It's not very often that I do a 'What I Wore' post, so I thought I'd pull one together for Saturday night's events, which was the culmination of five months planning to organise a friend's hen night. We decided to to go with a 'Glitz, Glamour & Red Lipstick' theme as our friend loves a bit of glam and always wears red lipstick on nights out, so we though it would be a bit of a tribute to her. We requested that the attendees were to dress with glamour in mind and wear the obligatory red lippy; although everyone was dressed up to the nines, only the Hen and I were wearing said lipstick which was a bit of a shame.
Anyway, I decided to go for all out glam and wore my favourite dress - an 'Ossie Clark for Radley' moss crepe maxi. I brought it back in the 1990s from a wonderful, but now closed down, vintage shop in Hay-on-Wye called 'The Hay Gallery'. I used to visit this shop a lot and brought quite a few things from there; it was a real treasure trove of 1920s shoes, Victorian petticoats, 1930s tea dresses and tiny Biba mini dresses. During one visit I noticed this dress and being an admirer of Clark's work I just had to try it on. Luckily it fitted like a glove and although it cost about £36, I thought it was worth every penny.
I love the way the bell sleeves drape down over the cuff, which buttons up tightly around the wrist...
|1940s Corde clutch: £4, charity shop - nail polish: Chanel 'Peridot', present from friend|
|Indian silver earrings - a present from Dad|
|Carvela shoes - £27 from eBay|