I hadn’t worn my lovely wool red and black polka dot party dress in many years. I pulled it out of storage and put it in my suitcase for Christmas holidays. When I got to Cannes and pulled it out for ironing I found two enormous moth eaten holes in the bottom of the skirt. So I chopped off about a foot and hemmed it up quick! It’s so sad, but actually quite cute as a mini dress. I wore it with winter leggings from American Apparel (so great! so warm!) and an old pair of go-go boots (Chinese Laundry).
Just look what Tospyturvy just released! I want them all, I wonder if they could make me a dice hat???
Velvet collar blazer from VioletForestVintage
For a more somber look, velvet collar blazer from lovinglola
Vintage reproduction jeans from Freddie’s of Pinewood
or peg and shorten a pair of Levi’s like I did on the right:
Ruffle blouse from timelesspieces
Sheer ruffles from alleycatsvintage
Lucite cameo from AuntieJeansAttic
Black flower broach from viciousvintage
Miriam Haskell Signed Cameo from lust4jewelery
Sweet pearl cameo from bazelnut
Loafers from reinvintage
Deadstock loafers from kakronti
Oxford’s from smallearthvintage
Walking Stick Umbrella from umbrellavip
1. ROCK N ROLL REVIVALISTS, PENZANCE, 1983, 2. ROCK N ROLL REVIVALISTS, PENZANCE, 1983, 3. ROCK N ROLL REVIVALISTS, PENZANCE, 1983, 4. pete, 5. Paul and Old Dave, 6. GD*6783642, 7. teddy boys tutta la vita., 8. A 1970s Fenland wedding, 9. teddy family!!!!!, 10. My creation: Teddy Boys, 11. Teddy Boy, 12. Janelle Monáe
I’ve always wanted to make something out of Indigo. Given my love of denim and all things japanese, it makes the perfect marriage. I made a broach with a leftover scrap, backed with white felt, handstiched.
I can only wear outfits like this to work when I don’t have any tattoos to do, drawing days or just some consultations. I usually wear all black because I’m always getting splattered tattoo ink on my clothes.
Scarf: vintage/ a long thin scarf with almond shaped ends
Scarf loop: sterling silver,vintage
Sweater: Vintage, my broach is hiding two gold fishes
Broach: handmade by me!
Skirt: handmade by me! Fabric bought in Tokyo
Tights: offwhite and super warm