Thursday, August 2, 2012

1960's outfit for a 60th birthday.....

My beautiful Mum recently celebrated her 60th, although she sure doesnt look that age ! The family got together for a surprise lunch at a darling nursery in the Warandyte Hills near Melbourne, and we had a glorious day of food, family and celebration. To my great shame I neglected to bring my camera, so I am unable to show you a picture of my Mum and extended family, but I did capture the outfit I wore to the event....another warm vintage wool creation of mine in very Joan Holloway style, shown below. May I just say how very special it is to celebrate momentous days with those you love...it is what creates memories, community, belonging and joy. A million thankyous to my sister Tanya who orchestrated the event, and even more thankyous to Mum for being a bastion of style, good taste, generosity and strength for as long as I can remember.



My favourite old broach with a few rhinestones missing !! Still looks terrific none the less !



11 comments:

  1. Oh thankyou Rachel - I do love this outfit !

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  2. I enjoy so much reading your blog and watching the pics - it's such a pleasure to my senses. Wish I could be more creative in my fashion/style department...

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  3. Stunning! And the hair looks lovely too - looks like you stepped right out of mad men ♥ Deb

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  4. The dress is definitely Joan but your hair is Peggy all the way. You look fantastic! I hope that I can sew this well in the future.

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  5. LOVE this dress!! Wow - it looks so comfortable and warm too - that draping is fab :-D

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  6. Happy birthday to your mum! You look gorgeous

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  7. Happy 60th to your mum:)You look fantastic! The dress is fabulous & your hair looks terrific!

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  8. Hi!
    I’ve just found your lovely blog, your style is fascinating! and the vintage look is amazing!
    I’d love you to take a look at mine and let me know what you think ;)
    Kisses from Spain,
    S

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