Thursday, May 26, 2016

That's Why the Lady is a Vamp










What could be better than vamping around the Japanese garden downtown? Going for ice cream afterwards! What a perfect Saturday :)

I do love a Japanese garden, and the Denver Botanical Gardens even have a traditional style tea house. Since the tea room had been left open I snuck in for a few snaps, I couldn't help myself! One day I'd love to stop by when they are actually holding a tea ceremony demonstration. I would love to learn more about Japanese culture and to visit Japan one day, its definitely a destination high on my must travel to list!

Here is the finished 1 hour dress from my recent little walk through of the style. The dress is made from a polyester crepe-ish fabric with a nice hand that I snatched off the bargain table at my favorite fabric shop. I liked the combination of geometric and more natural designs in the print as it somehow felt very 1920s to me. I styled it with my ancient gold and black t-straps, numerous flower hair combs, and some tiny round sunglasses from Sunglasses Museum on Etsy. The most wonderful glittering beaded clutch was a gift from a keen eyed friend <3 Gunmetal toned sparkle is always good! This time around the gardens were sunny and yet I forgot my parasol in the car, c'est la vie!

I hope you all have a great end of the week as we enter into Memorial Day weekend!

Dress: Made by me
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (in like 07?)
Sunglasses: Sunglasses Museum
Bracelets & Celluloid Comb: Vintage
Flower combs, Earrings & Necklace: Made by me

12 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, that garden really s magical. I think you chose the fabric really well for that dress, it works well particularly with the border on the bottom. xx

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    1. Thank you Porcelina! I wish I could find more boarder prints when I'm out fabric shopping!

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  2. great photoset...Youìre a shinning Star! what a style...You're always so creative & chic!

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  3. You are perfection. I love the fabric you used for this dress, it really does have the perfect deco print. The photos of you in the tea house are magical - I love it when you can get quick sneaky photos in what is an otherwise forbidden spot :D

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    1. Thank you Harlow! I was so glad the tea house was open!

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  4. What an immensely beautiful shoot. The air of elegance and gentle tranquility through these photos is as lovely as lovely can be - just as your gorgeous new frock is, too. Very special images, dear Bonita. I absolutely adore them!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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  5. Japanese gardens always seem to be a place of exotic delights ~ and the dress you made is just perfect for the setting! You always provide such fabulous 1920s looks, they really suit you so nicely. :) ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thank you Bontia! For so long I thought I was too curvy for the 20s, but the day I realized that was nonsense was a good day indeed!

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  6. What a lovely setting for photos. I would like to see a traditional tea ceremony one day. Your dress looks great.

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