I have been loving the hot weather but....polyester makes me hot! So I have had to wear cool cottons. For Frock on Friday I wore a home made dress (cotton digital printed fabric from Tessuti, Melbourne) and I wore turquoise, red and yellow accessories. Dear H and I had some time to ourselves so we went for a lovely walk to the Botanic Gardens to look around the aviary and the Mediterranean Garden.
|Left: in the Mediterranean Gardens, at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, home made dress|
Right: in the main street of Port Chalmers, "Page Boy" Vintage sundress, made in NZ,
On Saturday afternoon we all went to Port Chalmers for an ice-cream and a look around the few shops. I bought a really cool book Street Style, by Ted Polhemus for only $5. Its a very interesting book on fashion from the sidewalk, rather than the catwalk. It was originally published to go with the exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the mid 1990s. I wore a vintage cotton "Page Boy" Made in NZ sundress which I bought at the Shop on Taieri, which is a charity shop run by the Presbyterian Support Service, in Mosgiel. I bought the dress earlier in the year but had not yet had the chance to wear it. It is a little shorter than I would normally wear, but it was so hot I did not care. I love the bright cheerful yellow and orange flowers and the black and white check print.
Port Chalmers has a new-ish shop which I have not yet been in. It is never open. Its called the Costume Box and I am not sure if it is a costume rental place or a shop which is a pity because there are some really awesome clothes in the window:
|Costume Box, George Street, Port Chalmers|
|Vintage pleated skirt from a school fair for less than a $, Elvis obi belt made by me,|
grey cotton tee shirt thrifted for $2, orange beads thrifted $2
Hope your week has started well,