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Avid thrifter and vintage clothes wearer. Love 1960s and early 1970s styles. Partial to Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite, Victorian, Renaissance and Medieval art. Former art historian. Current packrat. On a continual quest for good-looking, comfortable vegan shoes. Bhangra dancer since 2002. Fascinated by all things Indian. Vegan and animal advocate. 

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Sunday
Jan242016

Warm Goldworm

With 1970s Indian bag. Yes, the mini Xmas tree was still up in mid-January.Frigid weather means it's time for my 1970s Goldworm label dress to come out of the closet. 

The print on my Goldworm is fairly sedate compared with much Goldworm knitwear (check out this Flickr group). Some prints were inspired by paintings by Matisse, Gauguin, Klimt and other artists. Others drew from historical patterns, such as Egyptian Revival and Iznik florals. Mine isn't as flashy, but I love the print, the colors and the fit. I also paid a tiny fraction of what these highly collectible dresses are now going for.

Cute worm on the label.


Yes, this is a new-to-me 1970s velvet bag (this one made in India). I didn't have a purple one, you see.


It was cold outside the night I went to see "The Nutcracker Suite," but warm inside the Royal Opera House in London.


Thank goodness for dress shields. 


I found a stash of them at my local thrift store a few months back. They sure save on cleaning costs and time. I had to explain what they were to the staff at the thrift store. It used to be you could buy them at five-and-dime stores like Woolworth’s (back when Woolworth’s existed). Any other vintage clothing wearers use dress shields?

(Total non sequitur - With the death of David Bowie, I was reminded that he called his Ziggy Stardust look, “a cross between Nijinsky and Woolworth’s.")

In spite of the poor lighting and lack of visibility in my photos, I felt visible, so am linking up with Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday.

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Wonderful dress! I had a Goldworm years ago but foolishly sold it on eBay. You look lovely in yours, thanks for sharing. xo

-Patti
http://notdeadyetstyle.com

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

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