Friday, March 12, 2010

Ladybird & the LBD

Once upon a time there was a classy lass, and we'll call her Ladybird. Now Ladybird Johnston really enjoyed dressing up, but she didn't care much for trendy trends. She liked classic, and seemed very good at finding ways to dress up a good classic little black dress so it never looked boring. Ladybird detested boring. 
She opened up her closet and selected a w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l vintage satin rose-embossed shift dress and put it on.
So on this day, which was a day that lived on the border between a California winter and a California spring day, was a rainy day, but that didn't stop our little Miss Ladybird! She opened up her closet and selected a w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l vintage satin rose-embossed shift dress and put it on. She paired it with a simple strand of pearlies, some delectable floral fishnets and a 1960's era wool cloche hat. She grabbed the nearest jet-black vintage parasol/umbrella to protect her lovliness in case of a downpour. And she went out for a walk. 

The clouds, which up until this point had been rumbling overhead, and milling about like gloomy hooligans looking for lunch money, started to break up, and let some of the just-about-winter/almost spring sun come through and tip his hat to the lovely Miss Ladybird. The afternoon sky took on the hue of a blue watercolor. "Must be time for tea," she said as she made a bee-line towards her favorite tea-shop. "I'm feeling a bit for Ooolong."

Nothing beats the greys like a Little Black Dress.

Clothing provide and styled by the Citizen Rosebud
Model: Tracie "Ladybird" Johnston
Photo credits: Ernest Leyva

11 comments:

Equine Bovine said...

OMGOMGOMG! I want that dress!!!!

lovelyviolet5 said...

Love your dress!!You are soo pretty!!!

Eye said...

Cute Story you wrote and a wonderfull dress!!!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you dear friends.

@lovelyviolets: I agree! The adorable Ms. Johnston is a stunning beauty!

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

That dress is lovely.

Sweet bee said...

Thanks for following me =)

thetragicallychic said...

its such a lovely brocade dress! and i love the necklace too :)

Yours To Keep said...

This is amazing! EWhat else can I say!?

Emily said...

Love the accompanying story! Who can beat the LBD indeed?

Meggstatus said...

This dress is fantastic, I can only imagine what else she has in her closet. Thank you for the lovely words it's always good to hear from you (probably because you boost my ego so much). :)

Martwa Marta said...

wonderful vintage style! i love the hat!

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