Monday, March 5, 2012

This one goes out to the one I love

After ten straight days of mad rain, wind and floods, 
today the sun finally came out so it was time to wear...

My Absolute Favourite Frock Ever

1950s French nylon

She is so threadbare and delicate, I hardly ever wear her...

I want to be buried in this frock.

I wore: 
1950s frock and 1950s petticoat - ebay (both many years ago)
Hat - Can't remember 
Pearl bracelet - Gift from my darling Ada
Skull bracelet - Gift from my darlings G-Star and Helga-tron
Earrings - Estate auction
Sunnies - Overprice vintage store

My laaawd, I love living here.


PS - Thank you all for your lovely comments on yesterday's post. 
My Mama was a jazz singer. She died in 1995. 
You can find a few more pics of her here and here.


Terri said...

It is a gaspingly beautiful dress and the photos on the beach are equally beautiful.

Sue said...

Wow wee and bucket loads of wolf whistles to you!!!! That dress and the hat and the petticoat and especially the model, phwarrrr!! Stunning,and all on the beach, were men fainting at your feet???

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I wish I lived there too. You get such gorgeous light and the backdrop to your photos is always stunning. And then I could come and raid your wardrobe and you could teach me how to shop and look good in clothes again :(


Vintage Coconut said...

WOWWWW That is a GORGEOUS dress and you look beautiful in it. (And the Ocean in the background is like the cherry on top.)
I hope you spotted some crabs when you were out.... LOL


Lucy Nation said...

This dress is beautiful - you look a picture. And your mum was stunning xx

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Love the beach shots and that dress is adorable!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Tht dress is stunning! I dream of finding one in my price range!! You live in such a gorgeous place I'm jealous. xxxxxx


You look like a film star. All my favourite clothes are delicate, there's that fear one day you'll put on your dress and it disintegrates before your eyes!
Beautiful skies, enough to make you feel optimistic just looking at it.

VintageBirdGirl said...

I can see why that frock is your favourite. You look AMAZING in it. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! Xx


You look like a film star. All my favourite clothes are delicate, there's that fear one day you'll put on your dress and it disintegrates before your eyes!
Beautiful skies, enough to make you feel optimistic just looking at it.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

OMG, OMG, OMG that dress is HEAVEN.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

ugh, I'm so jealous - sun, sea, sand and the most beautifully perfect dress ever! Lucky you! xxxx

Vix said...

You look like a funky shepherdess just wandered off a Gainsborough painting, amor! I've never come across French nylon before, how splendid and delicate it looks.
The weather always looks beautiful on your blog, I can't believe you've had rain of biblical proportions.
Bloody Skype, my computer crashed this morning but at least I got an hour of you.
Love you! xxxxxxxxxx

delia hornbook said...

My god you look stunning, red soooo suits you. What gorgeous photo's. I adore your dress and the red hat just sets it off a treat. dee xx

Helga! said...

A funky shepherdess!!! Fabularsehole!
That really IS a glorious frock,well worth taking care of!!!
Ah,beach!Yay for the sun coming out,we got a little sun too,but a dreadful headwind when cycling home from work.
Gorgeous pix,these'll have me smiling all day!
Love you more than french nylon and summer skies!

Krista said...

If there ever was a dress to be buried in....hard to even think about that when you look as happy and fresh and gorgeous underneath that bright blue sky on that beach of nirvanna! You live in paradise!

cb said...

i LOVE this dress! it is absolutely beautiful and perfect!! oh you look just stunning in it!

Vintage Curly Girly said...

Be still my beating heart .... You have taken my breath away with these beautiful photos x

Franca said...

oooh, the dress, swoon!

karensomethingorother said...

what a beautiful sunshiny post, Sarah. That dress is lovely, and you look wonderful in it.

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Sarah,
You look amazing!
I'm not surprised that is your fave dress, it's gorgeous.
I so need to live near the sea...I'm really rather jealous that you have all this stunning scenery on your doorstep.
It's very hard to get inspired by what's outside my front door...overflowing stinky bins, crumbling house facades & a fucked-up Ford Fiesta.
Hope all is well with you...x

pastcaring said...

That is SUCH a beautiful dress. What a wonderful print, and the shape and fit are divine. Take good care of her, so that she'll last till you pop your high heels at the grand old age of 99, probably while having the hot sex with some toy boy.
Lovely photos, not in the least surprised you love living where you do - who wouldn't?
Oh and btw - how bloody gorgeous are you, honeypie??!! xxxxxxxxx

Rose&Bird said...

That's a stunning dress, I can see why you love it. A shame it's so delicate, but what a treat when you do wear it!
Love the beach pictures - hopefully it won't be too much longer before we can make a trip to the coast x

La Dama said...

This frock is Gone with the wind soap opera novel gorgeous. I would want to get buried in this dress too ,but in black and gold.
You have the best scenery backgrounds.
a jazz singer? oh I knew she had some kind of amazing talent.

Thick Threads said...

what a gorgeous dress! i can see why its your favorite i love it! the scenery behind you is gorgeous aswell! lovely! wish i was there right now


Veshoevius said...

ahhh such gorgeous photos! Sooo jealous!!! Wonderful hat (love that shade of red) and frock - the rose print is divine!

pinktutu72 said...

Oh my god what a breathtaking dress. You look gorgeous in it. I love the hat with it too.

Yael said...

That last photo Sarah: you look like an English lady visiting Italy!

Your mother was a real beauty - and the apple did not fall far away! :-)

Miss Peregrin said...

If you get buried in that frock you will be the most exquisite corpse that the world has ever seen! By which, of course, I mean that dress is gorgeous.

two squirrels said...

Sarah you look STUNNING!!!!!!
I have seen and owned in my time some beautiful 50's dresses and I have to say that your gorgeous poppet is one of the best EVER!!!!!
Happiness is a beautiful lady in a beautiful rose dress.
Love V

Melina-Lajolie said...

wow beautiful post! very inspirational :)
would you maybe like to follow each other? this would be awesome :)

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Sarah,

Beautiful dress indeed! Izzy found one
Ike yours last year, it was in poor condition she restored it with tender loving care.
Lucky that you live near the beach, looks like a beautiful place, why don't you snap a few shots of your location.
I will get a closer shot of my sunnies in the next post

Take care

Ariane xxxxx

wardrobeexperience said...

adorable dress... want it so much.

Trashsparkle said...

Total gorgeousness, both you and the ravishing frock! Is the beach usually pretty quiet? Its FABULOUS - all that blue, and surf, and sand... swoon.... Could you put up signs demanding any other beach users adhere to your dress code? ;) xx

Daniel said...

BLING BLING ! SHING SHING ! ROSE ROSE ! $ $! YOU! YOU! QUEeN ! FABULOUS wanna run around by the beach with you and run and jump and do more , and creative and etc.. !

shooting star said...

this frock is so lovely!!