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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spring Spring... Hello?

"Hello... this is winter. I just called to say... goodbye." 
"About bloomin' time."



 
Us southern hemisphereans are rejoicing but how do my northern hemisphere friends feel about the change in seasons? 
Are you looking forward to Autumn?  Winter?  Still enjoying Summer?
 
More pics and stuff [technical term] after the jump...
 


Okay...this is a very different post for me... I only ever post photographs of what I wear NOT what I will wear or might wear or would wear.  I don't dress for my blog.  My blog exists because of the way I dress. 
...but this dress is not what I wore today...well, I did wear it obviously, but not 'out'.  I was in yoga gear most of the day.  I broke my code.  Sort of.

At the start of every season I 'transfer' my wardrobe... for the first few weeks, it's in 'transit', [eg. winter in to spring, there's still a few cool weeks ahead but I pack away all my heavy winter gear and make heaps of space for all my spring and summer wear!  I love winter layers but they sure as hell take up a lot of space.] 
Whilst I was doing this I decided to dig out my vintage dresses, seeing as I was feeling a vintage vibe this week plus I have decided to list some on eBay (maybe!)... found this delightful dress that my mum bought for me from a vintage store in LA in 1992 and seeing as I hadn't worn it for a long while (see last pic), I thought I would sell it so I put it on to photograph it. 

Then I didn't bother taking it off until I had to go to yoga!!... and seeing as it was such a delightful day and the first day of Spring, etc, etc, I put on some lipstick, earrings and shoes and... I broke my code... sort of... I was already wearing the dress... and I fully intend to wear it somewhere soon again!  


This photo was taken in 1997... last time I wore this dress!  It was a retro themed night.
This is one of my old bands (our band leader in the white tie), a great bunch of musicians.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

ah wow what a gorgeous shot Dusk... love it!!! Happy Spring

xoxox ash

Vintage Obsession said...

wowwwww i cannot wait for the whole post . what a pretty dress you should be named goddess of dusk :)

Hippie Holly said...

This picture needs to be in a fashion spread for Vogue! Ah winter, Bombay has no climate, it has hot, less hot and rain. I love the rains, but winter will be fun to have around!

Tanvi said...

This is so pretty! What a marvelous way to welcome Summer!!! Love it Dusk and your smile is priceless!!!

Vintage Vixen said...

That dress is glorious, Dusk. Just like a spring rose bursting forth. Spring? Wah! Not fair, we've hardly had a summer (as usual). xxx

Polka Princess said...

The pic's absolutely Monroe-esque!!! Perfect Spring spread..... :)

I guess we all are waiting for d weather 2 b a bit cooler...

bollywoodstylediaries said...

I think this is the first time I am seein u in pastel colors..I love the first pic, u look like a pink rose in bloom - perfect:-) and sigh, what a narrow waist:-)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Strange, I just wrote a little post how I do NOT look forward to winter... But apart from that - you look like a beautiful spring flower, Dusk. I know you're a fierce woman, but you do pretty very well too! (and what a great dress!!)

Aria said...

This post is Amazing!!!!

SO beautiful and romantic the waffling layers of pink!!

Whimsical and Romantic!!

Love this post sooo much Dusk it is stupendous!

♡ Aria

Zorian said...

OMG what beautiful Photos. I Love them.

Prutha said...

the 3rd pic is for a huge poster for sure... any movement when captured in a frame for me is beautiful... i love this outfit of urs.ofcourse u seem in ur element and ultra beautifulllllllllll....

major crushing on the 3rd pic babe

L1L2 said...

u've outdid it all! perfect twirl to be caught at the right moment in the perfect season. absolutely stunning!

Taj Acosta said...

wow, you are just unbelievable gorgeous my dear! xoxo

Tanvi said...

AMAZING! ... I do not have appropriate adjective to describe my sentiments! You are simply GORGEOUS and so is that dress!

Nickie Frye said...

Wow, you look gorgeous.

It's still summer here in the San Francisco Bay Area. We get an indian summer here, so September & October tend to be our hottest months. I'm happy as long as it doesn't snow. I don't do galoshes. ;)

xoxo
Nickie

meggasus said...

Woww... so like I know this is a cliche comment but these are breathtaking!! Seriously! I love that dress. Definitely a show stopper. you look mahhhvelous dahhhling!!

Fourth Daughter said...

What glorious pics... I did some in front of camellias lately too but they are just embarrassing compared with these!! By the way, it may be spring in Sydney but Melbourne is yet to come out of the cold... it makes attending fashion week things a real challenge!
oh and just saw you wearing Drown jewellery, it's great isn't it! (fabulous blue shoes in that shot too... LOVE!!)

Keith said...

I hope this finds you doing well. I've had a rough week. I got laid off on Tuesday. Now I've got to try to find a job in such a bad economy. Wish me luck. Thanks. Take care. Have a great upcoming weekend.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Beautiful dress. awesome pictures. Your each pose/ stance is so perfect. And you look stunningly beautiful.

Fashion Bombay said...

This post is simply perfect, one of my favourites! The colour, the flowers, the poses, you look like spring yourself and 1977 and 2010, could you try and look older? It makes me very jealous ;)

Leia said...

When you get tired of this dress, can I have it please??? It's soooo sensual, feminine, and pretty! And pink! My favorite color! The scattered flowers, gold shoes, and flowy skirt ... such a gorgeous combination. And I dare say you are even more stunning now than you were in 1997 :)

princess V said...

WOW that's one way to celebrate Spring.You look amazing!love your blog!I am now following you.

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Vanessa

Ashley said...

love ur blog!! following you!! follow me back!

ASH! Xoxo

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Romany said...

I was about to ask you what you meant by "delightful Spring day", and then I remembered you live in Sydney. You guys are probably actually noticing the difference between Winter and Spring already. Us Melbournians are in some weird transition phase, encompassing Spring humidity with Winter rain and wind. What the hell is with this state? Gotta love it though... ;)

Gorgeous dress! You look so elegant and graceful...and the flowers in the background are just the icing on top of the beautiful cake.
Romany
xx
p.s.re: your comment, aww you always say such sweet things. :) haha yes the knives seem a little over the top, but maybe it makes it easier who knows? Pulling a knife out of one of those knife holder things can be menacing enough, in itself, as well...

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Wow DUSKKKKK ethereallll!! So very ethereal! Love the soft pink on you.

You are blessed with grace, woman and the ability to carry it off is all yours! :)

Stupidosaur's Camera said...

Hi I am Stupidosaur's Camera! Your Pics captured My Heart! So My Heart feels like capturing your Pics! Then we would be even eh ;).

W. said...

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Sherin said...

Thank you for the sweet words about the maxi dress.
I do love the skirt you're wearing.

Spardha Malik said...

I'm loving how you're wearing this... reminds me of 'baby' from dirty dancing!

You haven't aged a day in 13 years!!! Are you a vampire? :P

Niki B. said...

such beautiful pictures!!!

x Niki
A Haute Mess
ps. There's a giveaway currently going on at A Haute Mess! You can win an amazing cuff bracelet valued at over $100. Thought you might be interested :)
Giveaway posted here xoxo

Sher said...

You are the epitome of everything graceful in this gorgeous dress, just like a spring goddess! I would so play dress up with this dress too:)

Vinda Sonata said...

dusk you are very gorgeous.
i love the energy you'd exuded in those pictures. the first one is almost too perfect!!

suruchi said...

These pics are so beautiful Dusk...
This is how perhaps Cinderella would look like after spending a happy eternity with her Prince charming!
You look like a doll...
Ethereal n so innocently cute!
These are perhaps your best shots...not hot yet soooo graceful n sweet!:-)

ART MEETS FASHION said...

wat a pretty dress!!!
nd hw beautiful u r lukin!!
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Rock'n Roll Ballerina said...

Fantastic photos of you! So beautiful! :)

beingdena said...

Oh my God, that dress is so beautiful. Where did you get it, tell me more tell me more!!!

amazing photos darling

Dena x

carlyjcais said...

Amazing. Just amazing. These photos could be in a magazine spread, they're just so breathtaking. What a beautiful dress - with such amazing history! You hold onto your faves about as long as I do...;-)
xoxo
Carly
www.chic-steals.com

The Goddess of Boho said...

Heavenly :)
Lovely, lovely pictures Dusk Devi!


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TheAL said...

Gorgeous dress and photos! Makes me wish it was Spring again.

Kent Johnson said...

Beautiful dress and great shots.

BriGt said...

woww what a dress Devi !!
and those shots look sooo arty love them !!
Nice pic of the band... were you a singer too ? (one of your multi talents ? :)
cheers !!