Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Travelling dress - the adventure continues.....

(I interrupt my lengthy blog hibernation to bring you this post. I will return soon. Soonish perhaps.)

One of the reasons I adore vintage is imagining the life a dress has had before coming to you. The fact that the dress has a history, has lived, is so charming and beguiling to me.
Who was the girl that made this dress? Or did she save and save to buy it?
Was it a special dress for much longed for occasion?
How did she feel when she wore the dress? Beautiful? Stunning?
What adventures did the dress take part in? What shenanigans, joys or sorrows was the dress an accomplice to?
Did the owner of the dress never want to take it off?

So when I had the opportunity to take part in Joanna from Dividing Vintage Moments travelling dress journey with this gorgeous honey of a frock, I jumped at the chance. Hells yeah  I wanted to be in on this dresses adventure! I could now become part of this frocks rich history and share in its story.
(And hopefully not rip it! Oh I had so many moments when I prayed to the dress gods to not wreck this lovely.) 

I did have visions of sun-burnished fields or nostalgic old railway stations to set my photo shoot, but alas, time poverty, crazy work and family schedule and sodden Melbourne weather all worked together to dampen my creative flame.

 So instead, my parents gorgeous weatherboard cottage built around 1915 would suffice, with the laughing kookaburra watching keenly (and probably laughing!) over the proceedings.

Isn't it the most amazing window?

I had a blast swanning about in the frock even though I had to rug up with my op-shopped brown coat. It is a truly lovely dress with rich autumnal colours  that I normally wouldn't wear but loved on this frock.

And the Little Miss had to be part of the dresses journey too!

A little too big just yet but that is the beauty of this dress. It has adorned so many amazing ladies all over the world, all different, with varying lives but all with the passion and love for vintage who appreciate the qualities of this sweet frock and who want vintage to live on. For the journey to continue. For future generations to adore it just as much.
Thank-you so much Joanna for allowing me to be part of such a special project, and thank-you to all the gorgeous blog ladies who have imbued the dress with their grace and magic.
Check out the dresses journey on Joanna's blog to see its global adventure.


  1. Hello there, Brooke! Goodness me, it's been almost a year, it's good to see a post from you after all this time! And looking so gorgeous too, you've styled that wonderful frock so well, and what a great backdrop.
    Hope so see you more often, it would be great to catch up with what's been happening in your world. xxx

    1. Hi Curtise! I can't believe it has been so long but life got in my way. Am planning some more posts to catch everyone up and have only just started to let myself read other blogs again so I am enjoying catching up on everyone else's life too. XXX

  2. How marvelous to see a post from you again, dear Brooke, and all the more so because it involves the traveling dress. I'm on the roster to receive it one of these days, too, and like yourself, adore knowing that I'll be adding my own personal bit of history to the storied life of this beautiful garment.

    You truly look lovely and it made me smile ear-to-ear to see your daughter in the dress as well. Aww!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. Why hello Miss b! So good to see you again. How I miss my blogging regulars, it just doesn't feel the same somehow without the old gang. But I'm happy to see a post from you, even if there's not another one for a long while. Lovely frockage, & I adore the Nana shoes. I hope you are doing okay. Xx

  4. I love how you and your daughter styled the traveling dress here ~ I think it looks so lovely on you both! :D ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  5. I think Little Miss wore it best of everyone!

    How fun to watch the dress go round the world (seems like I just had it).

  6. Good to find you here with a new post! I hope your doing fine ...
    this dress look absolutely lovely on you, perfectly matched by your coat. those colours suit you so well!

    Can't wait to see more new post from you here soon (even if I'm not that much around in blogland anymore....)