Saturday, 17 December 2011

ART DECO AND A WHOLE LOT OF POSING



On Thursday night I got to use my art deco jewelry, that you could read about some posts ago!
(Well, I actually did get the brooch especially for this occasion.)

And now some serious posing will follow:

My dress has belonged to a relative of mine; it is from the 1930's, as are the rings with pearl and turquoise. I got one of them from my grandmother for my confirmation many years ago. The other one is from the vintage store Hoochie Mamam Jane.


Eddi and I (plus our huge name tags) at the family gathering at the House of Knights. It's interesting every time as you always meet someone you might not even be that far related to but of whose existence you didn't even know... (Btw not that it is of any relevance today; but we; in my family, are not noble. But some in the family have been. Which in some aspects probably made life more pleasant in the pre-1900's.)


The fellas posing, much to their enjoy (as you can see).


The hall of nobility and it's Finnish coats of arms.


I had made my youngest sister's hair for the evening. (Her do was in more interesting than mine, as I nowadays with shorter hair mostly just curl it more or less...)


Me and my sisters posing in front of out great-great grandfather; whose 150th birthday celebration the evening all was about.

Now it's just to wait for the next reunion and the chance to get seriously dressed up again! Or, until something else fancy comes along...

20 comments:

Kerrie said...

you look wonderful, I hope you had fun :]

Hep~Kitten said...

you look lovely and your dress is sensational!

Rose said...

What lovely pictures! I wish I had an event to dress that well for! I also had a velvet dress from the 1930s that belonged to my great aunt. Sadly, she was tiny and I outgrew that dress before I hit 20 :(

You look stunning!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

One of my very fav bloggers looking like ABSOLUTE PERFECTION. Celebrity stylists haventhing on you.

I have two sisters andthat photo warms my heart. :)

Gigi Praline said...

Vackert! Underbara smycken, underbar klänning, underbar kvinna! Sisters rock :) Ha en bra jul!!!

shinypigeon said...

Bloomin' gorgeous! :D

Something White said...

You are beautiful and that jewelry is stunning! Anyway, I do love Art Deco and Art Nouveau-style.
Best greetings from a (silent) reader :)
Marjolijn (Belgium)

Fiona Timantti said...

Ai vitsi ootte niin ihana pari <3 <3 <3 Ja ihana puku ja KORUT!!

kokomo said...

would you mind doing a tutorial on both the make up and the hair? :D :D :D

Stefanie said...

You and your sisters look absolutely beautiful!

BlueMoonDame said...

AH! This is soooo cool! Thanks for sharing!

Maja said...

you look so beautiful in that dress. The brown and the blue is just stunning together. Why is the picture of your great-great grandfather on the wall in the house of knights?

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Thank you all :)

Rose : luckily this dress happened to be just my size and it still has a little extra room!

Gigi : trevlig resa :)

Kokomo : I could do it in some form yes; it is not too complicated!

Maja : the picture was lent to us from a museum, so it is not usually there on the wall! But he did play an important part in the independency of Finland and was later president. Well he was rather interesting actually, I think I'll link him in the post!

Helga! said...

SO slinky! Love this look,and accessorised perfectly!:)

Nataly R. said...

YoU look sooo gorgeous in this dress! Like a Hollywood star-not less! :) though i didn't comment for ages I'm still reading your every post :)
Regards
Nataly

Chloe Jacqueline said...

What an amazing event in honor of your great grandfather! The jewelry, broach, and sisters hair look amazing! You look simply stunning!

2407 said...

Awesome outfits :)

Emma said...

Wow reunion for a 150 year old relative, that's quite extraordinary! We hardly acknowledge our *own* birthdays in my family!

How fortunate (and fitting for the occasion) to wear a relatives dress! It goes perfectly with your art deco jewelry xx

Miss Meadows said...

Wow! You all look amazing! I love going to parties where EVERYONE actually dress up like that - and not only me... ;) Jewelry like that looks best on a non-decorated dress, just like you've done it. Splendid! :) xx

Dashfield Vintage said...

That's amazing! Such beautiful photos too. In Germany we have a lot of family history and I always feel a little bit sorry for those that don't. Love it!