Little White Dress

Black and white are so chic together, I adore the simplicity. My new frock is inspired by the 1950’s and Elizabeth Taylor, and this Barbie Doll really works that look.

This fabric is a beautiful vintage duchess satin in pure gleaming white. Fitted bodice, bracelet length sleeves and a fitted wiggle skirt give this a 1950s silhouette.

A big black taffeta belt nips in the waist and a big bow adds some detail over the hip.

It’s simple and clean, and oh so glamorous!!

I went for some simple accessories, a gold beaded bracelet finishes the look. Vienna provided the beautiful backdrop!

 

Till next time,

 

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© 2017 Dinah’s Dolls Clothes

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From Venice With Love

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New Year, new holiday plans….I’m already dreaming of a summer trip. Oh for a chance to go back to Venice! I wanted to share some more snaps from my recent visit, there was so much to take in over such a short time, but we did try!

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When we first arrived we thought going for a gondola ride would be too touristy….but we changed our minds very quickly and we couldn’t wait to go for a trip! So we went on the evening tour, with opera singer accompaniment, cheesy I know, but worth every penny. The sights and sounds as you drift around the canals and under the bridges are unforgettable.

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There are plenty of palaces and churches that you must see – don’t dare miss St Mark’s Basilica or the Doges Palace.

There is a fantastic tour that takes you over the Bridge of Sighs , see the view the prisoners would have had …….

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….on route to their prison cell……

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All this sightseeing needed something suitably chic, this little frock is made in the finest vintage blush pink raw silk, with a darted, fitted bodice and tiny pleats on the straight skirt, all accented with black bow detail and belt. I love dusky pink and black together, so pretty!

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Part of the fun in exploring Venice is getting lost and finding wonderful cafes and restaurants…..

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Time to dress for dinner in a pretty cream fitted dress with gold belt and pearl brooch, perfect for dining out by the beautiful canals.

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Till next time,

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Day at the Museum

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My favourite place in Dublin is the Natural History Museum, so no better place to visit on a rainy afternoon. It’s such a pity the upper floors are closed, but there is still LOTS to see!

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The outfit for the visit is a cream and dark gold silk matching dress and coat, 1960s style, with matching hat, of course. The coat is a collarless swing style in cream silk with dark gold silk lining.

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The shift dress is matching cream silk with contrasting dark gold patch pockets and contrast stitch detailing on the bodice.

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The hat is dark gold silk with cord bow.

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I really love matching coats and dresses!

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