Saturday, 2 July 2011

A frock by a royal mistress

Last weekend I bagged this awesome 80s 'Kanga Collection' dress made by Dale Tryon.
Apparently she was Prince Charles’ other other woman besides Camilla.
For an ugly bloke he sure got a lot of action that one…just as well he was born a prince really.
I love everything about this dress, the print is fab, the skirt is pleated & super duperly swishy, yay!
The frock also features gypsy chic ruffle trim neckline & cute puff-sleeves, double yay!
Lady Tryon's obituary makes for very interesting reading if you've got a few minutes to spare :)
I scoured the net to find other 'Kanga Collection' garments for you guys to have a look at but was rather disappointed  to find only three; a dress on eBay, another dress from the  London Frock Exchange & a floral two-piece from the Clothes Agency.
I'm definitely adding this designer to my eBay search list ;)
Have a brill Sunday my lovelies :)


Karin said...

such a pretty dress

Misfits Vintage said...

You look fab in that frock Jem! I love the length and the colour and the super swishiness of it.

Sarah xxx

Nelly said...

Love that dress and yep Kanga was another of Charlie boys conquests lol

Lidiya said...

The dress is gorgeous, I adore the colors <3

Rose&Bird said...

That's a great dress - 80s styles look really good on you x

Dusk said...

Honey!!!! I have a 'Kanga' sweater!!!!!! Somewhere. I need to find it now! Oh dear lord, it's so 80s!!

...and... oh.MY.GAWDDDDD... you look amazing... you look.... like masala chai!!! Hot, spicy and delicious!

Vix said...

I remember Charlie dating Kanga when I was younger, she was stunning and so are you, that dress is an 1980's gem.
I've said it many times before but you were born to wear the 1980's stuff, nobody does it better.
I'm very envious of that hat, Jem, it finishes the outfit off a treat. xxx
PS Thanks for the mention yesterday, to think I hated pink as a blonde.

Helga! said...

I remember her! I had no idea ahe did some designing,nor that she had passed!
Vix is so right,NO ONE wears the 80's like you do! No one has the balls or flair to do it,nor do it as well!
Love!! XXX

La Dama said...

I love how you style all your frocks, you certainly should work as a stylist or model fave colors are red and black love the pleat of this dress. dont all the ugly guys get the good looking Mamas?

Anonymous said...

I too have a 1980's Kanga outfit which I am looking to sell. I bought it for myself in 1985, being a pensioner now I will never get to wear it again.

Anonymous said...

I have just come across 20 give or take kango dresses and two-piece outfits all 8-10-12 sizes, they were my grandpops younger wife :-)
Looking to sell them, a whole range- girgeous stuff
Anyone any ideas of a good place to starr??

Ruby said...

I have five kanga dresses I paid between four and five hundred in the eighties I would like to know where to sell them they are all in ell condition

Frocktasia said...

they seem to sell quite well on eBay.
Thanks for your comment :)

Catherine Phelan said...

Do you still have any left?

Catherine Phelan said...

Do you still have kanga outfit?

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