23.7.08

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT:

A couple of weeks ago I went to London to exhibit my work at New Designers. The exhibition was in Islington, and the shops there are awesome! I found lots of great vintage shops, all located in the same area, so i was in heaven for a few hours! (Lost track of time.. woops!). I bought a lovely electric blue leather handbag from a woman at the market, and she pointed me in the direction of her husband's shop. And there I fell in love with this gorgeous 70's dress. I tried it on, perfect fit. It was meant to be...


"Se min kjole, den er blå som havet..."


Detail back


Detail front

I remember my grandmother had a dress like this, it was the same shape but darker blue. She bought it for my parents' wedding in 1978, and if the dress is still "alive" I would really love to wear it. It's too pretty to be boxed up somewhere, and I'm sure my grandmother would have loved to see me wear it as well.

8 comments:

indigorchid said...

Gorgeous Ms. Petch, gorgeous! I'd love to see you floating around Bergen in that! (Well, obviously for special occasions!)You do look quite stunning my dear!

I've been writing about turquoise now (as one of my preferred colors), and it just reminds me so much of the fun, not so fun, eventful, boring and lovely days in the big ol' white house of ours. I'm sure the memories are better than the reality was, but I'm glad you were there for it!

Frk. layout, framtidig design-kollektiv kollega

Sigrunn said...

Det er en award til deg på bloggen min.

Helga said...

Elisabeth, you could have had all my 60`s and 70`s Crimplene party dresses had I known you liked them - I sold them all on e-bay - I would have preferred the dresses to stay in the family - what a shame - you look lovely in the blue dress - the fabric looks like Crimplene - the 'it' fabric in the 60`s early 70`s. I rushed off to the market in Leicester to buy Crimplene (white)and made my own day-wear creations - especially very short minis! Lovely fabric which did not crease. Aaaaaah, memories.

Petchy said...

Aww.. what a shame! Well, if u find any more "treasures" from the 60's and 70's just let me know:) I love everything vintage!

Ingvild Telle said...

Wow den var fin!!!
Elsker blå kjoler.

Petchy said...

thanks! :) har planer om å lage et bildegalleri av alle vintage kjolene mine, så det kommer flere etterhvert!

kiri said...

kjolen var fantastisk!

Sigrunn said...

Hei, har noe til deg på bloggen min.