Friday, October 1, 2010

Paintin' the Town Red (and Brown)

So, just got back from a great night out, involving a lovely Italian feast followed by an evening of laughs whilst taking in the local production of The 39 Steps (oh, how I wish I had been able to attend the London vintage event enjoyed by fellow bloggers, but instead I ended up being the sole vintage wearer ;)). I actually brought along a portable camera, but the cord to upload photos I took in the theatre is nowhere to be found around here. They're probably sort of dull anyway, so instead I give you a little outfit post in which I tried out the cayenne with brown idea.  In retrospect, I probably should have added a belt of some sort, but as usual, I didn't leave enough time to get ready before heading out.  Ah well, off to bed with me. I've got a little vintage fair to attend in the morning, followed by in-law entertaining.  Good evening, lovelies!!



22 comments:

Bella said...

You look lovely. Love the red/chocolate combo.

Pixie Drive-In said...

Ooo, you look amazing in red! Your dress is fabulous.

Kate said...

Ooo LOVE that dress! That purse is really lovely too :)

Tilly said...

What a delightful dress!

Gingeyginge said...

That dress is amazing,even amazingly more amazing on yourself...

The darling homemaker said...

You look lovely wearing such fabulous dress. I love the complete outfit.

Darlene said...

I'm convinced you could wear a paper bag and look top-drawer gorgeous. Just stellar, J. And London vintage fair sounds so superlative!

Gemima said...

Dress envy :) G x

*Katia* said...

gorgeous dress,love that outfit

Miss Rayne said...

that colour really suits you, lovely sleeves!

SpinnakerSu said...

I love the dress! The colour combo is wonderful, and I have to say that dress is THE perfect colour, shape, etc for you! Made for each other!

chelsea said...

Love it. I am a sucker for red.

Penny Dreadful said...

WOWSERS! I love that dress, it looks incredible on you. What a gorgeous colour. I think it is a shame you couldn't come to the London 39 Steps too, but hope you enjoyed yourself at the local show :)

Carys said...

Glad to hear you did wear the 1930s red and brown combination (I made a note to combine those colours next time I did a 30s look!), you look so lovely!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Celestial Charms said...

Now this dress is a definite stunner. You look fabulous.
Maureen

Laos said...

Hope you dont't think I'm being impertinent. It's just that as a vintage beginner as I am, I'd like to know whether you use stockings/tights with peep shoes? I'd like to buy ones (peep shoes) but am uncertain how to wear them in fall.
Thank you in advance!

LandGirl1980 said...

I have just been sick with envy! What a stunning dress!! :o)

Em said...

Red really suits you! There is something very luxurious to me about red/chocolate color combo.

BaronessVonVintage said...

This is one of my favourite finds ever, so was really glad to have a special opportunity to wear it out! Thanks for your wonderful compliments, darlings! I feel inspired to try out some other vintage color pairings again soon!

Laos: I was wearing vintage silk stockings with six garter corselette. I didn't find the peep toes affected comfort or wear at all (I've worn these shoes with tights as well in colder weather). I must admit I don't wear my peep toes in the winter, just because we get rain and then snow. This was probably one of the last outings for these shoes this year!

BaronessVonVintage said...

One thing to consider when buying stockings to wear with peep toes: make sure that if the toe is reinforced it doesn't have a seam that will cause abrasion when worn with a peeptoe (I had this happen once when wearing modern stockings with a modern peep toe shoe). Anyone else have ideas??

Laos said...

Lady, you rock!!! Thanks so much :)

BaronessVonVintage said...

You're welcome!! I should point out that reinforced toes can help reduce runs, but you can find modern stockings that have invisible reinforced toes (some people find wearing visible reinforced toes with peep toes not only less comfortable but sort of odd looking because the section that is reinforced is often darker than the rest of the stocking). I didn't find it to be a very visible issue with the stockings and shoes I wore in the photo, but just thought of that point as well.