16.11.13

Nuit / Jour





Photography by Lewis Gale, he is available in the Sydney area for event and  fashion photography, feel free to contact him if you are a aspiring fashion blogger in need of a photographer- Blackbox Photography
Wearing: vintage slip, Muji Coat, Prada Heels. 

This vintage slip dress has quite a lengthy history behind it. It was given to my mother by a gorgeous elderly lady named Norma, who used to babysit my brother and I when we were young. The dress was actually Norma's sister's, who passed away and left a enormous collection of vintage fabrics and half made items to Norma, which she then gifted to my mother. This slip dress was lost in the back of my mother's workroom for the past fifteen years. However, we recently re-discovered it, and I quickly claimed it as my own. 

It is completely hand sewn, and we estimate it to be from the 1940s. Thankfully, it fits me perfectly and I think it is a somewhat unique take on the 'slip dress' style floating around at the moment. I love the idea of a slip dress worn out of the house - it suggests a certain nonchalant charm and sense of mystery. Particularly when paired with a coat, giving the impression you simply leapt out of bed and headed out the door. These are a few of my current favourites: 

Clockwise, from left: Ari Dein Carnegie Tuxedo Slip, Elle Macpherson Intimates French Flavour Chemise, Organic by John Patrick Bias Slip, Araks Elin Slip, Meadham Kirchhoff Slip Dress, Pink Memories Broderie Vest Top


When choosing a slip dress, aim for pure silk - it skims the body and is dramatically more flattering than man-made fibres. Unfortunately, Zara's collection of slip dresses are all polyester, however their designs are gorgeous, and are some of the few black slip dresses currently availableI purchased the Zara Lace Shorts a month ago, and although they sit somewhat awkwardly, they are perfect to wear everywhere from university to a dinner date. 



Needless to say, lingerie based styles, and lace details will definitely be featuring heavily in my wardrobe over the upcoming months! 


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42 comments:

  1. Wow! The photos on the rocks are amazing!

    Laura | White Winters

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    1. Thanks Laura! They were from the day I ran into you guys at balmoral :)

      xoxo

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  2. Beautiful! You have a really nice blog here! I like your posts! :)

    My Fashion Jar

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  3. wow, so jealous of your beautiful vintage dress, its a treasure & without doubt better than any 'copy' made in 2013 :)

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  4. wow love the photography and your dress :)

    xx
    emi-rii.blogspot.com

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  5. Nice pics :)

    TheCutielicious
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    Fede

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  6. What an amazing location for the photos! is so this season the camisole look, I love it!!!.
    xox Jessie from www.fashioncontenders.com blog

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  7. Great pictures and I love lingerie dresses :-)

    xoxo

    Piera Anastasia

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  8. love the look

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  9. such gorgeous photos!! love the slip!

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  10. Lovely slip on dress & scenery! xx

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  11. love your blog! would you like to follow each other?
    following you now

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  12. Beautiful pictures. I adore your dress and heels.

    -Vogue&Heels
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  13. My god, you are stunning and these photos are perfect. Especially the ones up on the rocks--the lighting is so beautiful. Really inspiring!

    Xo,

    Elise

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  14. Love your photos! you look gorgeous!!:)

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  15. this is so stunning! LOVE x

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    Natalie Off Duty

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  16. Looking outstanding in this costume, thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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  17. Niceeee pictures!!!!

    xxx

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  18. These pictures are really beautiful and you look amazing!

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  19. oh my this is beautiful! love this area
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  20. wow you look so beautiful!
    Wish you a beautiful day
    Love Mona❤️

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  21. Beautiful pictures, I'm longing for a lacy camisole!
    Mafalda ❤
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  22. very nice my dear!!!
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  23. Gorgeous pictures! I love the dress!

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  24. such a beautiful dress! Love it!

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  25. These pictures are wonderful and you look so pretty!

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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  26. I love your selection! And the first photo is great xx

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  27. Bon look!
    Baisemain.
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  28. I like!

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  29. Day and night! i love it, amazing pics !!

    Xxx Cécile
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  30. Wow beautiful photos! Love how romantic and feminine those slips are. Following!

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