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Monday, 18 April 2016

Lady of the Manor!

A couple of weeks ago, I ordered this beautiful Bernie Dexter dress from an Australian rockabilly/pinup clothing and accessories online boutique called Stars and Swallows
Stars and Swallows is based out of Brisbane, Queensland.
Stars and Swallows sell ladies vintage inspired/pinup/rockabilly clothing e.g. dresses, skirts, tops, cardigans, pants, petticoats. As well as accessories such as handbags, purses, belts, jewellery, hair-accessories, sunglasses etc which are all from well-known brands for example Bernie Dexter, Collectif, Voodoo Vixen, Steady, Hell Bunny, Sourpuss etc
Also you can purchase men's and children's clothing and accessories, plus home-ware items as well, they have such a great selection!
Stars and Swallows ship to Australia and to world-wide customers - please check out this great company for yourself! Which you can them on facebook, instagram and their own website:
This dress is by Bernie Dexter and is called the 1950s Cream & Black Floral Manor Paris Swing Dress. Which is currently been sold out through Bernie Dexter but still can be found on other rockabilly/pinup/vintage clothing boutiques, like Unique Vintage and Pinup Girl Clothing there is actually a few sizes left through Stars and Swallows.
I just adore the print on this dress with the pink roses and the Victorian/Manor style art work around the bottom of the dress and on the front bust.
This dress is 100% cotton, has a back zipper to get in and out off, has hidden lipstick pockets, a gathered swing skirt and a elasticized shelf bust.
This is my second Paris style Bernie Dexter dress, as I find this style to be flattering to my body shape and to my personal taste!
 Extra note: always measure yourself correctly for Bernie Dexter dresses, as most of her dresses do not have any stretch to them, as they're made out of 100% cotton.
Accessories Include:
Shoes are thrifted
Petticoat is from an ebay seller
Black gloves from Kitten D'amour
Vintage hat is thrifted
Earrings from Colette by Colette Hayman
These blog photos were taken by my Mum in and around the lovely gardens of this beautiful grand home in Maryborough, Queensland called Baddow House, I am very thankful the owner allowed me to take some photos around his private gardens. Baddow House was built in 1883 and is currently up for sale!  I actually had a hard time picking out the best photos to share with you for this blog post, as Mum took many and there were so many lovely backdrops to choose from!
In other news I spent the weekend up in Bundaberg, Queensland visiting family and meeting up with Miss Vera Gin Vintage again to take more wonderful blog photos, which should be shared on my blog in the coming weeks.

Apart from that I've been busy at work and with family/home life.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo


  1. Love the dress! Bernie dresses are too short on me so I don't really have them. I have one dress from her but I'll probably never wear it because it's sooo short. But I can't sell it because it's so pretty. And how beautiful is that Baddow House!

    1. Yes I find her dresses are a little short, but I still love Bernie dresses! :)

  2. A thousand, nay a million, swoons over this enchantingly elegant BD frock. From the moment I first laid eyes on it, this dress has been one of my favourite offerings of hers ever. What a treat to see you modelling yours here for us!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. You look gorgeous, and the background is really beautiful as well. I wish we had places like that around here, but currently it's very grey and ugly outside. I'm so waiting for proper spring and summer!

    I don't have any Bernie Dexter dresses, because they seem quite expensive compared to other brands and I really don't like 100% cotton all that much, especially if the dresses don't have any lining. But they are really beatiful :)

    1. Yes I think for the price Bernie dresses should have lining, but they're still beautiful! :)

  4. LOVE this dress! You and your photos look gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful dress and gorgeous location! Love the hat, gloves, and back seamed stockings! Everything is so perfect! <3

    1. Thank-you so much for your lovely comments! xo

  6. Great backdrop!