"Occasion dressing was fundamental to a woman of Miss Fisher's status.
It was a point of etiquette to wear appropriate outfits for every occasion."
Every day is an occasion. I have never understood why people think otherwise. If you know me a little then you know I "occasion" dress A LOT. This occasion had a special reason so of course I was going to dress in homage to Miss Fisher.
In case you don't know who (the honourable) Phyrne Fisher is... she is the main character in Australian author Kerry Greenwood's series of detective novels set in 1920's Melbourne and very successfully adapted for television by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger.
Read more here.
I am wearing a vintage floor length green & cream chevron striped dress from one of my favourite op-shops, Over The Top Vintage, which I hiked up and belted to resemble a 'flapper' drop waist dress (but is askew due to rushing around!), worn over vintage cream silk lace hemmed pants, accessorised with my vintage purple Cossack hat, an ostrich feather boa and an absolutely delicious teal Chinese coat (Manchu style?) from another favourite op-shop, Recycology plus linen gold shimmer plimsolls.
Phyrne Fisher is my kind of (fictional) role model!
Fierce, fearless, intelligent, sensual, sexual, deceptively laidback, sharp as a tack, multi-talented, multi-faceted, cultured, streetwise, noble, ethical, logical, practical, independent, glamourous, a feminist, feminine and fashionable!
|Phyrne Fisher's costume from Season 3 ep 1 'Death Defying Feats'|
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