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Utter deliciousness: the 1905-7 afternoon dress at a garden party

This post is pure eye candy.

My life has been quite busy and stressful for the last few weeks, and something undemanding but completely divine is just what I need in a blog post – and my model was certainly divine in Pamela’s 1905-7 Greek Key afternoon dress, especially in Tony McKay’s photographs!

Enjoy!

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

I’m still not 100% happy with the hat, but the yellow flowers were important for Manfield’s story, and the hat is getting to where I want it to be.

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

Courtesy of Tony McKay Photography and Glory Days Magazine

6 Comments

  1. I really love this dress – have ever since you first posted it! So much of what we choose to make reflects modern sensibilities, and the sloped shoulders and droopy-full sleeves are so striking to me because they’re alien to that.

    … Which sounds like a backhanded compliment, but I absolutely don’t mean it that way! It’s gorgeous.

  2. The dress continues to be stunning, and its present model is lovely. My favorite photograph is the last one, showing the hat from underneath the brim.

  3. Lyn Swan says

    I also absolutely love this dress. The hat is just right in size and scale; I especially like that the rosebuds are draped within the tulle somewhat randomly, rather than sewn in a symetrical pattern…Very Spring!

  4. Elise says

    Whatever it is, hope it resolves quickly.

    What a nice and beautiful break. Like the commenter above, the silhouette is so interesting.

  5. They are fantastic images! I wonder if perhaps the problem with the hat is that it’s just a touch flipperty flopperty looking? Most of the Edwardian hats I’m familar with seem to be a bit more definitely shaped, even when they’re just wired futzes of ruched chiffon and tulle and lace.

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