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Lovers, Saints & Sailors

To Market

August 29th, 2017 by Selise

 

The most wonderful thing has happened, friends. I’ve somehow started a gorgeous collection of vintage dresses.

 

 

I say somehow; I mean, I know how. By purchasing them from op-shops.  It wasn’t intentional, is what I meant. But it sure is wonderful!

 

 

This is Jennifer (you’ve met Sigourney). I wore her on the weekend to see an incredible pair of writers speak as part of the Queensland Poetry Festival.

 

 

It was a sunny Saturday morning and paired with my Converse and handmade, bold print bag (not pictured but really freaking cool) I felt like I was on my way to 4ZZZ Market Day back in 1997. I remember wearing a white slip, no doubt layered over another. Maybe even with a babydoll tee, which, you know what? Would totally be vintage now.

(P.S. For anyone playing along on the other side of the world, I know it doesn’t look like it but it’s actually winter right now.)

Dress: thrifted
Slip: Was Mum’s
Shoes: Were Mum’s

Redemption

June 2nd, 2017 by Selise


When I was 16 or 17, like most teenage girls, I did a modelling course.

 


I remember staring soulfully into the camera, my gel-wet, tousled hair hanging long over my shoulders for my head shot; learning to walk as though on two train tracks down the runway, instead of tightrope like — one foot in front of the other — as I imagined. And then appearing in a Melbourne Cup fashion parade.

 


It was for Cue and I’ll never forget the orange go-go style dress with a giant zip up the front that they chose for me.

 


It was… well I thought it was the most awful thing they could have picked. Is tangerine really the best choice for a red head? I wasn’t convinced.

 


Anyway, that was my last brush with being a clothes horse, until Tobi shot me an email. ‘Would I be interested in wearing some of their clothes on my blog? I could choose anything I liked.’ Why, yes. Yes I would be interested, Tobi. Thanks.

 

This is all much more me. A heavy, plaid jacket; white poplin button up; and perhaps, in some subconscious tie to the go-go dress, I chose this badass high neck shift.

 


And then I got to stare soulfully at The Man as he snapped shots in front of our garage door. Oh yeah, we location scouted and everything. (Other contenders included the shed out the back and an exposed brick wall under the house.)

P.S Tobi has free shipping (at no minimum) on all orders to Australia. Free shipping is my favourite price for shipping!

Headscarf: Gift
Wonderland Button-Up Eyelet Top: Tobi
Belt: Dangerfield
Jeans: Myer
Tights: Myer
Boots: Thrifted
Play For Keeps Plaid Coat: Tobi
Mikaeila Poplin Shift Dress: Tobi

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