Friday, October 24, 2008

Black and cream

I have always loved the combination of black and cream. Not sure why - perhaps it reminds me of sepia tones and antique times. At any rate, black and cream is a colour combination that always catches my eye.

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This dress was from the Northcote high school market I mentioned in my last post. It isn't vintage, but I still love it. Even though it's black it is perfect for hot days like today - it's made out of some cheesecloth-like airy cotton material, and it's super light.

I also bought the camera, a vintage Yashica SLR, for $5 at the market. It doesn't wind on properly - perhaps I'll take it to Hardware Lane to be looked at by a funny old guy in a second hand camera shop. But really I bought the camera for the almost-perfect condition vintage case that came with it - which fits my (working) '70s Pentax SLR perfectly! I have been looking for a case for it for ages, so I'm happy.

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The outside light doesn't show the dress details very well, so here it is indoors.

Dress: Northcote high school market
Camera: Northcote high school market
'70s wedge shoes: Port Fairy op shop
Belt: Northcote op shop


Sarah said...

today was stinking hot, thank god the sun wasn't out otherwise i'm sure i would have melted. very cute dress!

ana b. said...

congrats on the vintage camera front! i can't wait to see what the photos look like. and the neckline of that dress is so amazing. you look fantastic.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the neckline.

Lavender said...

cute camera. I'm always on the lookout for the perfect vintage camera. One day I'll find it.

The Paper Doll said...

Oh no, I hope you get your sewing machine sorted out soon!! I'd love to see what you make!

esme and the lane way said...

What a beautiful dress! It sounds like a great school fete (who'd 've thought?!) and I wish I found ti too! ;)

StrikeMatch said...

The dress looks gorgeous and so does the super smiley picture!

a cat of impossible colour said...

Hello :) Just got your comment - ooh, I would be so excited to have a bow blouse or two! Thank you for thinking of me, it's very kind. I'm size 10 normally but I can wear 8s and 12s too. I'm magic. :P

Would you like to do a wee swap? I have a couple of little things I could send your way, too.

My email address is andrea[dot]eames[at]gmail[dot]com for address exchanges.


A xx

heartofpearl♥ said...

totally cute when you smile :) i love black and cream too or maybe i lv black n white hehe but similar anyway :) i lv your camera!!!!!

thevintageyear said...

Sarah: I love the hot weather so I'm not complaining, although the 40 degree days are a bit much!

Ana b.: thank you! Unfortunately this camera doesn't work but I do have a '70s pentax which I treasure with all my heart!

A cat of impossible colour: thank you! and I'm e-mailling you now :)

Lavender: good luck in your search, I am sure it will find you.

The Paper Doll: my sewing machine is a constant source of frustration at the moment :(

Esme: it WAS a great fete, I thought it would be all overpriced, but I was pleasantly surprised :)

Strikematch: thank yooou

heartofpearl: thank you! I'm really feelin' the black+neutrals this summer... I don't know what it is!

trishhunterfinds said...

I've never been able to do black and tan!!
I'll definately keep this in mind!