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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tropical Rainforest!

This gorgeous tropical 1940's inspired dress, was custom-made for me by the talented Anne Byard from Carnation Collectables
Anne and her business are located in England.  As well as selling her own garment creations, including ladies dresses, swing skirts, jumpsuits/beachwear and men's suits.  Anne can also dress-make your own special vintage inspired garment.  She is also a Deerarrow and Erstwilder brooch stockist.

I'm so happy with the dress I asked Anne to create for me.  I love the tropical fabric print and the vibrant colours.  Other wonderful features is that this dress is fully lined, has a back zipper and is beautifully sewn.  It also has a sarong style skirt, with draping down one side and a clip and a tie to secure in place.
Only tiny downside the fabric is cotton, so hardly, has no stretch in it. The sleeves were also a little tight, but still wearable, throughout the day.
I would love to order from Anne and her business Carnation Collectables again in the near future!
After receiving this beautiful dress I than asked Gigi Anne from Gigis Retro Closet if she could custom make me a matching tropical hair-flower to wear with this dress.  I love the flowers and colours she picked out for me.  The hair-flower is attached to a large clip and felt for easy placement in my hair.  It's such a great statement hair-piece.
Gigi Anne hand-makes all her hair-flowers, shoe clips and fascinators. You can find all of these on her etsy page Gigis Retro Closet.
Accessories Include:
Pink sandals from Bait Footwear
Yellow tote bag by SunJellies
Purple back-seam stocking by What Katie Did
Tropical hoop earrings by Revere Folie
Bamboo bangles from an ebay store
Yellow/floral bangle from A Classic Paradise
These photos were taken in a rainforest along a man-made boardwalk, situated on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.  I would have loved to wore this dress and taken these blog photos on a tropical island with gorgeous palm trees in the background.  Though this tropical rainforest I believe was the next best thing, with the very tall palm trees!
In other news I'm going away for a long weekend, I'm staying at a gorgeous B&B in Ipswich, Queensland for a couple of nights.  On Saturday I'm going to a pinup inspired photoshoot and I'm in a pinup competition.  This will be located at a retro diner and garage called The Barn and Scotty's Garage.
On Sunday I'll be taking more photos for my blog, in Ipswich.  It should be a great weekend!
Today I was in my local newspaper to promote and support the Rockin Maryborough Vintage Festival for 2017!
I'm on the new formed committee and have been asked to help promote the festival!  I'm really looking forward for this year's festival in September in my home town!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo