Friday, August 27, 2010

Teddy Bear Picnic

Vintage Maggi dress/belt & bangle. H&M headband. 'Love' bracelet. Miu Miu sandals.
"I've been to Hollywood / I've been to Redwood / I crossed the ocean / for a heart of gold / I've been in my mind, / it's such a fine line / That keeps me searching / for a heart of gold / & I'm getting old" - Neil Young, Heart of Gold
The plastic heart buttons on my 1950s dress earn it the theme song Heart of Gold - they both put me in a sweetly sentimental mood. Red checkered fabric is the perfect picnic blanket or Italian Restaurant tablecloth, but a pink checkered frock is ideal for an alfresco meal. This dress could've outfitted a soda shop waitress thanks to its pocketed skirt, scalloped sleeves & crossover collar; the snappy bow belt is slightly yellow but still lovely in matching gingham. Mid-century magical movie wardrobes: Doris Day in Do Not Disturb, Sandra Dee in Take Her, She's Mine & Grace Kelly in High Society.


  1. What a cute dress!! I love the gingham fabric and the heart-shaped bottoms. I'd love to have one like this to feel like a 50s waitress hehe
    I've just found your blog through Chictopia and i must say that i love your style and the way you wear all these vintage dresses, they look great on you!
    xoxo from Spain!

  2. What a sweet dress! It's incredibly pretty.
    It makes me think of the pastel gingham prints of Luella ss09.

    Florrie x

  3. cute dress

    I got a new blog, wanna take a look?


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