Good morning lovelies – happy Monday!
I thought I’d kick off the week by showing you this brand-new-old jacket that I got recently – another Bess Georgette find!
I’m not normally one to go for super-bright colours, but when I saw this vintage trench coat I couldn’t resist – and it’s been perfect for coping with the weather this last week. Brisbane is always cold and super-windy at this time of year. (Well, okay, maybe ‘cool’ would be a better descriptor.)
Check out the lovely detailing on the pockets!
I’m wearing another new vintage dress underneath, but I’ll show you that another time.
I also wanted to show off this gorgeous brooch that my friend Jacquie from Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree sent me…
Isn’t it beautiful? It’s handmade in Tasmania (which, just quietly, I can’t wait to go and visit again someday, it’s so beautiful down there!)
Teal Jacket – Vintage, from Bess Georgette
Dress – Vintage, from Q’s Daydream
Brooch – Handmade, Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree
Shoes – Vintage, bought in Falmouth, UK.
And the winner is….
I have chosen the new name for my lovely dress form! Thank you so much to all of you who left a suggestion – I was blown away by all the responses.
There were SO many beautiful, cute, sweet, funny, and well-thought-out and explained names – it was really, really hard to choose.
I had to give some honourable mentions – these are names I loved!
- Bessie – suggested by Elizabeth - because it’s cute, but it’s also my nickname! (Jessie… Bessie. Though, P.S. PLEASE don’t ever call me Jessie)
- Betty Draper – suggested by Holly Leonardson – oh, the pun! Oh, the Mad Men reference! This was a close second…
- Modeleine – suggested by Sally Oakley - also because I LOVE a good play on words!
- Elora – suggested by Kristen - because it’s such a beautiful name
But, in the end, I had to pick one… and her name is:
It’s a beautiful name – short, sweet, pretty – and I love that it’s a combo of the initials of my jewellery businesses. Perfect!
So, ladies, you both get a $25 Vintette voucher – I’ll be in touch later today xx
I hope you all have a lovely start to the week – I’m going to be back tomorrow with something big, gorgeous, and challenging… and it’s something you might want to get involved with, too!