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20.11.09

Happy Friday: Dreaming of Dior Give-Away!

So, here it is folks, the Happy Friday Dreaming of Dior by Charlotte Smith book give away! I've hinted about it on the blog and on twitter but it was pretty obvious it was the book don't you think?!

I was racking my brains about what to wear in the post and it dawned on my while I was hunting around the studio that I had my own mini Dreaming of Dior moment. Earlier in the year I inherited the two vintage dresses I'm wearing in the post, and managed to salvage a picture of my Aunt Joan wearing the pink number at a wedding in the 1970's.

In her younger years, Joan was a ball room dancer and had many of her clothes hand made especially for competitions and events. Although this wasn't one of them, the dresses are so special to me and I absolutely treasure them.


Aunt Joan wearing the dress I inherited this year at a wedding in the 1970s.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be in the running! International readers welcome, competition ends Thursday 26th November 5pm AEST.



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124 comments:

Gaby and Jane said...

Hurray! I love competitions!!!

Gaby

www.spokesndaggers.blogspot.com xoxo

sarahsstylesmporium said...

Have to say you are the most fabulously fabulous girl about town I have ever known! Love that you dress up for your posts and take pics in (what I assume is) your living room. Bravo sister, keep up the good work! xx

Kelly Robson said...

Wow you look gorgouse in that pink dress. Was great to see a look back of your aunt wearing it during the 70's. Hope all is well.

xo

beforedark@live.com

miranda said...

Oh Lady Melbourne, have just discovered you and what a treasure to find! Love the dresses, that hot pink number... well, I'm sure that Aunt Joan was a head turner in her day! x

~*ShiYi*~ said...

would love to win the dior book!
keep up the good work with this blog! xox

Jetsetting Joyce said...

Love Dior and love your interpretation of his style!

Jetsetting Joyce

MsBiz said...

Great giveaway! Christian Dior is divine! :)

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Looking stylish as always LM! x

Sarah Jane said...

oh yes please! xo

I adore the top photograph- you look just like a brunette I Dream of Jeannie!

selena said...

how gorgeous, completely in love with your outfits and inspiration! xx

www.dearselena.com

rumtum tigger said...

you look so good in tht pink dress! :)

would love to win the Dior book :)

Xaviella said...

Love the colours in the illustration of the pink dress! xx

Lilji Love said...

What a pretty dress! And I'd love to win the pretty book too of course!! :D

Kate @ Très Lola said...

I totally agree with Sarah Jane - I immediately thought of I Dream of Jeannie when I saw you in the pink number. & the LBD with headpiece - totally chic. Love it.

Sher said...

Oh my goodness, what a pretty pink dress! You look like a dream in it, love your hair and makeup! And the black dress is just as gorgeous! You definitely look like the Lady you are here:)

Tameena jacob said...

thanks for the inspiration to make fashion an individual and personal affair!

Tanya said...

loving that pink!

Miri said...

Fantastic dress, they match your book giveaway so well =P

Anne of the Mohawk Conspiracy said...

beautiful beautiful pictures and GORGEOUS dresses!! Especially love the black one, so pretty xxx

RetroJetGirl said...

Oh wowwwwwwwww...

I literally held my breath when I saw that first picture... you look AMAZING!! The pink dress is just divine, and your makeup, hair- a-Dior-able! (sorry, couldn't resist!)

I agree with everyone, Jeannie eat your heart out :)

Tine said...

I saw this book at Borders, and have been wanting it since! Thanks for holding this giveaway.

PS: Love the first photo ;)

georgina. said...

love dior! yes please!

wewontgothere.blogspot.com

Poppy said...

i adore the pink dress, I'd love to inherit some vintage clothes, but unfortunately people in my family do not keep anything! Oh well.

Lucinda said...

Illustrating the dresses is such a great concept - I'm sure the illustrator was very pleased to work on this book.

erilii said...

The pink dress, the hair and makeup, you remind me of Esmerelda from Bewitched (but not petty & spiteful!), it looks just great!

Apple Daisy Girl said...

i am in love with that picture of the pink dior dress, so beautiful:) and love that black dress your wearing its amazing:]

xx. A

Soleane said...

Hi Lady Melbourne,

Gorgeous outfit!!! Dior book is on my wishlist so fingers crossed for me!!! lol

Soleane

Spoonful of Stilettos said...

You pull that pink dress of so well! A very dreaming of dior moment.

xx

Cyma said...

Wow u r looking fabulous :)

genkitten said...

Oooh, yay! I've been wanting to take a look at that book..

Quixsa said...

Love this post (as usual with your blog :0) Dreaming of Dior sounds delightful!

AnsoAdam said...

Wow, this pink dress is awesome ! Would love to win this book...

Goldilox said...

It shall indeed be a very happy day for whoever wins that book. I like the look in black (so classic)

Velveteen Libertine said...

OoOooOh pick me, pick me!

Just fabulous. Love your work LM.

Yours,

Velveteen

www.velveteenlibertine.com

Little Waltz said...

I absolutely love the look of that dress. And your make up goes so divinely with it. Well done!

Jay said...

That pink dress is just so gorgeous! My mother wore something similar (in white) to her wedding, with a little matching capelet. She still has the dress but my sister and I are both a foot taller than our mother so neither of us will ever be able to wear it. Tragic!

angelaseeangelablog said...

Don't you look fabulous?! See you tomorrow

XXASAB

josephine said...

those illustrations are simply delightful!

Angel said...

Wow!!! I've love a copy!

That pink dress looks amazing!

somewhereovertheskyline@live.co.uk

Cotton Socks said...

that first photo is amazing! i love it!!
one of my favourite photos on your blog for sure.
i love the hair. very dior.

hilarym said...

What BEAUTIFUL dresses! And what a lucky girl you are to have inherited that wonderful pink number :)

Style Seduction said...

I had to look twice at the first pic I had no idea it was you!! I thought it was straight off a fashion blog or the Dior site, the dress is truly amazing, and you wear it well.

bloomworthy said...

Love the vintage dresses! :) so lucky that you managed to inherite those dresses!

Bucca said...

both dresses are lovely but that pink one is stunning! did you make the little caplet?

xoxoida said...

Hello LM! :D
It's me again and I simply loved the pink dress that matches the book!

Love reading your blog! :D
XO,
Zahidah
http://ehtiffany.onsugar.com

piglet said...

What spectactular outfits!
That pink dress of your aunt's is so beautiful!

Jenny said...

Hoorah! love competitions.
great blog

Kyles said...

Not many people could pull off the pink as well as you do. Lovely.

Mizzsharon said...

Yes PLEASE!!!!

DIOR ROCKZZ =)

Http://mizzsharon.blogspot.com

Yvette Lee Fell said...

J'adore, J'adore DIOR...
How fantastic is it that this dress has stood the test of time. CLASSIC.
AND. Must say that your makeup is rather stunning, and gorgeous. What did you use and HOW did you do it?

xx

Tricia said...

I am loving the little black dress! You've inspired me to dress up more in Melbourne, despite the weather xx

Pick me!

Tamara said...

The hair and makeup look fantastic. Love your work, love Dior too!

Andi B. Goode said...

Sounds like a great book.
And I'm going to go vote for you, now. =]
-Andi x

Jerine said...

I love your black dress a lot. It looks like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

PrettyYoungThing said...

Wow that pink is stunning and looks like it's in amazing condition! Beautiful make up too :)

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous post Phoebe!
It's amazing that you've managed to hang onto vintage pieces from your family.
I love that you took inspiration from the book - was flicking through it in a bookshop the other day. So in love with the illustrations!

lou said...

you look so stunning in the pink 70s dress! and i just adore the caplet. It's wonderful to have a vintage piece from a family member to be able to wear. I am lucky enough for my grandma to have kept her wedding gown so that i can use the lace in my own dress! the pieces always mean so much more when they are from the heart.

Elizabeth said...

Fabulousness!! Your blog is an amazing representation of what blogging greatest looks like. Your posts always shine an inspiring light my way and your competitions put the cherry atop a fantastic blog!
www.kiakankollection.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Great post LM!
Thank you for posting the pic of the pink dress - as mentioned in my email, I'm looking forward to matching the illustrations with the dresses we photographed for my book and that one is in there! You can see a snap I took of it here:
http://syndicated.livejournal.com/lady_melbourne/96258.html
The real photo is in Love Vintage of course - Nicole x

eagle-eye-cherry said...

You are so lovely, I really appreciate your style and I recommend it to all the girls from Romania.

E(ileen) said...

it's my birthday on wednesday and this would just about make my year. wonderful and amazing styling by the way -- as always!!!!

Silverbeige said...

I join too... @:) Here I am.
Your dress is wonderful!

Moni said...

I always thought 70s clothes was naff, but I now am going to have to re thinking that. You look better then Auntie!

Ms Unreliable said...

Reading books without a martini in hand just isn't on! Martini's are strictly mandatory.

xx Kit

AnastasiaC said...

what a happy dress!! so bright and cheerful...thanks for the oppurtunity to win - love fashion books!

The Writing Instinct said...

LM, you look ethereal in the pink dress. The black and white number is absolutely THE classic that will never look old. Beautiful!

Miss Emmi said...

*makes grabby hands* I had a peek at that book in borders and it is lovely! Would love a copy~

feather in a storm said...

as a photographer and lover of vintage clothing.. there's nothing i love more then vintage photo's!
x

Chloe said...

Gorgeous dresses! Absolutely fantastic with such a lovely story.

FairyFiligree said...

I love the dresses, love the way you dressed them both up and how you manage to provide inspiration galore 'cos you really are the cutest self-styled fashion icon. As I was admiring these gorgeous pictures I couldn't help thinking that I'd just love to see the postman's face when he rings your doorbell smack in the middle of your photo session and you open that door all dolled up!Hurray for Vintage!

my name is kasia. said...

Love the chic black number, gloves in summer- why not? :-) Gorgeous book :-)

Stefanie said...

Fabulous dresses! I can just imagine that pink one being whirled around a dance-floor ♥

Ofelia said...

Your blog is amazing!!!. I follow you from Argentina.
I love your style!!!

MannequinMe said...
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MannequinMe said...

Although the black and white outfit is absolutely beautiful, those first two images blew my mind away when I first laid eyes on it! Such amazing make-up! (Reminds me of Samantha's mother in Bewitched!)

HoneyBunny said...

You look so stunning and sophisticated in both of these outfits! Love them<3

Sweet Pea said...

Wow! I wish I had a ballroom dancer in the family!! What a fabulous pink dress, and you wear it so well!

azwa said...

hello LM,
omg there are already 77 comments here. It makes me doubt my chances of getting the prize. But, what the heck!
I love to read the book. Please pick me ;)

Miranda said...

The vintage dresses are fab. I can't believe how well they fit!

http://washingtondcfashion.blogspot.com/

Alana said...

I love this post - so glamourous!

Brumby said...

That black fascinator is killer, is it one of the ones you made?

e_tilse said...

What a lovely idea for a book! would love to read it slowly with a glass of champers.

Elizabeth

Loredana said...

wow beautiful pink dress!

xox

Jordan said...

I love that pink dress!
It's amazing!

Eleanor said...

please pick me!

Hexotica said...

I think you wear the pink chiffon dress even better than your aunt did. I love to see vintage well-accessorized too; tres jolie!

un petit receso! said...

You look so lovely. The photos amazing.

madame b fatale said...

That pink number is devine!! Theres nothing i love more than a vintage dress, especially if your know the story behind it!

KittyMeow said...

Oooh I'd love to win Lady Melbourne :-D And that pink dress is so fabulous!

KittyMeow said...

Oooh I'd love to win Lady Melbourne :-D And that pink dress is so fabulous!

Allie said...

LM - you are such an inspiration!

I absolutely love your post, very Holly Golightly in the black dress, just divine.

PlanningQueen said...

So lovely to see you again today! Hope you enjoyed the rest of the week end.

B. said...

Ciao Lady Melbourne
Just published a post on you (you look amazing! So nice, so pretty)

If there is any restrictions publishing your work, just let me know.

My cat is not evil said...

Seen this book in 3 of the blogs i regually read, looks brilliant!

Swee San said...

love the black dress!!

harbourmaster said...

That pink outfit is incredible! You've styled it perfectly, hair, makeup, earrings...I can just see you hostessing a fabulous soirée, handing out martinis!

Indigo said...

What a great competition.
I was suprised to see how great your Aunt Joan's dress still looks today! What a gorgeous shapde of pink.
I especially loved the last photo of you dressed in the little black dress and pears. Audrey Hepburn would have been proud :)

E. Driscoll said...

I love that pink 70s dress! 70s evening wear is always so stylish.

Thanks for the competition :)

Claire said...

So love your pink dress!
Makes it even more meaningful that you inherited it from your aunt.

Congratulations on your cover feature on Peppermint Magazine, ladymelbourne.

And yes! I would love to win the dior book too!

thevintageyear said...

Aren't inherited dresses just the best? I have a few from my mum and grandma, and feel so special wearing garments that they have once loved, too.

You look stunning in the black outfit, very classic.

sandycharm said...

Yay! A competition :)
Dreaming of spring.

liesl said...

love love & MORE love!

Amanda said...

Hmm now how come any outfits I inherit from family members never look that good?

Michelle said...

I enjoyed looking at the selection of items from the Darnell collection at the Sydney Vintage Fair. Wonderful!
You reminded me of 'Audrey' from 'The Good Life' in your Aunt Joan's pink dress.
Love the blog
Michelle

Vintagesuburbia said...

Beautiful as always LM! I love that you wear your aunt's dress. I have some of my aunty's 1960's deb dresses stored away (hoping to lose an extra inch to fit into them - they are tiny!). Great book too - I absolutely love Dior - really shows off the female form. Maria x

Ellie said...

Oh, this totally justifies the extra wardrobe I keep for my vintage dresses!

Milka said...

Yey, please count me in!

milkavainamo@lyseo.edu.ouka.fi

Lightning Heart said...

ooh wonderful!

Jo En said...

Great giveaway.
Love your dresses!
Jo

Leah Beth said...

Ooh Dior! How exciting!

StuffGirl said...

That pink dress is beyond incredible! So glam.

-StuffGirl x

Borostyán said...

Thank you for the opportunity!

szaboszilvia(at)gmail(dot)com

Ronit said...

Great contest! Thanks so much for the opportunity :)

ronitie.85 at gmail.com

Nicole said...

Oooh I love Dior!

wateva_08 said...

thankyou for posting this comp.
goodluck to the other entries
wateva_08 at hotmail.com
thanks

Ashley said...

Thank you for such a great give-away! :]

Always enjoy your blog posts. <3

susmagoose said...

I love Dior so much i've got a big about the history of the label thats in French. can't read a word of it, but the pictures are pretty!! I can look and dream...x

Megan said...

How lovely, I have been wanting to read this book x

Red Phoenix Style said...

Hi LM, I love your blog and would love to read this book.
Willow.
http://redphoenixstyle.blogspot.com/

J. said...

wow, what a great giveaway, the book seems awesome!

And I love the pink dress!

fireheart said...

Wow, I love that pink dress!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Aik said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Mr X said...

Wow. That dress, is something.
Yay for comps! (ps: it looks better on you, an' I'm notta just saying that to win brownie points ;)

Laura said...

Inheriting dresses is so exciting! I just got my grandmother’s wedding dress from the 1930’s!