What do you think of my beautiful sunflower? It's the first to bloom from my summer crop and I'm thrilled. Perfect for a grey winter day.
I'm wearing my lastest vintage find, a 1950's style headband with attatched veil. Today I wore it backwards and pinned the veil like a snood. This was a very popular look in the 1940's during the war, when woman entered the work force for the first time. The snood allowed women to retain their femininity, but also prevented their long locks from becoming trapped in the machines. Plus, to top it off, I found this little wonder at a local thrift-shop for $3!
Dress - Dangerfield
Headband - Op shop (Broadway)
My day was made complete by a perfect stranger; Nicholas! Spotted on Epping station, I was completely smitten with his outfit and couldn't resist taking a photo, though I do need to apologise in advance for the quality, it was taken very quickly as the train approached and really doesn't do his outfit justice.
Would you just look at that suit, that shirt, that umbrella? Perfection!
What made this chance meeting even better was Nicholas's manner, he's quite the gentleman! It was a delight to meet someone who offered me a seat, spoke eloquently and even kissed my hand farewell! I think alot of men steer away from this old fashioned chivalry out of respect (or fear) towards the post-modern feminist. While I believe in equal treatment for everyone (regardless of gender, age or race), I also think that this kind of grace and dignity simply isn't seen enough and I can't overstate how refreshing and lovely it is to be treated with such. I urge other men (and women) to adopt the same courtesies, taking with it the knowledge that even if one person takes offence, you probably made several other people smile!
See you soon,