Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Tapestry of Delights

I bought this fabulous Indian tapestry skirt last year but I haven't worn it until today.
Vintage 60s Indian tapestry wrap maxi skirt, 80s belt, 90s floral lace leotard, African necklace, 70s velvet artists beret & gloves
The pattern is absolutely stunning and when I freed the skirt from the back of my wardrobe this morning it made me think the Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur...
Such a magical place, we sat there for ages just gazing up at the ceiling.
I've decided to call this skirt my 'temple skirt' cause I think it's rather magical too.
Other news today ;)
Leslie was kind enough to offer me a spot at next Saturday's market at 'The Oxford' in Kentish Town so I'll be there selling an array of fabulous vintage attire.
I will do a sneak-peek preview on Thursday, so that you can see what I'll be bringing with me on the day :)
The March edition of  The Dandy Lion Market is dedicated to women, girls and mothers.
The event is a get together with Oxfam to celebrate International Women's Day and to help raise funds to support women living in poverty around the world.
Sellers will contribute with a percentage of their takings and there will also be a very special tombola and I will be donating something awesome to that too ;) 
Before I sign off can I just say that I've really enjoyed all the comments that you wonderful peeps have been leaving, it is really exciting to read your stories and personal takes on the questions I pose.
Thank you for taking the time, it really means a lot to me :)
Lot's of love,


Anonymous said...

Wow that is a beautiful skirt and that building was amazing...need to come to a sale soon!!

Penny-Rose said...

I like the idea of naming items of clothing - just read up on your post about the jumble sale and I hope you had a good time. I know what you mean about the weird ass personality paradox thing. OMG I love that colour purple in your previous post and you have purple velvet gloves too!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

The temple skirt is so fantastic, very mystical and magical, and the temple you visited looks very beautiful. So funny how we hold on to some items for so long before we wear them. I love it with the black lace top and purple gloves. Perfect mesh of different textures, colors, patterns-- my favorite kind of mix. So cool to work the markets and participate in International Women's Day. Love it.
Becky :)

thorne garnet said...

Danger, indeed. Love the outfit and I want the hat. Oh, wait, I'll make one.

Strawberry Alarm Clock? Why not?

Trees said...

Such a beautiful skirt - it looks really warm too. I'm pretty sure I've been to that temple in KL as well and it was absolutely amazing. Have a good week xoxo

Lucys Lounge said...

i had a lot of catching up to do i missed a lot of your posts. your stall looks inviting if i was in london i would visit to all the events. the temple is amazing. i'm going to explore it on my lunch break. best of all is your skirt. great posts good luck with your stall love lucyx

Perdita said...

Superb skirt, the colour and the texture are so rich.

Olga Rani said...

Oh, the skirt is so beautiful! And in combination with this lacy top and gloves - you look fabulous. Indian temples always impress me: with the size, or with colourful sculptures inside, or with special atmosphere or with something else...

Bella Q said...

I believe you to be magical. Thank you for sharing your smouldering gaze and authentic gorgeous self with us. I love your skirt, and the association you made with it. And man, you can rock a maxi like a magician. Have a great and successful market!

Sacramento Amate said...

You know how I feel about skirts, and you are wearing an exotic dream, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

freckleface said...

Oh yes, that skirt is magical and you look sublime in it.

Good luck at the weekend. Hope all that new found knowledge means it's a real success. And remember, don't be shy :) xxxx

Helga! said...

O, it IS so like that temple!!!!
Love that skirt, it's just beautiful. Damned cute all warmed up with that beret, but it'll be fabularse in Summer too.
GO MARKETEER!!! How exciting, I'm sure you'll do brillantly!

Rose&Bird said...

Fabulous skirt and love the pictures of the temple, I would love to go there one day. Good luck at the market, you'll be brilliant x

pastcaring said...

That is a really beautiful skirt, and it's good to know someone else names their clothes as well! Well done on your first stall, how great to meet Sara, and good luck with the Dandy Lion market - sounds fun, and an excellent cause too. xxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

That skirt is really stunning, the pattern is glorious and it looks really dramatic on you...also absolutely love the 70s beret, it looks great. Have a wonderful time on Saturday to, eventually. I'll have enough money to visit London again

Vix said...

I know that temple and your beautiful skirt is a fabulous match! I love it and the beret looks gorgeous on you!
Yay for more vintage fairs. Have a brilliant time and sell even more! xxx

Kate M said...

Oh my goodness how gorgeous are you!
I absolutely adore your style <3
You really do have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now

Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back

My blog is a fashion/lifestyle blog!

Speak soon,
Have a lovely day
Much Love,
Kate xo


Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Great outfit! Loving the hat!

Leslie Wilson-Rutterford said...

Fab outfit and so impressed with your blog! It really touches me on many levels and I salute you! Thinking of wearing the 80's Mary Fair geometric frock I purchased from you at Cant Buy Me Love, at this Saturday's Dandy!! See you there!!! xx

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