Friday, 5 July 2013

Share In Style: Vintage

This post is a collaboration with the beautiful Sacramento, my dear friend whose blog Mis Papelicos is a constant source of inspiration to me. We are both posting outfit photos on the theme of Vintage, a subject very close to our hearts. Also linking up with Aminta, who with her blog Aminta Online creates these special weekly Share In Style posts with Sacramento.

Where the woodland streamlets flow,
Gushing down a rocky bed,
Where the tasseled alders grow,
Lightly meeting over head,
When the fullest August days,
Give the richness what they know,
Then the wild clematis comes,
With her wealth of tangled blooms,
Reaching up and drooping low.
And her fresh leaves only shade
That which is within her bower,
Like a curtain, lightly made,
Half to hide her virgin flower;
None too close to let the wind
Find a place to breathe between,
Where the wild bee cannot miss
All the sweetness that there is,
Underneath her tent of green.
And the sunlight flickers in,
So to touch her maiden breast;
And between her twists of vine
Sings the woodbird to his nest;
And the air is wondrous sweet,
And the twilight lingers long, -
And the young birds learn to fly
In among her greenery,
And she hears their earliest song.
But when Autumn days are here,
And the woods of Autumn burn,
Then her leaves are black and sere
Quick with early frosts to turn!
As the golden Summer dies,
So her silky green has fled,
And the smoky clusters rise
As from fires of sacrifice,
Sacred incense to the dead!
Wild Clematis by Dora Reed Goodale, via 1
The Outfit:
Vintage 1970s Blue Gypsy Dress: from Ebay
Vintage 1990s Beloved Red Parisian Espadrilles: bought in Le Marais when I lived in Paris
Hoop Earrings & Orchid Flower Clip: both from Accessorize
Vintage French Silver Coin 1960s Bracelet: passed down from my Mother
Vintage 1930s Silver & Amber Bracelet: passed down from late granny Penny
Vintage Victorian China Jug & Bowl: passed down from late granny Kiki
The Soundtrack
Nick Drake: Bryter Layter  
Photographs taken by me, self portraits using the timer on my little digital camera.
And here's Sacramento's gorgeous vintage look, don't you just love the print of that dress and her amazing shoes! There's plenty more of her vintage ensemble to be seen at Mis Papelicos  
What's more, I am feeling very honoured to have been nominated for a Liebster award by dear Joanna, do check out her great vintage blog and a full list of nominees at Dividing Vintage Moments
I'm delighted to be a part of the next Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from Not Dead Yet Style, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.


  1. Oh what a lovely frock! I really love these photos, and the flower in your hair is an awesome detail :)

  2. Congratulations on the Liebster award! I'm visiting from Mis Papelicos and happy to see more poses in your charming dress! I am your newest follower :-)

  3. Glorious 70s gipsy dress, scrambling clematis - both visual and aural (great poem) - AND Nick Drake. And as if that wasn't enough of a combination, then there's the divine Sacramento too. What a wonderful collaboration. Especially love the 4th image, you look as though you are sitting for a painting. Perfect summer's day post!

  4. Thank you so much to share your beauty and magic with us all, dear friend.

  5. How nice to see both you and Sacramento sharing in today's post. Both wearing vintage, and looking beautiful. You most often in a rural setting, and Sacramento urban. Very cool.

    Sue xo

  6. What a pretty dress! Love the open shoulders style and the colour

  7. You look so beautiful -- the perfect summer gypsy!

  8. Lovely blue frock, very summery and fresh.

  9. Really love that rich blue gypsy dress!!

  10. Loving the blue gypsy inspire dress and the oranges wedges, the lavender flowers and of course our dear Sacramento!

  11. How I love it when Kiki always turns up in some shape or glorious form in your outfit posts my dear Em. She would be so proud of you and what a pair you would make!! Your blue dress is so glorious and your red espadrilles are a drool-fest!! You live in such a beautiful corner of the world, I don't know how I ever managed without my Emalina fix! xoxooxo

  12. wow this is really stunning, you remaind me somehow of a medieval princess in this beautiful blue dress! i didn´t know about that project, but you both look amazing in your vintage look!

  13. Ah, you are chanelling a lovely Tess D'Urberville here!
    Gorgeous peasanty frock, such a lovely shade of blue too, and gorgeous pix!

  14. You and Sacramento know how to make vintage sing! Lovely blue dress with clematis as background, and of course adorning your hair. Your creativity and ability to create beauty are apparent in every post.

  15. You look beautiful in your gypsy dress, a vision of timeless beauty! xxx

  16. Gorgeous maxi - perfect colour on you! I am mad envious of your beautiful sunshiny days!

    Sarah xxx

  17. So, so pretty = you in this blue gypsy dress! Thanks for sharing all the beauty with Visible Monday. xoxoxo

  18. Such a beautiful dress, you look stunning against the backdrop of that gorgeous clematis. xxx

  19. Why dear ladies, you both look so splendidly fantastic! Emalina, I adore the captivating gypsy spirit of your vivid royal blue dress - it seems to call out to summer sky and speak of distant oceans at the same time. Enchantingly, fantastically beautiful warm weather look, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

  20. Lovely solid against the florals ... stylish post as usual, and poetic! Very pretty collaboration with the fabulous Sacramento. What a summer treat for us all.

  21. You too look fabulous!
    Your backdrops are always so pretty
    The blue dress was made for you!



  22. You look heavenly in this bluebell colored dress! The shot of you sitting on the stairs holding the water jug with the white wall and flowers behind you is so beautiful, one of my favorite photos of you ever!

  23. Dear Emalina, You are a vision of loveliness in that blue!! Your photographs always rock! I love Sacramento! She's a sweetie with a love of fashion, and she inspires me too! XOXO Lynn

  24. Simply lovely! True vintage style transforms my mood and shines easily w/o a lot of accessories!

  25. Beautiful blue gypsy! Your theme fits right into my azure mood. Even the poem is a lovely prelude to our weekend camping trip tomorrow. The flora may be a little different. But the blooms, vines, greenery and dappled sunlight will all be there. And the part I am looking most forward to -- thousands and thousands of stars! Wonderful to see dear Sacramento on your page as well. -- J xxx


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