Wednesday, August 17, 2011

So many choices!!!!

Just arrived, in new seasons fabrics 1950's style swimmers in 1 piece and bikini....this red gingham is a small (S8-10)


This one is a medium (S10-12) really love the daisy print fabric the colours are very old worldie........

Large (S12-14)


Cherry print very 50's pin-up!

This one looks more like a muted mustard background with a faded blue/black patern over  it ....really stunning in the flesh....


small gingham is really flattering and i just love the floral trim....the outer fabric is all cotton with a polyester inner lining.....the back is where all the stretch is these lovely's are shirred right through the back with non-perishable rubber to withstand salt water and chlorine....they are truly flattering with many a customer wandering out of the fitting rooms in them...it is so refreshing to see ladies who normally avoid the water feel excited about having a cossie that compliments without clinging!!!!

In extra lovely (16+)

If i could think of how to make a leopard noise i would put in here..........very foxy 2 piece bikini in lovely....14+




also in lovely (14+) this stunning bikini love the colour combination.....

very cute red and black spot in medium (10-12) 


and this adorable strawberry print bikini in small (8-10) the watermelon spot ruffle really sets off the  strawberry floral.....these and more available now instore or call us
(03 54 705842) and we will happily post out to you!

Leah X

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bangles, brooches & French finds......

all new this week....... beautiful mud swirl bakelite bangles, really love these colours because they go with everything! Lea Stein fairy brooch is really gorgeous...and Lea Stein lady bird brooch supposed to bring good luck.....Marie Pavone cat brooch, it's really hard to part with this one because it's so so adorable and that sweet Marie Pavone teddy brooch......







these old enamel teapots make great flower jugs......

a trio of brown bottles always makes a statement.....

the window display at the moment has a mixture of French watering cans, rustic painted stool, French oyster baskets  and of course an amazing French bust!

In the oyster baskets is some old flour and porridge sacks along with some French Hessian cushion covers between 60-80 years old! I can just imagine them filled with a feather pillows deluxe!

These sieves are from the 1920's and were used to transport baked items from the bakery to the patisserie...they look great hanging......or just stacked up.....

hope your having a fabulous week!
Leah X

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Here are a couple of new dresses in this week.....this one is a lovely 1950's evening dress. Nicely embroidered with a gold thread that gives a subtle shimmer ....

Love this faceted swan brooch with rhinestones.......


Very lovely 1950's day dress in beautiful golden tones how could you not feel happy in this dress?




Have you ever heard of a dickie? well neither had l until recently......these sweet little blouse sort of false fronts are worn under your jacket or dress....this one has an self patterned organza front with a silk backing.....


Hope your all having a lovely weekend

Leah X

Friday, August 5, 2011

Castlemaine botanical gardens.......

These are some shots of the tree's on the way to the gardens....



and this is in the gardens.....

ooooh spooky tree's.....


lots of new dresses in this week will post pics soon!
Leah X

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

200 years of wedding fashion....

Today l had the immense pleasure of viewing some of the most beautiful wedding dresses l have ever seen !! 200 years of wedding fashion took me by surprise. l had a strong emotional reaction to the dresses and their stories and in particular that of Baba Beaton sister of Cecil Beaton, the famous photographer. This dress literally took my breath away...it was designed by Charles James in 1934 London...cut on the bias this dress is simple yet so sophisticated and simply worn with wax orange blossom. There were many Georgian dresses with incredible design and fabric and the most tiny, tiny waists and tiny shoes. My favourite was a red dress worn in the late 30's it was a sheer silk with a faux silk lining small jet buttons from the neckline to the waist and a navy belt. I think it was the colour and the daring of this dress that so appealed to me it stood out with its blood red colour amongst the angelic white dresses. Another piece that caught my eye was the corset worn by Dita Von Teese, created by a  French corset maker. Meticulous in detail and the beauty of the lace and the cut and shape incredible. There are many contemporary dresses too and all beautiful in there own right. I was hoping to see more 1950's style dresses but alas this was not to be. If your anywhere near Bendigo go and see this exhibition to be surrounded by this amazing art is an experience.