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Pogey bait is costuming eye candy; desirable, shiny, sparkly, covetable little trinkets.

Hawaiian haul: what I brought back from the islands

I didn’t do much shopping in Hawaii: I spent all but two days of the trip on Molokai, which has very limited shopping opportunities, and the final two days were spent in Waikiki – aka: shopping hell (I lasted less than 7 minutes in Ala Moana).  So shopping opportunities were limited. Despite this, I still managed to bring home lots of stuff, because whenever I buy something that won’t ship to NZ I have it sent to my parents, and I also still have three large chests of things stored under their house (I swear the stuff multiplies.  Every time I come back to NZ I fill a suitcase, and every time I go back there are still three completely full chests…) So what did I bring to NZ? (I’d say ‘home’, but Hawaii is also home, so I’m having a definite crisis of home-ness) Millinery feathers!  A gift from Lauren of Wearing History, who was clearing out some of her stash.  I was a little worried about bringing these through NZ biosecurity, but they …

Pride, Prejudice & Pohutakawa Trees

Theresa was in town recently, and you know what that means!  Dress ups!  And photoshoots! For this photoshoot we wore Regency, because the pohutakawa (the New Zealand christmas tree) were in full bloom, and I think my 1813 Kashmiri gown works beautifully with the blaze of red blooms.  Also it was too hot to think of anything that involved full corsets and layers of undergarments. This time we did something a little bit different, and Mr D came along and was our photographer, so (for once) we have lots of gorgeous photos of the two of us together. With two ladies in Regency wandering around a garden it’s impossible not to make Jane Austen themed commentary about the photos.  In doing this I’ve realised an unfortunate problem with Austen: other than Lizzie and Jane from Pride & Prejudice, there are no sets of two females that a pair of friends would really be happy to be.  Emma is insufferable, her friends silly. Fanny is a prig, her associates terrible.  Anne is great but none of …

Karen’s Gift: the butter yellow 1930s/40s negligée

Over a year ago I received an email out of the blue from a blog reader who had a small collection of 20s & 30s clothes that she thought I might like. Would I ever!  That lovely lady was Karen, and the day her box arrived was like all my birthdays coming at once (only without any additional wrinkles or grey hairs): silks and velvets and beading and lace. The contents were a treasure trove of amazing pieces, in all my favourite colours and techniques.  I photographed them right away, and have been meaning to share them with you ever since, but I’ve just been continually too busy this year. I finally got all the photos sorted for one of my favourite items (who am I kidding, they are ALL my favourite items!) and was going to show it to you to coincide with the HSF Yellow challenge, and then internet in Vanuatu was too expensive to upload them. So, a little late, but no less deliciously gorgeous, I present this 1930s/40s silk negligée  in …