24 November, 2011

A vintage purple prom dress . . . and lots of lucite

My hubby and I went out last weekend to a lovely French restaurant in Melbourne called 'Bergerac'. It is a very traditional French restaurant, so we had snails for entree, a lovely Seafood platter and a Bombe Alaska for dessert, with a Grande Marnier flambe. We then went for cocktails to the Vue de Monde bar (great view but ordinary cocktails). It was a great night.

We were celebrating the news that we are moving to France for 2 years next March. My hubby is from Europe (Ireland) so it is great news for us - we can be near his family instead of 10,000 miles away.Of course, that means that I will be 10,000 miles away from my family, but that is the price you pay for marrying a handsome Irish man I guess (I blame it on my 80's crush on Bono).

I wore this purple 50's prom dress which I got at a vintage store in Melbourne yonks ago, but haven't worn until now (I had to get it taken in a bit, then I had to wait for it to be warm enough to wear it).

I absolutely love this colour. I would love to get a royal blue version of this dress actually.

I wore it with my favourite vintage Lucite shoes. . .

And my very favourite Lucite bag . . .

Outfit details
Vintage 50s purple dress Top Hat Vintage, Northcote, Melbourne
Shawl ebay
lucite shoes ebay
lucite bag ebay/etsy (can't remember!)
brooch thrifted/op shop
earrings Callie Whelan, Camberwell Markets and the Vintage Garage


  1. I love everything about this!Purple always looks so fabulous I think.You look beautiful!

  2. I hope you will still bring us your fabulous outfits when you are in France, particularly because you will have full access to beautiful European vintage treasures! I am so envious!

  3. WOW moving to Paris!! Amazing - I am 100% jealous. What an adventure that will be.

    Your outfit is spectacular as always - you have the nicest edit of vintage clothes. :-))

  4. France! Oh goodness, what a fabulous adventure/opportunity for excellent vintage fossicking/red wine drinking/food indulging. I am just a slight shade of green with envy!

    Please please please keep up the blog, I would love to hear about your Franco adventures and especially about the vintage finds you will no doubt come across.