Monday, 5 March 2012


I'm not feeling hugely creative today, so I thought I'd give you all a break from my ramblings, and just share with you a couple of poems and pictures I like. In an attempt to tie them vaguely into the theme of this blog, they're all about clothes and fashion of some sort.

A sweet disorder in the dresse
Kindles in cloathes a wantonnesse:
A Lawne about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction:
An erring Lace, which here and there
Enthralls the Crimson Stomacher:
A Cuffe neglectfull, and thereby
Ribbands to flow confusedly:
A winning wave (deserving Note)
In the tempestuous petticote:
A careless shooe-string, in whose tye
I see a wilde civility:
Doe more bewitch me, then when Art
Is too precise in every part.
Robert Herrick

 Out came the sun
And out came the dresses
Girls every one
From tissue recesses
Pulled out the new frock
The yellow, the pink,
The lavender-blue frock
And all in a twink
Each one had got on
Her muslin or cotton
Going all gay on
Gingham and rayon,
Golden as sunlight,
Clear as the sky

White as the wisp
Of the cloud floating by;

All clean and crisp
They come in the hour
Of the one light
That opens the heat of the flower
Girls in their summer gowns
Patterned and plain,
Girls in green dots
And rose-coloured spots
Girls like the rainbow that follows the rain
Brightened the streets of the cities again.
Eleanor Farjeon


 To the woman who would dress to achieve poise,
seek mystery in powder,
create romance with perfume,
and meet adventure by the tilt of her hat.
The dedication from How to Make the Most of Your Looks by Dorothy Stote, 1935


1 comment:

  1. Psst...there's a Leibster Award with your name on it over at my blog.


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