Sunday, 12 May 2013

Not from the Dirty Thirties

This seventies frock echoes a much earlier fashion era, with its elegant floor-skimming length, adorable ruffle sleeves and shoulder button trim detailing, I'm thinking the thirties.
These pictures are from a Swedish dress making magazine dated 1934.
Here are two thirties dress pattern pics, found on pinterest.
I know that reproduction vintage fashion can sometimes be an apple of discord for real vintage aficionados but the only thing I have a problem with is when sellers (on-line in particular) are not straight up about how old a garment actually is and even remove labels in an attempt to disguise the fact that what they are selling is a dress from a High Street store bought last year, that sucks!
I've had this frock for years but I only recently rediscovered it hiding in a storage bag up in the loft. There aren't that many mystery bags left up there now, I'm slowly getting on top of  the hoard.
 Yay & there was much rejoicing! 
Vintage 70s does 30s maxi frock, Handmade Sami art necklace, 80s Pierre Cardin sandals, soapstone earrings & umbrella.
I did get a couple of bemused looks as I was feeding the birds by the boating lake earlier but personally I think this frock is just fine to wear for a stroll around the park, teamed with my cropped denim jacket it looks almost casual ;)
Yesterday Mark and I went to check out Muswell Hill Market as our lovely friends Sue and Mark were trading there.
Mark , Sue, Mark & loadsa gorgeous jewellery :)
Sue makes her own funky jewellery and Mark has a very  keen eye for beautiful vintage costume jewellery with a particular penchant for fabulous vintage brooches.
At the last Can't Buy Me Love market Jet mentioned that I may want to consider doing a stall at the Muswell Hill Market at some point and after seeing it yesterday I think Frocktasia will hopefully be there next month with a rail full of fabulous frocks and other gorgeous goodies, so watch this space peeps.
This venue scores high on one very important point,  it is virtually door to door on the W7 bus route, so even if Mark is working on the day I can very easily make it there on my tod.
Ideally I'd love to do at least one market a week.

I hope you've all had a fabulous & funderful weekend folks!
Loads of love,


Lucys Lounge said...

well jennie, you've got the bug. i hope you do really well at the market. another beautiful dress. lucyx

Panty Buns said...

Your Vintage 70s floral print maxi-frock looks beautiful - I love the outfit photos. You had some real treasures tucked away in the loft. The pretty hair-flower and pink parasol are a nice addition to the look and the Rhododendron blossoms make a lovely backdrop. I love the ruffles. The pictures from the 1934 Swedish dress making magazine are fabulous. I enjoy seeing the photos from the markets you have, have had and may have stalls at in the future (The Dandy Lion Market, the Can't Buy Me Love market and possibly the Muswell Hill Market).
I like the Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight - YouTube music video you embedded too.

Underemployed said...

I love that dress and the colors are wonderful on you. Are you a natural blonde?

The Smashing Pumpkins are my homies.

Trees said...

Such a pretty frock - perfect for a stroll to feed ducks:)

Frocktasia said...

Underemployed, I'm a natural mousey brown. I was light ash blonde up until the age of thirteen :)

Vix said...

That's such a pretty dress, I can't believe it'd been forgotten.
I'm friendly with a lady with a popular vintage shop who hasn't got a clue about vintage fashion, posting 1970s polyester A-Line skirts as "1940s" and 1960s felt hats as "1920s cloches"! I feel mean telling her her errors but it's got to be better than dealing with a disgruntled customer.
Great news about the markets, the more the merrier! xxxx

Bohemian vanity said...

What a divine frock and it suits you like a dream! The market stall looks wonderful! xx

pastcaring said...

Gorgeous frock, seems we are both working a 1930s Deco style!
Oh poor/ignorant/misleading descriptions of vintage annoys the hell out of me! Sellers should do their bloody homework before they make some ridiculous claim...
Yes to more markets, should be fun. xxxx

Willow said...

What a beautiful dress, certainly very thirties-esque! It looks especially lovely against those pink spring flowers. Great that you rediscovered it, always wonderful to find a beautiful piece that you've forgotten about. Mark and Sue's jewellery collection is wonderful, I'm coveting some of those brooches.

Melanie said...

So many gorgeous frocks and only seven days a week?! You are a vision in this beauty. No wonder you turn heads. I've been checking all your latest posts - WOW. Just when I think it can't get better, there's another frock or jerkin. Thanks for this inspiration to start my day!

Emalina said...

70s does the 30s makes for the best maxi dresses! You look gorgeous in this heavenly number, such a stunning dress too with the subtle print and those flirty ruffles! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my latest post, so sweet of you.

Krista Gassib said...

This dress is so subtle in it's prettiness. The pink umbrella will keep your skin happy and glowing pink! I'd be all over those jewels your friends were selling.

La Dama said...

You look divina in your romantic 30's style floral Maxi.I love that your are selling your frocks at the markets. They deserve to be admired and loved.
About the Space-Age cards, I found a site where I can download all kinds of unique cards. I knew you would look at her fab frock first.


Vanessa said...

That frock is gorgeous! I have a feeling that my mum owned something very similar in her teenage years. I might have to ask if she's still got it tucked away somewhere.

Imogen said...

This is a beautiful dress, love the colour and florals. You're right it does seem very 30s when compared to the patterns in your post. What I find interesting about this also is gaining more of an insight into what 30s fashion looked like, I always think it is the decade we don't see as much of and I often wonder what the style of dresses from back then was.

thorne garnet said...

there was a ton of 30's inspired clothes in the 70's. Some of it is a dead giveaway: red orange polyester is not a 1930's color or fabric. Your dress is beautiful.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

That dress is gorgeous!!! Some clothes are tough to date and there always seems to overlapping, especially at the very beginning and end of decades.
Becky :)

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Åh! Låten! Jag blir alltid nykär av den skivan för den spelade jag och hanen flitigt när vi träffades hösten 1995. Hur som helst. Klänningen. Sitter som ett SMÄCK! Om det blir nån Englandsresa ska du få tipsa mig om marknader ...

Franca said...

what a beautiful dress!