Sunday, 4 April 2010

Houndstooth

I'm delighted to announce that I've finally finished that horribly time-consuming history coursework, so I'm freeee now to do as much blogging/shopping/sewing as I want :) yay! I've spent the last few days relaxing, playing monopoly (booo, I lost) and doing a spot of vintage shopping with the boyfriend. Hoping to dust off my sewing machine tomorrow and re-start my clothes 'production line'!

Anyway, today, after donning an outfit involving a houndstooth polo-neck (thrifted for £1) I had a sudden moment of inspiration to take some 60s-style photos. I didn't originally intend to post them up because they were really a spur of the moment kind of thing (I very nearly ran out of natural light as well, hence the graininess). But I was really pleased with how they turned out, so here they are! They're a bit of a reference to Op-Art, mixed up with some old photos of Twiggy and a nice dose of mod style.

Thumbs up for beehives, fake eyelashes and red lipstick!


You may notice that my arms are in the air in every photo - thats because I had to hold up the 'background', haha.

As it happens, the background is hopefully going to be the fabric for my next sewing project - but I haven't decided what to make yet! What do you think, a dress, or a jacket?

Sadie xxx

41 comments:

EleanorRose said...

oooh, tough decision. a jacket would be lovely but then again the print is perfect for a shift dress! good luck with your decision, please post about it when its done!

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xxx

Laura Gerencser said...

Nice pics!!

LilyRibbons said...

Wow you look so lush! I love the lippie and the graininess just adds to the beautiful pics!
Ive missed your posts!
I agree a shift dress is the way forward, they are my favourite of the clothes you make!
Welcome back!
Lil xx

briannelee said...

Such cute photos! I am def feeling the 60s vibe.

Kat said...

yay for more posts! :D
hmm, i think a jacket would be lovely, though you could make a twiggy style dress? :)
i really need to start practising my sewing skills!

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Lucy said...

A dress! I bought a houndstooth dress recently and totally love it. You look lovely in these photos xx

sophiemakesthings said...

Ooh such lovely photos! I love houndstooth print... maybe you could make a little shift dress out of it, and that could be easily dressed up or down! A jacket would be nice though, if you're anything like me and have wayy too many dresses already! :) xxx

fritha louise said...

The photos are amazing! Love your beehive.

Liset said...

I love those pictures, very sixties :) You look great!

amyyyyy. said...

I love these pictures! Glad to hear the coursework is out the way :)
It'll make an amazing jacket!

xxxx

Annabel said...

Awesome look! Ehm, I think I'd make a jacket 'cause you can match it with lots of colors/outfits.
x Petite Annabel

avalonne said...

Love the mix of '50s and '60s attire and makeup! :) Love houndstooth! God, I hated coursework! Hope it went well! How did you find that turtleneck for 1 quid? When I was in London, I couldn't find anything good for under at least 8 quid!

Rachel said...

LOVE IT. it's really cool, I can see how your photography skills have grown since I started reading your blog. these are really nice!

Anonymous said...

The second photo is amazing

Ali said...

these look great! anything sixties inspired is good in my book.

Amanda said...

wow!
you look amazing in these photos :)

Catherine said...

Random suggestion but I have had the same background dilemas. If you do a similar thing again try shutting the fabric in a door to hold it up. Photos have to be taken inside, unless you do it with a door from your home to the garden I guess, but it saves 'arms up' photos although you still look amazing in these.

Crafter-holic said...

Very Twiggy-esque - I love it!
I'd go for a skirt or dress with the houndstooth myself :-)

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Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

These photos are great and you are so beautiful :) I wish I had your sewing skills.

kelly ann said...

i love the shade of your lipstick! it's perfect.

Kat said...

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SophieSweetVintage said...

Nice pictures! You should really make a dress out of it.... It would be perfect :)

Jen said...

You look so adorably sixties! Very Mary Quant.

Faux Naif said...

you look beautiful! the background idea is very clever.

Tasia said...

Great photos! You look fantastic, love the hair and lipstick. I'd vote for a dress, a simple shift-style would really show off the fabric. Good luck!

vicky said...

Very 60s cool!

Clare said...

Wow lovely! Looking forward to seeing your creations :)

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh you are so incredibly fabulous! I LOVE your style!! :)

Anonymous said...

yeah not too keen on the houndstooth..

Hannah said...

Your hair is perfect for this look!

Looby said...

your hair and make up looks gorgeous! definately a little 60s mini dress with the fabric :) xx

Kate said...
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Kate said...

Wow -very mod et un peu francais je pense...
defiantly make a 60's shift dress, or something simple because the pattern is so loud already (?).
Take a peep at this http://cheapkicksarealright.blogspot.com/2010/03/letsdancelikeweusedto_09.html -just the links at the bottom are so similar to this style!

Good luck!

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soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Gorgeous photos! Big thumbs up from me :)

jennifer said...

What about a shirtdress style ? Worn completly unbuttoned it becomes a cute duster/jacket,fastened up it's a dress.

luce said...

Could I ask what brand and shade that red lipstick is please hunny? I love it. Also, I think you should make a dress out of the material, maybe the fit Audrey Hepburn has in 'Breakfast At Tiffanys' ?
xx

anni said...

Your so pretty, and your style is cute :)

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L said...

You look amazing! Loving the houndstooth background...
L x
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angela said...

i love your outfits and your red lipstick :)