The newest blog to go on my favourites list is http://www.dressmemory.com/ by the talented, heart-achingly honest Lorelei Vashti.
The photograph today is of a gold and black striped dress.
When I went home for Christmas in 2002 I bought this dress for $20. I put it on when I got home and declared that I felt like a thirties-era Tallulah Bankhead. My brother said I looked like an eighties-era RSL club.
I’d say Tallulah Bankhead. Go for it!
The studio photographs are by Lee Sandwith. (I want Lee to take my photo. Honestly.)
If only I had the guts to share my thoughts. What is it about clothing that can pull out such fraught or precious memories? Like the appalling checked shirt with a bow that I wore through several years in the early 80s. Or the shiny magenta silk shirt that I borrowed from a housemate and looked fabulous in. Any photo from that time doesn’t show the sheer sexiness I felt at the time.