Tag Archives: My favourites

I’m not much of a do-it-myselfer

I prefer to ask people who are actually talented with sewing machines, glue guns and millgrain lathe tools to create things for me. So this week will be all about those custom-made pieces.

raw silk dress

Like this dress I had made out of raw silk, the world’s most beautiful fabric.

silk dress detail

I’m actually looking for another excuse to wear it.

pink silk dress

Where would you sport it? Grocery shopping?

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I owe this outfit to two people

Sonja, for insisting I buy a jumpsuit. And Melissa, who introduced me to Pesky Peacocks where I got it.

black vintage jumpsuit

necklace

I should also thank my ma and sis for the necklace I’m wearing — I made it using my mom’s pendant from the sixties and pretty, pretty stones from my sister’s collection.

black jumpsuit vintage

Thanks team.

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At the opera

With all the vintage furs and broaches and shawls at the opera (are they considered vintage if you bought them  new 40 years ago?), this dress begged to be worn.

black vintage dress  black vintage dress with puppy

I got it at Deluxe Junk in gastown last summer. 

shoulder detail

And had it shortened significantly so I could wear it in LA.

black dress detail

P.S. Rigoletto was absolutely incredible.

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Love things perfectly mismatched

I can’t think of a prettier way to set a table than to use mismatched antique china. I just need to start working on my collection of dinner plates.

antique-china-teacups

Some of these teacups belonged to my grandma, some belonged to other people’s grandmas. All are absolutely beautiful.

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After

Susan’s worked her magic on my vintage dress.

black-lab-puppy-shoes

I’m going to be wearing this thing a lot.

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