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Sunday, December 16, 2012

What I wore last Sunday, to go to a dinner with friends. My Dahlia dress with the sheer panels at the shoulders from this post, a vintage black full skirt with bow ties at the hips, and my Gorman shoes. I decided that if my bra straps were going to be visible, they may as well be deliberately so, and make a statement, so I went with red. 

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And this worked out rather well, as it was a bit chilly out (by, you know, Melbourne summer-after-a-warm-day standards, so not exactly cold by any means) and I added my vintage capelet, which has red lining. Why hello, matchy matchy! Speaking of matchy matchy, check out my roots, matchin' mah skirt! I am happy to say that I re-blonded last Tuesday and am loving the white-lilac all over again.

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  • I think it’s a really good idea to do your own maekup! My sister got her’s done before the wedding and she hated it, and ended up doing it the way she liked it Anyways I think you should try either MAC or Clinique! Also, I think you should stick to the way you usally wear your maekup only a little more dramatic and darker. You don’t want to look too much different on such an important day! Make sure you wear kinda alot face maekup (not caked on!) because you will be getting your picture taken a lot, and you don’t want your skin to look bad! ♥

    Posted by Vishal on November 15, 2013
  • I think they are nice names, and am actually coriedsning poppy for my fourth child. My husband is shooting down every one of my suggestions but has none of his own to offer which is becoming very frustrating!! So if i were her id go with what you can agree on lolMy other children’s names are Marty, Jasper and Bessy. My top likes are Mable, Harper, Poppy, Tilda, Eden, May for girls and no real faves for boys as yet. Angus has been mentioned, and our pick if Bessy was a boy was Isaiah but not as keen anymore. I wasn’t sure how to contact you for advice’ so hope this is okay to just leave a comment like this. Any advice or suggestions would be great!

    Posted by Raiko on November 12, 2013
  • Relentless – I think a cute dress is a good idea. My photographer told me that we sholud not match, but accent each other. In my casual outfit, I wore a black top with jeans and a turquoise blue beaded necklace. The Candyman wore jeans and a light blue shirt. For the fancier shots I was in a bright turquoise and red flower dress (you saw the pics, right?) and he was in a grey suit with a blue shirt, no tie. I have only seen 4 pics so far, but I like them all. Agree, must be comfy. Also, if you’re wearing heels, bring a comfy pair too. You might be walking a bit, depending on your photographer. HAVE FUN!

    Posted by Bittu on November 05, 2013
  • I guess by default, we all tend to limit the ptlatee, especially in cities, where the limited space does not allow for a cacophony of colors to run riot, at least not with ease or comfort. I have always thought of my personal selections in terms of 18th century French architecture and the effects of “light”. Old white walls as a base and then the reflective qualities of metals, mirror, porcelain, crystal, polished wood and fabrics in tones of gold (generally antiqued), silver (generally “Butler’s finish”) and bronze (ranging from gilt to dark), darks (woods and a deep taupe damask sofa as well as a wing chair in “Charleston Green” mohair velvet)) and lights (yellow and ivory damask pillows and a pale cream club chair, with hints of green here and there (which also references some of the bronzes). Note that the fabrics are chosen for the way light will play across them as much as for the color, thus keeping with the overarching theme. The varied colors in paintings seem to settle down visually within their silvered or gilded frames. The net effect is visually not unlike pictures of certain old French rooms; though there is a great variety and range of interest and color, if asked to categorize the room, a casual observer might say it is “white and gold”. Additional big splashes of color never jar the effect, as it is always done through naturals, i.e. flowers- often in one color and type of flower, always contained within crystal or bronze vases. As others have noted about their own spaces, a lot is going on, but there is a clear sense of a guiding hand to it all, which settles everything and puts the room, and its occupants, at ease.

    Posted by Dicky on November 02, 2013
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    Posted by Tetteh on October 17, 2013
  • I love the cape in the last photo! I will now spend my weekend hunting for one in vintage stores x

    Posted by Philippa Williams on March 01, 2013
  • I love the hair! Never been brave enough to do it myself. And of course, the dahlia dress <3

    Posted by Safia Shakarchi on February 18, 2013
  • Absolutely beautiful <3

    Posted by Callie on February 13, 2013
  • Love the style and I’m obsessed with that room ;)

    Katie xoxo

    Posted by Katie on February 08, 2013
  • Beautiful style she has! I love love love the outfit! :D

    Posted by Oliviana on February 04, 2013
  • Aww Marianne – this outfit is beyond perfection! That incredible skirt and capelet work so well with soft Dahlia dress :) Hoping Melbourne weather has settled down a bit by now – Canberra is still having Summer hiccups (rain, hail, wind, scorching sunshine…).
    Shann x

    Posted by Shann on February 04, 2013

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