see the way I dressed represented in mainstream media. And I suppose it is hard to put ‘vintage’ or ‘op-shop finds’ on the pages of glossy magazines, but none the less I knew I wasn’t alone in how I mixed up my wardrobe with new designers pieces, high street fashion and vintage and second hand clothes.