GOODBYE…

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You may have noticed that I haven’t posted on The Yellow Dress for a while. I have been very torn as to what to do as I love the blog and love passing on my fashion finds. However, I start a new chapter in my life/career this week, and that is an MA in Curatorial Practice at university. In other words, apart from probably being the oldest student on campus, I will be learning about galleries, museums, exhibitions and archives. However, I will be specialising in fashion, so I am not bowing out of the world of fashion by any means.

I have decided to put The Yellow Dress on hold for now, as I believe it needs time and dedication which I just cannot give it. I will however, be chronicling my way through my life as a fashion curating student on my new blog, Curated Couture, so if that is of interest to you, please take a look and sign up.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two years of The Yellow Dress, especially all the people I have met on Instagram as a result. Nothing changes there, simply the name, and I will continue to post my favourite fashion finds and outfits.

So it’s bye for now, and never say never…

 

 

 

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LITTLE BLACK BOOK: VDINGY HONEYWOOD VINTAGE

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As you’re probably aware by now, I love vintage, and Vdingy Honeywood Vintage is one of my new finds for 2015. I can’t wait to wear this wonderful vintage embroidered Mexican Oaxacan yellow dress from the ’70s which I bought from Vdingy a couple of months ago.

Based in Los Angeles, owner Vanessa, just has a knack of finding the most wonderful vintage pieces, especially ’70s Mexican Oaxacan tops and dresses, none of which would have looked out of place at this month’s Coachella festival. I’m still waiting for a white one in my size (new stock is added every week), but in the meantime the ‘yellow dress’ (above) will be perfect for warm summer days with a pair of wedges or gold sandals and little else.

Personally, I’m not a festival-goer, but each piece that Vanessa picks would be perfect for a hippy-chick boho vibe at any of this summer’s festivals, from Glastonbury to the child-friendly Bestival. In fact, Vanessa sums up the ethos of Vdingy perfectly here:

“Traveling the highways, byways and back roads of California treasure hunting in a vintage crochet-bedecked VW bus. Sleeping by candlelight under Pacific breezes. Organic gardens filled with flowers, Children and dogs. Wild peacocks and guitars. Viva Vdingy Vintage!”

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MY NEW STATIONERY

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This post is about my new stationery, but first of all I would like to introduce you to the girl in the yellow dress. She is forty-something, glamorous and the epitome of style. She is everything I would like to be (apart from the forty-something, which I’ve already achieved. Still working on the rest). I suppose she’s my alter ego. I have the bag, even the hair when it was longer and I’d had a professional blowdry, and I could lose a couple of stone (not lbs, note).

When thinking about my ‘branding’ I knew that I wanted to have a woman that I could both relate and aspire to, and of course she had to be wearing a yellow dress. I had seen a beautiful Marc Jacobs dress on Pinterest ( below) and it was my dream dress, so it went without saying that that’s what she had to wear.

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I considered drawing the girl in the yellow dress myself – my husband even bought me a sketch pad – but after a couple of attempts I knew that I was no fashion illustrator. I found illustrator, Corissa Nelson, on Etsy, and together we came up with the girl in the yellow dress.

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I’ve started my new stationery collection with postcards, as I can write a message on them or they can be used as a business card. I just can’t wait to start sending them out.

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