...and vice versa. Here's one of the outfit shots I meant to post before my whirlwind gypsy adventures of the last two months. This dress cropped up with one of my favorite etsy searches: dandelion (some the other's are cranberry, Woodstock, and of course Gunne Sax). I could hardly believe no one else had snapped it, what with the sweet cut and a reasonable prise.
I did post this picture of Kissa and I on my facepoke, and lo and behold, if it didn't incite Sara (of forestlass-fame) to exclaim that she had indeed been eye-balling the very same garment.
Having already felt that the dress wasn't quite right for me, I'm delighted to tell you that the dress is now with its rightful owner and cat.
Packages, as you may well know, are just as fun to send as they are to receive, and it seems that there's a great deal of mail travelling around the globe in our little circle.
For instance, the day before leaving for the Fair, I received this elegant package from the lovely Nicole of Flaming Hag Folkwear.
The packaging itself was so pretty that I barely dared to cut into it, but when I finally got up the nerve, I discovered it was filled with the most amazing goods one could ever hope for. The whole swap started back in April with my Norma Rae post, when upon lamenting my lack of 70s T-shirts, she graciously offered one up.
Of course, being the consummate vintage purveyor, Nicole's package was a dream, including not one but TWO 70s tees, some customised socks, an awesome skirt, a groovy necklace, a beautiful slip and the perfect pair of 70s jeans that I've worn all over the world since then, though sadly not yet caught on "film" with them on. (One of the things I love and admire about her blog, is that she definitely posts a lot of her daily outfits, which are so inspiring to see.)
Thank you, my dear. Apparently there's a swap in the works between her and my best girl Missa, and I can't wait to see what goodies those two find for one another. Speaking of which, that cranberry top is completely in keeping with theme of Missa's most recent package (We send each other theme-packages! We're nerds!): California! Everything in the package was either made in the Golden State, or about it.
Floral dresses with cool Cali-labels, a theme-cd, a book about a little Island and a little kitten, a sea-side box for shell-gathering, a floral romper suited only for the eternally sunny climate of Californ-i-a, a little stamp that I will sign my letters from here on out and a locally made ink-pad to match, oh my!
The theme, of course, was engineered to bring me over to the magical land of Northern Cali, where all my best girls are at. Methinks 'tis a charm that just might work...
In addition to all this, there was also a certain book that will be the topic of the next Book Report. I've got a bunch of posts on music, books and other curiosities in the works. And witches.
Here I am today, wearing my lovely Flaming Hag Folkwear slip, a thrifted denim skirt, recently acquired booties and a scarf I finally finished. Notice the difference between these pictures and the ones from 6 weeks ago.
Lately I've managed to look absolutely possessed in all my pictures and have all kinds of witchy inspirations. I can't seem to help dressing like I'm about smear myself in ointment and fly off trough the trees.
Every witch needs a familiar and a cloak. And a circle of fellow sorceresses. Lucky for me, these things I have.
Good eve to you and I shall return soon from my nightly wanderings.