Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Edwardian Lace


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.”  
 
 
Extract from A Room With A View by E. M. Forster, via 1
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The Outfit:
 
 
Vintage Edwardian (or is it even Victorian?) lace blouse: my great grandmother's, passed down to me by Kiki
 
Vintage 30s/40s blue silk skirt: made by granny Kiki for Kiki Couture
 
White cotton parasol: from Ebay
 
White/blue gauzy scarf wrapped over parasol: a gift from my aunt in Hong Kong
 
Vintage pearl necklace: passed down from granny Penny
 
Silver vintage look earrings: Accessorize
 
Nude pumps: old, from New Look
 

The Soundtrack:
 
 
Laura Marling: I Speak Because I Can
 
 
 
Photographs taken by me, self portraits using the timer on my little digital camera.
 
 
Happy Beltane!
 
 
Due to the combination of a heavy work load and the glorious spring sunshine, which calls me away from my computer and out into the garden whenever it can, I'm way behind on responding to blog comments. I have time to either keep up to date with your new gorgeous blog posts, or to respond to the comments on mine, but not both, so I will keep commenting on blogs, but sadly commenting on your kind responses to my own posts will have to wait for a while.
I love to receive your comments though, dear peeps, so please do keep them coming! 
 

I'm delighted to be a part of the next Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.co.uk, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.
 
 

22 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the delicate lace...You look so ethereal xxx

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  2. Fabulous silhouette, love the lace-draped parasol, and such gorgeous light.

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  3. So elegant and beautiful, a vision in lace in the sunshine! How wonderful to have such an old inherited piece like that beautiful blouse, which you can actually wear. The fabric draped over the parasol adds another layer of floaty gorgeousness! xxx

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  4. How beautiful you look, a vision in the spring time.
    I have an almost identical lace blouse (it's part of my Great-Grandmother's wedding dress and Edwardian), maybe we should wear them and frolic on the lawn together? xxx

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  5. Beautiful, divinely feminine; even the flowers decided to match the soft hues of your outfit!

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  6. ahhh, such ethereal amazingness. I adore E.M. Forster and Laura Marling, too :D. Beautiful, inspirational post!!

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  7. Now remains to find a good screenplay ...

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  8. You are such a vision in silk and lace, my dearest Emalina.
    XXXXXXXXXX

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  9. it's such escape looking at your photos. i love your outfit. enjoy the sin. lucyx

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  10. A vision of loveliness! I adore your look x

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  11. Oh what a great way to spend an afternoon. You have such a free spirit and it totally shines through in your posts. I love that you pranced around your umbrella draped with a scarf. I bet you almost felt like a young girl:) Lovely outfit:)

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  12. So pretty and whimsical!

    Sarah xxx

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  13. Swoon! What a perfect May Day post, put the widest grin on my face. Thank you for sharing <3

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  14. What an absolutely divine blouse, this is my favourite era, the Belle Epoque. I love, A Room With A View, the novel and Merchant/Ivory film. I'm a big Forster fan.

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  15. You took me to a different era..Lovely blouse :)
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  16. Edwardian lace beneath the floaty cotton parasol with Spring background couldn't be more romantic and lovely. Wearing you family treasures honors your past and provides a feast for the eyes for all of us. Thank you!

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  17. Edwardian lace is so very much made to be worn in a spring blossom-decked garden! What perfect accompaniment too in the E.M. Forster quote and Laura Marling. May the sun continue to shine on your beautiful garden and on beautiful you.

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  18. I HAVE THAT SAME PARASOL! I meant to shout. It's fabulous. I have the same lace in black, as well.

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  19. My lady! you look so divine and beautiful, it seems you just stepped out of a movie!!! absolutely wonderful! that parasol and the blouse are so fabulous and so are you!
    love and kiss,mary

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  20. Oh lovely Em I love the drama of this post ... after all, isn't that how one feels in an Edwardian lace blouse, swishy skirt and lacy parasol? You look dreamlike in the glorious sunshine with the beautiful countryside in blossom! It was only a short while ago, I was watching you braving the snow in such amazing style and now ... well, you just keep getting outdoors and enjoying yourself. Blogging can take a backseat for now :) xoxoxo

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  21. I seem to have missed some of your posts.... That blouse is just amazing, you are so very lucky to have such an item in your wardrobe! And I'm so glad you wear it instead of storing and hiding it away.

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